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Health Warning – Algal Bloom In Rakahuri/Ashley River At SH1

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 15:55:52 +1300 | Canterbury Employers' Chamber Of Commerce

  Te Mana Ora | Community and Public Health has issued a health warning for Rakahuri/Ashley River at SH1. The warning follows finding moderate to high cover of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the Rakahuri/Ashley River at ...More >>

Call For Nominations Medical Council Of New Zealand Elections

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 14:32:42 +1300 | Medical Council of New Zealand

Nominations have now opened for the next election of medical members onto the Te Kaunihera Rata o Aotearoa |Medical Council of New Zealand (Council). “The Council has an important role in protecting public safety by setting standards for the medical ...More >>

Accessibility To Mobile PET-CT Scans Now Within Reach

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 12:12:48 +1300 | Mobile Health

Mobile Health Group and Mercy Radiology are positioned to increase patient accessibility to PET-CT scans by delivering Mobile Imaging - Australasia’s first mobile PET-CT. This will see thousands of cancer patients benefit from the arrival of new mobile ...More >>

Don’t Contaminate Your Plate This Summer – Be A Chicken Scene Investigator

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 10:21:29 +1300 | New Zealand Food Safety

New Zealand Food Safety’s Chicken Scene Investigators are back this summer to help you keep yourself, your whānau and friends healthy as you enjoy the festive season. “Every summer, as we spend more time preparing food outdoors and away from ...More >>

RCPA Calls On New Zealand Government To Rethink Decision On Smoking Ban

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 16:22:14 +1300 | Royal College of Pathologists

The Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA) calls on the New Zealand Government to rethink its plans to repeal a law that would have gradually banned all cigarette sales in the country. The RCPA had welcomed the new legislation which, ...More >>

RACDS Urges Reconsideration On Smokefree

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 13:40:41 +1300 | RACDS

4 December 2023 – The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) expresses deep concern regarding the recent decision by New Zealand's newly elected government to repeal the Smokefree Amendments Act. This unexpected reversal raises serious implications ...More >>

Eco-friendly Cleaning Products Provide Uplift For Those With Cancer.

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 13:38:18 +1300 | Cancer Society

When families arrive at the Canterbury Cancer Centre they are greeted with a warm welcome and a comfortable room to make their own for the duration of their stay. And now, thanks to the team at Rotary Club of Christchurch, Sunrise, they are also ...More >>

How To Deliver Real Value To The Health System

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 12:43:12 +1300 | Digital Health Association

New Zealand must embrace all the advantages of existing, new, and emerging digital health technologies to deliver real value to its ailing health system. That’s the view of the Digital Health Association, which wants the new Government to establish ...More >>

On The Government’s Smokefree Laws Debacle

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 11:36:46 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

The most charitable explanation for National’s behaviour over the smokefree legislation is that they have dutifully fulfilled the wishes of the Big Tobacco lobby and then cast around – incompetently, as it turns out - for excuses that might sell this ...More >>

New Zealand smokers finally have access to the international stop smoking program SMOKENDERS

Sat, 2 Dec 2023 18:31:22 +1300 | SMOKENDERS AUSTRALASIA

The program runs in the USA as well as many other countries like Australia, Canada, Norway, Sweden, South Africa and UAE (Dubai). It has now opened throughout New Zealand . As shown on our website ( participants keep smoking for the ...More >>

Government’s Defence Of Smokefree Repeal - Weak, Deceptive And Embarrassing

Sat, 2 Dec 2023 15:54:09 +1300 | Health Coalition Aotearoa

The Government’s strategy to justify its roll-back of New Zealand’s world-leading Smokefree law amounts to a campaign of misinformation, Health Coalition Aotearoa co-chair Professor Boyd Swinburn says. The coalition Government agreed to axe the ...More >>

Repeal Of Smoke-Free Laws: A Gross Inequity. Urgent Call For National Leadership To Drive Meaningful Health Change

Sat, 2 Dec 2023 01:15:41 +1300 | Cancer Society New Zealand

Christchurch, 29 November 2023 The Aukati Tupeka Aotearoa (ATA) national network of agencies expresses deep concern and disappointment over the incoming coalition government’s plan to repeal globally acclaimed smoke-free laws, signalling an alarming ...More >>

Otago’s First Toxic Algal Bloom For Summer Spotted At Butchers Dam

Sat, 2 Dec 2023 01:10:54 +1300 | Otago Regional Council

ORC’s environmental monitoring team have collected samples at Butchers Dam in Central Otago that show the presence of cyanobacteria (toxic algae). Upon inspection today, it was noted that the bloom is still present and appears worse than last week. ...More >>

Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes New Zealand

Fri, 1 Dec 2023 09:20:51 +1300 | Kelly McQuinlan

Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (and hypermobility spectrum disorders) are 13+ types of a rare connective tissue disorder. Hypermobile type, our most prevalent type, is currently noted as 1:3100 1, but is thought to be more prevalent as described; the ...More >>

Disabled New Zealanders Invisible In Government 100 Day Plan

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 12:58:22 +1300 | Disability Support Network

New Zealand Disability Support Network is seeking assurance that disabled New Zealanders are a priority for the new government after being omitted from their 100 day plan. “Disability support providers wondering how they’ll survive financially, underpaid ...More >>

World AIDS Day 2023

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 12:47:10 +1300 | Body Positive Inc NZ

December 1st is World AIDS Day , a day to honour and remember those we have lost to HIV, acknowledge those living with HIV and celebrate the progress we have made while recognizing the challenges that remain. This year’s marks the 35th anniversary ...More >>

More Babies At Risk Of Serious Illness Next Winter Due To Underfunding Of Pharmac

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 10:09:42 +1300 | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

More children are at risk of serious infection from RSV following a decision to cut funding for a medicine that prevents serious infection, reduces hospitalisations and can save lives. The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is supporting calls ...More >>

Māori Will Die To Fund Tax Cuts

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 12:58:16 +1300 | Te Pati Maori

By scrapping Aotearoa’s world-leading smokefree laws, this government is sacrificing Māori lives to fund tax cuts for the wealthy. Not only is this plan revolting, but it doesn’t add up. Treasury has estimated that the reversal of smokefree laws to ...More >>

Advance Build Prefab Homes Collaborates With Starship Foundation And Northland Rescue Helicopters To Bolster Support

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 10:36:37 +1300 | Advance Build

In a significant move towards community well-being, Advance Build Prefab Homes is pleased to announce its partnership with the Starship Foundation, a staunch supporter of the renowned Starship Children's Hospital, and its silver sponsorship of Northland ...More >>

Tone-deaf Health System Leadership: Business Consultants And A Symbolic Specialist Resignation

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 17:55:23 +1300 | Ian Powell

The catalyst for the heading of this blog was a text I recently received from a former district health board (DHB) chair on the response of Health New Zealand (Te Whatu Ora) to a paywalled article by journalist Isaac Davison in the NZ Herald (24 ...More >>


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