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Minister thanks community for disability strategy feedback

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:37:00 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner has thanked everyone who joined the conversation to create a better future for the one in four New Zealanders who have a physical, sensory, learning, mental health or other impairment.More >>

New Zealand Business in Good Hands

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 15:29:15 +1200 | Future Business Leaders

The inaugural Future Business Leaders Awards event was held last night in Auckland to celebrate the achievements of New Zealand’s ‘bright young things’ in the trades and services.More >>

Dunne: Closing of Mental Health Services Conference

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 12:17:57 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Good morning everyone and welcome to the final day of The Mental Health Services Conference 2016, or perhaps better known by many, as the Themes (ThMHS) conference. More >>

Rural mental health scheme shares top award

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:16:31 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has congratulated the GoodYarn rural mental health initiative for winning an international award today. More >>

Equally Well wins TheMHS award for innovation and excellence

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:06:18 +1200 | Equally Well

The Equally Well collaborative has scooped the top prize in the Physical Health and/or Primary Care category at the TheMHS Learning Network Awards in Auckland. TheMHS is the largest mental health and addiction services conference in Australia, New ...More >>

WellSouth Recognised for Farming Mental Health Programme

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:07:55 +1200 | WellSouth

Southern Primary Health Provider WellSouth has been recognised at TheMHS Awards (The Mental Health Services Awards) in Auckland this morning. More >>

Imported Vitamin C soon to be unavailable in New Zealand

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:05:42 +1200 | Natural Health Alliance

The Natural Health Alliance today called on Government to reconsider the Natural Health Products Bill expressing concerns that the legislation will mean many popular household natural products will no longer be available to be purchased from kiwi ...More >>

Special education funding: Robbing Peter twice to pay Paul

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:39:38 +1200 | Autism NZ

Autism New Zealand is concerned about plans to strip educational support to school children in favour of an underfunded preschool sector. More >>

Leading Midwifery Expert to Address NZ Midwives

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:09:11 +1200 | New Zealand College of Midwives

Less than a fortnight after New Zealand midwives began mediation with the Ministry of Health to progress their struggle for gender pay equity, midwifery conference delegates will hear of a similar battle currently underway in Canada. More >>

Time has come for state apology on abuse

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:51:08 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is today calling on the Government to issue an apology for historic abuse in state institutions. More >>

Mental illness among fathers

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:18:58 +1200 | University of Waikato

University of Waikato masters student Jonathon Ashe is conducting research into how men sustain their relationships and manage their parenting responsibilities through times of illness and stress.More >>

Most patients are in & out of ED within 6 hours

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:33:53 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Most patients are in & out of ED within 6 hours Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new report confirms the vast majority of patients seen at an Emergency Department are in and out within six hours. “A high functioning ED is a sign of a healthy ...More >>

Request for Proposal process for mental health services

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:51:51 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Request for Proposals process is now underway for the provision of improved mental health services to offenders, says Corrections Minister Judith Collins. More >>

Euthanasia Advocates Having A ‘Trump Tantrum’?

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:05:59 +1200 | Not Dead Yet Aotearoa

Wendi Wicks, convener of Not Dead Yet Aotearoa, says it’s astounding but sadly predictable unsurprising that the 75% plus opposition to assisted suicide can be dismissed as “insignificant” by a submitter at yesterday’s first day of oral ...More >>

All views on assisted suicide matter

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 16:56:58 +1200 | NZ Catholic Bishops

Director of The Nathaniel Bioethics Centre, Dr John Kleinsman, is surprised and appalled at the disingenuous tactics being employed by assisted suicide supporters. Both Matt Vickers and Act MP David Seymour have in recent days described the unprecedented ...More >>

Government responds on surgical mesh report

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:42:14 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government supports the recommendations of the Health Select Committee’s report into surgical mesh. “I have every sympathy for people who have experienced issues with surgical mesh products. I’d like to ...More >>

It’s time to radically rethink mental health and addictions

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:43:24 +1200 | Platform

Platform congratulates Network 4 on the release today of Closing the Loop. With it the group of primary health organisations joins the chorus strongly declaring that New Zealanders are being let down by the current mental health and addictions system, ...More >>

Kiwi Instagram Sensation Shares Story of Depression

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:29:34 +1200 | Zeal NZ

Teen Instagram Celebrity Liam Miscellaneous (19), whose impersonations of celebrities garnered him almost 2 million followers, today launches a campaign video calling for more open conversation about depression. More >>

Spending on under-fives with special learning needs welcomed

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:17:14 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

Early Childhood Council CEO Peter Reynolds has welcomed government plans to increase spending on pre-schoolers with special learning needs, calling the current system ‘a disaster for under-fives’.More >>

Funding Doesn't Add Up

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:10:04 +1200 | New Zealand Principals' Federation

'You can't fund a new intervention strategy if you don't add new funding!,' said Iain Taylor, President of the New Zealand Principals' Federation today. More >>


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