Health Headlines

Affordable medicines at risk in trade deal

Press Release – Doctors for Healthy Trade

Once again the pharmaceutical industry is pumping out misleading information, suggesting that theres no need to worry about price hikes to New Zealand medicines under the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) says Public Health Physician … Read more »

Seminar Series on Family Justice Touches Down in Blenheim

Press Release – Social Service Providers Aotearoa

Social Service Providers Aotearoa (SSPA) and Ebborn Law are inviting providers who deal with domestic violence, and the wider social services and government sector, to a free workshop in Blenheim to review the changes to the Family Justice System. Read more »

Guild interested to learn more about TPPA details

Press Release – Pharmacy Guild

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) is keen to learn more about how the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will impact New Zealands health sector if it is accepted by the Government. Read more »

Appointments to the New Zealand Film Commission

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Dame Patsy Reddy has been reappointed as Chair of the New Zealand Film Commission, Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry announced today. Charles Finny has also been reappointed as a member of the Commission. Both of Wellington, Dame Patsy … Read more »

Achieving Patient-Centred Care Or Floccinaucinihipilfication

Press Release – ASMS

Thank you for the opportunity to address you again. As always my comments are personal observations, although in broad terms at least I believe they are consistent with the Associations view on the matters discussed. In this address I would like to … Read more »

Fellow workers perform CPR on work mate

Press Release – TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter

Today the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Waihi Beach where a 59 year old Te Puke had been working on a building site when he suffered a serious cardiac event. The man work mates carried out CPR on the man until emergency … Read more »

More than 1.2m flu vaccine doses distributed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says the Government has reached its target of immunising 1.2 million New Zealanders with the influenza vaccine this year. Read more »

New premises for Auckland addiction service

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened the new premises for Aucklands Odyssey House alcohol and drug treatment service. Addiction issues affect not only the individual but also their family and friends. Providing quality and timely … Read more »

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang events raise $6,000

Press Release – Warbirds and Wheels

Children in the Upper Clutha will benefit from additional medical services and support thanks to the generosity of locals and visitors who helped raise $6,000 during Warbirds & Wheels Chitty Chitty Bang Bang month. Read more »

Gordon Campbell on Tim Groser missing in action on the TPP

Column – Gordon Campbell

While rapid change is always possibl e in trade talks as they approach the deadline, lets assume that the offers on the table for dairy at the TPP talks in Maui wont improve much beyond the appallingly bad level currently being lamented by New … Read more »

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