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Exercise Programme Helping Special Needs Children

Fri, 9 Oct 2015 16:46:32 +1300 | Les Mills

A pioneering exercise programme involving children with a wide range of physical and mental disabilities including; those left brain damaged from domestic abuse and prenatal drug/alcohol use has been launched at an Auckland city gym.More >>

NZ Ranked Third Best In World For Palliative Care

Fri, 9 Oct 2015 15:50:16 +1300 | The Care Alliance

New Zealand is the third best in country in the world for palliative care, according to a new report by The Economist Intelligence Unit. More >>

Fewer prisoners returning positive drug tests

Fri, 9 Oct 2015 15:16:48 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Fewer prisoners are testing positive for drugs and more of them are taking part in drug and alcohol treatment programmes, says Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga. More >>

Adult high blood pressure risk identifiable in childhood

Fri, 9 Oct 2015 10:28:03 +1300 | University of Otago

Groups of people at risk of having high blood pressure and other related health issues by age 38 can be identified in childhood, new University of Otago research suggests. More >>

AFT Pharmaceuticals considering an IPO

Fri, 9 Oct 2015 10:02:53 +1300 | AFT Pharmaceuticals

AFT Pharmaceuticals considering an IPO to accelerate international growth \ Growing New Zealand and Australia based multinational pharmaceutical company, AFT Pharmaceuticals, has announced today that it is considering an initial public offering and listing ...More >>

Scoop Coverage: TPPA Deal Reached

Thu, 8 Oct 2015 09:52:03 +1300 | Scoop Full Coverage

Announcements, reaction and commentary on the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal and initial agreement details from NZ and the world.More >>

Charity champions universal eye health

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 11:08:36 +1300 | Fred Hollows Foundation

Eye care charity The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ marks World Sight Day on Thursday, 8 October, celebrating the theme of universal eye health with the launch of two ground-breaking infrastructure developments in Solomon Islands and Fiji. The Regional Eye Centre ...More >>

Feedback on Future Health Service Needs

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 09:50:42 +1300 | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

There was overall positive support given for the NMDHB Health Needs Analysis and Health Service Plan in terms of the issues and directions for the Nelson Marlborough Health System. However, at the public meeting in Nelson last night concerns were ...More >>

RHĀNZ welcomes Government’s new rural connectivity target

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 09:16:36 +1300 | Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand

The Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHĀNZ) welcomes the new rural connectivity target announced by the Government today. More >>

Faster broadband just the medicine

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 16:13:47 +1300 | NZ Rural General Practice Network

The New Zealand Rural General Practice Network welcomes today’s announcement by Government to give almost all New Zealanders, regardless of where they live or work, access to broadband at peak speeds of at least 50 Mbps by 2025.More >>

NZ's Largest Private Sector Union Launches - 10am 7th Oct.

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 10:49:39 +1300 | EPMU

7 October is an historic day for the union movement as the largest private sector union in New Zealand is launched. Formed from the merger of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union and Service and Food Workers’ Union, the new union will ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the TPP deal reached in Atlanta

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 10:48:16 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

If the TPP was the Rugby World Cup, the New Zealand team probably wouldn’t be making it out of pool play. While the final details will not emerge for a month, the TPP is offering disappointing returns for New Zealand… and over a very long ...More >>

Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 09:16:20 +1300 | United States Trade Representative

On October 4, 2015, Ministers of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries – Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, United States, and Vietnam – announced conclusion of their negotiations. ...More >>

Flipping the fertility master switch

Tue, 6 Oct 2015 08:57:09 +1300 | University of Otago

New Zealand scientists have achieved another milestone in their world-leading efforts to understand the neural mechanisms underlying the brain’s master control of fertility. More >>

Man dies after slipping on ice

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 17:20:30 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Southern Police can confirm a 22 year-old male has died after slipping on ice near Treble Cone just after 1.00pm today. More >>

Counsellors give during Mental Health Awareness Week

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 12:32:30 +1300 | New Zealand Association of Counsellors

Counsellors around New Zealand are giving free counselling sessions to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week, 5 - 11 October. More >>

Maternal mental health trust celebrates anniversary

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:41:29 +1300 | Dayspring Trust

The Dayspring Trust was set up in 1980 to provide support for people in a crisis. More >>

Suicide prevention claims not yet born out by reality

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:18:27 +1300 | Dave Macpherson

“Fine words, a nice PR campaign, but where’s the changes, and where’s the action?” was the response from the family of Nicky Stevens to yesterday’s Ministerial statement on mental health issues.More >>

Workforce shortage threatens public dermatology service

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:05:34 +1300 | ASMS

“More and more people will miss out on publicly-funded dermatology treatment if the current shortage of hospital dermatologists continues,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).More >>

Mothers Helpers volunteers agree giving makes you happier

Mon, 5 Oct 2015 09:43:31 +1300 | Mothers Helpers



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