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Auckland Health Authorities Boost Testing In Response To New Cases

Monday, 15 February 2021, 6:17 am | Northern Regional Health Coordination Centre

Health authorities in Auckland are asking residents to be vigilant and follow public health advice following the three new positive cases of COVID-19 in the city, which has led to a short term return to Alert Level 3. Health authorities are also advising ... More >>

8PM Update On Community Cases

Sunday, 14 February 2021, 8:00 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is providing an additional update on today’s three positive community cases. As we’ve said, they are a mother, father and daughter from one household in South Auckland. There is one other household member who has symptoms ... More >>

Health And Hope: The Kiwi Support Response To The Psycological Toll Of Covid

Sunday, 14 February 2021, 5:23 pm | GoodMooty

Wellingtonian Maria * knows that simply receiving comfort and support from other people during hard times can drastically improve the state of someone’s wellbeing. The single mother found herself struggling over lockdown – caring for her sick ... More >>

New Zealanders Have Some Concerns Around COVID-19 Vaccinations

Sunday, 14 February 2021, 4:53 pm | Research New Zealand

The topic: As the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been provisionally approved for use in New Zealand, we thought it would be timely to look at New Zealanders’ Covid behaviour and whether they are willing to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Our first ... More >>

New Zealand Towns’ Drinking Water Contaminated With Lead

Sunday, 14 February 2021, 4:28 pm | Socialist Equality Group

On February 2, Dunedin City Council (DCC) warned about 1,500 residents of the coastal towns of Waikouaiti and Karitāne, in the Otago region in the South Island, not to drink tap water, after tests found it was contaminated with lead. The council initially ... More >>

4 New Cases Of COVID-19

Sunday, 14 February 2021, 2:38 pm | Ministry of Health

There are 4 new cases of COVID-19 in to report in New Zealand since our media statement yesterday. One of these cases is in managed isolation. Three cases are community cases. The three cases detected in the community are a mother, father and daughter ... More >>

2 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Saturday, 13 February 2021, 2:02 pm | Ministry of Health

There are 2 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our media statement yesterday. There are no new cases in the community. New border case details Arrival date From Via Positive test day/reason Managed isolation/quarantine ... More >>

Boil Water Notice Issued For Akaroa And Takamatua

Friday, 12 February 2021, 6:58 pm | Christchurch City Council

Residents and visitors to Akaroa and Takamatua are being advised to boil their water until further notice after the local reservoir was contaminated. During a routine check with a camera, several small dead animals were discovered in the reservoir ... More >>

Health Warning Removed For Algal Bloom At Lake Pegasus

Friday, 12 February 2021, 6:54 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for Lake Pegasus on the 30th November 2020. Recent water testing at Lake Pegasus has shown the quantity of potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic ... More >>

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Must Hear Nurses On Their Own Terms

Friday, 12 February 2021, 5:54 pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is urging Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to invest time into hearing real stories from frontline MIQ nurses and other health workers. The Prime Minister has stated publicly that frontline MIQ workers are being ... More >>

Review Of Health Response To Lead Contamination: Panel Appointed

Friday, 12 February 2021, 3:54 pm | Ministry of Health

Independent experts have now been appointed to conduct a rapid review into the health system response to lead contamination in Karitane and Waikouaiti’s drinking water supply. Sample results from the Waikouaiti drinking-water supply have shown intermittent ... More >>

COVID-19: Unions Pleased That Vaccinations To Start Soon

Friday, 12 February 2021, 1:38 pm | Council of Trade Unions

The Council of Trade Unions Te Kauae Kaimahi welcomes todays announcement from the Prime Minister that the COVID-19 vaccination program will begin in just over a weeks time. CTU President Richard Wagstaff supports the decision for people working on ... More >>

2 Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Friday, 12 February 2021, 1:05 pm | Ministry of Health

There are 2 cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our media statement yesterday. There are no new cases in the community. New border case details Arrival date From Via Positive test day/reason Managed isolation/quarantine ... More >>

New X-ray Unit Ready To Receive Patients

Friday, 12 February 2021, 11:37 am | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

A new fluoroscopy machine at Hawke’s Bay Hospital, which offers a reduced radiation dose and clearer images than the previous fluoroscopy machine, will be fully operational from next week. The replacement machine, which was unveiled last week, uses X-rays ... More >>

PHARMAC Widens Access To Funded Treatments For Multiple Sclerosis

Friday, 12 February 2021, 10:00 am | PHARMAC

PHARMAC announced today that it will be widening access to all funded multiple sclerosis treatments from 1 March. 1800 people with multiple sclerosis will be able to stay on their treatment for longer, and some who had stopped funded treatment may now ... More >>

Historic Māori – Crown Joint Memorandum FilingFormation Of Independent Māori Health Authority Another Step Closer

Friday, 12 February 2021, 6:14 am | National Urban Maori Authority

The six Waitangi Tribunal claimants in the Stage One of the Health Services and Outcomes Kaupapa Inquiry have agreed and filed a historic Joint Memorandum with the Crown detailing the terms of reference for an independent Māori Health Authority. ... More >>

Food Hardship Report Highlights Lived Food Realities For Whanau

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 2:20 pm | Toi Tangata

The first 1000 days of life have the potential to set us up for good health across our lives and are when good nutrition can have the greatest impact. But while good nutrition in early childhood is essential for growth, brain development, and the ... More >>

1 Historical Case Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 1:19 pm | Ministry of Health

There is one historical case of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our media statement yesterday. Historical cases are not considered to be currently infectious. There are no new cases in the community. New border case details   ... More >>

Tai Tokerau Nurse Marie Noa Receives Prestigious Akenehi Hei Award

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 3:56 pm | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

Renowned Ngāti Hine rangatira and nurse Marie Noa has received the Te Rūnanga o Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) Akenehi Hei Award for her dedication to the health of whānau Māori in Te Tai Tokerau and around Aotearoa. The ceremony ... More >>

$1.5 Million Funding For Research Into The Impact Of Chronic Disease On New Zealand Families

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 1:38 pm | National Science Challenges

The lifelong impact of chronic diseases on New Zealand families is at the centre of a major new research programme. Three of the government’s National Science Challenges – A Better Start, Healthier Lives and Ageing Well – are collaborating to develop ... More >>

Clinical Levels Of Psychiatric Distress Found Among Parents Of A Child With Autism

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 12:37 pm | Auckland University of Technology

A New Study Examines The Mental Health Of Parents Of A Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asd). The Majority Of Participants Had Reached Clinical Levels Of Psychiatric Distress, In Particular Anxiety. And 70 Percent Can Be Classified As ‘At Risk’ ... More >>

State-of-the Art Radiology Imaging Centre Coming Soon To Queenstown

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 9:05 am | Pacific Radiology

Queenstown, Southland and Central Otago communities are set to benefit from Pacific Radiology’s new purpose-built imaging facility currently under construction at Kawarau Park along Frankton’s Five Mile Highway. Located next door to the new Southern ... More >>

Food Hardship Prevalent In Kiwi Kids’ Early Years

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 6:08 am | University of Auckland

The first New Zealand study to look at the effects of food hardship on pre-schoolers’ nutrition has found that nearly half of families struggle to access healthy food in their child’s first year of life and this can have a negative downstream impact ... More >>

Rapid Review Of Health Response To Lead Contamination

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 5:56 am | Ministry of Health

A rapid review into the health system response to lead contamination in Karitane and Waikouaiti’s drinking water supply is underway. Sample results from the Waikouaiti drinking-water supply have shown intermittent spikes in lead levels above the maximum ... More >>

Partnering To Support Children As Mental Health Statistics Decline

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 9:57 am | Life Education Trust

Life Education Trust NZ and Anxiety NZ have come together to support young people’s mental health and wellbeing to thrive. Launching new initiative Healthy Minds, they aim to empower young people to grow their hauora and meet challenges with resilience. ... More >>

Wellbeing Workshops Planned For Grape Growers And Winemakers

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 9:22 am | Ministry of Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is supporting a series of wellbeing workshops for the wine industry. It has been a challenging 12 months for the industry, with weather events, and labour supply issues and market uncertainty caused by Covid-19. ... More >>

HIV Science Has Advanced But Policies-programmes Have Been Slow To #endAIDS

Monday, 8 February 2021, 4:45 pm | Shobha Shukla

HIV science has advanced but policies and programmes have been slow to respond towards ending AIDS, said Mitchell Warren, co-chair of the global conference on HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P) and Executive Director of AVAC (Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention). ... More >>

Federation Has A Plan To Improve Primary Health With 'Locality Networks'

Monday, 8 February 2021, 4:33 pm | Federation of Primary Health

“The locality networks concept as outlined in the Federations Discussion Paper, May 2020, can greatly improve health care for all New Zealanders”, says Hon. Steve Chadwick, Chair of the Federation of Primary Health Aotearoa. “The Federation has ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Monday, 8 February 2021, 4:22 pm | Ministry of Health

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand since our media statement yesterday, either at the border or in the community. The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 66. Our total number of confirmed cases is 1,964. The total number ... More >>

2 Cases Of COVID-19; Update On Border-related Case

Sunday, 7 February 2021, 4:23 pm | Ministry of Health

There are two cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand since our media statement yesterday. There are no new cases in the community. In addition, we are providing an update about the border-related Hamilton case we reported yesterday. New border ... More >>

COVID-19 Confirmed In Recent Pullman Managed Isolation Guest

Saturday, 6 February 2021, 4:22 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health can confirm an individual who had previously been a guest at the managed isolation facility at the Pullman Hotel has tested positive for COVID-19. This individual, who is asymptomatic, has been isolating at home in Hamilton since ... More >>

Health Warning Lifted At Glen Bay, Akaroa

Saturday, 6 February 2021, 1:42 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its health warning at Glen Bay, Akaroa. Latest water testing results show faecal bacteria levels in Glen Bay are now below guideline values and the health warning ... More >>

Test Result From Recent Returnee

Saturday, 6 February 2021, 11:08 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health can confirm an individual who had been a guest at the managed isolation facility at the Pullman Hotel and has been isolating at home in Hamilton since 30 January has tested positive for COVID-19. All recent Pullman managed isolation ... More >>

Data Update: Active Cases Of COVID-19

Friday, 5 February 2021, 2:49 pm | Ministry of Health

Due to data issues, the number of active and recovered cases was inaccurately reported today. The correct reporting of the active and recovered cases is: · No cases have recovered. · The total number of active cases in New Zealand is 62. There is no ... More >>

1 Case Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Friday, 5 February 2021, 12:57 pm | Ministry of Health

There is one new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our media statement yesterday. There are no new cases in the community. New border case details     Arrival date   From   ... More >>

Melanoma New Zealand Launches Mobile Spot Check Van

Friday, 5 February 2021, 8:56 am | Melanoma New Zealand

Melanoma New Zealand is excited to launch its new dedicated mobile spot check van, enabling New Zealanders around the country to have free skin cancer spot checks. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2102/a59a2a269f138bffce09.jpeg" ... More >>

7 Cases Of COVID-19

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 2:25 pm | Ministry of Health

There are six cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our last media statement yesterday. In addition, we are reporting the confirmation late this morning of one case in the community who is a close contact of the January ... More >>

Wear Red For Little Heart Day

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 11:24 am | Heart Kids

4 February 2021, Auckland – For many people Valentine’s Day is all about showing love with flowers and chocolates but for Heart Kids, the charity supporting heart children and their families through life, it is all about New Zealand’s little ... More >>

Critical Challenges Remain In Transforming Aotearoa New Zealand’s Approach To Mental Wellbeing

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 10:03 am | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Aotearoa New Zealand’s focus on wellbeing is an important step in the right direction but critical challenges remain in transforming our approach to mental health and addiction, says outgoing Mental Health Commissioner Kevin Allan. In an open letter ... More >>

ExerciseNZ Wants To Meet The PM Over Kids’ Activity And Mental Health

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 9:46 am | Make Lemonade

Schools are reopening after the summer break and ExerciseNZ wants to see greater efforts to address the serious fact of New Zealand having some of the least physically active children in the world, resulting in high levels of obesity and other health ... More >>

World Cancer Day 4 February- Cancer Still NZ’s # 1 Killer

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 9:44 am | Cancer Society

Nobody expects to get cancer but every day 71 New Zealanders are diagnosed with it. “With the focus on COVID over the last year it’s easy to forget that cancer is still New Zealand’s #1 killer. “We’re in a unique position in the world ... More >>

Christchurch Human Milk Bank Celebrates Seven Years

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 9:26 am | Canterbury District Health Board

Today marks seven years of Canterbury DHB’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) operating the first human milk bank in New Zealand. The human milk bank opened in February 2014 and has been providing neonatal mothers and babies with breastmilk ... More >>

Bowel Cancer New Zealand Wants Action To Right Inequities

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 8:48 am | Bowel Cancer New Zealand

Bowel Cancer New Zealand calls on the Ministry of Health to prove equitable health care is a priority for the government on World Cancer Day. The inaugural report released this week by Te Aho o Te Kahu, (the Cancer Control Agency) confirmed what is well ... More >>

Trial Gives Hope For Better Control Of Mosquito-borne Disease Outbreaks

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 5:35 pm | QIMR Berghofer

An international study, led by QIMR Berghofer researchers, has shown that a new device that targets Aedes aegypti mosquitos could be extremely useful in the fight against mosquito-borne diseases such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika. The randomised ... More >>

NZ’s Five-year Survival Goal Not Good Enough, Says Breast Cancer Foundation

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 3:59 pm | New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation

Today’s World Health Organisation announcement that breast cancer is now the most common cancer worldwide is a timely reminder that cancer should be top of the Ministry of Health’s investment priorities, says Breast Cancer Foundation NZ (BCFNZ) on ... More >>

Improved Cancer Treatment Relies On More Staff

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 3:48 pm | Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora warns cancer treatment in New Zealand will not improve without planning and action to fill gaps and boost the medical workforce. In its first report the Cancer Control Agency, Te Aho o Te ... More >>

Robust Assessment Ahead Of Medsafe Approval Of Vaccine

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 2:15 pm | Ministry of Health

The decision by medicines regulator Medsafe to provisionally approve the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine (Comirnaty) to be used in New Zealand follows a robust assessment of the safety, effectiveness and quality of the vaccine. In a joint statement, the Director-General ... More >>

First COVID-19 Vaccine Approved

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 2:07 pm | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed Medsafe’s provisional approval of New Zealand’s first COVID-19 vaccine. More >>

3 Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 12:55 pm | Ministry of Health

There are three cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our last media statement yesterday. One of these cases is classified as historical and deemed not infectious. There are no new cases in the community. Two cases which ... More >>

Cutting Unneeded CT Scans, Radiation For Kids With Head Injuries

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 6:29 am | University of Auckland

New medical guidelines may reduce unnecessary CT scans, and the associated radiation, for children with head injuries. That’s according to Professor Stuart Dalziel, who’s the Cure Kids Chair of Child Health Research at the University of Auckland, ... More >>

4 Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 1:13 pm | Ministry of Health

There are four cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our last media statement yesterday. One of these cases is classified as historical and deemed not infectious. There are no new cases in the community. New border case ... More >>

He Pūrongo Mate Pukupuku O Aotearoa 2020, The State Of Cancer In New Zealand 2020

Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 12:04 pm | Cancer Control Trust

Te Aho o Te Kahu, the Cancer Control Agency, has today released the first ever comprehensive report of the cancer system in Aotearoa, New Zealand. He Pūrongo Mate Pukupuku o Aotearoa 2020 , The State of Cancer in New Zealand 2020 , provides a detailed snapshot ... More >>

Smokefree And Vapefree Advice Crucial At Point Of Sale

Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 9:58 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) are urging that the new Vaping Act regulations focus on the end goal of quitting both smoking and vaping. Public consultation is now open for the ‘Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act 1990’ ... More >>

Asia-Pacific Countries Should Lead The World On Zero COVID

Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 9:15 am | NECSI

American scientists, public health experts, and community activists—under the auspices of the COVID Action Group—have requested that Asia-Pacific countries and jurisdictions assume a global leadership role in promoting the “Zero COVID” approach ... More >>

Cannabis Harms User Regardless Of Age Started – Australian Study

Monday, 1 February 2021, 6:15 pm | Family First New Zealand

A longitudinal study led by the University of Queensland in collaboration with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the University of Melbourne has found that regular cannabis use has harmful effects regardless of the age a person starts using it. ... More >>

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Monday, 1 February 2021, 2:32 pm | Ministry of Health

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand since our last media statement yesterday. One previously reported case has now recovered. In addition, yesterday’s confirmed case in managed isolation has been reclassified to ‘under ... More >>

214 Doctors Representing 28 Ethnicities Start Specialist GP Training

Monday, 1 February 2021, 1:30 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

Across New Zealand this week, 214 doctors will begin their training to become specialist general practitioners. The new cohort of GP registrars are a diverse bunch of New Zealanders that represent 28 ethnicities including Māori, Pacific Islanders, Asian, ... More >>

Fizz Free Whānau Health Promotion Campaign Calls For Community To "phase Out The Fizz"

Monday, 1 February 2021, 12:24 pm | Hapai Te Hauora

Back for the fifth year, Fizz Free Whānau, is a multifaceted public health campaign to engage whānau to be involved in the healthy lifestyles kaupapa by taking a pledge to go without Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSB’s) throughout the month of February ... More >>

Warning For Parents As Asthma Hospitalisations Spike On Return To School

Monday, 1 February 2021, 10:23 am | Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is urging parents, caregivers and schools to be prepared for the annual rise in asthma hospitalisations when children return to school after the holidays. An increase in asthma hospitalisations when school ... More >>

1 Case Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Sunday, 31 January 2021, 12:56 pm | Ministry of Health

31 January 2021 There is one case of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our last media statement yesterday. There are no new cases in the community. New border case details Arrival date From Via Positive test day/reason ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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