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Appeal dismissal should empower local councils

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:29:12 +1300 | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch says good sense has prevailed with the dismissal of the appeal against Tasman District’s provisional Local Alcohol Policy (LAP). More >>

Living Well With Endometriosis – Seminar in Hamilton

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:48:58 +1300 | Insight Endometriosis

Waikato women and teenage girls with endometriosis will benefit from a seminar hosted by Insight Endometriosis titled “Living Well with Endometriosis” on Saturday 29 November. The meeting will be held in Hamilton, 10am-3.30pm.More >>

Potentially toxic cyanobacteria health warnings

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:39:22 +1300 | Canterbury DHB

Health warnings have been put in place at two Canterbury rivers following the detection of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria), while a health warning has been lifted for potentially toxic algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) for Lake Forsyth//Wairewa.More >>

Presbyterian Support East Coast opposing family violence

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:18:44 +1300 | Presbyterian Support

New Zealand has the fifth worst child abuse record out of 31 OECD Countries, and family violence costs every man, woman and child in New Zealand $1833 every year. All Andrew has ever known is family violence. Andrew lives in fear. Every day he ...More >>

Significant funding for career development

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:58:51 +1300 | University of Auckland

Research into pancreatic diabetes was boosted with the award of a prestigious Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellowship to the University of Auckland’s Dr Max Petrov this week.More >>

Thirty exhibition to open on World AIDS Day

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:54:00 +1300 | Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision Auckland presents Thirty, a moving image exhibition that illuminates the early years of HIV AIDS, explores changing community attitudes and responses, and acknowledges those that have passed.More >>

Acupuncture is big business in NZ

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:29:14 +1300 | The PR Company

New Zealanders spend nearly $70 million a year on acupuncture treatments, new figures show. Acupuncture treatments in New Zealand are covered by ACC as long as the treatment is provided by a member of the NZ Register of Acupuncturists (NZRA) or the New Zealand ...More >>

Mental health and Pasifika students’ intimate relatinships

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:31:00 +1300 | University of Waikato

The mental health of young Pasifika tertiary students will be focus of a new study by University of Waikato psychology researcher Byron Seiuli. More >>

What Kiwis want – and need – in a home

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:05:59 +1300 | HRV

Forget a spa pool, central heating and landscaped gardens like they push on The Block NZ . What Kiwis really want when they are renovating or choosing a new house is for it to be insulated.More >>

Don’t Let Your Favourite Foods Ruin Your Christmas

Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:30:37 +1300 | Natural Meds

The festive season is upon us, which means it’s a time of year to relax, unwind with friends and family and enjoy those naughty, indulgent treats we love to devour! But it’s not until we’ve demolished one too many of our favourite treats that ...More >>

Report great news for international olive oil market

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:39:46 +1300 | William Aitken and Co

Auckland-based European food importing business William Aitken & Co is delighted a publication authored by several senior international medical figures in the latest prestigious Postgraduate Medical Journal encourages people to focus on eating healthy ...More >>

PARS & Turuki Health Care collaborate on health and services

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:38:42 +1300 | PARS

Auckland-based PARS (People at Risk Solutions) have partnered with the Turuki Health Care Trust, to offer improved healthcare services to those in need. PARS works closely with former prisoners, providing mentoring, housing, and social services to ensure ...More >>

Children's Plea

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:37:04 +1300 | Children's Plea

A plea has been sent to all Members of Parliament, regardless of party affiliation, to accord urgency and priority to children's issues. These issues include vulnerability, safety and childhood poverty.More >>

Treasury off track in search for sound policies

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:59:50 +1300 | Child Poverty Action Group

Treasury is unlikely to find the ideas it is looking for to improve outcomes for children while its primary driver is cost-cutting, says Child Poverty Action Group. More >>

Imagine if New Zealand was smokefree

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:44:22 +1300 | Asthma Foundation

On World COPD Day we encourage the government to continue to work towards our goal of a smokefree Aotearoa by 2025. More >>

Five individuals and a business to receive Arthritis Awards

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:07:45 +1300 | Arthritis New Zealand

At the Arthritis New Zealand Awards function in Christchurch on Friday 21 November, five individuals and one business will be acknowledged for their outstanding contributions to the lives of the 530,000 New Zealanders who are living with arthritis. Arthritis ...More >>

New UNFPA report links progress and power to young people

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:42:21 +1300 | Family Planning

A UN report launched today calls for investment in young people as they are essential to social and economic progress. More >>

Dissolving the Dangers of Sugar Loaded Drinks

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:21:36 +1300 | Just Water

New Zealand’s battle of the bulge is getting bigger and sugar loaded drinks are a key culprit. But instead of putting water in the picnic basket an alarming number of Kiwis continue to put the switch from fizzy and fruit juice to plain H20 in the ...More >>

Early Detection is Your Best Protection from breast cancer

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:01:06 +1300 | Waikato DHB

Puapii Daniel-Ngatae calls herself a sur-thriver not a survivor. Four years after being diagnosed with breast cancer, the Pacific Health Liaison with Waikato District Health Board’s Tokoroa Family Health team is proud to call herself cancer-free, ...More >>

"World Acupuncture Awareness Week" November 17-23

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:55:44 +1300 | New Zealand School of Acupuncture

If you have been considering acupuncture to improve your health but haven’t yet made the time for it, then the next few days may be just the opportunity you have been looking for. Around New Zealand, many professional acupuncturists, members of ...More >>


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