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Dunne: International Gambling Conference 2016

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:29:39 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Tena koutou katoa, good morning and thank you for the invitation to speak today at the opening of the Sixth International Gambling Conference. More >>

Navigation Safety Review raises big issues for the Govt

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 17:14:18 +1300 | NZSF

Navigation Safety Review raises big issues for the Government “Maritime New Zealand’s Coastal Navigation Safety Review Report is an important snapshot of the safety of large ships (SOLAS) around the New Zealand coast. It deals with the safety of people ...More >>

Minister deaf to mental health issues in Canterbury

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:28:07 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The people of Canterbury will be shocked to hear that the Minister of Health believes there is no problem with mental health funding in Canterbury, says Labour’s spokesperson on Health Annette King.More >>

‘Books for Babies’ Launches on 12 February

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:16:37 +1300 | Neonatal Trust

Publisher Book Island has partnered up with The Neonatal Trust, donating some of its online picture book sales to support New Zealand’s smallest and sickest babies and their families. More >>

More children benefiting from free GP visits

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:31:16 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says new data shows free GP visits for under 13s is making it easier for families to get the care their children need. More >>

National health & safety awards now open for entries

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:44:22 +1300 | Thomson Reuters

Entries are now open for the 2016 New Zealand Workplace Health and Safety Awards. In operation since 2005, the awards are run by Safeguard magazine and proudly supported by WorkSafe New Zealand. They are the only cross-sector national awards celebrating ...More >>

New food service rolls out at Dunedin Hospital

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:18:24 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

Following the smooth implementation of a new patient menu and food model provided by Compass Group at Southland Hospital on 11 January 2016, Dunedin and Wakari hospitals will transition to the same menu and food model today.More >>

Where Have All The Children Gone?

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:48:53 +1300 | Right To Life

Nearly 50,000 5 year olds commenced their schooling in the first week of February, happy and laughing with the joy of living. Sadly there were 15,863 5 year olds missing. These are the children who were considered of little worth and whose lives were terminated ...More >>

David Matthews on the 2018 Disability Survey

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:28:05 +1300 | Liam Butler

David Matthews Chief Executive CCS Disability Action gives his opinion to Liam Butler regarding the cancellation of the 2018 Disability Survey. More >>

More treatments funded for respiratory disease

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:12:27 +1300 | PHARMAC

PHARMAC is funding six new medicines that will improve treatment options for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). More >>

Toi Tangata Hui-a-Tau 2016

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 11:52:08 +1300 | Toi Tangata

Toi Tangata is proud to announce the Hui-ā-Tau 2016 on the 16th-18th February in Otaki. Toi Tangata are leaders in positive health and the art of human potential. The annual event is a signature feature of the Māori nutrition and physical activity ...More >>

Wellington Medical Researchers Invited to Apply for Grants

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 09:57:15 +1300 | Wellington Medical Research Foundation

WELLINGTON MEDICAL RESEARCHERS INVITED TO APPLY FOR RESEARCH & TRAVEL GRANTS The Wellington Medical Research Foundation invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for the Foundation’s ...More >>

West Coast Hospital Not a Government Priority

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 17:24:25 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

West Coasters’ lives are at risk in Grey Base Hospital, which is unsafe, yet the government continues to drag the chain on its redevelopment, says New Zealand First. More >>

Government still won’t come clean on TPPA and Pharmac

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 16:03:03 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

That the Government has blacked out entire pages of briefings on how the TPPA might impact on Pharmac is hardly transparent, says Labour’s spokesperson on Health Annette King.More >>

Disability Strategy reference group gets to work

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 11:06:27 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today announced appointments to the New Zealand Disability Strategy revision reference group, who will begin work on revising this important national vision next week.More >>

TPPA Still Needs an Independent Health Impact Assessment

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:48:49 +1300 | New Zealand Medical Students' Association - NZMSA

TPPA Still Needs an Independent Health Impact Assessment The New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) urges the Government to facilitate an independent Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on the recently agreed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ...More >>

The moon-shot to cure cancer

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:32:48 +1300 | Malaghan Institute

Today is World Cancer Day, a day marked around the globe by activities to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. More >>

Scoop Coverage: TPP Signing In Auckland

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 17:11:03 +1300 | Scoop Full Coverage

Press releases, reaction and commentary relating to the signing ceremony for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Deal in Auckland on 4 February 2016.More >>

TPPA Impact on Health a Significant Concern

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 12:47:14 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It’s very disappointing that the Government continues to press ahead with the flawed Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) despite significant concerns raised by senior health professionals and many others,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director ...More >>

Further Cuts to Health Bad News for Kiwis

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 12:08:42 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

Expected cuts to funding for four DHBs is worrying and will have serious consequences for frontline health services, says New Zealand First. More >>


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