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Mission, Marae celebrate first year of food bank partnership

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:06:30 +1300 | Auckland City Mission

For the past year the Papakura Marae, through its partnership with the Auckland City Mission, has been able to provide Papakura families in desperate need with nutritionally balanced food parcels. The Mission has also supported the marae with equipment, expertise ...More >>

Life and death in New Zealand

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:34:32 +1300 | University of Auckland

Non-Māori New Zealanders held the record for the highest life expectancy in the world from 1870 to 1940. No other country has ever held the record for that long. More >>

Agrichemical sellers upskill in health and safety

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:32:08 +1300 | Agcarm

Protection of people and the environment is the focus of a new qualification developed by Agcarm to upskill staff in the rural servicing industry. More >>

The cost of obesity - Professor Boyd Swinburn

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:30:48 +1300 | ElderNet

Liam Butler interviews Boyd Swinburn Professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health University of Auckland More >>

Chance to ask questions about submitting on air rules

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:27:28 +1300 | Environment Southland

Invercargill residents will have an opportunity to talk to Environment Southland staff about the proposed new air quality rules and how to make a submission at the Invercargill Library this Tuesday.More >>

Greens urge Govt to help eradicate polio

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:47:21 +1300 | Green Party

On World Polio Day, the Green Party is urging the National Government to resume funding for polio eradication. The New Zealand Government stopped contributing to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 2010.More >>

Kawerau: industrial incident

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:27:45 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Police are in attendance at a Kawerau buisiness where an employee has suffered injuries whilst working with machinery. The injuries are not life threatening, however the employee has now been flown to Rotorua hospital.More >>

First Opportunity in NZ to Hear Leading World Food Expert

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:28:40 +1300 | Goode PR

A leading global expert specialising in disease prevention, Dr David Katz, will speak at a New Zealand Nutrition Foundation symposium in Auckland on October 30. Dr Katz is being brought to New Zealand for the first time by the, to debunk the myths about ...More >>

Connor Gains Overseas Investment Office Approval

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:17:40 +1300 | Connor Healthcare

Connor Healthcare Limited (Connor) today advised that it had now obtained Overseas Investment Office (OIO) consent for its $7.25 per share cash takeover offer for Acurity Health Group Limited.More >>

2 injured in assault, Woodville

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:09:16 +1300 | New Zealand Police

At approximately 12:10pm on Thursday, October 23rd Police attended an assault in Ormond Street, Woodville. There had been a confrontation at the address between a male occupant and an associate.More >>

Unanimous Call for Commissioner to Arm Police Full Time

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:26:28 +1300 | NZ Police Association

In the wake of a series of recent armed offender incidents, delegates to the Police Association Annual Conference today called unanimously on the Commissioner to arm Police full time.More >>

Time to have your say on the sale of legal highs

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:18:05 +1300 | Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being urged to have their say on where psychoactive substances, commonly known as legal highs, can be sold in the city. The council’s Local Approved Product Policy consultation, which will decide where the products can be sold, opens ...More >>

Hyundai Genesis highest safety score in ANCAP history

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:04:23 +1300 | Hyundai New Zealand

Genesis, Hyundai New Zealand’s new flagship luxury sedan, has achieved the highest score in the 21-year history of ANCAP testing – 36.88 points out of a possible 37 and a maximum 5 star ANCAP safety rating. A 5 star safety rating is ANCAP’s ...More >>

Love in the Time of Ebola

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:18:25 +1300 | Glen Barry

Overpopulation, ecosystem loss, climate change, and Ebola itself are all growing exponentially. The human family must come together now to stop Ebola in West Africa or risk a global pandemic that could potentially kill billions – even as we commit ...More >>

No increase for routine consultations

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:27:03 +1300 | West Coast District Health

Fees for routine consultations with your own West Coast District Health Board general practice will not change with the new fee schedule being introduced next month. At $17.50 for adults and $11.50 for children aged 6 – 17 years (children under six ...More >>

Buckle up and take care on our roads

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:41:43 +1300 | New Zealand Police

Central District Police are reminding motorists and passengers to always wear seatbelts and drive to the conditions as people make travel plans for Labour weekend. More >>

New guidelines to improve visiting driver safety

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:17:38 +1300 | Tourism Industry Association

Best practice guidelines have been developed for rental vehicle operators to help educate international visitors on driver safety. More >>

Kerepēhi Police shooting release #3

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:11:37 +1300 | New Zealand Police

While investigations into the circumstances surrounding the Police's shooting of a gunman in Kerepēhi continue, the independent senior investigator overseeing the case say the public can play a part in establishing what happened.More >>

Samsung donates 3,000 smartphones for fight against Ebola

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:20:34 +1300 | Samsung

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced that the company will donate 3,000 smartphones, worth about USD 1 million, to support the ongoing fight against Ebola. The smartphones, to be donated through the United Nations Office for the Coordination ...More >>

Students over-estimate fertility

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:02:01 +1300 | University of Auckland

University students in New Zealand significantly over-estimate both age-related fertility and the efficacy of fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), according to a recent study.More >>


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