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Bowel Screening Programme Far Too Little, Far Too Late

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:07:05 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The Health Minister, Jonathan Coleman, has not even taken his national bowel screening programme proposal to cabinet and yet has already underfunded it, leaving the health of New Zealanders still at risk, says New Zealand First.More >>

Massive Mass Quit Smoking Challenge

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:18:30 +1200 | National Maori Tobacco Control Leadership Service

Smoking prevalence remains high amongst people using mental health and addictions services, with a prevailing attitude that they are already under enough stress and smoking is a great way to relieve that stress. This attitude was fostered by a past ...More >>

Plan for full rollout of bowel cancer screening programme

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:05:15 +1200 | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Bowel Cancer New Zealand welcomes the budget announcement today of a plan to fully implement a national bowel cancer screening programme. The nationwide charity for bowel cancer patients and whānau has been calling for the introduction of a screening ...More >>

BUDGET 2016: No real tax-related surprises

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:54:08 +1200 | Deborah Russell

There were no real tax-related surprises in the Budget, says Massey University tax expert Dr Deborah Russell, but smokers will be hit in the pocket. More >>

Budget 2016: $3m extra for Wairarapa DHB

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:42:49 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New funding for Wairarapa DHB in Budget 2016 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. More >>

Budget 2016: $51m extra for Waitemata DHB

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:37:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New funding for Waitemata DHB in Budget 2016 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. More >>

Budget 2016: $56m extra for Counties Manukau

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:36:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New funding for Counties Manukau DHB in Budget 2016 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. More >>

Budget 2016: $51m extra for Auckland DHB

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:35:46 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New funding for Auckland DHB in Budget 2016 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. More >>

Budget 2016: $32m extra for Southern DHB

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:30:18 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New funding for Southern DHB in Budget 2016 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. More >>

Budget 2016: $6m extra for Whanganui DHB

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:29:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New funding for Whanganui DHB in Budget 2016 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. More >>

Budget 2016: $5m extra for South Canterbury

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:27:57 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New funding for South Canterbury DHB in Budget 2016 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. More >>

Budget 2016: $28m extra for Northland DHB

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:26:29 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New funding for Northland DHB in Budget 2016 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. More >>

Budget 2016: $11m extra for Nelson Marlborough DHB

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:24:51 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New funding for Nelson Marlborough DHB in Budget 2016 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. More >>

Budget 2016: $18m extra for MidCentral DHB

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:24:07 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New funding for MidCentral DHB in Budget 2016 increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. More >>

'Fashmob' Parliament to show commitment to Smokefree 2025

Thu, 26 May 2016 13:57:03 +1200 | Smokefree Coalition

To celebrate YouthWeek 2016 students from Aotea College, Wellington East Girls College, Rongotai College and Waikato Tairawhiti Kohanga Reo gathered at Parliament today, demonstrating their commitment to being smokefree. Government’s commitment to making ...More >>

New charity to receive $1.2 million donation

Thu, 26 May 2016 11:06:43 +1200 | Brown Bread Ltd

The Māia Health Foundation is set to take Canterbury’s health service from good to great thanks to a significant gift to be announced at tonight’s launch, while New Zealanders now have a new way to support Canterbury’s health system.More >>

Fonterra Co-operative wins major health and safety award

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:50:51 +1200 | WorkSafe NZ

Two innovative employee health and wellness initiatives from Fonterra Co-operative Limited brought the company the WorkSafe New Zealand and ACC sponsored Supreme Award at last night's Safeguard Workplace Health and Safety Awards in Auckland.More >>

First mock MRI scanner open for bookings

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:32:45 +1200 | University of Auckland

The country’s first mock MRI scanner that enables children or adults to experience a test run MRI, opened for bookings at the University of Auckland recently. More >>

Measles update – Good response to vaccination clinics

Thu, 26 May 2016 10:09:08 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

Measles update – Good response to vaccination clinics, but number of immunised still too low to stop spread in Northland. More >>

Measles update for Nelson, Marlborough and Tasman regions

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:18:20 +1200 | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

The Nelson Marlborough Public Health Service confirms that there has been a second confirmed case of measles in Nelson. More >>

 

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