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ALRANZ Supports Suspended Doctor and Unlawful Abortions

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:09:29 +1200 | Right To Life New Zealand Inc

Why does ALRANZ Support Violence Against Women? Sabrina Muck, a spokesperson for the Abortion Law Reform Association .made a media release on 16 April following the suspension of a rural doctor known as Dr N, by the Health Practitioners Disciplinary ...More >>

Sustainable DHBs good for health too

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:58:35 +1200 | South Island Alliance

DHBs in the South Island are working together to address climate change and promote environmental sustainability to improve the health of current and future populations. More >>

ALCP welcomes Campbell Live poll result

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:35:07 +1200 | Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party welcomes last night's Campbell Live poll, saying it is an overdue reality check for public opinion on personal cannabis use. More >>

Committee response on inquiry into improving child health

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:25:19 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

Dr Paul Hutchison, Chairperson of the Health Committee, would like to inform you that the Select Committee has taken the unusual step of responding to the Government’s response to the Health Select Committee’s report above because it considers the ...More >>

Creamy tasting dairy-free chocolate arrives

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:31:31 +1200 | British High Commission

Dairy-free chocolate from UK company Moo Free is now available in New Zealand. With dairy being one of the most common food allergies in New Zealand, the introduction of a great tasting dairy free chocolate will be exciting news for many households.More >>

Environment Canterbury keen to help people keep warm this wi

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:20:17 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has welcomed the number of people who have responded to the letters sent out to homeowners reminding them that this winter they cannot use their wood burner if it is 15 or more years old.More >>

Call for public enquiry into the future of farming

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:02:44 +1200 | Fish and Game New Zealand

Fish & Game NZ is calling for a public enquiry “to examine the future of agriculture in New Zealand”. More >>

Drive safely over Easter

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:56:52 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse is urging road users to slow down and take care this Easter. More >>

Plunket: Keep kiwi kids safe in cars this Easter

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:00:44 +1200 | New Zealand Plunket Society

Plunket is urging New Zealand families to think about their kids’ safety while they’re on the roads over the long Easter and holidays. “Have a great Easter and holidays, enjoy time with family and friends and remember everyone has to be ...More >>

Inaugural National Osteopathy Awareness Week

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:15:38 +1200 | Osteopaths NZ

Osteopathy Mainstream Healthcare Choice in World First ACC Report Osteopathy is experiencing exponential growth and has doubled over the last decade with over 130,000 practitioners working in over fifty countries according to a recent global study ...More >>

Expert nurses as good as doctors – new research

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:25:38 +1200 | Massey University

Nurse practitioners are just as good as registrars in making patient diagnoses – even very complex ones – and planning the correct care, says a new Doctor of Philosophy from Massey University.More >>

Speak out: Create Change by marking World Haemophilia Day

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:16:13 +1200 | Haemophilia Foundation of New Zealand

An estimated 6.9 million people have a bleeding disorder, yet 75 percent of them don’t know it. Every year on April 17, World Haemophilia Day is observed around the world to increase awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders.More >>

Taxpayers’ Union Welcomes Key’s Rejection of ‘Fat Tax’

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:01:15 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

The Taxpayers’ Union is welcoming Prime Minister John Key’s rejection of fat and sugar taxes ahead of this year's election. Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the Union, says:More >>

Be aware and take care on our roads

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:59:53 +1200 | New Zealand Police

As Easter holidays and Anzac Day approaches and we move into colder months Central District Police want to remind motorists to ensure their vehicle is roadworthy before they embark on a road trip.More >>

Take extra care on wet Easter roads

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:26:41 +1200 | New Zealand Police

With wet weather forecast this Easter holiday weekend Northland Police are asking motorists to take extra care on the roads. More >>

Rio Tinto Wins 2013 Roger Award

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:56:14 +1200 | CAFCA

Sky City Casino Second, Chorus Third - The criteria for judging are by assessing the transnational (a corporation with 25% or more foreign ownership) that has the most negative impact in each or all of the following categories: economic dominance ...More >>

Workers support plain packaging of tobacco

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:49:47 +1200 | CTU

The CTU have today presented to the health select committee in support of plain packaging of tobacco. “Any steps that can be taken to lower smoking rates will result in New Zealand workers and their families having healthier and better lives, ...More >>

Midlands Marae to Receive Safe Sleep Devices

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:32:29 +1200 | Waikato District Health Board

The sad tale of the death of a five-month Wellington baby of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy (SUDI) reported this morning is the exact reason iwi in the Midland Region are being issued safe sleep devices.More >>

Cigarette branding: time to act - the choice is plain

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:30:15 +1200 | Stroke Foundation

The Stroke Foundation is today backing the Cancer Society and Smokefree Coalition who are making oral submissions to the Health Select Committee in support of proposed legislation to remove of all branding from tobacco products.More >>

UNICEF NZ Urges Progress on Plain Packaging of Tobacco

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:22:15 +1200 | UNICEF NZ

In its oral submission to the Health Select Committee today, UNICEF NZ expressed its strong support for the Smoke-free Environments (Tobacco Plain Packaging) Amendment Bill as a measure that will help reduce the uptake of smoking, and urged parliament ...More >>


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