Health Headlines

New government presents opportunities for action

Press Release – ActionStation

The community campaigning group ActionStation us welcoming the new government and hopeful about the opportunities it presents for action on several pressing issues. Read more »

Pioneering healthy lifestyle programme

Press Release – University of Auckland

A pioneering healthy lifestyle programme for kids and teens with obesity called Whnau Pakari has resulted in physical and emotional health gains across a group tracked for 12 months, a new study shows. Read more »

UN Ramps Up Aid Delivery to Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Press Release – United Nations

13 October 2017 The speed and scale of people fleeing Myanmar has triggered a humanitarian emergency in Bangladesh, where hundreds of thousands of refugees now depend on humanitarian assistance for shelter, food, water and other life-saving … Read more »

Four young Hamiltonians having a global impact

Press Release – Lucy Foundation

The Lucy Foundation , a local social enterprise creating an inclusive supply chain of coffee from seed to cup. The Lucy Foundation works with coffee-farming families affected by disability to create ethical and sustainable coffee for the New Zealand … Read more »

Algal Bloom in Lake Forsyth/Te Roto o Wairewa

Press Release – Canterbury DHB

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Lake Forsyth/Te Roto o Wairewa Read more »

Scott Court is Hutt Valley’s first smokefree town centre

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Scott Court in Stokes Valley has become the Hutt Valleys first smokefree town centre. Hutt City Council officially designated the space smokefree at a Council meeting on 10 October 2017. As well as being the first in the Hutt Valley, Scott … Read more »

Jack Allen Community Hub to be Based in Levin RSA

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

A proposed new medical centre for Levin is one step closer as Horowhenua District Council agrees to sell land in Durham Street and support the establishment of the Jack Allan Community Services Hub in Levins RSA and Community Club. Read more »

TIN Profiles NZ’s Growing Māori Technology Ecosystem

Press Release – Technology Investment Network

Auckland, 17 October 2017 Mori-owned or Mori investment-backed technology companies are making a significant contribution to New Zealands technology sector; a trend that looks set to grow, according to the annual 2017 TIN Report launched … Read more »

Doctors Ring Alarm Over Manus Island Health Crisis

Press Release – Jane Salmon

The Independent Member for Denison, Andrew Wilkie, will join Dr Barri Phatarfod and Dr Paddy McLisky from Doctors for Refugees to discuss the deteriorating health situation on Manus Island. Read more »

Taking charge of our money

Press Release – Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand

The Association of Blind Citizens of New Zealand (Blind Citizens NZ), congratulates the Reserve Bank of New Zealand for providing banknote gauges that will support people who are blind and vision impaired, to independently identify with confidence, the … Read more »

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