Health Headlines

Call for nominations to Arts Access Awards 2017

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa

Do you want to see an outstanding disabled artist recognised? Or how about a leader providing access to the arts for people in New Zealand? Nominations to this years Arts Access Awards, presented annually by Arts Access Aotearoa, close on Monday 3 … Read more »

Health warning removed for algal bloom in the Hurunui River

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

Health warning removed for algal bloom in the Hurunui River at State Highway 1 The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the Hurunui River at State Highway … Read more »

Options and Expectations for Cannabis-based products

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne has written to medical and pharmaceutical organisations clarifying the range of appropriately manufactured cannabis-based products that could be prescribed in New Zealand. Read more »

Two Firsts in Bay of Plenty Health Target Success

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Improving performance and two firsts are the story of this quarters health target results in the Bay of Plenty. Read more »

Social bonds not the answer

Press Release – Green Party

The Governments social bond plan to allow foreign companies to profit off mentally ill New Zealanders will put already vulnerable people at further risk, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Speech to the Institute of Public Administration New Zealand

Speech – New Zealand Government

Good afternoon everyone. Thank you John and IPANZ for hosting this event today. Read more »

Speech to NZ Health Symposium, Wellington

Speech – New Zealand Government

Its great to be here with you all today. Im pleased to see a diverse group of leaders from across the sector, as well as the social sector. Read more »

Kids suffering under mental health strain

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

A newly released from the Ministry of Health on the mental health and addictions workforce shows a worryingly large vacancy rate in child and youth mental health services, says Labours Health spokesperson Annette King. Read more »

Canterbury DHB’s performance strong despite challenges

Press Release – Canterbury DHB

The Canterbury DHBs performance in Quarter 2 of the 2016/2017 National Health Targets has remained strong despite several challenging disruptions. Read more »

Smokefree zones extended

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

All Rotorua sportsgrounds, skate parks, bus stops and shelters are becoming smokefree zones under Rotorua Lakes Councils extended Smokefree Outdoor Spaces Policy. Read more »

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