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Movember radio: Richie McCaw Talks tough guys taking action

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:33:13 +1200 | Haystac

Quick facts: • Movember Foundation launches podcast series – Movember Radio • All Black captain and legend Richie McCaw features as one of the first interviews available for download • One man dies by suicide every minute, and three times ...More >>

Plum Maintenance Ltd. adds leading business to Portfolio

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:04:43 +1200 | Sunshade

Auckland based Plum Maintenance Ltd (PML) is committed to providing quality, reliability and service to the residential, commercial and educational construction marketplace. So when they learned of the 0800 Sunshade Auckland licence becoming available, they ...More >>

Katherine Rich Finally Leaving the Board of the HPA

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:01:06 +1200 | Alcohol Action NZ

The public statement (below) by Brent Webling of the Food and Grocery Council, published today, conceals the fact that while Katherine Rich was a Health Promotion Agency Board member she was allegedly found to be engaging in activities in conflict with ...More >>

NZ children still suffer rickets from lack of Vitamin D

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:30:54 +1200 | University of Otago

Vitamin D deficiency continues to cause rickets in young New Zealanders, new University of Otago research has found. The researchers say that their finding suggests that at-risk mothers and children should be better targeted for Vitamin D supplementation. ...More >>

Sovereign's $25,000 Donation on Behalf of Whakatane Council

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:00:24 +1200 | Sovereign Tri Series

For immediate release from the Sovereign Tri Series, for further information visit More >>

It’s not too late to be immunised against the flu

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:57:03 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there is still time for people to get vaccinated before the worst of the flu season arrives. More >>

Legislation Needed to Tackle Obesity

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:16:16 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Legislation Needed to Tackle Obesity Health Minister Jonathan Coleman needs to go back to the doctors if he believes that voluntary measures around marketing and sugar reduction from the food industry will lower New Zealand’s obesity rate, says New ...More >>

Company fined after worker loses leg

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:04:40 +1200 | WorkSafe NZ

Company fined after worker loses leg Tree Scape Limited has been fined $24,750 and ordered to pay reparation of $35,000 after an employee had his right leg amputated after it got pulled into a wood chipper machine. Tree maintenance company Tree Scape ...More >>

Help Glaucoma NZ to continue to save New Zealanders’ sight

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 09:31:58 +1200 | Healthy Communications

Help Glaucoma NZ to continue to save New Zealanders’ sight before it’s too late More >>

Peter Dunne: Implementing Medicines New Zealand 2015 to 2020

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:26:57 +1200 | United Future NZ Party

Good evening and welcome to the launch of Implementing Medicines New Zealand, the new medicines action plan. More >>

ALRANZ announces new president

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 17:14:12 +1200 | Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand

The Abortion Law Reform Association, New Zealand’s oldest reproductive rights organisation, has a new president: Terry Bellamak. More >>

Land of milk and money

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:47:02 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Kiwi families are paying over the top prices for their milk and someone is creaming off big profits, says Labour’s Consumer Affairs spokesperson David Shearer. More >>

Coleman: We'll tackle obesity but no tax or legislation

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:43:46 +1200 | TVNZ

Speaking to Q+A’s Corin Dann this morning, health minister Jonathan Coleman said tackling obesity was at the top of the Government’s priority list, but there was “no evidence” a sugar tax worked, and further regulation was unnecessary.More >>

Culture of Death Descends on Parliament

Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:33:57 +1200 | Right To Life

Representatives of the United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA] and the International Planned Parenthood Federation [IPPF] will descend on Parliament next week to attend a meeting of Pacific Members of Parliament. These organisations are at the forefront ...More >>

Slight increase in qualified midwives in the workforce

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:41:31 +1200 | Midwifery Council of NZ

New data released today from the Midwifery Council shows a small increase in the number of qualified midwives working in New Zealand - from 2,938 in 2013 to 2,971 today. By the end of this practising year, the number is expected to be around 3,100.More >>

How are we making cycling safer for New Zealanders?

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:00:37 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

This week I was delighted to announce a further 41 urban cycleways projects across New Zealand will be funded through our $333 million urban cycleways programme. More >>

Kids Go Free: Specsavers Offers Free Eye Exams

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:46:07 +1200 | SpecSavers

From this Sunday every New Zealander under the age of 16 will be able to have their eyes regularly tested for free at any Specsavers store throughout the country – a permanent offer reaching a potential 930,000 New Zealanders (according to 2013 ...More >>

New safety system timely in boosting awareness

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:11:28 +1200 | Maritime New Zealand

26 June 2015: 10.30am The introduction of a new maritime safety system is boosting awareness of risk management in the commercial fishing sector, Maritime New Zealand Director Keith Manch believes.More >>

Workers not as safe as they think they are

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:47:47 +1200 | WorkSafe NZ

There is a ‘it won’t happen to me’ attitude among workers and employers operating in New Zealand’s highest-risk industries. More >>

Major boost for Christchurch cycling

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:04:42 +1200 | New Zealand Transport Agency

Cycling in greater Christchurch will be safer and easier, following today’s announcement that the Government is investing $19.56 million from the Urban Cycleways Fund into cycling projects in Greater Christchurch over the next three years.More >>


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