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Silver bullet for dairy owners? Its not vapes, its snus

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 15:33:13 +1200 | NZ Smokeless Tobacco Co

NZ Smokeless Tobacco Co (NZSTC) has the silver bullet for dairy owners wanting to find that high margin product to replace cigarettes. More >>

Air ambulance changes put patients first

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:37:02 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark says an agreement in principle for air ambulance services in the Northern Region is a major step towards a better, safer service nationwide. More >>

Support Team Baden’s Fight for Kiwi Lung Cancer Patients

Wed, 26 Sep 2018 10:43:42 +1200 | Team Baden

Senior Foodstuffs executive Baden Ngan Kee is on a mission to help New Zealand’s lung cancer patients receive more effective funded treatments – and is calling on the public to support the cause through the John West 12km Traverse. More >>

Coalition Government Steps up to Tackle Surgical Mesh Issue

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:22:04 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is proud to be part of a Government which has stepped up to protect the public from the hazards of surgical mesh, says Health Spokesperson Jenny Marcroft. More >>

Why has Govt reneged on addressing surgical mesh awareness?

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:29:58 +1200 | Mesh Down Under

“Does acting Associate Health Minister James Shaw have the skills to manage such a serious health issue?” After this debacle- perhaps not. More >>

Clark: Speech to the NZ Nurses Organisation AGM [20/9/18]

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 15:38:13 +1200 | New Zealand Government

E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karanga maha o te wa, tēnā koutou katoa. More >>

FAST work improves stroke outcomes

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:13:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Health Minister Dr David Clark has praised the FAST stroke awareness campaign, describing it as a key tool to help more stroke patients get the rapid treatment they need, while also enhancing health equity.More >>

Acting PM's Press Conference 24/9/18: UN-Leader'd

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:05:00 +1200 | Lyndon Hood

Winston Peters, Acting Prime Minister while Jacinda Ardern is in New York for the UN Leaders' Week, held a short press conference Monday after chairing this week's cabinet meeting.More >>

Paid Family Care Needs Urgent Focus

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:08:31 +1200 | New Zealand Carers Alliance

An Alliance of almost 50 national not for profits supporting New Zealand’s 420,000+ family carers of elderly, ill, and disabled loved ones have encouraged the Government to act on calls for a fairer payment system for carers.More >>

Increased Tobacco Tax Not The Only Option

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:04:17 +1200 | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora - Increased Tobacco Tax Not The Only Option Source: Hapai Te Hauora More >>

Govt Says No To Global Call To Reduce Illicit Drugs

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:43:06 +1200 | Family First

Family First is shocked and dismayed that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is not willing to join other countries in developing national action plans to reduce the demand for illicit drugs, cut off supply at their borders and strengthen international cooperation. ...More >>

National would sign up to international drug effort

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:38:43 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

A National-led Government would sign up to the latest international push to tackle drugs, overturning the Labour-led Government’s decision not to, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says.More >>

Jacinda Ardern rejects Trump's call for war on drugs

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:25:14 +1200 | RNZ

New Zealand will not be signing the United States' document calling for global action on the war on drugs, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. More >>

Up to 40% of older Kiwis drink hazardously

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:45:05 +1200 | Massey University

There is a common misconception that hazardous or risky drinking is something only young people do, but new research shows that between 35 to 40 per cent of New Zealanders aged 50 years or older may also drink hazardously. More >>

Lives put at risk after secret chopper sale

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 09:34:53 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The secret sale of the Rotorua Rescue Helicopter is a disgrace and the Philips Rescue Trust and the Government must urgently confirm their commitment to a Rescue helicopter and base in Rotorua, Rotorua MP Todd McClay says.More >>

MPs Group to address sexual and reproductive health

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:24:51 +1200 | NZPPD

Earlier this month, the New Zealand Government passed innovative legislation allowing victims of domestic violence to take paid leave from their job. This thoughtful, new approach is in response to New Zealand having some of the world’s highest rates ...More >>

Applications closing soon for the Value of Medicines Award

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:26:13 +1200 | Medicines New Zealand

Only 1 week until applications close for the Value of Medicines Award 2018. The national award recognises translational, fundamental, or clinical research into existing emerging medicines or vaccines. It is open to researchers, professors, clinicians, students ...More >>

The ongoing effects of the 0.5 meth standard

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:20:21 +1200 | NZ Property Investors' Federation

The NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) has always been opposed to the interpretation of guidelines around methamphetamine, so we were extremely pleased when the Minister of Housing, Phil Twyford, undertook a review of the situation.More >>

Minister asked to put pathology back on short supply list

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:05:19 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors’ union has asked the Minister for Economic Development, David Parker, to reverse his Ministry’s decision to remove pathology from the Government’s list of essential skills in short supply.More >>

Dental Association ‘cautiously optimistic’

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:01:58 +1200 | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is pleased a sugary drinks tax has formed part of the Tax Working Group’s Interim Report released today. More >>


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