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World Smokefree Day - What Smokefree Means For Aotearoa

Sun, 31 May 2020 08:14:26 +1200 | Hapai Te Hauora

Today is World Smokefree Day, known in some countries as ‘World No Tobacco Day’. Hāpai Te Hauora has engaged with communities most affected by smoking and asked the question: What does Smokefree mean to you? Since the 1st of May, Hāpai has received ...More >>

We’re Not Doing Enough To Prevent Cancer

Sun, 31 May 2020 08:06:39 +1200 | Cancer Society New Zealand

Smoking is still the leading cause of preventable deaths in New Zealand says the Cancer Society. On World Smokefree Day today, it is asking New Zealanders to rethink how we get to Smokefree 2025 and a smokefree generation. The Cancer Society has launched ...More >>

Nine In 10 Smokers Start Before They Are 18 Years Old, Warns WHO

Sat, 30 May 2020 08:13:29 +1200 | UN News

Tobacco products continue to kill eight million people a year who get hooked via a $9 billion a year marketing strategy. That’s the warning from the UN World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday, which has said that even during a global pandemic, ...More >>

NZSA Announces The Fourth Covid-19 Guardian Award Winners Is Anton Kritzinger From Armourguard

Fri, 29 May 2020 10:35:08 +1200 | NZ Security Association

Anton will receive his award for his actions in diffusing a potentially dangerous situation on an Auckland bus during Covid-19 Level 4 lockdown. The nomination from his employer highlighted how good training and a calm demeanour are essential for ...More >>

Mt Ruapehu Ski Areas To Open In July

Fri, 29 May 2020 07:43:07 +1200 | Mt Ruapehu

Mt Ruapehu is planning to open both Whakapapa and Turoa ski areas on July 1. RAL CEO Jon Dean says, “We’re all looking forward to opening the mountain for skiing this winter in a few weeks – dependent on snowfall of course. “Our focus is offering ...More >>

Outdoors Enthusiasts: Play It Safe This Busy Queen’s Birthday

Fri, 29 May 2020 07:35:07 +1200 | Maritime New Zealand

Enjoy your Queen’s Birthday weekend, but please put safety first. That’s the message from Rescue Coordination Centre NZ (RCCNZ), Coastguard NZ and Water Safety New Zealand to boaties, hunters, trampers and other outdoors enthusiasts. Mike Hill, ...More >>

Welcome Deaths: Coronavirus And The Open Plan Office

Thu, 28 May 2020 16:06:49 +1200 | Binoy Kampmark

For anybody familiar with that gruesome manifestation of the modern work place, namely the open plan office, the advent of coronavirus might be something of a relief. The prospects for infection in such spaces is simply too great. You are at risk from ...More >>

Don't Stand So Close To Me – Understanding Consent Can Help With Tricky Social Distancing Moments

Thu, 28 May 2020 11:05:51 +1200 | The Conversation

You’re walking on a public footpath when a jogger overtakes you from behind, well inside the recommended two-metre physical distance. What to do? By the time you’ve reacted it’s too late. Just another random encounter in the strange new world of ...More >>

Government Protects Kids As Smoking In Cars Ban Becomes Law

Wed, 27 May 2020 07:29:22 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Jenny Salesa Associate Minister of Health Minita Tuarua mō te Hauora PĀNUI PĀPĀHO MEDIA STATEMENT Thousands of children will have healthier lungs after the Government’s ban on smoking in cars with kids becomes law, says Associate Minister ...More >>

Evening Sitting Habits And Binge-watching Come Under Research Spotlight

Tue, 26 May 2020 06:43:27 +1200 | Health Research Council Of New Zealand

We know that performing short bouts of activity regularly throughout the day can counter some of the risks that come with sitting for prolonged periods. But we don’t yet know whether short activity breaks in the evening, while binge-watching our favourite ...More >>

This July, Go As Dry As You’re Willing To Try

Mon, 25 May 2020 07:39:09 +1200 | Dry July

There’s no denying that 2020 has been a challenging year. And while Dry July has always been a 31 day challenge to raise funds for people affected by cancer, this year only, Dry July NZ Trust has decided to include a few new options to encourage ...More >>

Happy International Day For Biological Diversity!

Sat, 23 May 2020 07:47:04 +1200 | SPREP

'Our Solutions are in Nature’ is the theme for this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity observed annually on 22 May. Nature-based solutions can support climate change adaptation, food and water security, and sustainable livelihoods, ...More >>

Surf Lifeguards Aren’t On Patrol, But The Risks Are Still There

Fri, 22 May 2020 16:07:10 +1200 | Surf Life Saving New Zealand

While much of the country will be enjoying warm autumn weather this weekend, Surf Life Saving NZ is asking anyone heading to the beach to take extra care in, on, or around the water. Chief Operations Officer Chris Emmett says people might take advantage ...More >>

EU Commission Plans Green Reset For Nature, Food And Farming

Fri, 22 May 2020 07:05:47 +1200 | WWF

Yesterday, the European Commission published their roadmap for EU policy action on biodiversity and food for the coming decade. In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak that has brought our relationship with the natural world into sharp focus, the strategies ...More >>

New Study Shows Lack Of Majority Support For Cannabis Law Change

Fri, 22 May 2020 06:42:38 +1200 | University of Otago

Middle-aged New Zealanders are more likely to be opposed to the legalisation of cannabis than in favour of it, a new study from the University of Otago, Christchurch shows. Almost half of them opposed the legalisation of cannabis compared with almost ...More >>

Unique Game Bird Season About To Start

Thu, 21 May 2020 16:41:37 +1200 | Fish and Game New Zealand

The wait has been worth it and some "outstanding" hunting is in store for game bird hunters when the new season opens this weekend. There are only hours until the start of what is looking like another exceptional duck hunting season in ...More >>

Feds Urges Duck Shooters To Put Safety First

Wed, 20 May 2020 16:29:53 +1200 | Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers reminds duck shooters to take extra care over the upcoming opening weekend. The start of the duck shooting season is a time of excitement for duck shooters, and the delayed start to the season because of Covid-19 has only added to the anticipation. ...More >>

Canstar Reveals: Kiwis’ Online Habits... And The Nation’s Favourite Broadband Provider

Tue, 19 May 2020 10:03:07 +1200 | Canstar

New Zealanders’ online habits are revealed in Canstar’s survey to find the winner of its Most Satisfied Customers Broadband award, won by Hawke’s Bay-based Kiwi provider NOW Broadband. The survey responses show that New Zealand is a nation of ...More >>

Wave Of Suppressed Demand Emerges From Lockdown

Tue, 19 May 2020 07:52:02 +1200 | Paymark

Spending did lift significantly as New Zealand moved from COVID-19 Alert Level 4 to Level 3 and now to Level 2 but merchant experience is very mixed. During Level 4, spending at retail merchants through Paymark, including supermarkets, had been ...More >>

Taupō Open For Business And Ready To Kick Start Tourism With Domestic Campaign Launch

Sat, 16 May 2020 07:19:26 +1200 | Great Lake Taupo

Destination Great Lake Taupo’s domestic campaign to support the restart of the local tourism economy launches this weekend as inter-regional travel begins. “ Right in the heart of this place is all about inviting Kiwi’s to meet in the middle. ...More >>

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