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Recall Of Salads To Manage Listeria Risk

Saturday, 30 January 2021, 8:19 am | Ministry For Primary Industries

New Zealand Food Safety (NZFS) is advising the public to return or dispose of specific batches of various ready-to-eat salads as they may contain listeria bacteria. South Island Fresh Foods is recalling specific ready-to-eat salads nationwide following ... More >>

COVID-19 Testing In Metro Auckland

Friday, 29 January 2021, 6:16 pm | Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

Testing demand has significantly reduced at community testing centres (CTCs) across Auckland this afternoon. Testing numbers have been high through the week; as at 5pm today there had been over 16,000 community tests from metro Auckland registered at ... More >>

UN Chief Receives COVID-19 Vaccine In New York

Friday, 29 January 2021, 4:25 pm | UN News

The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres , received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in The Bronx, a few miles uptown from UN Headquarters in New York. In a Tweet , Mr. Guterres expressed his ... More >>

6 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation; An Update On Border-related Cases29 January 2021

Friday, 29 January 2021, 3:54 pm | Ministry of Health

There are 6 new cases 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 to report. The two people who tested positive in Auckland remain in the Auckland ... More >>

Flexitarian Diet More Likely After Leaving Home

Friday, 29 January 2021, 10:38 am | Lincoln University

New research finds some young adults feel they can only embrace a meat-reduced plant-based diet, or flexitarianism, when they leave home and have more control over what they eat. The findings indicated a conscious shift away from parental eating habits when ... More >>

Te Kahu O Taonui Urge Whanau & Manuhiri To Stay Home While We Understand Recent COVID-19 Full Impact In Community

Friday, 29 January 2021, 6:50 am | Te Kahu o Taonui

Te Kahu o Taonui Iwi Collective Leaders – Urge Whānau and Manuhiri to stay at home while we understand the full impact of recent cases of COVID19 in the community Several hui have been postponed and cancelled over the last 24 hours and it is important ... More >>

Hawke's Bay Community Reminded Of Importance Of COVID Tracer App

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 5:50 pm | Hawke's Bay Emergency Management

Hawke’s Bay’s leaders say the recent COVID-19 community cases in Auckland and Northland are a timely reminder of the importance of using the track and trace app. Hawke’s Bay District Health Board chief executive, Keriana Brooking, says it’s ... More >>

How Testing Can Clear Covid-19 Cases – Expert Reaction

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 5:19 pm | Science Media Centre

Grey area in the test results of recent community Covid-19 cases has left health authorities conducting follow-up tests for more clarity. Dr Ashley Bloomfield said yesterday it’s “too early to make a firm conclusion” around whether the two ... More >>

3 New Cases Of COVID-19 At The Border And An Update On Border-related Cases In Auckland

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 2:14 pm | Ministry of Health

Whole genome sequencing carried out overnight has confirmed the two border-related COVID-19 cases that were reported out of cycle last night are observed to be variant 20C/501Y.V2 (lineage B.1.351), first identified in South Africa. From the information ... More >>

Metro Auckland Testing Network Responds To Two New Border-related COVID-19 Cases

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 11:55 am | Joint Press Release

In light of yesterday’s two positive COVID-19 cases, two additional pop-up testing stations have immediately been stood up and are open this morning at Orewa and Albany. The Orewa testing station is at Victoria Eaves Park and is open from 9.30am-4pm this ... More >>

Community Voices Needed For Vaping Regulations Public Consultations

Thursday, 28 January 2021, 7:43 am | Hapai Te Hauora

Public consultation on the vaping regulations opened on Monday, seeking feedback from all New Zealanders to ensure the regulations have the right attributes to best support and protect communities. Hāpai Te Hauora strongly encourages whānau, hāpu, ... More >>

2 Border-related COVID-19 Cases Confirmed

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 10:18 pm | Ministry of Health

Two people who completed their managed isolation in the same facility and at the same time as the Northland case are now being treated as confirmed COVID-19 infections. “While we still can’t categorically rule these out as historical infections, ... More >>

Two Further Returnees Under Investigation

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 6:01 pm | Ministry of Health

Two other former returnees who completed their managed isolation in the same facility and at the same time as the Northland case are now under investigation. The two former returnees both returned a positive test for COVID-19, however it is yet to be confirmed ... More >>

Health Warning Removed For Algal Bloom In The Waimakariri River At Thompsons Road

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 4:43 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for the Waimakariri River at Thompsons Road. This was issued on 1 December 2020. Recent cyanobacteria surveys of the Waimakariri River at Thompsons ... More >>

4 New Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation; 1 Historical Case

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 2:20 pm | Ministry of Health

There are 4 new cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation and one historical case to report in New Zealand since our last media statement yesterday. There have been no new cases in the community to report. New border case details Arrival date From Via ... More >>

Bring On Better Bangers

Wednesday, 27 January 2021, 9:04 am | Stroke Foundation

Sausages on the barbie are a great Kiwi summer tradition – but there’s a warning that the salt content could put you at risk of stroke. More >>

First COVID-19 Vaccine Could Be Approved By Next Week – Expert Reaction

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 5:39 pm | Science Media Centre

Pfizer-BioNTech’s Covid jab could get the tick by New Zealand’s medicines regulator as early as next Wednesday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said today. The mRNA vaccine is one of four in the country’s COVID-19 vaccine portfolio . Next Tuesday, Medsafe ... More >>

2 Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation; Update On Northland Case

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 1:30 pm | Ministry of Health

There are 2 cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our last media statement yesterday. There have been no new cases in the community to report New border case details Arrival date   From   Via   ... More >>

College Of GPs Introduces New Options For Training More Rural Hospital Doctors

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 12:36 pm | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Division of Rural Hospital Medicine, part of The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners, has introduced a new scheme that will help doctors train faster to become Rural Hospital Doctors if they’ve already specialised in emergency medicine, ... More >>

Vaping Regulations Consultation Opens Today

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 9:40 am | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say and provide feedback on draft regulations under the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act through an online consultation that opens today. An amendment to the Smokefree ... More >>

Tauranga Hospital Blood Donor ‘Heroes’ Recognised For Gift Of Life

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 8:29 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A woman inspired to give blood after losing her mum in a road traffic accident is just one of a team of ‘heroes’ at Tauranga Hospital who have been recognised by the NZ Blood Service. The NZ Blood Service presented Tauranga Hospital’s Team ... More >>

New AUT Research Examines Ethnic Differences In Use And Experience Of Child Healthcare Services

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 6:47 am | Auckland University of Technology

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND INSTITUTIONAL INTERACTIONS MATTER: IMPROVING USE AND EXPERIENCE OF CHILD HEALTHCARE SERVICES A report released today, “Ethnic Differences in the use and experience of child healthcare services in NZ”, reveals that interactions ... More >>

Get The Vaccine Shot But Do Not Throw Away The Mask To Fight COVID-19

Monday, 25 January 2021, 6:58 pm | CNS

The message from all scientists is very loud and clear that vaccines alone will not be able to stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even after getting vaccinated, we will have to continue to wear masks, maintain physical distancing, wash hands ... More >>

HEALTH WARNING – Cyanobacteria Bloom In Selwyn/Waikirikiri River At Coes Ford

Monday, 25 January 2021, 5:47 pm | Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning for Selwyn/Waikirikiri River at Coes Ford. The warning follows finding moderate to high cover of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the ... More >>

Updated Info For Kaikohe And Community Testing In Northland

Monday, 25 January 2021, 5:07 pm | Northern Region Health Coordination Centre

Info for the Kaikohe community testing centre has been updated (please see table below). Please also note that although significant testing is done at GPs and Urgent Care Clinics in Auckland, in Northland we ask the public to seek testing at community ... More >>

Essential Healthcare Workers Threatened: Church Forces Workers Into Poverty

Monday, 25 January 2021, 4:40 pm | Etu NZ

An Auckland faith-based organisation is threatening its homecare support workers with a lockout, after they have taken strike and picket action to win better working conditions. Since mid-2019, E tū Lifewise members have been asking for increased ... More >>

Update On Northland Case, And 6 Cases Of COVID-19 In Managed Isolation

Monday, 25 January 2021, 2:39 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health can today confirm that the woman who recently travelled from overseas and completed their stay in managed isolation in the Pullman hotel in Auckland has subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. The woman and her only close household ... More >>

Northland And Metropolitan Auckland DHBs Increase COVID-19 Testing Capacity

Monday, 25 January 2021, 1:10 pm | Joint Media Statement

Northland and Metropolitan Auckland DHBs increase COVID-19 testing capacity; Additional community testing centres open in Mangawhai and Helensville Community testing capacity in Northland and Auckland has been rapidly expanded in response to strong public ... More >>

College Of GPs Calls For Increased Testing For COVID-19

Monday, 25 January 2021, 11:09 am | Royal NZ College of General Practitioners

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners has this morning asked all its GP members to increase swabbing for COVID-19 after the news yesterday of a community case in Northland. President Dr Samantha Murton and Medical Director Dr Bryan Betty ... More >>

COVID-19: Contact Tracing Locations Of Interest

Sunday, 24 January 2021, 9:14 pm | Ministry of Health

What you need to do For contact tracing purposes, anyone who attended one of the locations listed here during the relevant timeframes is considered to be a COVID-19 ‘casual contact’. Our current advice is that although there is a low risk of ... More >>

Probable Case Of COVID-19 In A Returnee

Sunday, 24 January 2021, 5:22 pm | Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is investigating a positive test result in a person who recently travelled from overseas and completed their stay in managed isolation in a facility in Auckland. In the case we are investigating and reporting today, the person had ... More >>

8 cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation

Sunday, 24 January 2021, 1:31 pm | Ministry of Health

There are 8 cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our last media statement on Friday. More >>

9 Cases Of COVID-19 In 2 Days In Managed Isolation

Friday, 22 January 2021, 1:19 pm | Ministry of Health

There are 9 cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our last media statement on Wednesday. There are no new cases in the community. New border case details Arrival date From Via Positive test day/reason Managed isolation/quarantine ... More >>

More Scanning And ‘digital High-fives’ And Less People In ED Health Officials Say

Friday, 22 January 2021, 11:42 am | Hawke's Bay District Health Board

Health officials say they want to see more people using the NZ COVID Tracer app with the Bluetooth function enabled and less people in the emergency department ahead of the Six60 concert, which is expected to attract about 20,000. Medical Officer ... More >>

NZ Exercise Industry Appeals For Older Kiwis To Get Fitter, Before The Covid Vaccine

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 12:23 pm | Make Lemonade

New Zealand’s exercise industry is supporting the rollout of the covid-19 vaccine and protecting the people most vulnerable, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says. He was commenting on the very latest Trinity College Dublin research which ... More >>

Physiotherapist Helps Predict Cerebral Palsy In Babies

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 10:38 am | Capital and Coast District Health Board

A neonatal physiotherapist at Wellington Regional Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) has been awarded for implementing a tool to help diagnose infants at high risk of motor disabilities such as cerebral palsy. Alison Sheppard ( image ... More >>

One-stop-shop Cardiology Centre Helps Attainment Of 2000 Heart Stents Milestone

Thursday, 21 January 2021, 9:17 am | Bay of Plenty District Health Board

A one-stop-shop cardiology centre opened four years ago is delivering on its promise to bring care closer to home for Bay of Plenty heart patients. The dedicated Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory (Cath Lab) at Tauranga Hospital took its first patient ... More >>

Te Rito Maioha Welcomes New Guidelines For Child Food Safety

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 1:59 pm | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

Te Rito Maioha (ECNZ) welcomes the Ministry of Health guidelines for child food safety provided as part of the Ministry of Education’s new requirements. “It is heartening to see the new guidelines provide guidance not just on choking risks ... More >>

6 Cases Of COVID-19 In 2 Days In Managed Isolation

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 1:16 pm | Ministry of Health

There are 6 cases of COVID-19 in managed isolation to report in New Zealand since our last media statement on Monday. One of these cases is classified as historical and deemed not infectious. There are no new cases in the community. New border case ... More >>

This March Kiwis Will Give It Up To Raise Funds For New Zealand’s Most Common Form Of Cancer

Wednesday, 20 January 2021, 12:34 pm | Gut Cancer Foundation

Gut cancers are the most common form of cancer in New Zealand. The latest figures released by the Ministry of Health [1] show that 5423 Kiwis were diagnosed with a cancer of the digestive system (gut cancer) in 2018. 1 in 5 of all cancer diagnoses ... More >>

Orion Health Teams Up With AWS For Amazon HealthLake

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 2:54 pm | Orion Health

Orion Health, global, award-winning provider of health information technology, advancing population health and precision medicine solutions, is excited to announce it is working with with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to deploy Amazon HealthLake , a HIPAA-eligible ... More >>

Nurse’s Care Of Elderly Resident In A High Dependency Unit

Monday, 18 January 2021, 2:17 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Rose Wall today released a report finding a registered nurse in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care provided to a man in a high dependency ... More >>

Hospital Care Of Man With Pneumonia

Monday, 18 January 2021, 2:14 pm | Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

Health and Disability Commissioner Morag McDowell today released a report finding a district health board (DHB) in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures in the care of a man admitted to hospital ... More >>

Thames Hospital GP Clinic Extended After Summer Success

Monday, 18 January 2021, 11:40 am | Waikato District Health Board

The Thames Hospital summer clinic has proven to be a success, halving the number of patients needing to be treated within the Emergency Department during the holiday period. The collaboration with local health provider Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki ... More >>

National Hauora Coalition Calls For More Fundamental Solutions To Our GP Shortage

Monday, 18 January 2021, 8:59 am | National Hauora Coalition

Recent media has highlighted the apparent shortage of General Practice (GP) doctors in Aotearoa and the requirement of GPs to pay the cost of managed isolation for any overseas recruits. In response, National Hauora Coalition (NHC) Chief Executive, ... More >>

Experienced Dental Implant Doctor Opens State Of The Art Dental Clinic In Stonefields, Auckland

Monday, 18 January 2021, 8:52 am | Glow Dental

Caring, gentle and wise beyond her years. These are just a few of the words that Glow Dental’s patients have used to describe Dr Linda. She has been in practice for six years in Auckland and Christchurch, having studied dentistry at the highly ... More >>

2021 Key To Getting Smokefree NZ Back On Track

Sunday, 17 January 2021, 2:06 pm | Aotearoa Vapers Community Advocacy

2021 is shaping up to be the most critical year to achieving a smokefree country. However, it will take a lot of determination to deliver on a national ambition that’s already 10 years old, says a leading New Zealand tobacco harm reduction advocate. ... More >>

10 COVID-19 Cases In 2 Days At Border

Sunday, 17 January 2021, 1:31 pm | Ministry of Health

There are 10 cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand since our last media statement on Friday. One of these cases is classified as historical and deemed not infectious. There are no new cases in the community. New border cases ... More >>

Kiwi Screen Sector, Leads The World For Managing COVID-19

Friday, 15 January 2021, 12:08 pm | WorkSafe NZ

The New Zealand screen sector is being hailed for its innovative approach to managing COVID-19. A new partnership between the film industry, ScreenSafe and WorkSafe New Zealand saw the creation of a world class guidance document for the management of ... More >>

More Mental Health Workers In The Community

Friday, 15 January 2021, 11:51 am | Health Hawkes Bay

Those facing mental health and wellness challenges in Hawke’s Bay will have more people to turn to with a new team of health workers about to start work in the community. Ten people have been recruited to work alongside selected general practice teams ... More >>

Pregnant Mums' Sleeping Position Can Cut Oxygen Flow To Her Unborn Child, Research Shows

Friday, 15 January 2021, 10:20 am | University of Auckland

Women who go to sleep on their back in late pregnancy are more likely to have stillbirths. Now, research from a University of Auckland-U.K. collaboration helps to explain why, showing a decreased supply of oxygen to the fetus. “Sleep on side when baby’s ... More >>

Manage Mental Health Early For Better Overall Health And Longer Life: Study

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 1:44 pm | University of Auckland

Poor mental health earlier in life leads to poor physical health in later life, according to a new study. A collaboration between the University of Auckland, the University of Michigan and Duke University in the US, the study investigated 50 years ... More >>

Iwi Pandemic Response Group Recommend Government ‘step Up’ Testing, Put A Cap On Entry And Māori Vaccination Strategy

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 10:13 am | Iwi Chairs Forum

The National Iwi Chairs Forum [NICF] Pandemic Response Group has today issued six priority recommendations to the Government. We are extremely proud of the combined efforts of Government, Māori Organisations and the public at large that have avoided ... More >>

SAFE Commends New Ministry Of Health Eating Guidelines For Promoting Plant-Based Diets

Thursday, 14 January 2021, 8:31 am | SAFE

The Ministry of Health has for the first time acknowledged the correlation between sustainable diets and the climate emergency. The Ministry’s new eating guidelines say there is an urgent need to promote diets that are healthy and have low environmental ... More >>

NZ Catholic Bishops Urge Everyone To Have A Covid-19 Vaccine

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 2:19 pm | NZ Catholic Bishops

The country’s Catholic bishops are strongly urging their faithful and everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand to get a Covid-19 vaccine when it becomes available. NZ Catholic Bishops Conference President, Cardinal John Dew, cited this country’s 2019-20 measles ... More >>

7 New COVID-19 Cases In 2 Days In Managed Isolation

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 1:08 pm | Ministry of Health

here are seven new cases of COVID-19 to report in managed isolation in New Zealand since our last media statement on Monday. There are no new cases in the community. Of the new border cases: New border case details Arrival date From Via Positive test ... More >>

ACC Confirmed As Principal Sponsor For New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards | He Tohu Mauri Ora

Wednesday, 13 January 2021, 8:49 am | Primary Healthcare Awards

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) will again be the principal sponsor for New Zealand’s first national primary healthcare awards. ACC is sponsoring the patient safety award, which celebrates excellence in safe practice. The award recognises ... More >>

COVID-19 Testing Still Available Across MidCentral Region

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 11:19 am | MidCentral District Health Board

A series of temporary COVID-19 testing sites will be popping up across the district throughout January to aid in MidCentral communities efforts to remain free of the virus. As people start to return from their summer holidays and head back to work, ... More >>

New Figures Show Drug Checking Services Have Reduced Harm – But More Could Be Done.

Tuesday, 12 January 2021, 6:49 am | NZ Drug Foundation

New figures released by KnowYourStuffNZ show that drug checking this summer resulted in the vast majority of people who attended drug checking choosing not to take the harmful cathinone eutylone, where it turned out they had unwittingly purchased it. ... More >>

ACC Confirmed As Principal Sponsor For New Zealand Primary Healthcare Awards

Monday, 11 January 2021, 5:00 pm | Primary Healthcare Awards

The Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) will again be the principal sponsor for New Zealand’s first national primary healthcare awards. ACC is sponsoring the patient safety award, which celebrates excellence in safe practice. The award recognises ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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