Health Headlines

Water NZ welcomes “common sense” ruling over fluoridation

Press Release – Water New Zealand

Water New Zealand chief executive John Pfahlert says the Court of Appeal ruling supporting the South Taranaki District Councils decision to fluoridate its water supply means that common sense has prevailed and he says this is good news for dental health in … Read more »

Assisted voting empowers people with a disability

Press Release – Auckland Council

Using technology and in-house visits, Auckland Council and the Blind Foundation have teamed up to assist blind and low vision voters access information about candidates standing in the local elections and cast their postal ballot. Assisted voting … Read more »

Student to walk length of country for Arthritis New Zealand

Press Release – Otago Polytechnic

An Otago Polytechnic nursing student will embark on an epic quest to walk the length of New Zealand next month to raise money for Arthritis New Zealand. Read more »

New stuttering clinic opens in Albany

Press Release – Massey University

A new specialist stuttering clinic has opened at Massey Universitys Auckland campus, and aims to help people of all ages across the region who stutter. Read more »

Lack of Road Safety Education Costing Young Lives

Press Release – Road Safety Education

Not for profit agency Road Safety Education Limited (RSE) recently released four year social impact study shows that the gap between driver licensing and road safety education is a large contributing factor to the death of youth on New Zealand roads. Read more »

Pathways to public health

Press Release – Massey University

The School of Public Health is hosting its first Public Health Symposium this Friday, – a forum for dialogue, debate and sharing of research and practice to improve public health in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more »

Waikato Vital Signs 2016 launch events announced

Press Release – Momentum Waikato

Members of the Waikato community are invited to attend one of four October events to hear about the findings of the recent Waikato Vital Signs 2016 project, where community priorities for action were identified for Waikato District, Hamilton City, … Read more »

14 charity walks held simultaneously across NZ on Sunday

Press Release – MND Association

14 charity walks held simultaneously across NZ on Sunday On Sunday morning in 14 towns and cities all over New Zealand, hundreds of people gathered for Walk 2 D’Feet MND events. Read more »

Greens Come Out in Favour Of Euthanasia

Press Release – Right To Life

Greens Come Out in Favour Of Euthanasia Media Release 23rd September 2016 Green Party adopts policy to amend law to allow doctors to kill their patients or assist in their suicide. Right to Life is disappointed that the Green Party has adopted … Read more »

Acute Mental Health System in Crisis

Press Release – People’s Mental Health Review

This week the Acute Mental Health ward for Aucklands North Shore, He Puna Waiora, has been forced to close eight beds, at a time when demand for mental health services is reaching record levels. Read more »

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