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Ian Powell: Cuba’s Fight Against Covid-19 Is Impressive, Even Compared To NZ’s

Article – The Democracy Project

Health commentator Ian Powell formerly the Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists visited Cuba earlier this year, learning about their health system, and says the country has now done extremely well in combating … Read more »

Primary Health Care Strike Ballot Underway

Press Release – NZNO

More than 3400 Primary Health Care nurses and medical receptionists/administrators across more than 500 practices and accident and medical centres will commence a ballot for strike action today. The ballot will run until Wednesday 12 August and is for … Read more »

No New Cases Of COVID-19

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today. It has been 95 days since the last case of COVID-19 was acquired locally from an unknown source. Five previously reported cases are now considered to have recovered, bringing the … Read more »

PHARMAC Considering A New Way Of Contracting For Medicines

Press Release – PHARMAC

Consultation has gone out today to health professionals and is available on PHARMACs website for anyone wanting to have their say about our annual tender process and a proposal to modify our contracting arrangements. Every year PHARMAC invites tenders … Read more »

Pandemic Progresses Digital Identity Work

Press Release –

The Covid-19 response has progressed work on digital identity in health despite the pandemic delaying approval of the national Health Information Platform, the deputy-director data and digital says. Speaking at an NZ Health IT event on 28 July in Auckland, … Read more »

Survey Highlights Impact Of COVID-19 On Community And Voluntary Sector

Press Release – Hui E Community Aotearoa

New figures have been released today showing the impact of COVID-19 on the community and voluntary sector. The results are from a nationwide survey of over 1,400 organisations carried out across May and June. The survey found that a sizable number of tangata … Read more »

Emerging Leader Olivia Egerton Wins Director Award

Press Release – Institute Of Directors

The Canterbury Branch of the Institute of Directors (IOD) has announced that emerging leader Olivia Egerton is their 2020 First Steps in Governance awardee. The award is given each year by the professional body of directors and seeks individuals who … Read more »

Free Press, 3 August 2020

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Half Empty Planes Free Press is an avid reader of statistics. We noticed 18,193 passengers departed New Zealand by air last month, while 9,032 arrived. The planes are arriving half empty and leaving full. In January, by comparison, around 740,000 … Read more »

Refugee Moved To High Security After Speaking Out On Covid-19 – Four Now On Hunger Strike

Press Release – The Refugee Action Collective

Four refugees in immigration detention in Brisbane, Farhad Ramahti, Mehdi, Mehrzad and Adnan are on hunger strike in protest at the apparent punishment of Adnan for his complaints over staff failure to use personal, protective equipment (PPE) and … Read more »

What’s Your Wish For Nature In The City?

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

If you could have one wish for nature in the city, what would it be? Hamilton City Council is looking for your thoughts to help shape Hamiltons Nature in the City Strategy. The Council is asking Hamiltonians what they wish for nature in the city, … Read more »

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