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Shellfish health warning issued for part of Bay of Plenty

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:42:34 +1300 | Toi Te Ora

A health warning has been issued for the Bay of Plenty coastline, from Mount Maunganui, including Maunganui Beach and Pilot Bay, to Whakatane Heads. Routine monitoring within this area has found increased levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxin ...More >>

USA’s housed dairying techniques offer lessons for NZ

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:16:18 +1300 | Crowe Horwath

The high input housed dairying that makes up a major portion of USA output, provides valuable lessons for New Zealand farmers on managing the different components that go into these successful ventures, says Neil McAra, Crowe Horwarth Managing Principal ...More >>

New Zealanders Urged to Vote for Community Health Projects

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:51:44 +1300 | Medibank

With only a week left to vote it’s time for New Zealanders to get behind their local not-for-profit organisations vying for a 2015 Medibank Community Grant. More >>

Final report of WPC inquiry received

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:54:10 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Food Safety Minister Jo Goodhew have received the final report from the Government’s inquiry into the whey protein concentrate contamination incident last year.More >>

Farmers' fitness levels being impacted by technology

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:37:13 +1300 | Dairy NZ

Greater automation and technology has slowed dairy farmers down and impacted their fitness levels, says former Hauraki Plains farmer Ian Handcock. More >>

Public pressure needed to counter child obesity

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:18:03 +1300 | University of Auckland

About one-third of children are now overweight or obese in New Zealand and public pressure is needed to change food and health policies to counter this, according to researchers at the University of Auckland.More >>

Urgent action on climate change is a health win-win

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:49:48 +1300 | OraTaiao

New Zealand can make huge gains for health, now and in the future, by committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. More >>

Anti-speeding campaign based on phony science

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:40:43 +1300 | Dog And Lemon guide

Ticketing ordinary motorists will have no effect on the groups who cause most road deaths, says the car review website . More >>

Urgent action on climate change is a health win-win

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:23:35 +1300 | OraTaiao

New Zealand can make huge gains for health, now and in the future, by committing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A Special Article on climate change and health is published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal.More >>

Nurses urge action on climate change

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:49:02 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Nurses commenting on a Special Article published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal, Health and equity impacts of climate change in Aotearoa-New Zealand, and health gains from climate action, say if we want a healthy New Zealand we must reduce ...More >>

Canterbury students win NZ spatial excellence awards

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:25:39 +1300 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury students Nick Brunsdon and Jayden MacRae are the winners of the inaugural New Zealand student spatial excellence awards. The inaugural awards were formed to recognise excellence in the geospatial sector and are a joint venture ...More >>

2014 New Zealand River Awards

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:42:03 +1300 | The Morgan Foundation

Two Canterbury waterways – the Otukaikino and Cam - took out 1st and 3rd place in the 2014 New Zealand River Awards for the most improved rivers in the country. The Oroua River in the Manawatu was the 2nd most improved river in New Zealand. More >>

Pacific Edge says it's on track after posting 1H loss

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 10:24:20 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Pacific Edge, which makes and markets bladder cancer tests, said its first half loss was unchanged from the year earlier period as increased revenues were channelled into development and marketing of its products, in line ...More >>

People’s Blueprint Offers Solutions to Family Violence

Fri, 28 Nov 2014 09:55:52 +1300 | Glenn Inquiry

New Zealand has a fresh opportunity to reduce child abuse and family violence and save and restore lives under a powerful new model for combating the problem proposed by the Glenn Inquiry.More >>

movember mo-gress report

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 15:28:13 +1300 | Movember

With nearly a month of growth under their noses, New Zealanders are now proudly flaunting their Mo’s. Battling through the itch, and finally evolving from a mere shadow to proper lipholstery, Kiwi men are certainly growing attached to their Movember ...More >>

Council approves retail policy for legal highs

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:55:40 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council’s approval of a new policy which sets out where retailers of legal highs can locate in the central city is a balanced step in the right direction, says Councillor Andrew Turner.More >>

MSD procurement a winner

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:40:05 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says preferred supplier agreements for whiteware and optical goods and services are proving a huge winner for beneficiaries, low income people and the taxpayer.More >>

Children’s Health Rights Violated Say Researchers

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 14:19:09 +1300 | Northland DHB

New Canadian research1 makes it clear that children’s health rights are being violated by smoking in vehicles. A ban on smoking in cars while carrying children under the age of 18 would be one specific measure New Zealand could take to protect ...More >>

Changing climate and rising seas: Understanding the science

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 13:21:55 +1300 | Parliamentary Commissioner For The Environment

During my seven years as Commissioner, I have consistently said that climate change is the biggest environmental issue we face. This investigation has provided an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of what is causing climate change and one of its ...More >>

New health minister hears rural health’s big issues

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 12:34:56 +1300 | Rural General Practice Network

Key rural health priorities and issues were on the agenda when New Zealand Rural General Practice Network leaders met with new health minister Jonathan Coleman this week.More >>


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