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Stalled TPP chance for wider discussion

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 17:43:14 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Failure to get the TPP agreement across the line gives New Zealanders an opportunity to put more pressure on the Government not to sign away our sovereignty, Opposition leader Andrew Little says.More >>

Time for the Govt to come clean on flailing TPP

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 17:10:27 +1200 | Green Party

The Government should come clean about what concessions it has already made and what issues have been left on the TPP negotiating table, the Green Party said today. More >>

Groser disappointed TPP deal not reached

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 17:03:55 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser is disappointed that the TPP negotiations were unable to reach a conclusion today, but TPP ministers collectively pledged to meet again as soon as possible to finalise the deal.More >>

TPPA ministerial fails – time for NZ Govt. to cut losses

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 16:57:53 +1200 | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The “final” ministerial meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Maui has failed. Not opting to stay another day shows the gridlock is serious and potentially intractable’, according to University of Auckland law professor ...More >>

Yet Another ‘Final’ TPP Ministerial and Again No Deal

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 16:53:15 +1200 | Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

Today’s fourth “final” TPP ministerial without a deal means the clock has run on possible U.S. congressional votes in 2015. No deal means the TPP is thrown into the political maelstrom of the U.S. presidential cycle and with opposition building ...More >>

Early diagnosis of drug resistance is crucial to ending TB

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 12:10:03 +1200 | CNS

Despite being treatable, TB remains a major global public health problem. As Dr Mario Raviglione, Director Global Tuberculosis Programme of WHO, informed, in 2013, 9 million people fell ill with TB in; 1.5 million men, women and children died from it; 480,000 ...More >>

Ebola Vaccine Success

Sat, 1 Aug 2015 10:54:12 +1200 | Aids Health Foundation

Ebola Vaccine Success: AHF Says, “World Must Proceed in All Due Haste and With All Financial Resources Necessary” More >>

Secrecy of TPPA documents heads to court

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:16:38 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

A legal challenge to the secrecy of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations will be launched in the High Court next week. More >>

Achieving Patient-Centred Care Or Floccinaucinihipilfication

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:15:21 +1200 | ASMS

Thank you for the opportunity to address you again. As always my comments are personal observations, although in broad terms at least I believe they are consistent with the Association’s view on the matters discussed. In this address I would like to ...More >>

Fellow workers perform CPR on work mate

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:05:51 +1200 | TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter

Today the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Waihi Beach where a 59 year old Te Puke had been working on a building site when he suffered a serious cardiac event. The man work mates carried out CPR on the man until emergency ...More >>

Halberg Sport for Life Dinner raises $113,000

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:44:08 +1200 | Harcourts

A massive $113,000 was last night raised by guests at the second annual Sport for Life charity dinner, hosted by the Harcourts Foundations to benefit the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation.More >>

Patients to receive text reminders

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:42:59 +1200 | West Coast District Health

Patients to receive text reminders The West Coast District Health Board will send out reminder texts to patients with specialist appointments from next week. Where the DHB has not received confirmation from a patient that they will attend an appointment ...More >>

CloudM welcomes Apple Watch going on sale in New Zealand

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:38:55 +1200 | CloudM

New Zealand’s leading health and safety app Blerter is now available on Apple’s revolutionary wearable the Apple Watch, officially on sale in New Zealand for the first time.More >>

Free pregnancy workshops

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:30:05 +1200 | Waikato University

Pregnancy is a time of change—physical, social, financial, psychological. These changes can be exciting and joyful, but also challenging and stressful. This time of transition can also be an opportunity for both parents to look at their values, ...More >>

“New Era” In Supporting Cancer Affected People.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:26:52 +1200 | The Marketing Bureau

One of the most complex diseases known to man is Cancer. Diagnoses, types, management & treatment can both work or fail and the patient journey can be difficult at best and a painful, stressful nightmare at worst. More >>

Lecretia Seales' Family Will Not Appeal Decision

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:19:50 +1200 | Lecretia's Choice

The family of Lecretia Seales has decided not to appeal the High Court decision in the case of Seales v. Attorney General released to the public by Justice Collins last month on June 5th. Ms Seales passed away several hours after her family received ...More >>

It’s time for action on Hepatitis C in New Zealand

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:01:12 +1200 | Joint Media Statement

“It’s time for action on Hepatitis C in New Zealand”– Hepatitis C can be eliminated. More >>

Southern DHB Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week 1-7 August

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:45:38 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

It’s World Breastfeeding Week next week and the theme this year is “ Breastfeeding and Work: Making it work.” More >>

More food activist research from Auckland University

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:28:09 +1200 | Food and Grocery Council

The latest research from Auckland University on packaged foods in New Zealand supermarkets is another disappointing example of food politicking dressed up as academic research, says NZ Food & Grocery Council Chief Executive Katherine Rich.More >>

Pertussis reports from Central Otago

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:17:28 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

Pertussis reports from Central Otago This week, Public Health South has been notified of at least five cases of people with pertussis in Wanaka and Hawea. There are also two confirmed cases in the Taieri area outside of Dunedin. Public Health South is ...More >>


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