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Call for Ban on Kiwisaver Investments in Offensive Weapons

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:30:30 +1200 | Aotearoa NZ Association of Social Workers

The Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Social Workers is calling on the Government to legislate to ban Kiwisaver providers from investing in companies which produce internationally illegal weapons including cluster munitions, anti-personnel mines ...More >>

Busy mum takes up virtual fitness challenge

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:11:44 +1200 | Sport Hawke's Bay

Accountant and busy mum Rosie Orr is running one step at a time towards her goal of completing a 10 kilometre fun run in Napier on October 16. More >>

Acute Mental Health System in Crisis

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:06:25 +1200 | People's Mental Health Review

This week the Acute Mental Health ward for Auckland’s North Shore, He Puna Waiora, has been forced to close eight beds, at a time when demand for mental health services is reaching record levels.More >>

Be aware of bacterial gastroenteritis

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:38:33 +1200 | Southern District Health Board

Public Health South has started to see an increase in bacterial gastroenteritis across the district and is reminding the public of the importance of practicing good hand hygiene.More >>

UN pledges to battle superbugs - Expert reaction

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:36:55 +1200 | Science Media Centre

At a high-level meeting yesterday, all 193 United Nations member states have pledged to work together to tackle superbugs. The disease-causing bacteria, virues, fungi and parasites that have developed resistance to drugs pose a fundamental threat to ...More >>

Five year groundwater quality report presented

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:24:51 +1200 | Hawke's Bay Regional Council

A five year Groundwater Quality report shows Hawke’s Bay aquifer systems are generally suitable for drinking water supply. More >>

Upston: National action plan to reduce dog attacks

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:15:12 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Today, I would like to announce Cabinet’s decisions on a National Strategy to reduce the risk and harm of dog attacks in New Zealand. More >>

Pasifika youth ignored by the Government

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:35:30 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Adolescent Health Research Group’s new report on the wellbeing of young Pacific people shines a spotlight on the Government’s failure to deliver any “brighter future” for them, says Labour’s Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Su’a William ...More >>

Dirty Politics in CCDHB Elections

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:19:31 +1200 | Dr. Stan Litras

DHB candidates are concerned electoral laws are being breached by a government funded pro-fluoridation pressure group.More >>

More support needed for Pacific youth

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:23:49 +1200 | University of Auckland

Persistent health, social and educational disparities exposed in the latest report on Pacific youth in New Zealand, require urgent attention according to researchers. More >>

Man seriously injured in Bonito Place, Bayview

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:45:56 +1200 | New Zealand Police

Police were advised just after 3.30pm that the man was trapped between a van and the deck of a house. More >>

Minister confirms – new ministry only about abuse

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:43:18 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Minister for Social Development today confirmed that her new Ministry for Vulnerable Children is essentially a rebrand of CYFS making this a squandered opportunity to better the lives of New Zealand children, says Labour’s spokesperson for Children ...More >>

Our Water is a Political Hot Potato

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:06:48 +1200 | Kerry Mackintosh

Water has become a political hot potato in Hawkes Bay. Hastings District Council Deputy Mayor and Hawkes Bay Regional Council candidate Cynthia Bowers remains in favour of the Rutataniwha dam albeit with a list of conditions, but has done a complete ...More >>

HBDHB Media Release - re new GBS patient in Wellington

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:19:16 +1200 | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board’s (HBDHB) Public Health Team has been advised by Capital and Coast District Health Board that there is a patient in Wellington Hospital diagnosed with Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS). More >>

How do Capital and Coast Candidates measure up?

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:54:31 +1200 | Public Health Association

A scorecard rating the Capital and Coast DHB candidates was released this evening by the Wellington Branch of the Public Health Association. Voting is now open in the local body elections, allowing residents to vote for elected DHB representatives ...More >>

A Day in the Life of a 90 Year Old Mum

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:50:08 +1200 | Arthritis New Zealand

Wake ups to me are frustratingly hard. Instead of feeling refreshed after my 8-10 hour sleep (pre-baby), my5.30am wake up calls (thanks son) are filled with shoots of pain through my crippling hands and cracking knees as I slowly stretch them open. ...More >>

Stoptober 2016 has arrived

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:24:46 +1200 | Hapai Te Hauora

Hāpai the new National Tobacco Control Advocacy service are pleased to promote Stoptober 2016 aimed at supporting thousands of kiwi’s to stop smoking next month. More >>

Gordon Campbell on the damage of deregulation

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:10:52 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on the damage de-regulation is doing to fisheries and education, plus Kate Tempest First published on Werewolf More >>

New Zealand must do better on dementia preparedness

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 12:09:01 +1200 | Alzheimers New Zealand

The latest World Alzheimer Report warns that countries like New Zealand are unprepared for a surge in dementia cases and need to take urgent action to deal with the issue. More >>

Working together towards regional Taranaki smokefree service

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:05:33 +1200 | Tui Ora

Stop smoking support in Taranaki is to have a new focus with a unified regional wide service getting underway this year. More >>


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