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Ladies, Your Mo-ment Awaits

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:05:35 +1300 | The Movember Foundation

With the month of manly moustaches almost upon us, it’s time for Kiwi girls to get behind their men and give them one month’s freedom to grow a Mo this Movember. More >>

Man up and show you’re CAPable

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:49:52 +1300 | Bridgestone

Directly support Bridgestone’s Pink Cap Drive for New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation; post choice shots of how you’re using the iconic pink tyre valve caps at More >>

#giveemasqueeze Show Mum Massive Love & Squeeze Her

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:48:21 +1300 | Bridgestone

Post pictures of your hugs with mum at and directly support Bridgestone’s Pink Cap Drive for New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation More >>

Ebola: Are U.S. Bioweapons Labs the Solution or the Problem?

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:18:54 +1300 | Institute for Public Accuracy

On Friday, the New York Times published the article "White House to Cut Funding for Risky Biological Study," which states: "Prompted by controversy over dangerous research and recent laboratory accidents, the White House announced Friday that it would temporarily ...More >>

Pump tyres, save fuel and be safer on long weekend

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:29:24 +1300 | Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

As motorists hit the road for the long weekend, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) is encouraging them to save fuel and be safer on the road by checking their tyres when they fill up with petrolMore >>

Sport Wellington Buggy Walk heads to Whitby

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:00:39 +1300 | Sport Wellington

Hundreds of buggies are set to stroll through Whitby on Thursday 6th November for Sport Wellington’s monthly Buggy Walk. More >>

Agrichemical contractors concern council

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:35:19 +1300 | Waikato Regional Council

Agrichemical contractors operating without certification and in breach of the regional rules pose a potential risk to the community, warns Waikato Regional Council. More >>

Enzymes Provide a Great Gut Reaction

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:12:07 +1300 | Natural Meds

Statistics show over 30% of New Zealanders suffer from poor digestion – with modern lifestyles being blamed. “Surprisingly, our body’s production of enzymes starts to reduce at around the age of 25 years old, and it’s thought lifestyle and poor ...More >>

Safe Speeds Will Make for Safe Labour Holiday

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:05:48 +1300 | New Zealand Transport Agency

Roads in Northland and Auckland will be busy this Labour Day Weekend and the NZ Transport Agency says it will be working with the Police to keep traffic moving and families safe on their travels during the holiday break.More >>

2014 Fitness Industry Awards Finalists Announced

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 17:03:37 +1300 | NZ Fitness Industry Awards

A record-breaking number of entrants have ensured the 2014 Awards are the most competitive to date. More >>

Ohura Water Problems Will Occur Elsewhere

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:08:10 +1300 | Water New Zealand

The affordability of funding water services in small town New Zealand is going to become increasingly problematic says Water New Zealand’s chief executive, Murray Gibb.More >>

Proposed Air Quality Bylaw tackles pollution

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:06:37 +1300 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s Regulatory and Bylaws Committee adopted a draft Air Quality Bylaw today to tackle Auckland’s air pollution. The proposed bylaw has been recommended as a way of meeting national air quality standards, as required by the Government.More >>

Auckland’s primary healthcare industry prepares for Ebola

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:57:42 +1300 | University of Auckland

Primary healthcare workers from around the greater Auckland region will attend a seminar on how to prepare for the threat of Ebola, at the University of Auckland next week.More >>

More work needed to get kids out of cars

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:46:03 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

More work needed to get kids out of cars and into active modes of travel More >>

Asbestos investigation completed

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:15:28 +1300 | WorkSafe NZ

WorkSafe New Zealand has concluded its investigation into the management of asbestos in the Canterbury Home Repair Programme and has decided not to lay any charges. More >>

Risks of using potting mix or compost

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:13:55 +1300 | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Bay of Plenty and Lakes residents are being reminded of the risks of potting mix and compost when gardening this Labour weekend and into the summer months. More >>

International Infection Prevention Week

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:47:29 +1300 | Health Quality and Safety Commission

International Infection Prevention Week, October 20-26, is a reminder that infection prevention and control is everyone’s business and responsibility – whether you are a patient, family member or health care professional, says the Health Quality ...More >>

Prison Drug Treatment Unit marks a milestone

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:35:39 +1300 | Department Of Corrections

Christchurch Men’s Prison’s Drug Treatment Unit (DTU) celebrated the completion of its 50th six month Drug and Alcohol Programme today, with the graduation of a further twelve offenders. More >>

New medicines improve options for respiratory conditions

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:33:49 +1300 | PHARMAC

PHARMAC decisions to fund four new medicines will improve treatment options for over 10,000 people with a wide range of respiratory conditions. More >>

Meat works employee maimed by hoof machine

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:06:00 +1300 | WorkSafe NZ

Meat works company Riverlands Eltham Limited has been fined $57,949 and ordered to pay reparations of $15,000 after a worker’s left hand was caught and trapped in a machine. The employee’s hand was crushed and lacerated, leading to surgery and ...More >>


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