Health Headlines

Mission, Marae celebrate first year of food bank partnership

Press Release – Auckland City Mission

For the past year the Papakura Marae, through its partnership with the Auckland City Mission, has been able to provide Papakura families in desperate need with nutritionally balanced food parcels. The Mission has also supported the marae with equipment, expertise … Read more »

Families who do crime together – expect to do time together

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Families that carry out crime together can expect to do time together is the message from Waikato Police after an investigation that spanned several months led to the recovery of a tractor worth over $120,000 yesterday. Read more »

The cost of obesity – Professor Boyd Swinburn

Press Release – ElderNet

Liam Butler interviews Boyd Swinburn Professor of Population Nutrition and Global Health University of Auckland Read more »

Southern DHB needs to hang onto Queenstown’s Hospital

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

Its looking more and more as if the Southern DHBs management is so obsessed with turning around its financial deficit that its prepared to throw everything overboard in a bid to stay afloat even the lifeboats and the passengers, says … Read more »

Greens urge Govt to help eradicate polio

Press Release – Green Party

On World Polio Day, the Green Party is urging the National Government to resume funding for polio eradication. The New Zealand Government stopped contributing to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative in 2010. Read more »

Board Confirms Maternity Units’ Closure

Press Release – Waikato DHB

Primary birthing facilities run by Waikato District Health Board (DHB) in Morrinsville and Te Awamutu will close in February next year, the board confirmed at its monthly meetingon Wednesday. Read more »

2 injured in assault, Woodville

Press Release – New Zealand Police

At approximately 12:10pm on Thursday, October 23rd Police attended an assault in Ormond Street, Woodville. There had been a confrontation at the address between a male occupant and an associate. Read more »

Junior chef acknowledged for cuisine and charity

Press Release – Attitude Trust

Nicholas Brockelbank is mixing up inspiration in his Cambridge kitchen, despite being only 12-years-old. Following a recipe for success, this junior foodie is creating delicious food and publishing cookbooks, while giving back to his community. Read more »

Time to have your say on the sale of legal highs

Press Release – Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being urged to have their say on where psychoactive substances, commonly known as legal highs, can be sold in the city. The councils Local Approved Product Policy consultation, which will decide where the products can be sold, opens … Read more »

Local garden supports breast cancer trust with open day

Press Release – Thackwood Garden

North Nelsons Thackwood Garden, nestled in a fourth generation, 300 acre Farm, in Wakapuaka opens to the public on Sunday 23rd November as a fundraiser for the Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust. Read more »

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