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SPC lends public health surveillance helping hand to Vanuatu

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:57:31 +1300 | Secretariat of The Pacific Community - SPC

SPC lends public health surveillance helping hand to Vanuatu 27 March 2015 Noumea, New Caledonia – Three public health experts from the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) will head to Port Vila and Pentecost Island this weekend to support ...More >>

Solomon Islands give emergency medical supplies to Vanuatu

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 07:52:31 +1300 | WHO

PORT VILA, 25 March 2015 – A shipment of much-needed medical supplies arrived in Vanuatu yesterday. The supplies were donated by the Government of Solomon Islands. The supplies were transported from Honiara by the Australian military and include ...More >>

Teaming up to quit smoking with the Wero Challenge

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 16:13:45 +1300 | Tairawhiti District Health

Gisborne people are teaming up to stub out a habit that is still rife in the Gisborne community. Smokers are forming teams and pledging to quit smoking for three months, as part of a national competition, the WERO Challenge, which kicks off on 1 April, ...More >>

New campaign offers hope for those with gout

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:41:22 +1300 | Arthritis New Zealand

Hope and treatment are available for more than 110,000 New Zealanders* who have gout, a potentially crippling form of arthritis that can strike anyone, at any time. More >>

Government signs another under-the-radar treaty

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:37:21 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The Government has signed another trade treaty that will affect health in New Zealand. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned that New Zealanders have had no say at all on the content of the Government Procurement Agreement deal, and ...More >>

Four highest polling nominees for Medical Council named

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:28:16 +1300 | Medical Council of New Zealand

Four highest polling nominees for Medical Council named The Medical Council today named the four highest polling nominees in its recent election. Mr Philip Pigou, the Council’s Returning Officer and Chief Executive said that the election process ...More >>

Christchurch Celebrates Safer Young Drivers

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:15:41 +1300 | New Zealand Transport Agency

Ten young Christchurch drivers today (26 March) graduated from the Community Driver Mentor Programme (CDMP) aimed at helping them to gain their restricted licence and become safer on our roads.More >>

IPCA identifies significant problems in Police custody

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 13:22:58 +1300 | Independent Police Conduct Authority

In releasing two reports today, the Independent Police Conduct Authority has highlighted a number of significant problems with the way in which Police deal with people who are detained in Police cells.More >>

Counties Manukau Police Respond to IPCA Report

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:16:01 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Counties Manukau Police accept the findings of today’s report from the Independent Police Conduct Authority following the death of 20 year old Sentry Taitoko while in Police custody in February 2014, and say recommendations following the tragedy ...More >>

Police accept Authority findings

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:15:13 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police accepts the findings of two Independent Police Conduct Authority reports released today highlighting issues with the management of people in custody, and is continuing to work with the responsible agencies to address them.More >>

Crusaders Join the First Aid Club with St John

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:00:53 +1300 | St John

Members of the Crusaders have been learning some important new skills – though not on the rugby field. More >>

Govt must be more transparent on investor state clauses

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:24:15 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must be more transparent around the draft investor state dispute settlements in the TPPA, says David Parker, Labour’s Export Growth and Trade spokesperson. More >>

Podiatry service saves lives, and limbs

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:00:39 +1300 | Midlands Health Network

A ground breaking service started by Midlands Health Network is improving the lives of hundreds of people with diabetes and helping reduce the number of amputations. More >>

Secret TPPA Investment Chapter Released

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:08:13 +1300 | Wikileaks

WikiLeaks releases today the "Investment Chapter" from the secret negotiations of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) agreement. The document adds to the previous WikiLeaks publications of the chapters for Intellectual Property Rights (November ...More >>

Fight Allergies with a Healthy Home

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:19:30 +1300 | Lassoo

A well-ventilated house with circulating fresh air is a powerful weapon in the fight against allergies. More >>

Inaugural Respiratory Health Media Awards

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:54:37 +1300 | Asthma Foundation

To acknowledge and support the close partnership the Asthma Foundation enjoys with New Zealand’s media, chief executive Angela Francis is proud to announce the establishment of the Respiratory Health Media Awards. More >>

Censored Chinese Air Pollution Documentary "Under The Dome"

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:16:06 +1300 | Brandon Engel

Under the Dome — a new documentary which examines air pollution in China — has sparked international dialog about the importance of keeping our air clean. The film attracted 150 million views shortly after China Central Television’s newscaster, ...More >>

State House WOF Trial Results Withheld Too Long

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:54:31 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says the Government is deliberately hiding results of the national warrant of fitness (WOF) trial for state houses at the expense of vulnerable New Zealanders. More >>

Herbicides can cause bacterial antibiotic resistance

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:10:39 +1300 | University of Canterbury

Research lead by a team from the University of Canterbury has found that commonly used herbicides can cause bacteria to become resistant to antibiotics. More >>

New Social Housing Strategy adopted

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:52:15 +1300 | Palmerston North City Council

The Strategy, aimed at providing warm, stable and affordable housing for people on low incomes, was adopted at Council yesterday. The Strategy will help meet the needs of people aged 65 plus, people with disabilities, and people who experience barriers ...More >>


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