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Public Address - I can't see you, but you should see me

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:36:41 +1200 | Public Address

Being lost for words when you’re a talkback host could hardly be considered ideal. But back in September of 1992, I was hosting an evening talkback show on a fledgling radio station in what was then a newly deregulated, highly unstable radio market.More >>

ALCP welcomes Campbell Live poll result

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:35:07 +1200 | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party welcomes last night's Campbell Live poll, saying it is an overdue reality check for public opinion on personal cannabis use. More >>

Committee response on inquiry into improving child health

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:25:19 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

Dr Paul Hutchison, Chairperson of the Health Committee, would like to inform you that the Select Committee has taken the unusual step of responding to the Government’s response to the Health Select Committee’s report above because it considers the ...More >>

Feedback wanted on full rest home audit reports

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:35:56 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew is encouraging the public to share their views on full rest home audit reports being published. More >>

Speak out: Create Change by marking World Haemophilia Day

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:16:13 +1200 | Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand

An estimated 6.9 million people have a bleeding disorder, yet 75 percent of them don’t know it. Every year on April 17, World Haemophilia Day is observed around the world to increase awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders.More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Welcomes Key’s Rejection of ‘Fat Tax’

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:01:15 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Prime Minister John Key’s rejection of fat and sugar taxes ahead of this year's election. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Union, says:More >>

Ambulance paramedics trialling new technology

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:24:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Tony Ryall says new technology being introduced by St John ambulance, and partially funded by the government, will change the way paramedics work in the field. “Paramedics will soon be using a handheld electronic device that gives crews ...More >>

Conversations that Count

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:33:14 +1200 | Ministry of Health

An advisory committee for ethical issues in healthcare supports the National Advance Care Planning Cooperative’s national awareness day, Conversations that Count. More >>

ACC’s Strategy to stop compensation using ACC 167 Form

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:50:32 +1200 | Acclaim Otago

On Radio NZ national’s morning report on 15 April 2014, ACC’s spokesperson Sid Miller denied the non-compliance was just a way for ACC to refuse people. More >>

Midlands Marae to Receive Safe Sleep Devices

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:32:29 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

The sad tale of the death of a five-month Wellington baby of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) reported this morning is the exact reason iwi in the Midland Region are being issued safe sleep devices.More >>

Tranter questions CEO’s assurances

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:31:56 +1200 | Democrats for Social Credit

“There is a bizarre notion among bureaucrats, politicians and others that if they say something then it must be so - despite all evidence to the contrary” said David Tranter, Health spokesman for Democrats for Social Credit.More >>

Cigarette branding: time to act - the choice is plain

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:30:15 +1200 | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation is today backing the Cancer Society and Smokefree Coalition who are making oral submissions to the Health Select Committee in support of proposed legislation to remove of all branding from tobacco products.More >>

UNICEF NZ Urges Progress on Plain Packaging of Tobacco

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:22:15 +1200 | UNICEF NZ

In its oral submission to the Health Select Committee today, UNICEF NZ expressed its strong support for the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill as a measure that will help reduce the uptake of smoking, and urged parliament ...More >>

ACC reflects on passing of great Kiwi

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:41:13 +1200 | ACC

Today is a very sad day for ACC, as news of the passing of Sir Owen Woodhouse has become public knowledge. More >>

Dunne: Address to Eastern Hutt Rotary Club

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:37:39 +1200 | United Future NZ Party

First is the Conservative Party of moon-landing sceptic, climate change doubting, chem-trail believing Colin Craig, and the second has been that of extradition avoiding, publicity driven Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party. Leaving to one side the temptation ...More >>

What has ACC Minister been doing?

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:26:27 +1200 | Green Party

The ACC Minister needs to front up and explain what, if any, changes she has made to the broken culture of ACC rather than denying that she has any part to play in the dysfunction of her Ministry, the Green Party said today. Yesterday, the District ...More >>

New campaign to put the spotlight on measles

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:53:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the launch of a new campaign which encourages people to check if they have been immunised against measles. More >>

ACC inflicts ‘double jeopardy’, says claimant

Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:45:53 +1200 | Peter de Waal

A disabled man in Auckland has twice had his weekly compensation stopped by ACC for amending the corporation's standard privacy release form despite a District Court ruling in the claimant’s favour.More >>

Goodhew: 2014 Heart Foundation Forum

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:20:17 +1200 | New Zealand Government

I congratulate the Heart Foundation for bringing together the Heart Foundation community both volunteers and paid staff under one roof. The Heart Foundation has a significant volunteer workforce whose work is integral to the achievements of the Foundation. ...More >>

Patient safety campaign to focus on surgery

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:09:02 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has launched the next phase of the national patient safety campaign Open for better care , which focuses on reducing harm associated with surgery.More >>


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