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1. The Real Housing Crisis

22 August 2014 4:45pm | Waitakere Housing Call To Action

Housing Call to Action are launching a campaign to raise awareness of homelessness and the lack of housing in West Auckland from 1st - 8th September. .. More >>

2. Two-thirds of New Zealanders are touched by dementia

24 August 2014 11:31am | Alzheimers New Zealand

New research released by Alzheimers NZ reveals that two out of every three Kiwis know or have known someone with dementia. For 64 percent of those people it is a family member and a third have been involved in their direct care and support... More >>

3. Curiosity catching during Mental Health Awareness Week

24 August 2014 2:30pm | Mental Health Foundation

Kiwis can get excited about Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) now, because it's just over a month away! Over 6-12 October, the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is calling for people to KEEP LEARNING - be curious, embrace new experiences and see ..... More >>

4. New research: one in three adults have pre--diabetes

22 August 2014 11:08am | Lily and Louis

With diabetes predicted to cost New Zealand more than $1 billion a year, blueberries could cut risk by 26%. .. More >>

5. Time NZ Got Serious About Suicide Prevention

22 August 2014 11:37am | CASPER

Suicide prevention charity CASPER believes the key message from the release of today's suicide statistics is that its time New Zealand woke up and got serious about preventing suicide. .. More >>

6. DHB investing in radiology services, new CT scanner

22 August 2014 3:02pm | Waitemata District Health Board

Faster scans are on the way for Waitemata District Health Board patients with the board approving the purchase of a new stateoftheart CT scanner for North Shore Hospital this month... More >>

7. Northern DHBs welcome expert fluoridation findings

22 August 2014 1:23pm | Joint Media Statement

DHBs across the Northern region have welcomed the findings of an expert scientific review of fluoridation of public water supplies finding 'compelling evidence' of dental health benefits for New Zealanders. .. More >>

8. Alzheimers Wellington launches new dementia guide

20 August 2014 11:53am | Alzheimers Wellington

This practical guide is designed to help customer service staff better support customers who have a dementia, recognise signs which suggest customers may be having problems and gives practical advice on how to help... More >>

9. Opening of Te Waiora Community Health Service, Foxton

06 July 2014 10:31am | Ministry of Education

E ngā kanohi o Ngāti Raukawa i konei i tēnei rā, tēnā koutou katoa. .. More >>

10. The Myth of Unsustainable Health Funding

22 August 2014 12:07pm | ASMS

"The idea that New Zealand spends too much on public health care and cannot sustain the current level of funding is both wrong and damaging," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS)... More >>

11. Political parties back calls for a rare diseases policy

22 August 2014 1:06pm | NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders

It is time for some optimism. There is now strong political support for our call for a government policy and action plan for rare disorders. In response to our survey of the seven political parties in Parliament, the Greens, Labour, Mana and NZ First ..... More >>

12. New Hagley Outpatients officially opened

11 July 2012 12:28pm | Christchurch District Health Board

New Hagley Outpatients officially opened A significant first step towards restoring Christchurch Hospital's capacity became official today. .. More >>

13. Kiwis Warned Against Buying Specs Online

21 February 2012 1:06pm | Visique

Kiwis tempted by cheap prescription glasses online are being warned almost half of such specs have been found to be unsafe or incorrect. .. More >>

14. Green Prescription Paves Way to Healthier Lifestyles

24 March 2014 12:14pm | Sport Wellington

Regional Sports Trust, Sport Wellington is paving the way to healthier lifestyles through their Green Prescription programme. Run by Sport Wellington, Green Prescription (GRx) is a primary health initiative that aims to increase physical activity and ..... More >>

15. Community Water Fluoridation is safe for everyone

22 August 2014 1:19pm | Auckland Regional Public Health Service

Report released today by Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor and the Royal Society of New Zealand confirms the safety and effectiveness of community water fluoridation... More >>

16. Red Nose Day raises over $1 mil for child health research

25 August 2014 11:53am | Cure Kids

For the first 22 days of August, Kiwis helped paint the country red for a serious cause and raised $1,042,267 for vital child health research. .. More >>

17. NZ Junior Rugby and Netball Festivals

25 August 2014 1:49pm | Global Games

The healthiest rugby and netball tournament in New Zealand will return to Taupo from September 13-14th followed a week by the South Island leg in Queenstown 20 - 21st. The events have a newfound focus to be the most environmentally friendly junior sporting ..... More >>

18. Goodbye Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

25 August 2014 2:18pm | Northland District Health Board

Northland DHB will soon be walking the talk by eradicating all sugar-sweetened beverages on-site. .. More >>

19. Xenical available from pharmacists

11 March 2005 1:52pm | Roche

Auckland, March 10 2005 - Weight loss medication Xenical® (orlistat) is now available direct from a pharmacist for the first time in New Zealand. Xenical has been re-classified to a pharmacist only medicine meaning pharmacists can sell Xenical to appropriate ..... More >>

20. SPARC launches Push Play Activator

02 July 2005 5:39pm | SPARC

Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC) aims to inspire inactive Kiwis to get active with a new tool called the Push Play Activator... More >>

21. NZ's Best Midwives Receive Inaugural Award

04 October 2006 11:20am | Little Treasures

Five midwives judged 'outstanding' by expert panel, clients and over 4,000 voters The first recipients of a new award designed to recognise excellence in midwifery care come from Auckland to Greymouth and have delivered over 6,000 babies between ..... More >>

22. 10 Things to Know About Palliative Care in NZ

06 October 2010 12:40pm | Palliative Care Council

The Palliative Care Council is challenging Kiwis to get to know 10 key facts about palliative care as a way of marking World Hospice and Palliative Care Day on Saturday 9 October... More >>

23. New Zealand Fire Service: 2012/13 Fire Fatalities

01 July 2013 5:13pm | New Zealand Fire Service

Over the past 12 months, 20 people have died in avoidable house fires and the New Zealand Fire Service said, in most cases, there were no working smoke alarms to provide a warning... More >>

24. It's Green for Go - St John Unveils New Uniform

30 June 2014 2:07pm | St John

St John ambulance officers are sporting a new look from this week in what is the organisation's first major uniform upgrade in twelve years. .. More >>

25. Grey Hospital re-build funding explained

14 August 2014 1:52pm | Democrats for Social Credit

Wednesday 13 August 2014 Grey Hospital re-build funding explained Recent discussion about the funding of the Grey Hospital re-build may be confusing for some people but the position is actually very simple, according to David Tranter, Democrats for ..... More >>

26. Lifehack social innovation lab to improve youth wellbeing

15 August 2014 12:08pm | LIFEHACK

"We are thrilled to have twenty of New Zealand's brightest young people from around the country join us in Wellington today to begin Lifehack Labs. It'll be five weeks of intensive learning, research, mentoring, coaching and prototyping of ..... More >>

27. STAR treatment for South Auckland patients

20 August 2014 11:35am | Healthy Communications

People with diabetes, gout, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cardiovascular disease will soon be getting STAR treatment in Otara. .. More >>

28. Come feast on our vegetarian history!

22 August 2014 10:45am | Compassionate Contrarians

The first comprehensive history of vegetarianism in Aotearoa New Zealand will be launched by Rebel Press next weekend. The Compassionate Contrarians , by local writer Catherine Amey, describes how animal-free diets evolved in New Zealand from Victorian ..... More >>

29. Treble Cone Chairlifts to Become Smoke Free

25 August 2014 3:11pm | TrebleCone

The chairlifts and lift queuing areas at the South Island's largest ski area Treble Cone (Wanaka, New Zealand) will be becoming 'smoke free' areas from the 1st of September. .. More >>

30. Maori will die sooner from Influenza pandemic

24 November 2005 1:33pm | Hapai Te Hauora Tapui

Leading Maori health provider Hapai te Hauora says that Maori will suffer more in the event of the flu pandemic... More >>

31. Cultural Issues of Obesity, Food and Nutrition

11 September 2006 5:07pm | New Zealand Dietetic Association

In the face of the rising obesity epidemic, it is becoming increasingly important to recognise not only the varying cultural context of food and eating, but also the need to culturally tailor programmes aimed at changing dietary behaviours... More >>

32. UTI treatment now available direct from trained pharmacists

26 November 2012 9:56am | Pharmacybrands

In a New Zealand first, women will be able to receive best practice treatment for urinary tract infections (often referred to as UTI, bladder infection or cystitis) directly from trained pharmacists from today. The service is now available in a number ..... More >>

33. World-class Stem Cell Research, Therapy for Queenstown

02 August 2013 5:25pm | Queenstown Regenerative Medicine

A world-class research and treatment centre that will specialise in using the body's own blood cells to heal sports injuries and arthritis is planned for Queenstown within the year according to one of the world's leading experts on Stem Cell Therapy... More >>

34. On Site Drug Screen Testing

12 August 2013 2:41pm | New Zealand Safety Council

An article by Kevin Thompson,a Registered Safety Professional, of the New Zealand Safety Council feels employers need to know what collectors and screen testing companies are not telling about the process of drug testing in New Zealand... More >>

35. Rheumatic Fever Research Partnership to fund four projects

16 December 2013 11:54am | Health Research Council

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has announced funding for four research projects that aim to develop a better understanding of the most effective approaches to reduce the incidence and impact of rheumatic fever in New Zealand, with the projects ..... More >>

36. New Zealand's wait for scarce shingles vaccine is over

17 February 2014 9:50am | Trio Communications

ZOSTAVAX[TM] (Zoster Vaccine Live) has arrived in NZ Auckland. February 17, 2014 - After a prolonged wait, New Zealand has secured a continuous supply of the world's first and only vaccine against the painful and debilitating shingles infection, which ..... More >>

37. Homecare Medical's new clinical decision support system live

26 February 2014 2:20pm | ProCare Health

Homecare Medical (formerly HML) has 'pushed the button' on its new clinical decision support system, Odyssey Tele Assess. 'We've spent the last 18 months searching the world for an intelligent, evidence-based clinical decision support system that ..... More >>

38. Chiropractic Care May Reduce Gym & Fitness-Related Injuries

22 May 2014 1:28pm | NZ College of Chiropractic

The inability of some people to properly activate and control their core muscles when engaging in exercise, predisposes them to lower back injury, and may be reversible with regular chiropractic care according to researchers at the New Zealand College ..... More >>

39. Nurses serving their community through faith

22 July 2014 5:08pm | New Zealand Faith Community Nurses Association

The New Zealand Faith Community Nurses Association will be looking at ways to keep the ministry sustainable at its annual conference in September this year. .. More >>

40. ProCare commitment to patient health screening

05 August 2014 11:11am | ProCare Health

Primary Health Organisation ProCare, which has New Zealand's largest number of Pacific and Maori patients, welcomed Health Minister Tony Ryall to their Grafton office on Friday 1st along with several practices from across the ProCare network. ..... More >>

41. Many drinks children associate with sport are unhealthy

08 August 2014 12:26pm | University of Otago

Urgent action is needed to help children and parents make healthier choices when it comes to the drinks children consume when playing sport, say University of Otago, Wellington researchers... More >>

42. Māori men at 70% increased risk of dying of prostate cancer

14 August 2014 12:25pm | Prostate Cancer Foundation

Graeme Woodside, Chief Executive Officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand says, "New Zealand has significant disparities in survival for Māori men living with prostate cancer. As a community, it is absolutely critical we support ..... More >>

43. Social networks key to improving health in NZ

20 August 2014 1:43pm | Massey University

Turning conventional thinking about health and healthcare on its head by championing social networks is vital if New Zealanders want to improve their health outcomes, and ultimately save the nation money, says a leading public health expert... More >>

44. Māori a priority to address poor stomach cancer survival

21 August 2014 10:31am | University of Otago

New research shows that Māori diagnosed with stomach cancer are 27% less likely to survive than non-Māori, prompting calls for recently-released national stomach cancer standards to prioritise the needs of Māori... More >>

45. Commercial Jet Boat Industry To Be Reviewed

25 September 2000 2:01pm | Mediacom press release distribution

A number of jet boat accidents around New Zealand over the last 12 months has led to a safety review of the commercial jet boat industry by the Maritime Safety Authority... More >>

46. How A Fat Tax Can Help Fight Obesity

24 August 2004 12:04am | Diabetes New Zealand

In 1976, a report from the Royal College of Physicians, London, suggested that "Obesity is a hazard to health and a detriment to wellbeing. It is common enough to constitute one of the most important medical and public health problems of our time, whether ..... More >>

47. New birth control pill to launch in NZ

18 April 2005 9:29am | Schering NZ Ltd

New Zealand women will soon have access to one of the world's most popular brands of birth control pill... More >>

48. MeNZB(tm) Vaccination Campaign Starts Derailing

20 May 2005 1:24pm | Barbara Sumner Burstyn

"The Minister of Health has confirmed that none of the five deaths acknowledged as being due to meningococcal disease so far this year could have been prevented by the MeNZB(tm) vaccination programme," say risk & policy analyst Ron Law, and writer/researcher ..... More >>

49. Kimberley Centre 60th anniverary

28 July 2005 10:30am | Anne Hunt

Sixty years ago, the modern air force station on the outskirts of Levin offered Prime Minister Peter Fraser an ideal environment to house children deemed, to use the terminology of the times, 'backward', and appease parents pestering him for a facility in the ..... More >>

50. Graphic new quit smoking television commercial

11 October 2005 4:01pm | The Quit Group

A graphic new television commercial showing the effects of smoking on the lungs will be launched in New Zealand on Sunday 16 October... More >>

51. Illicit Drug Use Starts With Cannabis

14 March 2006 9:39am | University of Otago

Latest research from the long-running Christchurch Health and Development Study at the Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences examines the relationship between the use of cannabis and other illicit drugs in a sample of 1000 Christchurch ..... More >>

52. Collecting blood for testing still free at labs

19 March 2007 2:34pm | Hawkes Bay DHB

Hawke's Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) chief executive officer, Chris Clarke said the new partnership, introduced on 1 March 2007 between Southern Community Laboratories and HBDHB was working well... More >>

53. ACC Fraud Investigation

16 July 2008 1:55pm | ACC

Several media outlets have today run items about an ACC fraud investigation. ACC does not comment on specific cases, to avoid potential legal proceedings being prejudiced... More >>

54. Helping mental health sufferers in to employment

25 November 2008 3:04pm | Joint Media Statement

Over 100 people suffering from mild to moderate mental health illness are feeling more energetic, controlling panic attacks and overcoming depression, thanks to a pilot programme called Link2wrk. The ultimate aim is to help people be in a better ..... More >>

55. Research on chiropractic for pregnant women

08 April 2010 10:55am | NZ College of Chiropractic

Post doctoral research fellow at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, Dr. Jenny Kruger and Research Director, Dr. Heidi Haavik-Taylor, have commenced research into how chiropractic care can make giving birth an easier, safer experience for pregnant ..... More >>

56. A New Start for Forensic Service, Patients

26 August 2010 5:07pm | Waikato District Health Board

The Midland Regional Forensic Psychiatric Service was officially relaunched in Hamilton today, with new facilities, a new model of care and a new name. .. More >>

57. New dental clinic opened at Morrinsville Primary School

02 February 2012 12:36pm | Waikato DHB

Hundreds of Morrinsville children will get an improved oral health outcome after the opening of a new school-based dental service today at Morrinsville Primary School. .. More >>

58. Rheumatic Fever Rates 'Causes Of Causes' Must Be Addressed

19 March 2012 3:06pm | Public Health Association

The Public Health Association (PHA) says a new report revealing young Maori are 23 times more likely to suffer acute rheumatic fever than non-Maori lends weight to the Prime Minister's calls to address rheumatic fever rates in New Zealand. But ..... More >>

59. Tackling obesity and diabetes in New Zealand

07 June 2012 10:22am | Health Research Council

The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) has announced $65.2M of government research funding investment into issues that impact most heavily on the health of New Zealanders. .. More >>

60. Trimethoprim reclassification a win for patients

05 December 2012 12:28pm | Pharmacy Guild

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) fully supports the reclassification of the antibiotic trimethoprim so that women suffering from urinary tract infections (UTI) can easily access treatment from their community pharmacist. The service is ..... More >>

61. Healing begins before operation takes place

12 December 2012 10:36am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Patients who have undergone hip or knee joint replacements are experiencing faster recoveries, thanks to new pre-surgery classes being run at Tauranga Hospital. .. More >>

62. Soft Drink Consumption - Survey

13 February 2013 1:35pm | Southern Cross Healthcare

The average consumption of soft drink in New Zealand is two servings per week o Males drink more soft drink than females o The largest consumers per week are those New Zealanders aged under 40 years and those with a household income of $70,000-$100,000.. More >>

63. Starship Foundation: 'Bids For Kids' Auction on Facebook

15 May 2013 12:57pm | Starship Foundation

The Starship Foundation launched 'Bids for Kids' today - and it is the first charity in New Zealand to hold a live auction inside of Facebook. Every Monday for the next six weeks people from all over the world will have the opportunity to bid ..... More >>

64. Autism New Zealand New Chief Executive Dane Dougan

21 May 2013 11:29am | Autism NZ

Dane has worked at the New Zealand Rugby Union as the Provincial Union Support Manager and most recently as general Manager of Softball New Zealand. His experience in membership organisations has given him a heightened understanding of the needs of the member ..... More >>

65. New medication options for gout

08 July 2013 6:07pm | Arthritis New Zealand

Arthritis New Zealand welcomes the new treatment options for gout with two new medications being funded. .. More >>

66. Study reveals startling new data on wellbeing in NZ

15 July 2013 8:54am | Sovereign

Older, female and financially stable New Zealanders have the highest wellbeing in New Zealand, a groundbreaking new social index has revealed. And although the inaugural Sovereign Wellbeing Index shows that the wellbeing of New Zealanders is startlingly ..... More >>

67. New Zealand failing in obesity prevention

12 September 2013 3:20pm | University of Auckland

A disinvestment in obesity prevention and failure to enact any major healthy food policies is contributing to New Zealand's worsening obesity statistics compared to other OECD countries, according to researcher, Professor Boyd Swinburn, and serious ..... More >>

68. Health Insurance Comparisons Show Other Company's Products

04 October 2013 2:21pm | Insure Me

Online health, medical and life insurance quoting company Insure Me provides access to extensive information that allows New Zealanders to make informed decisions about the type of cover that is right for them... More >>

69. Social and economic factors behind Māori cannabis use

08 November 2013 11:01am | NZ Drug Foundation

Speakers at the New Zealand Drug Foundations cannabis and health symposium will be shedding more heat than light on the complex issues around the use of cannabis by Māori. .. More >>

70. Kiwis' soft drink consumption

25 February 2014 12:23pm | Southern Cross Healthcare

On the back of the soft drink/unhealthy food debate, results from Southern Cross Health Society's annual health survey show 35% of New Zealanders think they consume too many soft drinks. .. More >>

71. Klein Architects complete landmark Red Zone building

27 February 2014 12:34pm | Klein Architects

Specialist health architectural firm, Klein have played a vital part in the new $55m Forté Hospital that was recently opened by Prime Minister John Key. .. More >>

72. Home for Whangarei's Homeless

17 March 2014 1:31pm | Northland DHB

Some of Whangarei's homeless could soon have the option of a cheap roof over their heads if a Northland DHB-supported initiative comes to fruition. The idea is to provide a safe night-shelter for the homeless, including those with a mental illness, thereby ..... More >>

73. Female Condom - Approved For Use in NZ

07 April 2014 11:34am | Glyde Healthcare

After more than 3 years of campaigning, the female condom is legal in New Zealand. Minister of Health, Hon Tony Ryall has approved an amendment to the Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion Act 1977 to allow for the sale of female condoms within ..... More >>

74. Dunedin IQ-fluoride study Sloppy Science

22 May 2014 1:19pm | Fluoride Action Network

Not only were there too few unfluoridated children in this study to give reliable results (99), it is likely that they were a large proportion of the 139 children who took fluoride tablets. If so, there is no 'unfluoridated' group. Why was ..... More >>

75. More Maori patients finding ways to access palliative care

01 August 2014 4:25pm | University of Auckland

Resourceful and resilient Māori patients and their whānau are increasingly finding pathways through the numerous obstacles they face in order to access palliative care as the number of older Maori grows, evidence shows. .. More >>

76. Improved targeting a better option, says NZMA

06 August 2014 5:28pm | New Zealand Medical Association

The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is disappointed in the Labour Party's proposal to increase the level of Very Low Cost Access (VLCA) funding, rather than better targeting patient need... More >>

77. Nurses release more time to care

08 August 2014 12:49pm | Auckland District Health Board

Nurses have quadrupled the amount of time they spend with patients during a pilot of a world renowned programme at Auckland City Hospital. The Releasing Time to Care (RTC) programme developed for Britain's NHS empowers nurses to streamline ward ..... More >>

78. New lung cancer handbook achieves WriteMark Standard

15 August 2014 11:16am | WriteMark

Cancer has a wide reach. When someone gets cancer, they desperately need clear information-and so do their family and friends. The information has to meet their needs and answer their questions, in as simple and straightforward a way as possible... More >>

79. Secret Fluoridation Review Totally One-Sided Admits Chair

16 August 2014 10:47am | Mark Atkin

The secret 'review' of water fluoridation will only look at research that supports fluoridationists' belief in 'the safety and efficacy of fluoride in water', says Sir Peter Gluckman, co-chair of this thereby-admitted 'kangaroo review'... More >>

80. GPs use mobile tech to support smoking cessation targets

20 August 2014 2:16pm | Vensa Health

GPs use mobile technology to support smoking cessation targets Practice-patient communications platform, TXT2Remind, allows GPs to take a proactive approach to smoking cessation support Auckland, 20 August 2014 - General Practice (GP) clinics around ..... More >>

81. Barefeet NZ set to look after Kiwi soles

20 August 2014 5:21pm | Barefeet NZ

With New Zealand Fashion Week in the sights of many of the nation's most well-known designers, models and fashionistas, there's no better time to rummage through the wardrobe and take a look at what's in there and evaluate how much is really needed ..... More >>

82. St John to recruit 158 additional frontline ambulance staff

21 August 2014 9:53am | St John

St John to recruit 158 additional frontline ambulance staff in 35 key locations by July 2015 .. More >>

83. Blast Your Way to Better Health

21 August 2014 2:45pm | The PR Shop

VitalZing's brand new range of supercharged waters give you amazing combinations of vitamins, minerals and nutrients - but with none of the sugar, artificial sweeteners, or preservatives you're used to. .. More >>

84. 1/3 Of Teenagers Skip Breakfast

03 August 1999 10:02am | Mediacom press release distribution

An alarming third of New Zealand teenagers are going to school without the most important meal of the day with the worst offenders being girls... More >>

85. Set netting may cause extinction of NI dolphin

15 February 2000 1:29pm | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Conservationists fear that set netting may cause the extinction of the North Island population of Hector's dolphin... More >>

86. Health Impact Of Economic Change Among New Grants

31 May 2000 4:11pm | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

A major national study that relates death to socio-economic status over the last 20 years is one of 97 new project and smaller grants worth almost $28 million, funded by the HRC and released today. Other national projects will study youth drinking, ..... More >>

87. Snake Invasion of New Zealand Seems Inevitable

05 September 2000 5:53pm | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

A snake invasion of New Zealand seems inevitable according to Forest and Bird following the discovery of yet another live snake in New Zealand... More >>

88. Impacts On Lowland Streams Affect Whitebait

05 June 2001 3:16pm | Royal Forest And Bird Protection Society

Forest and Bird calls on the dairy industry to clean up lowland streams to help protect whitebait... More >>

89. New Zealand surgeon awarded international honour

13 August 2001 9:48am | Unknown

One of New Zealand's leading oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Marsden Bell of Auckland, has been honoured with a Distinguished Service Award from the International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons... More >>

90. Statistics New Zealand Maori Scholar Announced

25 February 2002 10:52am | Statistics New Zealand

Statistics New Zealand is delighted to announce Kirikowhai Mikaere as the recipient of the 2002 Te Tari Tatau Scholarship. The annual scholarship, which is awarded for tertiary study, preferably in mathematics or statistics, is open to all Mäori residents. ..... More >>

91. Drop in Those Specs

08 October 2002 8:27am | Lions World Sight Day

To celebrate Lions' World Sight Day on Thursday 10 October, Lions Clubs New Zealand are asking all New Zealanders to dig out their old and unused eyeglasses and sunglasses and deliver them to their nearest OPSM store or Visique practice during the week ..... More >>

92. Mental health trust receives $22,000

06 December 2002 9:29am | Mind Matters Trust

A national mental health trust received more than $20,000 last night from a major charity painting auction in Auckland... More >>

93. Success of Push Play Campaign Recognised

08 August 2003 11:59am | SPARC

New Zealand's prestigious health journal, the New Zealand Medical Journal has today published a research article recognising the success of the SPARC (Sport and Recreation New Zealand) Push Play campaign, which promotes 30 minutes of daily physical activity, ..... More >>

94. New Zealand welcomes 1st Maori nurse practitioner

18 August 2003 3:54pm | Ministry of Health

Ministry of Health spokesperson Frances Hughes today said she was delighted to see New Zealand had its first Maori Nurse Practitioner... More >>

95. Plunket Supports Decision On Baby Walkers

16 September 2003 5:29pm | New Zealand Plunket Society

A safety standard warning issued by the Commerce Commission today in regard to an imported brand of baby walker "Everyone Love" from China, has the full support of the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society... More >>

96. Nga Maia ö Aotearoa me Te Waipounamu -Te Hui a Tau

23 March 2004 12:03am | Nga Maia

Nga Maia, the national organisation of Maori Midwives and Maori Birthing held their 10th Hui a Tau at Takitimu Marae, Wairoa on the 17th - 20th March. The hui included the Hui a Rohe for the Tai Rawhiti members of Nga Maia who were the hosts. The kaupapa ..... More >>

97. Outpatients Clinics Moved At North Shore Hospital

16 April 2004 12:57am | Waitemata District Health Board

A new lung function service and pre-admission assessments will be among facilities available at North Shore Hospital's redeveloped Outpatients department opening on Monday April 26... More >>

98. Ebixa - New Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease

07 May 2004 12:04am | Ebixa

For the first time in New Zealand a new drug is bringing help to patients in the later stages of Alzheimer's disease and vital relief to those who care for them... More >>

99. Health Practitioner Index dataset

25 August 2004 11:46am | Ministry of Health

The development a Health Practitioner Index (HPI) system for streamlining transactions and information transfer within the health sector has taken a further step forward with the announcement of a public consultation process... More >>

100. New advice on prescribing anti-depressants

21 October 2004 3:37pm | Ministry of Health

Medsafe has sent a letter to all prescribers informing them about new advice relating to the known risks and benefits associated with prescribing medications to treat depression in young people and in adults... More >>


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