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White Ribbon Campaign well-supported

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:43:13 +1300 | Northland District Health Board

Whangarei police attend around 60 call-outs a week due to domestic violence in the area and that number is expected to rise around Christmas time. More >>

Free Dental Story Books for our Tamariki

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:25:15 +1300 | Northland DHB

Over 60 per cent of Northland pre-schoolers have experienced tooth decay and, in a bid to address this, dental health promoters from across Northland have produced free story books. The books, written in both Maori and English, will be used as a ...More >>

Aim to save west Auckland lives with gift of smoke detector

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:21:31 +1300 | The Trusts

Fire safety is about to be enhanced for all West Aucklanders with the distribution by The Trusts of some 70,000 new smoke alarms, one for every household. More >>

Sleep Could Slow Cognitive Decline - Study

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 11:13:18 +1300 | Tru2U

A study has shown getting quality sleep could slow the cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease, which affects around 1 in 100 New Zealanders. More >>

TerraNova Case Appealed To Supreme Court

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:59:25 +1300 | Aged Care Association

Today the New Zealand Aged Care Association will appeal to the Supreme Court on behalf of TerraNova Homes and Care Limited in their case with the Service and Food Workers’ Union and Kristine Bartlett.More >>

On White Ribbon Day, and every day, Plunket is here to help

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:55:27 +1300 | New Zealand Plunket Society

On White Ribbon Day, Plunket says the impact family violence has on children is not OK, but it is OK to ask for help, and is encouraging parents in violent or abusive relationships to seek help for themselves and their children.More >>

Safety Week 2014 – plan and prepare for a safe summer

Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:27:07 +1300 | NZ Mountain Safety Council

With summer officially underway next week, the Mountain Safety Council is getting behind ACC’s Safety Week 2014 and encouraging New Zealanders to plan ahead and prepare before heading into New Zealand’s great outdoors.More >>

Minister elected Honorary Life Member

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:22:26 +1300 | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand was delighted that at their AGM on Saturday, members unanimously elected Hon Michael Woodhouse an Honorary Life Member. Honorary Life Memberships are awarded to persons who have rendered outstanding service to Arthritis New Zealand.More >>

Canadian researchers back NZ ban on smoking in vehicles

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:19:58 +1300 | Smokefree Coalition

Breaking research from Canada lends unequivocal weight to calls for New Zealand to ban smoking in vehicles carrying children, says the Smokefree Coalition. More >>

Free Prescription Drugs—in Drinking Water!

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:14:07 +1300 | Martha Rosenberg

You don't have to see a doctor to imbibe a witch's brew of prescriptions pain pills, antibiotics and psychiatric, cholesterol, asthma, epilepsy and heart drugs in your drinking water. They are found in many public drinking water systems says the Associated ...More >>

PHARMAC to change how it makes funding decisions

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 14:09:30 +1300 | PHARMAC

PHARMAC will change the way it makes funding decisions from late next year. Its nine Decision Criteria will be replaced by 15 Factors for Consideration. The change will occur in late 2015 once PHARMAC is certain that people understand the new Factors ...More >>

Keeping up with appearances, New Zealand’s Changing Attitude

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:58:56 +1300 | Caci

Overdone, pricey, scary. Some of the words that may be thrown around at first mention of cosmetic injections. Despite these clichés, the number of people getting cosmetic injections in New Zealand is increasing, with Botox® remaining to be one of the ...More >>

New sun bed law hits home for melanoma survivor

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:30:02 +1300 | New Zealand Dermatological Society

A FORMER intensive sunbed user and melanoma survivor, Debra Duke, has applauded a move to tighten controls on operators and ban under 18-year-olds and fair-skinned adults from using sunbeds. More >>

Deerstalkers Launch a Hunter Education Trust

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:21:47 +1300 | New Zealand Deerstalkers Association

The New Zealand Deerstalkers’ Association (NZDA) has announced the launch of the NZDA Trust, a charitable trust dedicated to funding the education of hunters in safe hunting practices. More >>

Bridgestone’s Pink Cap Drive for NZ Breast Cancer Foundation

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:16:54 +1300 | Bridgestone

Bridgestone New Zealand has seen huge support, hugs, fun and emotion in this year’s Bridgestone Pink Cap Drive which raises money for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation. The campaign started on 1st October and runs till the end of this month.More >>

How to avoid 'text neck'

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:01:42 +1300 | Physiotherapy

Poor posture from staring at your smartphone, or 'text neck' as it's sometimes known, is damaging your spine according to research published in Surgical Technology International. More >>

Influenza estimated to kill about 400 NZers each year

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:37:17 +1300 | University of Otago

New Zealand has an average of 401 influenza-associated deaths each year according to estimates published for the first time. This is an average annual mortality rate of 10.6 per 100,000 population.More >>

Hundreds enjoy Thackwood Garden, raise money for local trust

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:14:43 +1300 | Thackwood Garden

North Nelson’s Thackwood Garden, nestled in a fourth generation, 300 acre Farm, in Wakapuaka raised over $2000 when it opened to the public today as a fundraiser for the Nelson Regional Breast & Gynaecological Cancer Trust.More >>

Appeal dismissal should empower local councils

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:29:12 +1300 | Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch says good sense has prevailed with the dismissal of the appeal against Tasman District’s provisional Local Alcohol Policy (LAP). More >>

Living Well With Endometriosis – Seminar in Hamilton

Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:48:58 +1300 | Insight Endometriosis

Waikato women and teenage girls with endometriosis will benefit from a seminar hosted by Insight Endometriosis titled “Living Well with Endometriosis” on Saturday 29 November. The meeting will be held in Hamilton, 10am-3.30pm.More >>


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