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Hamilton Psychiatrist and Professional Swimmer to Raise Fund

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 10:18:11 +1300 | Sashbear Foundation

Hamilton psychiatrist Marilyn Korzekwa, 58, is training to become the first Canadian to swim the Cook Strait, the body of water that separates the north and south islands of New Zealand. Only 84 swimmers have successfully crossed the Cook Strait in the ...More >>

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 >>

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 >>

Robotic seal "colony" expanded for aged care

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:51:00 +1300 | Selwyn Foundation

Charitable trust, The Selwyn Foundation, has welcomed some new arrivals to its aged care communities – in the form of nine robotic companion seals! 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 >>

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 >>

Understanding Addiction and Recovery

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 12:01:22 +1300 | Familial Trust

Find out how to help children from addicted families heal from one of the world's top specialists in addiction recovery. 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 >>

Suicide Prevention – Breaking the Silence

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 09:56:24 +1300 | Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust

Suicide is a serious health and social issue. Suicide rates are a sign of the mental health and social well-being of any population. For the year June 2014- May 2015, 569 people died by suicide or suspected suicide in Aotearoa-NZ. The Dunedin based ...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 >>

Taranaki Father Sheds 67kg

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:42:05 +1300 | Triathlon New Zealand

Taranaki Father Sheds 67kg – Targets Second World Champs at Kinloch Stephen Houghton has completely turned his life around. Six years ago he was very unwell. He weighed 151kg, had heart and cholesterol problems, sleep apnea and was pre-diabetic. But ...More >>

International line-up at the Gambling Conference

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 10:12:02 +1300 | Problem Gambling Foundation

International line-up at the 6th International Gambling Conference An impressive line-up of international and local speakers will feature at the 6th International Gambling Conference, being held at the Sir Paul Reeves Building at the Auckland University ...More >>

Low Intensity Help for Depression under Spotlight

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 14:22:26 +1300 | Massey University

Psychologists at Massey University are investigating whether a form of low intensity psychological intervention, which has been successful in England, could be adapted to New Zealand to help thousands suffering depression and less severe mental health ...More >>

Dunedin: Missing Person Jan Anderson Located

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:11:57 +1300 | New Zealand Police

"Missing Person - Jan Anderson" Dunedin police have now located Jan Anderson who was reported missing earlier today. She was located safe and well at an address in Halfway Bush. More >>

Missing Person - Dunedin

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:43:40 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Jan was last seen at a North Road, North East Valley premises at about 13:30hrs today.More >>

Backgrounder [21/1/16]: Medical Cannabis in New Zealand

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:23:53 +1300 | New Zealand Government

In light of recent and increasing commentary on the use, access to and funding of cannabis based medical products, attached is a fact sheet on the definition, current availability, status and authorisation process around the use of these products for ...More >>

Westfield’s Christmas Retail Therapy

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 12:51:51 +1300 | CanTeen New Zealand

Generous Kiwis have helped raise $83,000 by getting their Christmas presents wrapped at Westfield shopping centres across the country. More >>

My Pet, My Love - NZ Fringe

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:33:20 +1300 | Marc Up Productions

Rob is gay Rob has a pet fish Rob’s Nonna died Rob is scared Rob is losing his memory Rob wrote a play about it More >>

Samaritans bridge time zones to provide support

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:26:19 +1300 | Samaritans

New Zealand’s most established emotional support service is leveraging time zone differences in Tasmania and Western Australia to enhance Samaritans service to people needing support at any time of the day or night.More >>


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