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Takapuna Locals Call for Review of Bar Opening Hours

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:11:32 +1200 | Takapuna Central Residents Group

21 July 2017 - Takapuna Central Residents Group members are devastated following a 19 July Alcohol Regulatory and Licensing Authority (ARLA) decision which may see local bars and nightclubs applying for liquor licences with a 3am closing.More >>

EU's Rapid Alert System for Food & Feed

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:44:11 +1200 | Union of Producers and Employers of Meat Industry

The Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed as a guarantee of safety of EU pork, beef and their products More >>

Government message to DHB heads: ‘Keep quiet or else’

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:25:59 +1200 | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

“Treasury’s release of papers about Canterbury District Health Board’s (CDHB) financial performance appears to have been deliberately designed to intimidate and silence senior DHB officials who have dared to question the adequacy of government ...More >>

Canterbury GP teams stand with their hospital colleagues

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 13:11:02 +1200 | Joint Press Release

As chairs of the three Primary Health Organisations representing all Canterbury general practices we fully support our hospital colleagues’ position as outlined by Dr Alistair Humphrey in the Christchurch Press 19 July 2017.More >>

Milk and Muffins – Dunedin’s Breastfeeding Celebration

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:41:02 +1200 | World Breastfeeding Week

The Dunedin Breastfeeding Network is aiming to make this year’s celebration the biggest one yet! More >>

Death of a young woman following a Police pursuit in Porirua

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:16:18 +1200 | Independent Police Conduct Authority

The Independent Police Conduct Authority has found that an officer who pursued a fleeing vehicle, which subsequently crashed, was justified in commencing the pursuit and the pursuit was generally conducted in accordance with policy. The front-seat ...More >>

Communities Win And Lose Against Alcohol Industry

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:27:08 +1200 | Alcohol Healthwatch

Community and public health groups working to reduce alcohol-related harm are thrilled that community calls to halt the proliferation of alcohol outlets in Auckland have been heard.More >>

Bowel Cancer Screening Cost-Effective

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:08:35 +1200 | Otago University

Bowel-cancer screening in New Zealand will improve health cost effectively, according to University of Otago research just published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. More >>

NZ’s First Sustainable Dental Practice Opens in Wanaka

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 17:14:56 +1200 | Wanaka Dental

“It is about cultivating good habits and giving people chances to make positive choices. Every little bit helps.” More >>

UC study aims to improve symptoms of depression and anxiety

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:39:31 +1200 | University of Canterbury

\A world-leading new University of Canterbury research trial aims to help pregnant women improve symptoms of anxiety and antenatal depression through better nutrition. More >>

Busy Winter Workload for St John

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:10:35 +1200 | St John

St John experienced a significant increase in workload in June and it looks likely to continue as New Zealand experiences a cold snap with freezing conditions. More >>

Blenheim cryptosporidium outbreak lingers

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 16:52:31 +1200 | Nelson Marlborough District Health Board

Cases of cryptosporidiosis continue to be confirmed in Blenheim, with the public health focus now on reminding early childcare centres how to avoid preventing more cases.More >>

Breast Screening Booklet Demystifies Mammograms

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:22:27 +1200 | Northland District Health Board

A newly released booklet guiding Northland women who have an intellectual disability through the breast cancer screening process is hoped to help patients nationwide. More >>

'Sailor the Puffer Fish' Educates 14,000 Children on Asthma

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:54:08 +1200 | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Puffer Fish educates 14,000 children on asthma Sailor the Puffer Fish is nearing the finale of his 2017 North Island tour, educating 14,000 school children about asthma, tips on how to manage it, and what to do in an emergency. Sailor the Puffer ...More >>

$2.4M of NZ Taxpayer Money Paid to Clinton Health Initiative

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:15:03 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

18 July 2017 - The Taxpayers' Union can reveal that another $2.4 million has been paid by the NZ Aid programme to the controversial 'Clinton Health Initiative', a subsidiary of the Clinton Foundation, which President Bill Clinton and his daughter ...More >>

Fresh Fish Oil Lowers Diabetes Risk in Rat Offspring

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:00:36 +1200 | Auckland University

Fresh fish oil given to overweight pregnant rats prevented their offspring from developing a major diabetes risk factor, Auckland researchers have found. More >>

Quad Bikes Become the Latest Academic Bogeyman

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 17:39:00 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says that while there’s no doubt full-sized quad bikes are dangerous in the wrong hands, or if used by the wrong age group, the latest academic call is dull-headed.More >>

MedRecruit moves to new premises

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 13:32:21 +1200 | MedRecruit

MedRecruit moves to new premises to accommodate exciting business growth Prompted by accelerated business growth over the last few years, MedRecruit has moved its Queenstown head office to the brand new Remarkables House building on Hawthorne Drive. ...More >>

Eastern Bay of Plenty Medical Group launched

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 13:53:41 +1200 | Te Puna Ora o Mataatua

Eastern Bay of Plenty Medical Group launched at Matariki celebration Te Puna Ora o Mataatua has announced the launch of the Eastern Bay of Plenty Medical Group, at a large Matariki celebration in Whakatāne last night. The event, held to acknowledge ...More >>

Review heralds new era for rural PRIME service

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 15:02:13 +1200 | Rural General Practice Network

A wide-ranging review of New Zealand’s Primary Response in Medical Emergency (PRIME) service has been successfully completed and work will soon begin to implement its recommendations, says New Zealand Rural General Practice Network Chief Executive ...More >>


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