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Medical Provider, Police join on Domestic Violence

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 16:53:10 +1300 | Nirvana Health Group

Medical Provider Network And Police Join Forces to Improve Early Intervention to Reduce Domestic Violence More >>

Public lectures in Wellington by Leading US Researchers

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 13:05:56 +1300 | Gillies McIndoe Research Institute

Public lectures in Wellington by Leading US Medical Researchers Two world-renowned American bio-medical researchers will give free public lectures in Wellington. Martin Friedlander MD, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Biology ...More >>

Dr Joe Williams named Patron of Pasifika Medical Association

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 12:31:21 +1300 | Pasifika Medical Association

The Pasifika Medical Association (PMA) announced Dr Joe Williams as the organisation’s inaugural Patron. More >>

More patients access specialist stroke services

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 11:21:45 +1300 | New Zealand Government

More patients access specialist stroke services Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the latest data shows more patients are receiving the specialist stroke services they need. More >>

Pink light for breast cancer – NZ landmarks light up

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 10:55:35 +1300 | New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Landmark buildings around New Zealand will light up pink from October 1, in support of Breast Cancer Month. From the Old Municipal Building in Whangarei to the Otago Settlers Museum in Dunedin, 21 local landmarks will join more than 200 other iconic ...More >>

Half of GPs unaware of gay and bisexual men's sexuality

Fri, 2 Oct 2015 08:51:41 +1300 | University of Auckland

Half of GPs unaware of gay and bisexual men's sexuality Only half of gay and bisexual men surveyed in New Zealand believed their general practitioner knew about their sexual orientation, according to new research led by the University of Auckland. ...More >>

Wellington Yoga Studios open for Free Day of Yoga

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 17:14:00 +1300 | Wellington Free Yoga Day

This year, on Monday, 26 October, a day of free yoga classes will be provided to Wellingtonians by local yoga teachers. Wellington Free Yoga Day gives people a chance to try yoga for the first time, meet instructors, try a different studio, or experience ...More >>

Havelock North water supply being treated with chlorine

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 16:44:54 +1300 | Hastings District Council

The Havelock North water supply is being temporarily treated with chlorine from today, after traces of contamination were found during routine testing. More >>

More work needed to keep cyclists safe

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 16:27:29 +1300 | Lincoln University

Bus and cycle lanes may slightly reduce the risk of crashes between bicycles and motor vehicles, but they fail to adequately protect cyclists from the worst accident risk factors on our roads, new research shows.More >>

It is in NZ’s interest to follow latest WHO guidelines

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 15:52:10 +1300 | New Zealand AIDS Foundation

It is in New Zealand’s interest to follow latest WHO guidelines on HIV/AIDS More >>

QANTAS group pilots FlyPink into Queenstown

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 15:01:55 +1300 | Qantas

QANTAS group pilots FLYPINK into Queenstown for breast cancer From today, Qantas Group pilots will FlyPink, swapping out their normal gold epaulettes (shoulder stripes) for pink epaulettes, to show their support during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. ...More >>

Adding the Patient Voice to Treatment

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 13:59:01 +1300 | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand is proud to be part of a world first project that seeks to incorporate the voice of people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) into clinical services and help improve treatment outcomes. People with a diagnosis of RA are invited ...More >>

Fundraising shopping bags a Northland first

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 12:09:33 +1300 | Northland District Health Board

Six-year-old Elijah Wynyard-Palmer was the proudest kid in his local Countdown supermarket this week, when he walked in to see his signed artwork featuring on new shopping bags which are being sold for the first time as part of the Countdown Kids Hospital ...More >>

Dance and Social Justice Symposium

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 12:01:47 +1300 | University of Auckland

This symposium brings together leading international scholars in dance and social justice to present keynote speeches and presentations on topical issues in these fields. With a focus on pedagogy and practice, the symposium aims to generate idea ...More >>

Calcium supplement no help for bones

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 11:50:40 +1300 | University of Auckland

Increasing calcium intake through diet or supplements should not be recommended for fracture or osteoporosis prevention, according to University of Auckland Associate Professor of Medicine, Dr Mark Bolland.More >>

The MIA Welcomes ACC’s Decision

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 11:35:45 +1300 | Motor Industry Association

The MIA Welcomes ACC’s Decision to Consult on Changes to the Way it Risk Rates Vehicles More >>

Pink is the new yellow

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 11:18:57 +1300 | Pak n Save

Pink is the new yellow: PAK’nSAVE is turning ‘Pink and Proud’ for Breast Cancer More >>

Golden Bay success story

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 11:10:20 +1300 | Walters PR

New Zealand’s largest natural health and skincare online shop, HealthPost, has reached two major milestones – more than $500,000 given in donations and three million products shipped around New Zealand and internationally. More >>

Proposed $450m levy reductions signal ACC in great shape

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 10:59:13 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Proposed $450m levy reductions signal ACC in great shape ACC Minister Nikki Kaye today welcomed the start of ACC’s public levy consultation process. “The ACC Board is proposing levy reductions worth $450 million in 2016/17, spread across work, ...More >>

Keeping older people in our cities

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 10:48:11 +1300 | Metlifecare

“With rapidly growing numbers of older people living in urban areas, countries around the world are being faced with the challenge of providing sustainable living options for this significant demographic.More >>


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