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Rental Vehicle Industry Welcomes Road Safety Action

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:53:55 +1300 | Rental Vehicle Association

Rental vehicle operators today welcomed the Government’s announcement that it is fast-tracking new road safety measures in the South Island. More >>

World Sleep Day Friday March 13

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:50:55 +1300 | World Association of Sleep Medicine

Feeling tired is something many New Zealanders can relate to - 55% of Kiwi’s say they never wake up refreshed1. Studies have shown that sleep deprived men report lower libidos, erectile dysfunction and an overall lack of sex drive. For men, getting ...More >>

Cricketers team up to support efforts to end AIDS epidemic

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:46:21 +1300 | UNAIDS

At the Cricket World Cup 2015, cricketing champions show their commitment to raise awareness around HIV and break down stigma and discrimination More >>

Help for Medical Students to Prevent Doctor Shortages

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:15:36 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First supports the New Zealand Medical Students’ Association’s call for targeted exemptions for full time medical students from the seven year limit on access to student loans.More >>

Commissioner makes recommendations on air quality

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:03:35 +1300 | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Dr Jan Wright, has found that air quality in New Zealand is a good news story in her commentary on the Government’s 2014 Air Domain Report .More >>

Council welcomes national air quality review

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 14:00:57 +1300 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council has welcomed a recommendation from the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment to review regulations governing the management of air quality in New Zealand.More >>

Tourism welcomes acceleration of road safety improvements

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:54:26 +1300 | Tourism Industry Association

The government’s decision to fast-track road safety work to improve driver safety has been welcomed by the tourism industry, says Chris Roberts, Chief Executive, Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA).More >>

Clearer picture needed on air quality to safeguard health

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:48:30 +1300 | Green Party

The Government needs to beef up the monitoring of a harmful airborne particle in order to protect New Zealanders’ health, the Green Party said today. More >>

World-Renowned Surgeon And Writer Atul Gawande

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:45:35 +1300 | Auckland Writers Festival

One of the world’s most respected health science writers, Dr Atul Gawande , is coming to New Zealand as a guest of the 2015 Auckland Writers Festival. More >>

Health Warning for Lake Ngaroto Lifted

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 13:44:18 +1300 | Waikato District Health Board

The health warning issued in December last year for Lake Ngaroto has now been lifted, after two consecutive tests showed cyanobacterial levels to be once again below the warning level.More >>

NZ pharmacists concerned about codeine-based analgesics

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 12:33:48 +1300 | AFT Pharmaceuticals

An independent survey of New Zealand pharmacists has revealed that many pharmacists have significant concerns about over-the-counter (OTC) codeine-based analgesics. More >>

Leaders pledge to help keep contractors safe at work

Thu, 5 Mar 2015 11:04:43 +1300 | Business Leaders' Health and Safety Forum

A group of prominent business leaders has today made a public commitment to take the lead on keeping their contractors safe and healthy at work. More >>

Walk2Work Day

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 13:50:41 +1300 | Living Streets Aotearoa

Get out on your feet next Wednesday 11 March Walk2Work Day to celebrate the universal method of getting around and one we do every day – walking. More >>

Ageing well the focus for National Science Challenge

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:58:11 +1300 | University of Otago

Researchers from across New Zealand are joining forces for the latest National Science Challenge called Ageing Well - Kia eke kairangi ki te taikaumātuatanga More >>

Swimmers advised to stay out of lake ski lanes

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:36:43 +1300 | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

Swimmers using the Rotorua Lakes are being advised to stay out of the lake’s ski lanes. The lakes’ Harbour Master and maritime officers have received complaints from water skiers that swimmers are using the designated ski lanes when the lakes ...More >>

A New Zealand Solution to a Global Problem

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 11:30:05 +1300 | Tuatara Natural Products

A NEW ZEALAND SOLUTION TO A GLOBAL PROBLEM A little pill is providing an exciting answer to one of the world’s greatest and fastest growing problems: Obesity. More >>

Employers be valuable in domestic violence response

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 17:23:27 +1300 | National Council of Women of NZ

This International Women’s Day, the National Council of Women of New Zealand is encouraging employers to take more action to progress gender equality and take a stand against domestic violence.More >>

Free CPR training helps save lives in Waikanae

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 15:53:29 +1300 | Wellington Free Ambulance

Free CPR training helps save lives in Waikanae Waikanae residents will soon be better equipped to save lives, thanks to Wellington Free Ambulance and the Waikanae Volunteer Fire Brigade.More >>

The Healthy Chef launches in New Zealand!

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:55:26 +1300 | Goodfit PR

Teresa Cutter, the Healthy Chef, is excited to announce that her purely delicious range of functional whole foods is now available in New Zealand. More >>

Southern DHB launches New “Safety1st” System

Tue, 3 Mar 2015 13:58:25 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

The new electronic risk management system - Safety1st – went “live” across Southern today, part of a regional initiative to support continuous improvements in safety and the experience of care within hospitals and associated community services.More >>


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