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Cooking for cash

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:51:54 +1200 | NZ Nutrition Foundation

Budding young cooks have just days left to be in to win a share of $2,000 in the Just Cook Challenge. More >>

Weather set to cause problems for drivers in South

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:47:16 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Southern Police are reminding motorists that with the winter season now upon us, extra care needs to be taken on our roads. District Road Policing Manager Inspector Tania Baron says, so far, much of the country has had a mild winter, but the Southern ...More >>

Minister Seriously Misleading Public Over 1080

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:39:37 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Conservation Minister Maggie Barrie is totally ignoring the serious risks of using 1080 in her plan to make New Zealand predator free by 2050. More >>

Alliance Health Plus announces new community initiatives arm

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 12:34:27 +1200 | Alliance Health Plus

Alliance Health Plus Trust (AH+) today announced the establishment of Alliance Community Initiatives Trust (ACIT). More >>

Coleman welcomes wider access to vaccines

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:46:54 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today welcomed Pharmac’s decision to widen access to the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and varicella (chickenpox) vaccinations. “In Budget 2016 the Government invested an extra $124 million over four years to ...More >>

Over 100,000 people set to benefit from vaccines decisions

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:44:22 +1200 | PHARMAC

PHARMAC has today announced changes to funded vaccines, which will benefit an extra 100,000 people, says PHARMAC Director of Operations Sarah Fitt. More >>

‘The Foodbank Project’ targets the most vulnerable

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:10:26 +1200 | NZ Union of Students' Associations

The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) and Tertiary Women New Zealand (TWNZ) congratulate the forward thinking move of a number of groups who are working to provide free sanitary products to secondary and tertiary students.More >>

Pharmaceutical Society Appoints Dr Lynn Mcbain

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:34:50 +1200 | Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Wellington GP Dr Lynn McBain to its National Executive. More >>

Council’s sugar decision a good first step

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:13:40 +1200 | New Zealand Dental Association

Auckland Council announced today that it is dropping sugary drinks from vending machines in its 21 leisure centres in a show of leadership in the battle against obesity and type 2 diabetes. The sugary drinks will be replaced with water, unflavoured milk, ...More >>

Kiwis Need to Exercise Harder for Less Time

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:46:59 +1200 | Les Mills

A leading American exercise scientist visiting New Zealand says high intensity interval training could be the key in reducing our chronic obesity statistics. More >>

Council shows way with action on sugary drinks

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:04:13 +1200 | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Auckland’s coalition to reduce obesity, Healthy Auckland Together, has welcomed the Council’s plan to remove sugar sweetened beverages from vending machines at the leisure centres it operates.More >>

Strong leadership on sugary drink ban in Auckland

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:01:35 +1200 | University of Auckland

A two year strategy to eliminate sugary drinks starting with vending machines Auckland wide is an excellent way to change the environment in order to tackle obesity, says FIZZ NZ spokesman, Dr Gerhard SundbornMore >>

New Stop Smoking Service to benefit Auckland

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:32:03 +1200 | The Fono

New Stop Smoking Service to benefit Auckland’s Pacific communities A new regional Stop Smoking Service has been launched to improve smoke-free numbers in Pacific, as well as Maori and pregnant communities. The Fono, Auckland’s largest Pacific-owned ...More >>

Just a few minutes could save you from a stroke

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:38:19 +1200 | Capital and Coast District Health Board

Just a few minutes out of your day for a pulse check could save you from a stroke – that’s why Capital & Coast DHB is inviting people to come in and get their pulse checked at Wellington Regional Hospital tomorrow (28 July).More >>

How you can help make Canterbury's roads safer

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 17:33:42 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police are focusing on seatbelt safety and drivers’ mobile phone use behind the wheel as part of the nationwide Operation Habit, which launched on Monday and runs until Sunday 7 August 2016.More >>

Mental capacity law needs updating

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 15:10:36 +1200 | The New Zealand Law Foundation

People with impaired decision-making capacity need better legal protection to ensure their confinement in care arrangements is warranted, important new research has found. More >>

Self-stigma: Let us do more than just 'talk about it'

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:49:36 +1200 | Shobha Shukla

Self-stigma: Let us do more than just 'talk about it' Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) Photograph is online at: Senior HIV activists who have not only helped shape HIV responses on the ground over the years, but also ...More >>

Accessible Properties opens new homes in Auckland

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 14:11:47 +1200 | Accessible Properties

Simon O’Connor, Tamaki MP, will open five new social housing homes in Glen Innes, Auckland at 10.30 am on Tuesday 26 July. More >>

Minister Wrong to Reject Organ Donor Register

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:19:42 +1200 | Give life

Minister Wrong to Reject Organ Donor Register Public submissions on how to improve our organ donor system are due to close later this week. The public are invited to have their say on what improvements to our current system can be made. Just don't ...More >>

Skills Training to Keep Mothers and Babies Safe

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:11:15 +1200 | Pacific Society for Reproductive Health

Thirty-five doctors and midwives from eleven Pacific Island countries are arriving in Auckland this weekend for five days to undergo training in how to train other health workers in their countries to keep mothers and babies safe in pregnancy and ...More >>


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