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South Auckland students explore Health career options

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:47:03 +1200 | Massey University

Around 50 year 12 and 13 Pasifika Health Science Academy (HSA) students spent time at Massey University’s Auckland campus exploring health careers and getting hands-on experience as part of the first Health Alliance Day.More >>

Government refusal to protect children in smoky cars

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:39:38 +1200 | Manaia Health

“The Government’s recent decision not to introduce smokefree cars for children is a missed opportunity to protect children from a major health hazard and contradicts their claim that they view protecting children from second-hand-smoke as a priority,” ...More >>

Mental health and addictions system

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:32:58 +1200 | Platform Trust

Welcome to all the commentators about the sad state of the NZ mental health and addictions system. This is an obstacle course littered with blame, hurt and not much accountability. More >>

International Noise Awareness Day 2017

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:12:04 +1200 | Hearing Association

Ashburton, 21st April 2017: On Wednesday 26th April, Hearing New Zealand urges all New Zealanders to have more concern about the long-term impact excessive noise can have on their health. That’s in support of the International Noise Awareness Day ...More >>

"Nanogirl" Dr Michelle Dickinson Reneges on Fluoride Debate

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 16:46:47 +1200 | Fluoride Free New Zealand

The question has to be asked - why after denigrating opponents of fluoridation and claiming that she has the science on her side, will Dr Dickinson not front up to a public debate like she agreed?More >>

Further support for North Canterbury & Marlborough

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:13:23 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Further support for North Canterbury & Marlborough Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced an additional $500,000 investment to boost the post-earthquake support package for North Canterbury and Marlborough families. “The Government ...More >>

Treatment at an early age can help prevent problems later

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:41:37 +1200 | Bay Eye Care

Therapeutic optometrist Alex Petty is getting an increasing number of referrals from other eye care professionals for his myopia control treatments. More >>

Fluoridation: NZ’s go to local government obsession

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:52:48 +1200 | Making Sense of Fluoride

When University of Waikato student Luke Oldfield turned on the news in 2013 to discover Hamilton city council (HCC) was ending community water fluoridation, he was baffled by the decision. The moment not only led Oldfield to examine the global anti-fluoride ...More >>

Esk Boil Water Notice lifted

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:34:23 +1200 | Hastings District Council

The Boil Water Notice for residents taking their water supply from the Hastings District Council Esk system has been lifted today. More >>

Monthly vitamin D supplement does not prevent heart disease

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:18:56 +1200 | University of Auckland

A major research trial by the University of Auckland’s School of Population Health has found that taking higher doses of vitamin D once a month won’t lower your risk of heart disease.More >>

Screentime Health Concerns Being Ignored

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 12:16:53 +1200 | Family First Lobby

Family First NZ says that a survey which found that Kiwi 15-year-olds average 163 minutes online outside school each weekday, up from 98 minutes in 2012, highlights not only an issue with excessive screentime, but also a lack of guidelines by education ...More >>

Cults of Old Age: The Passing of Emma Morano

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:14:02 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

The novelist Anthony Powell spoke of old age as penalisation for a crime one had not committed. Obviously, not being biblically inclined in that sense, the antics of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden were discounted. More >>

People's Mental Health Report Released

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:40:18 +1200 | People's Mental Health Review

[ Today the People's Mental Health Review released its report. The full report can be found at ] More >>

Care Worker Deal a Great Step Toward Equality

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 15:02:27 +1200 | Closing The Gap

The proposed equal pay settlement to lift the wages of 55,000 care and support workers is a huge step toward closing some of the income gaps that contribute to inequality in New Zealand, Peter Malcolm, spokesman for the income equality project Closing ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on the aged-care settlement

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 11:46:48 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

S trange indeed to hear a National Prime Minister not only singing the praises of raising the wages of the lowly paid, but also preaching that this will enable employers to reap future benefits from reduced staff turnover via upskilling their workers ...More >>

Capacity for child seat safety

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:33:18 +1200 | Gisborne District Council

Capacity for child seat safety Tairawhiti Roads and Turanga Health have teamed up to help to make children safer in vehicles. Together the organisations will provide a scheme to assist families in need with suitable child car restraints (car seats) ...More >>

Pay Rise But Why Did National Wait So Long

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:22:07 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 18 APRIL 2017 Pay Rise But Why Did National Wait So Long The National government claims that the wage rise for aged care workers – mostly women – is wonderful, ...More >>

Aged Care Provider Enliven Says Pay Equity a Game Changer

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:21:00 +1200 | Enliven

Aged-care service provider, Enliven, is welcoming the recently announced pay increase for care and support workers. Part of the not-for-profit organisation Presbyterian Support, Enliven provides a wide range of aged-care services across New Zealand.More >>

Getting Kids Active is Life changing

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:09:10 +1200 | New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals

Having healthy habits in childhood; being active and having a varied and nutritionally balanced diet is important to long term health outcomes, well into adulthood. More >>

Guild to host third Pharmacy Business Network

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 16:57:55 +1200 | Pharmacy Guild

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) is excited to host the third Pharmacy Business Network (PBN) on Saturday 22 July 2017, at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland. More >>


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