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Māori Health Authority Welcomed By Human Rights Commission

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 18:06:27 +1200 | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the creation of an independent Māori Health Authority as part of major reforms to health and disablity announced by the Government. “It is particularly positive to honour Te Tiriti and tino rangatiratanga as essential ...More >>

Maori Health Authority Great For Whanau Ora

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 17:45:07 +1200 | Whanau Ora Community Clinic

The Director for The Whanau Ora Community Clinic is pleased by this morning’s announcement of major reforms to the healthcare system, including the establishment of a long-awaited Māori Health Authority and believes that Whanau Ora should be ...More >>

Health System Restructure ‘On Right Track’ For People With Dementia

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 16:57:51 +1200 | Alzheimers New Zealand

The restructured health and disability system announced by Minister Little is very much on the right track, says Alzheimers NZ. “We are excited to see more of a focus on putting people and their families at the centre, a national service delivery entity ...More >>

United Nations Economic And Social Council (ECOSOC) High-level Meeting On “A Vaccine For All” - 16 April 2021

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 06:05:40 +1200 | UN Department of Global Communications

World needs safe and effective vaccines available for All Leaders call for immediate efforts to ensure equitable access to vaccines New York, 20 April 2021 – As we continue the battle to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, world leaders were alerted ...More >>

UN Calls For Urgent Action To Feed The World’s Growing Population Healthily, Equitably And Sustainably

Wed, 21 Apr 2021 06:00:15 +1200 | UN Department of Global Communications

New York, 19 April –The COVID-19 crisis has added between 83 and 132 million to the 690 million people worldwide who were already undernourished, casting doubt on the chances of meeting global targets on food security and nutrition and prompting ...More >>

April Airport Case Update

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 17:29:52 +1200 | Ministry of Health

Following interviews with the person who has today returned a positive test for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health believes there is a clear link to the border as the source of the infection. The person who has tested positive for COVID-19 works ...More >>

Reaching The Unreached: COVID-19 Vaccinations In Jumla

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 17:05:26 +1200 | UNICEF

Healthworkers reflect on the rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations in Jumla District in Nepal’s far-western region, and the role of the cold chain – strengthened with support from UNICEF and partners – in bringing vaccines to remote communities ...More >>

Our Seas Our Future Supports Government’s Proposed Ban On Cigarette Filters

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 06:15:20 +1200 | Our Seas Our Future

Marine conservation non-profit Our Seas Our Future (OSOF),strongly supports a plan to prohibit filters in smoked tobacco products, as included in the Government’s proposed Smokefree 2025 Action Plan . As well as reducing the appeal and addictiveness ...More >>

Auckland Welcomes Returning Family And Friends

Tue, 20 Apr 2021 06:06:58 +1200 | Auckland Unlimited

Choir sings emotional Welcome Home at Auckland Airport RELEASE SUMMARY • Auckland Unlimited has worked closely with industry to turn on an emotional welcome for families and friends arriving today at Auckland International Airport. • A choir singingMore >>

Inactivity Killing Us Warn NZ Chiropractors

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:40:03 +1200 | New Zealand Chiropractors' Association

Our 21st-century lifestyle and inactivity, worsened by Covid-19 lockdowns, is killing us, warns the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association (NZCA). The warning from the country’s peak body for chiropractors follows publication of a study that suggests ...More >>

PM Ardern And PM Morrison - Commencement Of Two-way Quarantine-free Travel Between Australia And New Zealand

Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:26:47 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Joint Statement by Prime Ministers Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern Commencement of two-way quarantine-free travel between Australia and New Zealand Today, Australia and New Zealand have fulfilled their commitment to establish two-way quarantine free ...More >>

No New Community Cases; 4 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation In 2 Days

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 12:56:45 +1200 | Ministry of Health

There are no new cases in the community to report today. There are four new positive cases of COVID-19 and 1 historical case to report in managed isolation since our last media statement on Friday. The seven-day rolling average of new cases detected ...More >>

Graph Illustrates Government's Failures

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 13:26:55 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

“ A Ministry of Health graph drawn by a graphic designer with no data to inform it is the perfect metaphor for this Government, all spin and no substance,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “Like most things with this government, they present ...More >>

COVID-19 Prevention Medical Equipment Handed To Nauru

Sat, 17 Apr 2021 13:08:39 +1200 | UNDP Fiji

The personal protective equipment (PPE) were handed over to H.E. Michael Aroi, Nauru High Commissioner (left) in Nadi, Fiji today. (Photo: Imran Khan, UNDP) The consignments were carried by Nauru Airlines and departed Nadi International Airport to Nauru today. ...More >>

Alert Over Shortage Of New Drugs For ‘World’s Most Dangerous Bacteria’

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:33:58 +1200 | UN News

A lack of new treatments for common infections has left people dangerously exposed to the “world’s most dangerous bacteria”, the UN health agency said on Thursday. The alert from the World Health Organization ( WHO ) is delivered in a report showing ...More >>

Health Response Review After Lead In Drinking Water Scare – Expert Reaction

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:12:23 +1200 | Science Media Centre

A review has identified areas to improve after a recent scare over lead in drinking water near Dunedin. The recommendations include improvements to reporting contaminant levels, tightening up how quickly adverse findings are reported, and reviewing standards ...More >>

Medsafe Seeks More Info On Janssen Covid-19 Vaccine – Expert Reaction

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:07:22 +1200 | Science Media Centre

New Zealand’s medicines regulator has asked for more information from Janssen, with countries putting the company’s Covid-19 vaccine on hold due to rare blood clot concerns. The Janssen vaccine was next in line to be approved for use in New ...More >>

Fukushima Water To Be Released Into The Pacific – Expert Reaction

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 17:05:31 +1200 | Science Media Centre

Japan plans to release treated radioactive water from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown into the Pacific Ocean in about two years. Water has been used to keep three reactors under control, and has been stored in water tanks that now ...More >>

Carterton District Council Lifts Boil Water Notice

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 16:40:02 +1200 | Carterton District Council

Carterton District Council has now lifted its boil water notice, which means Carterton’s urban residents and businesses connected to the reticulated supply no longer need to boil water before consumption. The Council has had 15 consecutive days of clear ...More >>

Arena Williams MP Vaccinated At Manurewa Marae As A Carer For Kaumātua

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 15:07:55 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

MP for Manurewa Arena Williams is feeling happy and relieved after receiving the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Manurewa Marae this morning with her 88 year old father, veteran broadcaster Haare Williams. Haare and Arena hope to encourage ...More >>


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