Health Headlines

Promise to Northland Fulfilled and Celebrated

Press Release – Northland DHB

Raising three million in three years to build a local cancer treatment unit sounded nigh on impossible when first suggested but Northland has done it and the public are invited to celebrate this Saturday at its open day. Read more »

Community health workers prepare for Ebola

Press Release – University of Auckland

More than 400 primary healthcare workers from throughout the Auckland region have upskilled on preparations and protocols for Ebola cases. Read more »

Heroes lead the way in new storybook for Starship

Press Release – Starship

A collection of heroic tales is just what the doctor ordered as young Auckland authors have their stories published through the Barfoot & Thompson Young Authors Challenge in aid of the Starship Foundation. Read more »

Improving access to mental health care

Press Release – Canterbury DHB

Canterbury Specialist Mental Health Services (SMHS) is streamlining its systems to ensure people get faster access to urgent or crisis mental health care. The SMHS Adult Service has developed a new model of care aimed at providing improved access … Read more »

Speech to NZ Emergency Departments Conference, Taupo

Speech – New Zealand Government

Thank you for inviting me to speak with you at this conference. I am really looking forward to the challenges of the health portfolio. Prior to politics I worked in general practice and spent a bit of time in EDs earlier in my career. Read more »

Business Awards: West winner demonstrates innovation

Press Release – Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Last night A-Ward Attachments Limited captured the Supreme Business Excellence Award at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2014 West. Experts in shipping ideas offshore as customised container solutions, A-Ward Attachments has customers as far … Read more »

Exercise Wisdom Tooth Boosts Oral Health in Far North

Press Release – Northland DHB

They came and, like knights in shining armour, boosted the oral health of almost 750 high-need Far North residents, before leaving again two weeks later. In partnership with the Northland DHB oral health service, a team of New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) … Read more »

Colmar Brunton poll of Christchurch residents about the cath

Press Release – Restore Christchurch Cathedral Group

The Colmar Brunton poll released today shows the majority of CHCH residents want the cathedral restored. Read more »

Rodeo Code of Welfare ‘Sick Joke’

Press Release – SAFE

Animal advocacy organisation SAFE says the revised Code of Welfare for Rodeos just released is nothing but a sick joke. Rodeo animals are goaded, tormented and forced to endure needless suffering and gross mistreatment, all for the sake of so-called … Read more »

Governor General presents awards to children

Press Release – Wellington Down Syndrome Association

PRESS RELEASE Monday 20 October 2013 The Governor General presents awards to children with Down Syndrome To celebrate the achievements of young people with Down Syndrome, the Governor General of New Zealand, Lt Gen TheRt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Lady … Read more »

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