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Kidney Donor Walks New Zealand For Cause

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:21:52 +1200 | Northland DHB

A Whangarei woman, who donated a kidney to her husband, is setting off today to walk the length of New Zealand to encourage others to donate their organs. More >>

Extension of Solid Energy’s remediation indemnity

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:39:32 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Government officials are working with Solid Energy to extend the company’s remediation indemnity, which will meet the future costs of returning the company’s mining land to its pre-mined condition, Finance Minister Bill English and State Owned Enterprises ...More >>

First “Young nurse of the year” chosen

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:53:07 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The first ever NZNO Young Nurse of Year, Plunket nurse Katrina Coleman was honoured this evening at an awards dinner in Wellington. More >>

Freshwater anglers' body warns of ‘sacrifice’ of waterways

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:56:00 +1200 | NZ Federation of Freshwater Anglers

The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Angler’s (NZFFA) Vote for Fresh, Not Foul Water campaign is encouraging all anglers to take their passion for freshwater fishing to the ballot box.More >>

Government challenged to make all New Zealand homes safe

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:37:43 +1200 | Jennian Homes

Leading home builder Jennian Homes has challenged the Government to reduce the number of serious home--related injuries by extending the rental home warrant--of--fitness scheme, proposed by several political parties, to cover all homes in New Zealand.More >>

New online medical system

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:56:54 +1200 | Immigration NZ

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is seeking registrations of interest for a new onshore panel physician network to support an online immigration health processing system. More >>

Hawkes Bay nurse honoured

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:54:48 +1200 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Hawkes Bay nurse, Rosemary McGillicuddy was honoured for her service to nursing and midwifery at an awards ceremony in Wellington last night. More >>

Students will SpeakOut against mental health stigma

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:29:24 +1200 | SpeakOut NZ

Stigma surrounding mental health will be tackled by a new youth-led, non-profit initiative called SpeakOut. More >>

Dementia Care in South Going from Strength to Strength

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 10:00:04 +1200 | South Island Alliance

World Alzheimer’s Day - 21st September 2014: Dementia Care in South Island Going from Strength to Strength More >>

Measles outbreak over

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:11:20 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the end of the recent measles outbreak in New Zealand. More >>

Championing healthy lives and helping whānau in need

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:03:33 +1200 | The Maori Party

The Māori Party launched its health policy today that builds on the groundbreaking work achieved by the Māori Party since it became part of the Government six years ago. The Māori Party recognises poverty is a major underlying cause of ill health.More >>

Typhoid Marys

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:56:46 +1200 | Alexander Lowe

Typhoid Mary was a nickname of Irish cook Mary Mallon, carrier of salmonella typhi, responsible for the outbreak of typhoid in New York in 1900s. She worked as a cook moving from one household to another and infecting their families with the disease, ...More >>

Peters: Vision, Regulations, Alcohol Laws, Safety & Security

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:22:09 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Thank you for the invitation to speak at this important hospitality conference being held so close to the election. More >>

Lifestyle changes may reduce risk of dementia

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:56:47 +1200 | Alzheimers New Zealand

The latest World Alzheimer Report released today by Alzheimer’s Disease International indicates there are a number of simple lifestyle changes people can make to reduce their risk of developing dementia in later life.More >>

Viaduct Harbour to hold Guinness World Record attempt

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:44:03 +1200 | Auckland On Water Boat Show

The Viaduct Harbour will play host to a world record attempt for the most people on a stand up paddle board, played out in front of visitors to Auckland’s On Water Boat Show. More >>

Waikato measles outbreak declared over

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:39:40 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato has not had a confirmed measles case since 12 August prompting Waikato District Health Board’s medical officer of health Dr Anita Bell to declare the outbreak over. “I would like to take the opportunity to say a big thank you to all those ...More >>

Wahakura policy good for all families

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:09:31 +1200 | Whakawhetu National SUDI Prevention for Maori

Whakawhetū, a SUDI prevention programme for Māori was delighted with the Green Party’s policy announcement of a ‘Wahakura welcome for every newborn’. Māori infants have more than four times the SUDI death rates of non-Māori and non-Pacific ...More >>

Child restraints save lives

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:46:41 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police have been working with Plunket and Baby on the Move to help Parents at 22 kindergartens and primary schools to ensure child restraints are safe and installed correctly.More >>

Children build “decent homes” to raise awareness

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:11:25 +1200 | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity kicks off its third annual national children’s event, the Build Challenge, on 27 September. More >>

Political Debate on Family Violence - Video & Audio

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:36:03 +1200 | Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence

The Dunedin Collaboration Against Family Violence was happy to host a political debate on Family Violence chaired by Professor Nicola Atwool of the University of Otago. Family Violence is a huge problem in our community and we invited representatives ...More >>


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