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Sharing economy can help financial struggles

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:00:37 +1300 | Queensland University of Technology

The power of the sharing economy in shaking up traditional industries can be harnessed to help financially struggling Queenslanders, according to QUT research. More >>

Re-enacting old memories for a good cause

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 14:11:07 +1300 | Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers Auckland is calling upon local communities and keen photographers to re-enact old photographs and share them on social media, in a bid to raise awareness and funds for the more than 15,000 people in greater Auckland living with dementia.More >>

New mobile investigation techniques to combat cyberbullying

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:09:17 +1300 | Computer Forensics NZ

New mobile investigation techniques promise to combat cyberbullying by giving parents the information they need to put a stop to it. More >>

Inaugural White Ribbon Awards Celebrated in Auckland

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:04:46 +1300 | George Ngatai

More than 250 people including guest speakers, Hon Amy Adams Minister of Justice, Mai Chen of Chen Palmer, Inspector Marshall from the New Zealand Police and Liz Thomas from the Children's Action Team attended the first White Ribbon Dinner and Awards ...More >>

Anti-fat attitudes shaped early in life: Otago research

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:03:14 +1300 | University of Otago

New findings from the University of Otago suggest older toddlers—those aged around 32 months old—are picking up on the anti-fat attitudes of their mothers. More >>

Auditor-General’s report published

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:03:29 +1300 | Office of the Auditor-General

Auditor-General’s report published: Delivering scheduled services to patients – Progress in responding to the Auditor-General’s recommendation More >>

Retirement village repays debt

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:22:45 +1300 | Holly Lea

Holly Lea, the Fendalton retirement village which attracted publicity earlier this year around its financial difficulties, has fully re-paid its debt to the bank. After realising other investments, The McLean Institute Charitable Trust recently repaid ...More >>

Schizophrenia linked to environmental causes

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:08:00 +1300 | University of Auckland

A New Zealand court case about the relationship of sexual abuse to the development of schizophrenia has potential for alternative understandings around causes of mental illness to be considered in legal contexts. That’s the conclusion from a study ...More >>

NZ’s sexiest, funniest and smartest first names

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:17:19 +1300 | Elite Singles

What’s in a name? New dating study reveals NZ’s sexiest, funniest and smartest first names More >>

Dickens classic used in the battle with dementia

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:11:45 +1300 | Ryman Healthcare

A dementia specialist, a linguist and Ryman Healthcare have teamed up together to produce a book they hope will help revive the joy of reading for people with dementia. More >>

Superheroes don’t take sick leave

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 11:05:22 +1300 | ASMS

Senior doctors and dentists in New Zealand’s public hospitals are routinely going to work when they are ill, a major study published today by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) has found.More >>

Sick leave surveys not to be sneezed at

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 10:58:38 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Annette King Deputy Leader Health Spokesperson 19 November 2015 Sick leave surveys not to be sneezed at More >>

Mini Fonterra tanker sales to support mental health

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:59:38 +1300 | Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand

The Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand (RHĀNZ) is delighted to announce its partnership with Fonterra Farm Source to support rural mental health initiatives. More >>

New Zealand’s biggest names mint their faces for Movember

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:13:36 +1300 | The Movember Foundation

Today, Movember unveils a unique initiative featuring some of New Zealand’s most influential faces, minted on a limited edition one dollar coin – the Mo Dollar. More >>

Govt to celebrate 25 years of improving Kiwis’ health

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 17:01:35 +1300 | Human Rights Commission

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) will mark 25 years of making a real difference to people’s health both here and abroad at a special anniversary event at Parliament tomorrow.More >>

North Harbour's Youth Excellence Celebrated

Mon, 16 Nov 2015 16:58:23 +1300 | Aimes Awards

16 November 2015 – With the aim of becoming a neurosurgeon in his sights, the excellence of young talented doctor Carl Hume has been recognised with top honours and the Supreme Award at this year's AIMES awards.More >>

Lifeline’s Christmas Appeal Launch

Fri, 13 Nov 2015 09:42:52 +1300 | LifeLine

Every 5 minutes someone calls Lifeline for help but demand over Christmas time can be especially high. This festive season Lifeline are expecting to help over 17,000 New Zealanders. More >>

Nurturing our future generations

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 16:39:57 +1300 | Support Stream

We all have mixed memories of high school. Between avoiding the massive bully lurking in the school corridor on our way to math’s class, to thinking about what you wanted to do with your life and managing the demands of exams and assignments, high school ...More >>

From wheelchair to walking in less than a year

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:50:54 +1300 | Attitude Trust

The Cambridge boy is a finalist in the Junior category in the 2015 Attitude Awards. The national awards celebrate the excellence and achievements of Kiwis with a disability. More >>

New Zealand Paramedics Call for Registration

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:31:56 +1300 | Paramedics Australasia

New Zealand Paramedics are delighted at the announcement that Australian paramedics are to be nationally registered. Paramedics Australasia (NZ) the peak professional body of paramedics, paid tribute to the Australian State Ministers of Health and ...More >>


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