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Martin Doyle cartoon: Innocent drivers deprived of alcohol

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 15:02:21 +1200 | Martin Doyle

No driver (professional or private) should drive a car after consuming alcohol. The new reduced limit on alcohol is good but has been virtually sneaked into law with no party brave enough to champion it in the face of hard-drinking voters.More >>

Hawkins awarded Stage One contract for Rangiora Health Hub

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:49:51 +1200 | Canterbury District Health Board

Hawkins awarded Stage One contract for foundation work of Rangiora Health Hub Hawkins Constructions has begun work on the Rangiora Health Hub after winning the contract for the foundation work, which is Stage One of the multi-million dollar project. ...More >>

Healthy doctors good for patients

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:19:03 +1200 | New Zealand Medical Association

Doctors who work while sick pose risks for patients, other health professionals and themselves. Attitudes need to change to ensure this potentially harmful practice is avoided, says New Zealand Medical Chair (NZMA) Chair Dr Mark Peterson.More >>

No community referendum on fluoridation for Rotorua

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:02:19 +1200 | Rotorua District Council

Rotorua District Council last night (31 July) voted 7-6 to rule out a binding referendum to allow the community to decide on whether fluoride should be added to the district’s water supplies.More >>

Rotorua public denied their say on better dental health

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:35:38 +1200 | New Zealand Dental Association

The Rotorua District Council has reversed its decision of two weeks ago to have a referendum on community water fluoridation. Seven Councillors have forced a change of plan, effectively shutting out the citizens of Rotorua in a decision that would ...More >>

Southeast Asia: Drug-resistant malaria spread

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:19:15 +1200 | Mahidol-Oxford Research Unit

Drug-resistant malaria has spread to critical border regions of Southeast Asia 31 July 2014 More >>

Over a quarter of all Kiwis protected against flu

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 10:14:11 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has welcomed the news that over 1.2 million doses of flu vaccines have now been distributed to New Zealanders. More >>

Mums Celebrate Ten Years of Breastfeeeding Support

Fri, 1 Aug 2014 09:58:14 +1200 | Big Latch On

Women all over New Zealand will join forces in celebration of breastfeeding, taking part in The Big Latch On, the 1st and 2nd of August. More >>

China Forum Opportunity for NZ Export Double Strategy

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:28:37 +1200 | Organic Systems Ltd

Media Release Friday 31 July 2014 For immediate release China Forum Offers Pivotal Opportunity for NZ Export Double Strategy More >>

Taupo nitrogen monitoring deed approved

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:12:22 +1200 | Waikato Regional Council

Waikato Regional Council has today agreed to adopt and sign a deed for the long-term monitoring of the world-leading Lake Taupo Protection Project. More >>

Proposed changes restrict sunbeds, manage infectious disease

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:01:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed the introduction of the Health (Protection) Amendment Bill to Parliament, which will amend the Health Act to make sunbeds R18 and improve the management of serious infectious diseases.More >>

Call for innovative health IT ideas

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:37:37 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Tony Ryall is encouraging health professionals to take part in the annual Clinicians’ Challenge by submitting their IT solutions to improve health services.More >>

Restricted access to Greys Bush car park

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:13:01 +1200 | Gisborne District Council

GDC contractors will be undertaking some drainage improvements at the entrance to Greys Bush Scenic Reserve to reduce the impact of flooding on Harper Road residents. Work is expected to start on the 31st July and last for up to two weeks. Access to ...More >>

New ACC Executive appointments announced

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:45:55 +1200 | Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC Chief Executive Scott Pickering today announced appointments to the ACC Executive Team effective from 1 September. The new Executive, which contains new roles and responsibilities, contains five members of the existing Executive and two new appointments.More >>

Poisons Centre 50 years; celebration or wake?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:20:20 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s plan to roll a number of helpline services together looks set to proceed with disastrous consequences, Labour’s Associate Health Spokesperson David Clark says.More >>

Busy winter for Wellington Free Ambulance

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:12:03 +1200 | Wellington Free Ambulance

Busy winter for Wellington Free Ambulance Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics are being kept busy as the region’s bleak conditions and wintery chills boost ambulance call-outs. Wellington Free Ambulance service delivery manager Rob Ives says paramedics ...More >>

Stop putting livestock on toxic waste dumps

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:07:38 +1200 | Climate Justice Taranaki

Media Release: Stop putting livestock on toxic waste dumps From: Climate Justice Taranaki Date: 31 July 2014 – for immediate release More >>

Northlanders urged to get vaccinated

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:32:41 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

Measles has been confirmed in an unimmunised child in Northland this week. The child had been in contact with children from the Waikato, where there has been a large measles outbreak with cases still being reported. More >>

Waikato set for Big Latch On

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:23:02 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

Waikato set for Big Latch On Waikato mums will celebrate breastfeeding at more than 17 locations across the region this Friday and Saturday, including seven in Hamilton. Waikato District Health Board (DHB) is helping to promote the Big Latch On events ...More >>

Transport Agency - lower blood alcohol limit will save lives

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:15:38 +1200 | New Zealand Transport Agency

The NZ Transport Agency is welcoming news that Parliament has voted to lower the legal blood alcohol limit from 80 to 50 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood for drivers aged over 20.More >>


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