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Speech to the 2015 Green Cross Health Conference

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:51:57 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Good afternoon, it is a pleasure for me to join you this afternoon for this year’s Green Cross Health 2015 Conference. I would like to thank Green Cross Health for the opportunity to be here today. It is a real pleasure to see so many pharmacists ...More >>

Healthy Families NZ launched in Waitakere

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:07:47 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched Healthy Families Waitakere in West Auckland. “Healthy Families NZ will improve people's health where they live, learn, work and play, as a way to prevent obesity and chronic illness," says Dr Coleman. ...More >>

Vitamin D important to protect against bowel diseases

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:27:59 +1200 | Auckland University

Wider use of vitamin D fortified foods and dietary supplements to benefit bowel health, are suggested by new research from the University of Auckland. More >>

Submissions: Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:22:09 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

Public submissions are being invited on this bill. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday 7 October, 2015 . More >>

Caregiver wage increases highlight broader challenges

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:06:39 +1200 | NZACA

“There is a need for a carefully considered solution to the pay equity issue in aged care involving all parties, including the providers of residential care in the sector,” says Simon Wallace, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Aged Care Association ...More >>

Health and Safety Bill a major step forward

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:52:19 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Today’s passing of the Health and Safety Reform Bill marks a major step in addressing New Zealand’s unacceptable workplace death and injury toll, says Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse.More >>

Health and Safety Reform Bill: A failed opportunity

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:49:02 +1200 | Council of Trade Unions

The damaged, flawed Health and Safety Reform Bill has been voted through its final stage this afternoon. More >>

NZ software company ready to help with new H&S legislation

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:47:28 +1200 | Cameron Brewer

With the health and safety legislation now passed in Parliament, Britomart-based software company CS-VUE is putting its hand up to help the likes of big infrastructure companies and heavy industry manage and respond to their new workplace responsibilities.More >>

World’s first incontinence lingerie collection

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:45:03 +1200 | Confitex

Great news for all those people who are excited by the fashions they are seeing at New Zealand Fashion Week. The world’s first designer incontinence lingerie collection strutted out in style at New Zealand Fashion Week in Auckland today.More >>

Clarity needed on Health and Safety Reform Bill

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:42:21 +1200 | NZ Recreation

The New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA) is calling on the Government to clarify the implications of the Health and Safety Reform Bill passed in Parliament today, to ensure New Zealanders aren’t stripped of the recreation opportunities enjoyed ...More >>

National Dementia Plan Urgently Needed

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:22:37 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The Ministry of Health has no plan to care for the 150,000 New Zealanders who are likely to have dementia by 2050, says New Zealand First. “When questioned in Parliament today Health Minister Jonathan Coleman could only point to an outline for dementia ...More >>

Release of 2015-2020 National Drug Policy

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:13:05 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The 2015-2020 National Drug Policy has been launched at Parliament today by Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne. More >>

Influenza vaccine programme further extended

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:56:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says it's still not too late to vaccinate against influenza with the free vaccine programme further extended until Friday 11 September. More >>

Lydia Ko and Toni Street top Daffodil Day Art Auction

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:50:30 +1200 | ANZ Bank

Lydia Ko and Toni Street take out top bids in ANZ Daffodil Day Art Auction, raises $19,000 More >>

No Sales in Controlled Purchase Operation

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:11:05 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

A Controlled Purchase Operation (CPO) was carried out by Northland Police and Northland District Health Board recently. The operation audited 16 Off-licensed premises in the Mid North and Bay of Islands area. More >>

Nurses not responsible for the state of the health system

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:26:19 +1200 | NZNO

Any suggestion by DHBs or any other party that nurses’ modest pay increases are the cause of budgetary difficulties are entirely unreasonable says the New Zealand Nurses Organisation. NZNO industrial adviser for the DHB sector, Lesley Harry says, ...More >>

Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:42:46 +1200 | Kidney Health NZ

Hundreds of New Zealanders will today be celebrating the safe passage of the Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill through its first reading in Parliament – not least the more than 600 who still remain on the national waiting list for a kidney ...More >>

An investigation into ending one’s life in New Zealand

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:28:21 +1200 | Health Committee

An investigation into ending one’s life in New Zealand – response to petition from Maryan StreetMore >>

Organ Donors Bill passes first reading

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:13:31 +1200 | Chris Bishop

Chris Bishop, National List MP based in the Hutt Valley, has welcomed the passing of the first reading of his Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill. More >>

Health Practitioners Bill

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:51:59 +1200 | Select Committee Office

Public submissions are being invited on this bill. The closing date for submissions is Wednesday, 7 October 2015. More >>

 

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