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Open Letter: Disestablishment Of Te Aka Whai Ora

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 13:11:41 +1300 | NZ College of Public Health Medicine

The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine has released an Open Letter to Minister Sean Reti regarding the disestablishment of Te Aka Whai Ora. A copy of the Open Letter is attached. The New Zealand College of Public Health Medicine is the ...More >>

The Economic Argument For Our World-leading Smokefree Legislation – New Research

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 11:31:08 +1300 | Public Health Communication Centre

Retaining the world leading smokefree legislation would generate considerable growth in income for New Zealanders with a total gain of NZ$46 billion by 2050 according to new modelling just published in an international journal. The study published ...More >>

Dental Association Dismayed At Plans To Repeal Smokefree Amendments Act

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 11:15:40 +1300 | New Zealand Dental Association

The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) is dismayed at the government’s intentions to repeal the Smokefree Amendments Act and end plans to protect future generations from harmful tobacco addiction. In 2023, around 8% of adults continue to be daily ...More >>

NZMSA Stands Against The Proposed Changes To SERPA Legislation

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 10:06:20 +1300 | New Zealand Medical Students' Association - NZMSA

Repeal of the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products (Smoked Tobacco) Amendment Act and the Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 Action Plan poses a serious threat to the future of all New Zealanders. The New Zealand Medical Students' Association (NZMSA) calls ...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 >>

Pharmac Making Progress On Action Plan To Enhance Organisational Culture

Fri, 1 Dec 2023 14:49:04 +1300 | PHARMAC

Pharmac is making progress to enhance the organisational culture with all immediate tasks in the action plan either completed or underway. Pharmac's chief executive and senior leadership team provided an update on the implementation of the action ...More >>

Jump Online To Check Water Quality Before Swimming

Fri, 1 Dec 2023 11:18:37 +1300 | Hawkes Bay Regional Council

With summer on our doorstep and people gearing up to visit their favourite swim spots, Hawke’s Bay Regional Council is carrying out weekly water quality testing at 37 rivers, beaches, and estuaries, from Mahia to Pōrangahau. Before people jump ...More >>

New After Hours Pharmacy Service In Timaru

Fri, 1 Dec 2023 10:01:38 +1300 | Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand

Anyone in Timaru requiring medication or other health related information such as treatments for common complaints such as colds and minor illnesses on weekends will continue to be supported through a new after hours pharmacy service available at ...More >>

Caphra Supports New Zealand Government’s Decision To Repeal Elements Of The Smokefree Environments Act

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 13:53:01 +1300 | CAPHRA

The Coalition of Asia Pacific Harm Reduction Advocates (CAPHRA) today expressed its support for the New Zealand Government's decision to repeal elements of the Smokefree Environments Act. “The decision, part of the NZ First 2023 Coalition Agreement, ...More >>

Community-Led Initiative Brings Free Dental Care To Porirua

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 10:24:14 +1300 | Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira

This weekend, we celebrate a significant milestone in community health and well-being, as Porirua locals join hands to address a pressing concern - oral health. Te Wāhi Tiaki Tātou, the Porirua locality, is thrilled to announce the launch of free dental ...More >>

Seasonal Equilibrium: A Fresh Feast For Well-Balanced Celebrations

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 10:02:16 +1300 | Five plus a day

Avoid over-indulging and bring some balance to your Christmas celebrations this year by including colourful fresh fruit and vegetables to brighten up – and lighten up – your festive dishes. 5+ A Day Charitable Trust is encouraging Kiwis to keep ...More >>

Tobacco And Vaping Law Changes Show Shocking Lack Of Commitment To Health Of New Zealanders

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 14:26:43 +1300 | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Smoking is the largest cause of preventable death and disease in Aotearoa and kills around 5,000 people every year. The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has joined its health sector colleagues to express disbelief over the announced changes ...More >>

Health Professionals Condemn Changes To Smoking And Vaping Laws

Tue, 28 Nov 2023 10:22:01 +1300 | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

A group of clinical leaders is urging the Government to seriously re-consider changes to smoking and vaping legislation after hearing of its plans to axe laws put in place to protect the health of New Zealanders. Respiratory and cardiology clinicians from ...More >>

Failures In Care By Registered Midwife During Pregnancy And Birth

Mon, 27 Nov 2023 13:54:03 +1300 | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall has found a registered midwife breached the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for her care of a woman during pregnancy and birth. Following a period of labour, ...More >>

ASH is shocked by new government’s plan to repeal New Zealand’s Smokefree Act

Sat, 25 Nov 2023 13:27:42 +1300 | ASH Action For Smokefree 2025

24 November, 2023 ASH is dismayed at the new coalition government’s announcement today that it will repeal the country’s Smokefree laws, removing requirements for denicotinisation and halting a reduction in retail outlets selling tobacco. ASH says ...More >>

ProCare Announces Winners Of 2023 Quality Awards

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 14:20:39 +1300 | ProCare Health

Leading healthcare provider, ProCare, announced the winners of its 2023 Quality Awards at its Annual General Meeting last night. These awards recognise the excellence and quality of care that general practice teams provide to improve the health and ...More >>

Yes Minister – The Federation Is Looking Forward To Working With You

Fri, 24 Nov 2023 11:21:46 +1300 | Federation of Primary Health

The country’s leading primary and community health body, The Federation of Primary Health (FPHANZ), is looking forward to working with the incoming Minster of Health. Federation Chair, Steve Chadwick, says they are eager to continue the work with government, ...More >>

KnowYourStuffNZ Celebrates Two Years Of Legality

Thu, 23 Nov 2023 01:50:55 +1300 | KnowYourStuff

On November 25, KnowYourStuffNZ is celebrating the two-year anniversary of the Drug and Substance Checking Legislation Act 2021. This Act made drug checking permanently legal in Aotearoa New Zealand, a world first. “When this bill was passed, we became ...More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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