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Smokefree campaign tunes into Maori and Pasifika

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:10:28 +1200 | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

The drive over the decade to the nation’s Smokefree 2025 goal must see more smokefree programs tailored to help Maori and Pasifika quit smoking, according to the Auckland Regional Public Health Service.More >>

Challenge Wanaka to Partner with Cystic Fibrosis NZ in 2016

Wed, 27 May 2015 12:07:05 +1200 | Joint Press Release

Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand and Challenge Wanaka are thrilled to announce that they will continue to partner each other in 2016. The 2015 event raised just over $20,000 for Kiwis living with cystic fibrosis – an outstanding result, with donations more ...More >>

$2 million more to support Cranford Hospice

Wed, 27 May 2015 11:33:23 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an extra $2 million is being pumped into Cranford Hospice over the next four years. More >>

Funding Boost for Gisborne Palliative Care

Wed, 27 May 2015 11:32:21 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an extra $650,000 is being pumped into Gisborne’s palliative care and hospice service over the next four years. “Hospices make a huge difference to people's lives by ensuring terminally ill people are as free from ...More >>

Avoiding a post-antibiotic era

Wed, 27 May 2015 10:38:57 +1200 | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The annual cold and flu season has begun and the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (‘the College’) is reminding everyone that antibiotics are not a cure-all for the winter sniffles.More >>

Columbus Coffee making more cafes smoke-free inside and out

Wed, 27 May 2015 09:30:44 +1200 | Method Design and Communications

This Sunday is World Smokefree day and the day yet another of Columbus Coffee’s 64 franchised cafes becomes fully smoke free inside and out. Columbus Ashburton is the first café in its area to become smoke free and the 27th in the Columbus group.More >>

What the Dickens is going on at SDHB?

Tue, 26 May 2015 15:20:34 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

What the Dickens is going on at SDHB? Problems at the financially-strapped Southern District Health Board appear to stretch to its HR department with information obtained by Labour showing it still records staff leave entitlements using manual book-keeping ...More >>

Taranaki DHB performs well in a number of health target area

Tue, 26 May 2015 13:04:07 +1200 | Taranaki District Health Board

The quarter three 2014/15 health targets have been released by the Ministry of Health • Ministry of Health - Health Targets website More >>

‘Make Cystic Fibrosis Invincible’

Tue, 26 May 2015 10:13:18 +1200 | Choice Hotels

Stay Over at Choice Hotels And Help Those Living with Cystic Fibrosis Become Invincible To celebrate its two year partnership, Choice Hotels will donate $2 to Cystic Fibrosis NZ from every night stayed at any Choice hotel across New Zealand from 25 May until ...More >>

Response to Sunday Star Times article on immunisation

Tue, 26 May 2015 09:54:58 +1200 | Midwifery Council of NZ

The Midwifery Council was concerned to read an article in the Sunday Star Times yesterday which stated that some midwives were undermining Ministry of Health messages about immunisation.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the Cullen Review of our security services

Tue, 26 May 2015 09:51:06 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Whatever the conflicts and point scoring between them on other issues, National and Labour have always spoken virtually as one on free trade and the role of the security services. Therefore, the recent appointment of former Labour Finance Minister Sir ...More >>

Southern DHB leading the way

Tue, 26 May 2015 09:14:07 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

Southern DHB leading the way with working with the children of parents with mental illness and/or addiction (COPMIA) More >>

Warren & Mahoney to lead Buller IFHC design team

Mon, 25 May 2015 16:25:48 +1200 | West Coast District Health

Warren & Mahoney Architects will lead the design team for the new Buller Integrated Family Health Centre (IFHC).  More >>

Ruby’s Cake Pop Tea Towel Art Raises $50k for Starship

Mon, 25 May 2015 12:47:59 +1200 | Starship

Ruby Seeto’s latest Cake Pop tea towel has raised $50,232 to help upgrade the operating theatres and surgical facilities at Starship.More >>

Pacific Edge’s Cxbladder Detect Outperforms Other Diagnostic

Mon, 25 May 2015 12:12:34 +1200 | Pacific Edge

Dunedin, NZ and Hershey, PA (May 25, 2015): Newly published research demonstrates that Cxbladder out performs other non-invasive bladder cancer diagnostics, announced Pacific Edge, Ltd. The new research comparing and ranking four widely used tests ...More >>

Doubled Revenue for BLIS Technologies

Mon, 25 May 2015 11:50:32 +1200 | BLIS Technologies

Following the release of a year-end result that shows a doubling of revenue to $2.631 million, and a loss slightly less than the previous year at $1.373 million, BLIS Technologies chief executive Barry Richardson said sales growth is set to continue.More >>

Stuart Newman: The Virosphere And Non-Linear Evolution

Mon, 25 May 2015 10:26:02 +1200 | Suzan Mazur

It was Stuart Newman who was the first of the Altenberg 16 scientists I discussed developments with following the Extended Synthesis symposium in 2008 at Konrad Lorenz Institute, a meeting I was barred from attending for having gotten out in front of ...More >>

Claims That NZ is Good for Sex Workers ‘Laughable’

Mon, 25 May 2015 09:41:05 +1200 | Family First

Family First NZ says that  claims  by the Prostitutes Collective that New Zealand is the best place on earth to be a prostitute are laughable and from ‘fantasyland’.   “Even the architect of the bill to decriminalise prostitution has  admitted ...More >>

UN health agency responds to Ebola spike

Sat, 23 May 2015 12:19:29 +1200 | UN News

UN health agency responds to Ebola spike by deploying team on border of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau More >>

Health services for Palestine refugees extended

Sat, 23 May 2015 12:16:04 +1200 | UN News

20 May 2015 – A newly published report by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East ( UNRWA ) spotlights improved health services being delivered to millions in five fields across the Middle East, despite pronounced ...More >>


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