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Toxic algal blooms in NZ - Expert Q&A

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:45:53 +1300 | Science Media Centre

Last week, the New Zealand Government announced its intention to make 90 per cent of NZ's waterways 'swimmable' by 2040. More >>

Waimarama Boil Water Notice lifted

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:53:08 +1300 | Hastings District Council

Consistently clear water tests and the completion of an investigation into the cause of the initial e-Coli test results have allowed the notice to be lifted, said Hastings District Council asset manager Craig Thew.More >>

Kids Encouraged to Get Moving in March

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:35:31 +1300 | Greater Wellington Regional Council

In March this year students from over 65 schools will be taking part in Movin’March, a month long (1-31 March) celebration of active travel to school organised by the Greater Wellington Regional Council. More >>

Good and bad in new swimmable rivers target

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:47:29 +1300 | New Zealand Recreation Association

The New Zealand Recreation Association has welcomed yesterday’s announcement that the government will work towards ensuring 90 per cent of New Zealand's lakes and rivers reach swimmable water quality standards by 2040. However, it has criticised ...More >>

“Torture in New Zealand Prisons” booklet released

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:53:29 +1300 | No Pride in Prisons

The prisoner advocacy organisation No Pride in Prisons has today released its report into torture, cruel and inhumane treatment in New Zealand prisons. More >>

Beer producers to introduce nutrition information panels

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:36:41 +1300 | Brewers Association

24 February 2017: In a New Zealand first, from today the country’s two leading beer producers will add nutrition information panels to the back of bottles, cans and packaging, helping consumers to be more informed about what they are drinking.More >>

Clean Water Document an improvement, long way to go

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:17:45 +1300 | Freshwater Iwi Leaders Group

Freshwater Iwi Leaders say Clean Water Document an improvement, but there is still a long way to go. More >>

Recognising those living with diabetes

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:03:14 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today acknowledged people with diabetes who are successfully managing the condition to live full and active lives. More >>

Gisborne unions offer free health screening

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:19:48 +1300 | Public Service Association

Nurses who are union members will offer free blood pressure and blood sugar screening, including other services which would normally involve a visit to a health centre. More >>

New Zealand freshwater quality reforms moving forward

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:25:01 +1300 | Cawthron Institute

Cawthron Institute welcomes the Government’s announcement of the latest round of freshwater reforms. The Government is proposing greater transparency regarding which lakes and rivers are swimmable and this will vary across seasons and places.More >>

Nelson’s swimming water quality recognised

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:13:50 +1300 | Nelson City Council

The Ministry for the Environment (MFE) has just released figures showing a snapshot of swimming water quality for rivers throughout New Zealand. More >>

“Omnibus” plan change to be made operative

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:11:30 +1300 | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury announced today that Plan Change 4 to the Land & Water Regional Plan, the “Omnibus” plan change, would be made operative on 11 March 2017. More >>

Swimmability of Otago waterways reinforced

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:54:24 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

The Otago Regional Council today reiterated that the vast majority of waterways in Otago are suitable for swimming from a public health standpoint. More >>

Four outstanding leaders acknowledged with honorary awards

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:47:51 +1300 | Wintec

Four Waikato leaders in the fields of media arts, sport, science and health will receive honorary awards from the Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) for their longstanding contribution to their respective industries. More >>

Water quality at the heart of healthy communities

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:07:12 +1300 | New Zealand Rural General Practice Network

The quality of New Zealand’s waterways and drinking water cannot be compromised and the health and wellbeing of people in rural communities must not be put at risk, even in the short term, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network chairperson ...More >>

Port Hills Fire Public Update – Thursday 23 February

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:50:01 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

Free GP visits are being offered to people affected by the Port Hills fires, at the discretion of their General Practice team. This includes people who worked on or are still working on fire control and recovery operations.More >>

International nutritionist visiting Massey

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:46:34 +1300 | Massey University

A leading nutritionist who specialises in indigenous peoples’ food systems, is visiting Massey University for five weeks to partner on a project with the School of Public Health.More >>

Port Hills Fire Public Update – 1pm

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:15:38 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

Fire services advise that 90% of the fire perimeter area is now considered to be controlled. Controlled is defined as bare earth or blacked out ground for at least 10 metres.More >>

Exercise experts get flexible for rural health

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:20:07 +1300 | ExerciseNZ

The rise in agritech is making it tough for farmers to stay in prime shape and as a result, personalised exercise programmes in rural communities are in high demand, Exercise New Zealand (ExerciseNZ) says.More >>

Free flu vaccine for people with respiratory conditions

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:52:20 +1300 | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ strongly advises people with a respiratory illness to get their free influenza vaccination from March onwards. It is best to get vaccinated before the start of the winter season, before influenza enters the community.More >>


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