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Still time for submissions to be sent to Inquiry

Sun, 27 May 2018 16:21:19 +1200 | Govt Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction

Still time for submissions to be sent There’s still time to get submissions into the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction. More >>

Life: Darkness & Light

Fri, 25 May 2018 13:41:03 +1200 | P Harrison

Inspired by real-life personal accounts in his life, author P Harrison (born February 7th , 1991 in Gisborne, New Zealand), tells a raw, brutally honest story about the negatives in his life, as well as its positives, merging & relating both the ...More >>

Nurses' strike could still be on the cards over pay dispute

Fri, 25 May 2018 11:13:04 +1200 | RNZ

Nationwide nurses' strikes could still be on the cards after an independent panel working to resolve a pay dispute failed to meet their expectations. More >>

Cannabis: what’s the harm?

Fri, 25 May 2018 09:16:51 +1200 | University of Otago

A researcher of the effects of cannabis says any law change to free up the drug’s availability needs to take account of scientifically-robust data showing regular use in young people is associated with a higher risk of mental health issues, use ...More >>

Responsible gaming trust “No one left behind”

Thu, 24 May 2018 17:10:25 +1200 | One Foundation

A new strategic direction aims to strike the right balance of long-term benefit for local communities, along with harm minimisation for gamers, says responsible gambling trust One Foundation, formally known as First Sovereign Trust. More >>

Time running out for participation in Mental Health Inquiry

Wed, 23 May 2018 10:18:47 +1200 | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association (PSA) is urging all New Zealanders to send written submissions to the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry before the set closing date of Tuesday 5 June - less than two weeks from today.More >>

Mental health sector short changed

Tue, 22 May 2018 15:44:09 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Labour campaigned on a significant increase in investment in the mental health sector, but its Budget 2018 has short changed the sector, National’s Mental Health spokesperson Matt Doocey says.More >>

Young children pushed to the brink by family violence

Tue, 22 May 2018 11:40:42 +1200 | RNZ

Children as young as 7 or 8 are telling social workers they have thought of killing themselves because of the violence at home. More >>

Actor breaks down labels in powerful solo show ‘Big J Stylez

Tue, 22 May 2018 10:35:09 +1200 | Auckland Live

Fresh from an award-winning season at the NZ Fringe Festival, Auckland Live is proud to announce Jacob Dombroski’s (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Porou) debut solo work, Big J Stylez will play in Auckland for the first time at the Herald Theatre 4-7 July ...More >>

Youthline Wellington Annual Street Appeal - 24 May

Tue, 22 May 2018 09:59:35 +1200 | Youthline

The Annual Street Appeal Collection is one of Youthline Wellington’s biggest events of the year. It is essential for promoting our services to young people and raising much needed funds to keep the organisation running. More >>

PM's Post-Cab 21/5/18: Working On It

Mon, 21 May 2018 17:57:07 +1200 | Lyndon Hood

At today's post-cabinet press conference Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave an update on the response to the spread of Mycoplasma bovis in New Zealand cattle. The government is working with industry to develop a long term approach to eradicate or control ...More >>

Midwives say extra budget money won't fix problems

Mon, 21 May 2018 16:11:26 +1200 | RNZ

Midwives have criticised the $103 million boost they received in this year's government budget, saying the figure is misleading and will not deal with pay equity. More >>

How healthy is the government's Budget boost?

Mon, 21 May 2018 16:06:06 +1200 | RNZ

A $3.2 billion dollar investment in health is being seen as a win by many in the sector, but some say the figures aren't what they appear to be. More >>

More could have been done to tackle urgent social challenges

Fri, 18 May 2018 17:06:52 +1200 | ANZASW

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers (ANZASW) welcomes many of the measures contained in the government’s budget, but believes that more could have been done to tackle some of the most urgent social challenges in the country.More >>

Still more to be done for health despite funding boost

Fri, 18 May 2018 16:49:12 +1200 | RNZ

Chris Bramwell , Deputy Political Editor Power Play - The government says it has given the health sector an enormous boost in this year's Budget - but is it really that big?More >>

13 Reasons Why Season 2

Fri, 18 May 2018 11:29:08 +1200 | Mental Health Foundation

Tonight at 7:01pm Season 2 of the Netflix show 13 Reason Why will be released worldwide. More >>

ACEM statement on 2018 New Zealand Budget

Thu, 17 May 2018 18:43:26 +1200 | ACEM

The peak body for emergency medicine in New Zealand and Australia has welcomed the government’s commitment to health in today’s Budget, and acknowledges the sentiment that not everything can be addressed in one announcement.More >>

Significant healthcare challenge ignored in Budget

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:50:14 +1200 | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers NZ is disappointed the Budget does not include enhanced specialist dementia services for the many thousands of Kiwis who have dementia. “Dementia is already one of this country’s greatest healthcare challenges and its impact is only going ...More >>

Budget 2018: Health spending more conservative than forecast

Thu, 17 May 2018 15:17:46 +1200 | RNZ

The government will extend free doctors visits' and prescriptions to under-14s and also make visits cheaper for people eligible for a Community Services Card. More >>

Budget 2018: New spending for health

Thu, 17 May 2018 14:59:38 +1200 | Deloitte

Budget 2018: New spending for health represents important opportunity to do things differently It is high time that New Zealand not only makes fundamental revisions to healthcare infrastructure but also pays its health workforce what it is worth ...More >>


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