Health Headlines

Public meeting for Dunedin families affected by IDEA cuts

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A group of Dunedin families affected by cuts to IDEA Services will hold a public meeting on Wednesday to discuss their concerns, Dunedin South MP Clare Curran said today. Read more »

Mental health and addictions system

Press Release – Platform Trust

Welcome to all the commentators about the sad state of the NZ mental health and addictions system. This is an obstacle course littered with blame, hurt and not much accountability. Read more »

Veterinarians taking on global health issue

Press Release – New Zealand Veterinary Association

New Zealand is joining the world in taking on one of the biggest issues facing our planet – and vets here have a special role Read more »

Pacific Youth MPs challenge Parliament

Press Release – PYP

Pacific Youth MPs challenge Parliament Saturday 22 April Young Pacific MPs have made a bold challenge to parliamentarians in election year at the PYP: Our Movement Pacific Youth Parliament. The event, which is being hosted at St Bedes College … Read more »

Conservative Party Youth Crime and BOOT Farm Policy

Press Release – The Corrective Party

The Conservative Party believes that our preoccupation with rights, with very little reference to responsibilities, has left us in a situation where some young people have realised that they can do whatever they like, with little or no … Read more »

KEYTRUDA® registered for treatment of lung cancer

Press Release – MSD

April 20, 2017, Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited (MSD) today announced KEYTRUDA (pembrolizumab) has now received its second Medsafe registration for lung cancer. Read more »

Fluoridation: NZ’s go to local government obsession

Press Release – Making Sense of Fluoride

When University of Waikato student Luke Oldfield turned on the news in 2013 to discover Hamilton city council (HCC) was ending community water fluoridation, he was baffled by the decision. The moment not only led Oldfield to examine the global anti-fluoride … Read more »

Crisis in Funding for Mental Health Service

Press Release – Mothers Helpers

Mothers Helpers ‘ not-for-profit maternal mental health service say their funding is in crisis, and fear for the future of those they serve. Currently the main service in Auckland, Hamilton and in most parts of the country, Mothers Helpers offers a … Read more »

$9.9m Outpatient clinic for Waitemata opens

Press Release – New Zealand Government

$9.9m Outpatient clinic for Waitemata opens Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened Waitemata DHBs new $9.9 million outpatient clinic at North Shore Hospital. The new fit-for-purpose $9.9 million outpatient facility at North Shore … Read more »

People’s Mental Health Report Released

Press Release – People’s Mental Health Review

[ Today the People’s Mental Health Review released its report. The full report can be found at www.peoplesmentalhealthreport.com ] Read more »

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