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MCANZ Press release on Green Party Policy

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:44:02 +1300 | MCANZ

Today the Greens have unveiled a comprehensive set of initiatives around the politically fraught policy area of drug law and reform, showing Moral courage on the issue of Medical Cannabis that has been lacking in parliament.More >>

Procrastination responsible for threat to Horowhenua health

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:52:59 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It seems very unfair that the people of Horowhenua may end up missing out on important health services just because of delays due to procrastination at the MidCentral District Health Board,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ...More >>

Soda Tax Claims Post-Truth Virtue Signalling

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:32:55 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling out those who are pushing for the implementation of a sugary drink tax as a ‘post-truth virtue signalling’ citing evidence that many of the claims being made about sugar taxes are demonstrably wrong. More >>

Senior doctors and dentists support action on sugary drinks

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:31:47 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) supports the New Zealand Dental Association’s call for action to reduce the harm caused by sugary drinks. More >>

Calls for a sugary drinks tax grow louder

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:30:27 +1300 | Green Party

Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman needs to stand up for the health of all Kiwi kids, recognise he got it wrong, and move to implement a sugary drinks tax, the Green Party said today. More >>

Heart Foundation supports sugary drinks action

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:29:15 +1300 | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation has put its weight behind the New Zealand Dental Association’s (NZDA) release today of a consensus statement on sugary drinks. More >>

Dental Association highlight actions for sugary drinks

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:27:53 +1300 | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association is launching a new consensus statement on Sugary Drinks endorsed by key health organisations. The actions seek to reduce harm caused by sugary drinks consumption.More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora supports new coalition against sugary drinks

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:25:51 +1300 | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora supports new coalition against sugary drinks led by the New Zealand Dental Association. More >>

$3.76m health support for Kaikoura & Marlborough

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:59:30 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Government announces $3.76m health support for Kaikoura & Marlborough – Media Statement to be attributed to Murray Cleverley, Canterbury DHB Chair: More >>

Guidelines for communities affected by adverse events

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:31:05 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Guidelines for communities affected by adverse events Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new guidelines aimed at offering psychosocial support for communities affected by adverse events.More >>

$3.76m health support for Kaikoura & Marlborough

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:29:50 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced a $3.76 million support package for Kaikoura and Marlborough. More >>

Green Party releases updated drug law reform policy

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:28:33 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party today released its updated drug law reform policy , which would regulate access to cannabis and allow for medicinal cannabis. More >>

Hardworking Kiwis need better public services, not neglect

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 17:35:36 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

“The current Government’s priorities for next year’s Budget say nothing about improving public services, yet deteriorating public services hurt working people as much as a pay cut,” says CTU Economist, Bill Rosenberg. More >>

Southern DHB celebrates Māori immunisation rates

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 15:34:10 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

A collaborative approach across the whole health sector has proved successful in closing the gap in immunisation rates between Māori and the total population in the Southern district, and the high overall levels of protection against preventable ...More >>

Fathers Lack Confidence Talking to Teens About Alcohol

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:53:59 +1300 | The Tomorrow Project

Fathers find it harder than mothers to talk to their kids about drinking alcohol, according to new research released today. More >>

Bill aims to give DHBs the power on water fluoridation

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:47:54 +1300 | Office of the Clerk

Bill aims to give District Health Boards the power to make decisions about the fluoridation of drinking water More >>

$4m boost for colonoscopy services

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 11:57:55 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says DHBs will receive an extra $4 million to deliver more colonoscopy services. More >>

Striking ambos win meal break changes

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 11:21:22 +1300 | FIRST Union

The union representing more than 900 ambulance officers says its members are pleased that St John has announced to staff it will begin interpreting the meal break provision differently, but they’re renewing their calls for more staff to help relieve escalating ...More >>

Petition on access to medicines for rare diseases

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 10:33:40 +1300 | Lysosomal Diseases New Zealand

Petition on access to medicines for rare diseases to be presented at 12.30pm, Tuesday 13 December 2016. More >>

Updated Information on Cannabis-based products

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:54:16 +1300 | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health and the New Zealand Customs Service are providing updated information which may be of interest to travellers arriving from the United States. More >>

 

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