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Undoing Progress: The Disestablishment Of Te Aka Whai Ora And The Future Of Māori Health

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 13:48:29 +1300 | Hapai Te Hauora

The dissolution of Te Aka Whai Ora will send Māori spiraling backward and add more pressure to a health system already buckling according to New Zealand’s largest Māori Public Health Organisation. Hapai Te Hauora CEO Jacqui Harema is disappointed ...More >>

Te Aka Whai Ora Disestablishment ‘Damaging’ For Māori Health Equity

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 10:49:04 +1300 | Hei Ahuru Mowai Maori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa

Hei Āhuru Mōwai Māori Cancer Leadership Aotearoa is deeply disappointed in the coalition government’s recent announcement to disestablish Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority. The network of Māori cancer specialists say the decision will ...More >>

Endometriosis New Zealand Kicks Off Awareness Month With A Call To "Live Well Together"

Fri, 1 Mar 2024 10:44:23 +1300 | Endometriosis New Zealand

Today marks day one of International Endometriosis Awareness Month, observed annually in March. This is an important time for raising awareness about endometriosis and its impact on individuals worldwide as a condition that is estimated to affect more ...More >>

Health Warning Lifted For Algal Bloom In Pareora River/Pureora At Pareora Huts

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 16:19:01 +1300 | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for the Pareora River/Pureora at Pareora Huts. This was issued on 30 November 2023. Recent cyanobacteria surveys of the Pareora River/Pureora at Pareora Huts has shown ...More >>

Ultra-processed Foods Linked To 32 Health Issues – Expert Reaction

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:14:50 +1300 | Science Media Centre

A new research review reports links between greater consumption of ultra-processed foods and an increased risk of 32 damaging health outcomes, with the most convincing evidence pointing to higher risks of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and ...More >>

On The Newshub/Smokefree Twin Fiascos

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 10:57:37 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Here’s a tale of two sunset industries. One has a track record of quality investigative reporting, and sound reportage of the 24/7 news cycle. The other sunset industry peddles a deadly substance that kills and injures tens of thousands of New Zealanders ...More >>

Drinkers Harm More Than Themselves - New Study Reveals Alarming Magnitude

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 09:52:26 +1300 | Alcohol Healthwatch

New research released yesterday highlights just how much more harm alcohol drinkers cause to others. The study from Te Kunenga ki Pūrehuroa Massey University, looks at numbers of years of full health lost - or disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) ...More >>

Access Barriers To PET-CT Scans Removed

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 09:33:24 +1300 | New Zealand Government

New Zealanders now have the same access to PET-CT scans no matter where they live, Health Minister Dr Shane Reti says. Health New Zealand - Te Whatu Ora has approved funding an updated National set of criteria that will allow for about 1,000 more ...More >>

Add One More Vegetable: Improving New Zealander's Health By Adding One More Vegetable A Day, Every Day

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 09:30:58 +1300 | Vegetables.co.nz

Improving every New Zealanders’ health by encouraging them to Add One More Vegetable a day, every day, is the idea behind a new initiative launched today. ‘Everyone can improve their health by adding one more vegetable a day, no matter how many vegetables ...More >>

Health Warning Lifted For Algal Bloom In Ashley River Above Rangiora-Loburn Bridge

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 09:18:06 +1300 | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

  Te Whatu Ora has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for the Ashley River above Rangiora-Loburn Bridge. This was issued on 20/12/2023. Recent cyanobacteria surveys of the Ashley River above Rangiora-Loburn Bridge has shown ...More >>

Health Warning – Algal Bloom In Ashburton River/Hakatere SH1

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 09:17:08 +1300 | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

  The warning follows finding moderate to high cover of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the Ashburton River/Hakatere SH1. People should avoid the area and animals, particularly dogs, should not be allowed near the water ...More >>

$1m In Cure Kids Funding To Support Eight Research Projects Tackling New Zealand’s Most Pressing Child Health Issues

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 09:05:51 +1300 | Cure Kids

Cure Kids, New Zealand’s largest charitable funder of child health research, has announced funding for eight new research projects that seek to improve health outcomes for tamariki. The organisation’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee reviewed ...More >>

Starship Launches Culturally Responsive Team, Ringa Atawhai, To Help Transform Healthcare Experiences

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 19:34:22 +1300 | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

Starship launches culturally responsive team, Ringa Atawhai, to help transform healthcare experiences of mokopuna and whānau In a first for Starship, the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) will be home to a dedicated culturally responsive multi-disciplinary ...More >>

Child Cancer Foundation Urges Kiwis To Donate To Their Street Appeal

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 19:14:51 +1300 | Child Cancer Foundation

On Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March, Child Cancer Foundation’s volunteers will be taking to the streets across Aotearoa to raise vital funds to support tamariki with cancer and their families. “Every week this year, three Kiwi families will be told ...More >>

Music Therapy - Legacy Of Accidental Activist

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 18:57:04 +1300 | The Kollective

Famously known for singing the New Zealand national anthem at Twickenham Stadium in Te Reo Māori, Dame Hinewehi Mohi calls herself an accidental activist. Despite changing the course of our national anthem to now include Te Reo Māori and English ...More >>

Māori Health Authority Disestablished

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 17:40:25 +1300 | Minister of Health

Legislation to disestablish the Māori Health Authority, as moved in Parliament today, heralds the start of a new vision for Māori health, Health Minister Dr Shane Reti says. “My dream for the health system isn't about bureaucratic structures ...More >>

Flu Vaccine Available To 1.7 Million New Zealanders In 2024

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 17:20:32 +1300 | PHARMAC

Pharmac – Te Pātaka Whaioranga has confirmed who will be able to get the funded influenza (flu) vaccine from 2 April 2024, with around one million people eligible to get it for free. “The flu vaccine is free for those who are most vulnerable ...More >>

Bird Flu Arrives In Mainland Antarctica - Expert Reaction

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 13:06:04 +1300 | Science Media Centre

The H5N1 virus continues its global spread, having recently been found for the first time ever in mainland Antarctica. Avian flu reached the wider Antarctic region in October last year when it was reported on sub-Antarctic islands. Since 2021, highly ...More >>

Govt Commits Māori To A Premature Death With Axing Of Health Authority, Smokefree Laws

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 12:16:11 +1300 | Te Pati Maori

The government’s attack on Māori health this week is committing tangata-whenua to a premature death, says Te Pāti Māori. “The government have begun their onslaught on Māori health with the abolishment of the Māori Health Authority and smokefree ...More >>

Mental Health Foundation Opposes Urgent Move To Disestablish Māori Health Authority

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 11:56:47 +1300 | Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand (the MHF) opposes the urgent passing of law changes to disestablish the Māori Health Authority, changes presented yesterday by Hon. Dr Shane Reti, and calls on the government to work harder than ever to meet ...More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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