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Bacon Butty in Return for Biking

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:46:58 +1300 | Hastings District Council

It was all hands to the pump this morning, as many hundreds of school children biked in all the way from suburbs around Hastings, and were rewarded with a great breakfast. More >>

Bronchiectasis in NZ–the Growing Problem That Goes Unnoticed

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:15:59 +1300 | The Asthma Foundation

The Dominion Post’s recent cover story (9 February) pays tribute to the tragic passing of beautiful young toddler Ataahua, who died of bronchiectasis just shy of three years of age. More >>

ASA Children’s Codes Review Panel Announced

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:13:23 +1300 | Advertising Standards Authority

New Zealanders are being invited to offer their views on advertising to children, including food, in a major review of the codes of practice the advertising industry are required to follow. More >>

District Health Board support for water fluoridation

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 14:48:05 +1300 | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s CEO Helen Mason said she is disappointed with the Whakatane District Council’s recent decision to discontinue water fluoridation. More >>

Digital medical certificates make system simpler

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:12:10 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Digital medical certificates make system simpler Health Minister Jonathan Coleman and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley say 72 per cent of all medical certificates for Work and Income clients are now being lodged electronically. “There’s been ...More >>

Encouraging Immunisation for Older Children

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:44:33 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new awareness campaign starts today to remind parents and caregivers of older children about the school based immunisation programme. “While infant immunisation rates have dramatically improved since 2008, immunisation ...More >>

David Matthews on the 2018 Disability Survey

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:28:05 +1300 | Liam Butler

David Matthews Chief Executive CCS Disability Action gives his opinion to Liam Butler regarding the cancellation of the 2018 Disability Survey. More >>

More treatments funded for respiratory disease

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 14:12:27 +1300 | PHARMAC

PHARMAC is funding six new medicines that will improve treatment options for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). More >>

Toi Tangata Hui-a-Tau 2016

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 11:52:08 +1300 | Toi Tangata

Toi Tangata is proud to announce the Hui-ā-Tau 2016 on the 16th-18th February in Otaki. Toi Tangata are leaders in positive health and the art of human potential. The annual event is a signature feature of the Māori nutrition and physical activity ...More >>

Kiwis jump on their bikes for national Go By Bike Day

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 11:07:18 +1300 | NZTA

Kiwis jump on their bikes for national Go By Bike Day Tomorrow (Wednesday, 10 February 2016) is the national Go By Bike Day, and Kiwis across New Zealand are leaving their cars at home to cycle to work or school. Events will be taking place around the country ...More >>

Wellington Medical Researchers Invited to Apply for Grants

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 09:57:15 +1300 | Wellington Medical Research Foundation

WELLINGTON MEDICAL RESEARCHERS INVITED TO APPLY FOR RESEARCH & TRAVEL GRANTS The Wellington Medical Research Foundation invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for the Foundation’s ...More >>

Dog Attacks Mar End of Positive Summer; Fish Dumped

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 15:17:30 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

A spate of serious dog attacks over the past two weeks has resulted in one man being flown to hospital in a serious condition and has kept our Council's Compliance Officers busy investigating the attacks.More >>

Make sure meat is all that gets sizzled this weekend

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 14:19:19 +1300 | Environmental Protection Authority

A long weekend – and a promise of good weather, so probably time to get the mates or family round for a bit of a barbie? More >>

A tilt in the right direction

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 12:16:10 +1300 | Victoria University of Wellington

A group of Victoria University of Wellington alumni has developed an interactive gaming system to help take the chore out of physiotherapy exercises. More >>

Taranaki Students Reducing Maori Health Inequalities

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 13:07:58 +1300 | Taranaki District Health Board

Maori students in Taranaki are gaining valuable work experience throughout secondary and tertiary education and in turn, contributing to the aim of decreasing Maori health inequalities thanks to the Why Ora employment pathways program run through ...More >>

Diabetes and Healthy Lifestyles Camp An 'Amazing' Experience

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 13:03:16 +1300 | Northland District Health Board

Nineteen young Northlanders, some with Type 1 diabetes, enjoyed three nights and four days at the annual Diabetes and Healthy Lifestyles camp last month. More >>

Ready to ride?

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 11:07:31 +1300 | Canterbury District Health Board

It’s time to dust off your old ten speed, check your brakes, wipe the cobwebs off your helmet, and get ready for Go by Bike Day. More >>

TPPA Still Needs an Independent Health Impact Assessment

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:48:49 +1300 | New Zealand Medical Students' Association - NZMSA

TPPA Still Needs an Independent Health Impact Assessment The New Zealand Medical Students’ Association (NZMSA) urges the Government to facilitate an independent Health Impact Assessment (HIA) on the recently agreed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement ...More >>

Taranaki Father Sheds 67kg

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:42:05 +1300 | Triathlon New Zealand

Taranaki Father Sheds 67kg – Targets Second World Champs at Kinloch Stephen Houghton has completely turned his life around. Six years ago he was very unwell. He weighed 151kg, had heart and cholesterol problems, sleep apnea and was pre-diabetic. But ...More >>

New Software to Solve Back Pain Associated with Poor Posture

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 16:04:03 +1300 | Prometheus

Poor posture is linked to numerous negative long term health issues including backpain. The associated costs including health-care and absenteeism costs can have serious implications for a business’s bottom line. More >>

 

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