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Struggling coeliac families in need of gluten free food

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 14:11:45 +1300 | Coeliac New Zealand

Coeliac New Zealand has seen a sharp rise in impoverished families needing gluten free food – but are unable to afford it. More >>

More Goose Bay residents can return to their homes

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:01:44 +1300 | Kaikoura District Council

Following further research by GNS scientists, another eight Goose Bay properties can be reoccupied from today. This is in addition to the 12 properties reoccupied last week. However, further work needs to be done to ensure the safety of the other ...More >>

Procrastination responsible for threat to Horowhenua health

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:52:59 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“It seems very unfair that the people of Horowhenua may end up missing out on important health services just because of delays due to procrastination at the MidCentral District Health Board,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried ...More >>

Soda Tax Claims Post-Truth Virtue Signalling

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:32:55 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is calling out those who are pushing for the implementation of a sugary drink tax as a ‘post-truth virtue signalling’ citing evidence that many of the claims being made about sugar taxes are demonstrably wrong. More >>

Senior doctors and dentists support action on sugary drinks

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:31:47 +1300 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) supports the New Zealand Dental Association’s call for action to reduce the harm caused by sugary drinks. More >>

Calls for a sugary drinks tax grow louder

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:30:27 +1300 | Green Party

Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman needs to stand up for the health of all Kiwi kids, recognise he got it wrong, and move to implement a sugary drinks tax, the Green Party said today. More >>

Heart Foundation supports sugary drinks action

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:29:15 +1300 | The Heart Foundation

The Heart Foundation has put its weight behind the New Zealand Dental Association’s (NZDA) release today of a consensus statement on sugary drinks. More >>

Dental Association highlight actions for sugary drinks

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:27:53 +1300 | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association is launching a new consensus statement on Sugary Drinks endorsed by key health organisations. The actions seek to reduce harm caused by sugary drinks consumption.More >>

Hāpai Te Hauora supports new coalition against sugary drinks

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 11:25:51 +1300 | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai Te Hauora supports new coalition against sugary drinks led by the New Zealand Dental Association. More >>

$3.76m health support for Kaikoura & Marlborough

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:59:30 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

Government announces $3.76m health support for Kaikoura & Marlborough – Media Statement to be attributed to Murray Cleverley, Canterbury DHB Chair: More >>

Guidelines for communities affected by adverse events

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:31:05 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Guidelines for communities affected by adverse events Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new guidelines aimed at offering psychosocial support for communities affected by adverse events.More >>

$3.76m health support for Kaikoura & Marlborough

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:29:50 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today announced a $3.76 million support package for Kaikoura and Marlborough. More >>

Green Party releases updated drug law reform policy

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 10:28:33 +1300 | Green Party

The Green Party today released its updated drug law reform policy , which would regulate access to cannabis and allow for medicinal cannabis. More >>

Health and Safety isn’t the Christmas Grinch

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:21:08 +1300 | WorkSafe NZ

Myths continue to abound about how health and safety is stopping New Zealanders from doing all the fun things they used to do. More >>

Spectrum Care wins unprecedented Health Excellence Award

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 16:01:03 +1300 | Spectrum Care

Spectrum Care’s Specialist Support Clinical Team was presented with an unprecedented 'Chief Executive Award' at the recent Auckland District Health Board ‘Health Excellence Awards’ with their project Reaching out beyond hospital walls: Optimising medicines ...More >>

Southern DHB celebrates Māori immunisation rates

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 15:34:10 +1300 | Southern District Health Board

A collaborative approach across the whole health sector has proved successful in closing the gap in immunisation rates between Māori and the total population in the Southern district, and the high overall levels of protection against preventable ...More >>

Feds Pleased With Decision to Leave Earner Levy Unchanged

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 15:29:36 +1300 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers is pleased to see the Government decide to keep the ACC ‘Earner Levy’ unchanged. More >>

Fathers Lack Confidence Talking to Teens About Alcohol

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:53:59 +1300 | The Tomorrow Project

Fathers find it harder than mothers to talk to their kids about drinking alcohol, according to new research released today. More >>

Bill aims to give DHBs the power on water fluoridation

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:47:54 +1300 | Office of the Clerk

Bill aims to give District Health Boards the power to make decisions about the fluoridation of drinking water More >>

15,000 kids complete AIA Healthy Kids Challenge

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 12:48:18 +1300 | AIA Group

110 primary schools, totalling 499 classes, 2,500 parents and 15,000 children from across New Zealand, have completed the AIA Healthy Kids Challenge, racking up a massive 130,792,754 steps in the process. The aim of the five-week health and wellbeing programme ...More >>


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