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Military Suicides Persist Including in Those Never Deployed

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:34:58 +1200 | Martha Rosenberg

It took academic, government and military researchers five years to say they don't really know what is causing military suicides--but whatever it is, it isn't the psychoactive drugs they are prescribing and pushing.More >>

Public Address 22 April - Sorting out our thinking on drugs

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:25:50 +1200 | Public Address

That we have a trade in synthetic cannabinomimetics is not, as most of the country currently seems to believe, a consequence of the Psychoactive Substances Act passing last July. That business existed before July and, indeed, was substantially larger ...More >>

Food Safety Assurance Advisory Council established

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:15:20 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye said today a Food Safety and Assurance Advisory Council is being set up to provide independent advice to the government on issues relating to food safety.More >>

UN: Surging Violence, Worsened Malnutrition in South Sudan

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:58:48 +1200 | UN News

Confirming that children were killed in South Sudan during recent brutal attacks on displaced civilians or as a result of being recruited by armed groups, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned today that the surging violence is exacerbating ...More >>

Study suggests advice on saturated fats could be wrong

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:10:38 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is welcoming a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which found no link between saturated fats and heart disease. While this in no way endorses an unbalanced diet, it is perhaps a start on centring the pendulum. “It ...More >>

Auckland, Southern Councils join on Quake Prone Buildings

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:12:21 +1200 | Joint Media Statement

Auckland and Southern Councils have come together in response to proposed Government changes to earthquake Building rules. Auckland Mayor Len Brown and Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull have written to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee considering ...More >>

Fire season changes

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:50:15 +1200 | Auckland Council

Auckland Rural Fire today announced the fire season will officially change from restricted to open, meaning fire permits are no longer required for fires lit on private land within the rural fire area.More >>

Lorde’s Australian Tour Postponed Due To Illness

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:35:56 +1200 | Frontier Touring Company

It is with much regret that Frontier Touring announce that Lorde has had to postpone her upcoming Australian tour, scheduled to commence in Melbourne this Thursday 24 April.More >>

Motorists urged to slow down, buckle up and stay safe

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:24:16 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Motorists are being reminded to stick to the basics following a tragic Easter weekend on the nation's roads. Four people died in crashes this Easter weekend, the highest number of road deaths for the period in three years.More >>

ALRANZ Supports Suspended Doctor and Unlawful Abortions

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:09:29 +1200 | Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Why does ALRANZ Support Violence Against Women? Sabrina Muck, a spokesperson for the Abortion Law Reform Association .made a media release on 16 April following the suspension of a rural doctor known as Dr N, by the Health Practitioners Disciplinary ...More >>

Sustainable DHBs good for health too

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:58:35 +1200 | South Island Alliance

DHBs in the South Island are working together to address climate change and promote environmental sustainability to improve the health of current and future populations. More >>

ALCP welcomes Campbell Live poll result

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:35:07 +1200 | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party welcomes last night's Campbell Live poll, saying it is an overdue reality check for public opinion on personal cannabis use. More >>

Committee response on inquiry into improving child health

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:25:19 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

Dr Paul Hutchison, Chairperson of the Health Committee, would like to inform you that the Select Committee has taken the unusual step of responding to the Government’s response to the Health Select Committee’s report above because it considers the ...More >>

Creamy tasting dairy-free chocolate arrives

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:31:31 +1200 | British High Commission

Dairy-free chocolate from UK company Moo Free is now available in New Zealand. With dairy being one of the most common food allergies in New Zealand, the introduction of a great tasting dairy free chocolate will be exciting news for many households.More >>

Environment Canterbury keen to help people keep warm this wi

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:20:17 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has welcomed the number of people who have responded to the letters sent out to homeowners reminding them that this winter they cannot use their wood burner if it is 15 or more years old.More >>

Call for public enquiry into the future of farming

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:02:44 +1200 | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game NZ is calling for a public enquiry “to examine the future of agriculture in New Zealand”. More >>

Drive safely over Easter

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:56:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse is urging road users to slow down and take care this Easter. More >>

Plunket: Keep kiwi kids safe in cars this Easter

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:44 +1200 | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket is urging New Zealand families to think about their kids’ safety while they’re on the roads over the long Easter and holidays. “Have a great Easter and holidays, enjoy time with family and friends and remember everyone has to be ...More >>

Inaugural National Osteopathy Awareness Week

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:15:38 +1200 | Osteopaths NZ

Osteopathy Mainstream Healthcare Choice in World First ACC Report Osteopathy is experiencing exponential growth and has doubled over the last decade with over 130,000 practitioners working in over fifty countries according to a recent global study ...More >>

Expert nurses as good as doctors – new research

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:25:38 +1200 | Massey University

Nurse practitioners are just as good as registrars in making patient diagnoses – even very complex ones – and planning the correct care, says a new Doctor of Philosophy from Massey University.More >>


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