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Free Stop Smoking Service helping Smokers to Quit

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:02:56 +1300 | Takiri Mai Te Ata

A free Stop smoking service set up to help Wellington, Hutt Valley, Kapiti, Porirua and Wairarapa Communities whanau to quit smoking is up and running. More >>

Ending homelessness (again)

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:22:43 +1300 | Green Party

“Arriving in London for the first time on my OE, I saw vagrants and beggars everywhere, sleeping rough under bridges, in parks, in any nook that offered a little shelter from the wind and rain. I loved that I came from a country that was better than this ...More >>

UPDATE: Mt Maunganui chemical spill

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 17:10:36 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Fire services remain at the scene while the clean up of an ammonia leak continues at a property on Mark Road, Mt Maunganui.  More >>

Hawke’s Bay’s heat affecting elderly

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:37:36 +1300 | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay’s soaring temperature is affecting many elderly and vulnerable residents who are becoming dehydrated and suffering medical events as a result. Hawke’s Bay District Health Board chief medical officer of primary care, Dr Mark Peterson, said ...More >>

Whakatāne to get trainee doctors

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:26:02 +1300 | Joint Press Release

The first fifth year medical students in a new Regional-Rural Programme will soon be working at Whakatāne Hospital and in local GP rooms. More >>

New era of inter-disciplinary collaboration

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:13:53 +1300 | NZ College Of Midwives

The New Zealand College of Midwives has become a full voting member of the Primary Health Alliance in a move which signals a new era of inter-disciplinary collaboration for New Zealand’s primary care sector.More >>

Norovirus cleared from Travers-Sabine Circuit

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:00:39 +1300 | Department of Conservation

The Department of Conservation and Nelson Marlborough Health have confirmed that the norovirus outbreak on the Travers-Sabine Circuit in Nelson Lakes National Park appears to be over and people can now use the track again.More >>

Latest ratings shed light on commitment to safety

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:31:19 +1300 | Automobile Association

Toyota has reenergised its Avensis with a number of safety upgrades earning it a 5 star ANCAP safety rating. More >>

UC research influences Government’s microbead ban

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:57:27 +1300 | University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury research has influenced a Government proposal to ban personal care products containing plastic microbeads, announced today. More >>

Potentially toxic algae confirmed in Cardrona River

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:43:36 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

The presence of the potentially toxic algae Phormidium has been confirmed in the lower Cardrona River. This has prompted the Otago Regional Council (ORC) to warn dog owners to be vigilant when exercising their pets alongside Otago’s rivers and ...More >>

Higher levels of toxic algae seen in some Tasman rivers

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:54:41 +1300 | Tasman District Council

The presence of toxic algae has grown in the last week in Tasman’s Waimea and Wai-iti rivers. The latest results showing the algae’s growth to warning levels following a number of weeks relatively low levels of growth.More >>

Scenic Hotel Group introduces ‘Kids’ Choice’ healthy meals

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:34:44 +1300 | Scenic Hotel Group

The Scenic Hotel Group has become the first hotel group to adopt the Heart Foundation’s new Kids’ Choice programme, providing healthier menus for children. More >>

Be prepared in the event of an asthma attack

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:19:02 +1300 | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

While on a 2.4km run near Coogee beach in Sydney a few years ago, professional rugby player Issac Luke came across a teammate having an asthma attack. At the time Luke didn’t know the correct steps to take. “I ran past him and stopped, but didn’t ...More >>

Cyanobacteria found in Lake Waihola

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:33:17 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

Sampling carried out by the Otago Regional Council has shown high concentrations of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) at Lake Waihola and a health warning has been issued for the lake. Visitors are advised not to use it for recreational purposes ...More >>

Advice to campers and trampers: How to avoid catching gastro

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:14:54 +1300 | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

While there have been no further outbreaks of suspected norovirus since the cluster of cases among visitors to Nelson Lakes National Park, campers and trampers in the region are urged to exert caution to avoid catching the debilitating virus.More >>

Taking on obesity with science and education

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:14:31 +1300 | University of Auckland

We all know simply telling teenagers what’s good for them seldom gets through (and the same goes for adults). That’s why a unique science education programme developed in New Zealand is giving teenagers the knowledge and tools to figure out for themselves ...More >>

Sing Your Lungs Out Motueka (SYLO)

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:57:56 +1300 | Nelson Asthma Society

A new free respiratory singing group is starting in Tasman in February. It’s a fun social group for people with chronic lung disease More >>

Study finds babies are relatively safe in Wahakura

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 12:03:01 +1300 | University of Otago

Monday 9 January 2017 Study finds babies are relatively safe in Wahakura, woven flax bassinets More >>

Making New Year’s resolutions stick

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 10:40:51 +1300 | ExcerciseNZ

New Zealand’s leading exercise industry group ExerciseNZ has today appealed to Kiwis to make increased physical activity their resolution for 2017 but it also warned that keeping resolutions isn’t easy and is offering tips on how to make them stick.More >>

Stop smoking Taranaki 2017 campaign launched

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 16:29:04 +1300 | Tui Ora

The launch of a New Year New You stop smoking campaign for Taranaki is timely – it comes as smokers contemplate the first of many price hikes. More >>


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