Health Headlines

Southern DHB Celebrating Enrolled Nurses Day today

Press Release – Southern District Health Board

Today is National Enrolled Nurses Day and to celebrate the day this year the Southern Region Enrolled Nurse Section, one of 11 Regional Sections in New Zealand, presented a framed Enrolled Nurse pledge form to the Southern District Health Board for their … Read more »

Groser’s attack shows criticism of TPPA is hitting home

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

30 June 2015 For immediate release Minister Grosers attack shows criticism of TPPA is hitting home Read more »

Southern Cross to cover pharmacy surcharges for members

Press Release – Pharmacy Guild

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) appreciates the support Southern Cross Health Society is showing community pharmacy by reimbursing any surcharges their members with eligible policies have incurred from a pharmacy. Read more »

Zero GP and Prescription Fees for Under 13s in Taranaki

Press Release – Taranaki District Health Board

From tomorrow, Tuesday 1 July 2015, all Midland Health Network general practices (GPs) in Taranaki will offer zero-fee visits for children under 13. Parents and caregivers of children under 13 will no longer need to pay the $5 charge for each … Read more »

Missing Upper Hutt man found

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Missing Upper Hutt man Graham Carr has been located alive and is currently receiving medical treatment. Read more »

Local athlete fronts Special Olympics Awareness Week

Press Release – Special Olympics

Special Olympics New Zealand is set to kick off its first ever Awareness Week, with the support of Hutt Valley athlete Rebecca Heath. Special Olympics New Zealand provides a year-round programme of sports training and competition for more than 7,000 children … Read more »

Long-acting reversible contraceptives for youths advocated

Press Release – University of Otago

Tuesday 30 June 2015 Long-acting reversible contraceptives for adolescents advocated Senior lecturers in bioethics, and obstetrics and gynaecology at the University of Otago have called for a free, universal LARC (long-acting reversible contraceptive) … Read more »

Speech: The Future of Global Trade

Speech – New Zealand Government

Address by the Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Trade and Minister of Climate Change Issues: US/NZ Partnership Forum, Auckland 30 June 2015 Read more »

TPP negotiations set to accelerate, Groser says

Article – BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) – Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership will accelerate in July, with New Zealand officials working to stitch up a deal by the month’s end, according to Trade Minister Tim Groser. Read more »

Toxic Shellfish on Northern Hawke’s Bay Coastline

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

Shellfish along the coastline, between Whareongaonga (approximately 22km north of Mahia) and Mohaka River, should not be eaten due to dangerous levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxin. The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (HBDHB) warning, … Read more »

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