Health Headlines

More action needed on alcohol law reform, says NZMA

Press Release – New Zealand Medical Association

An editorial in todays [29 August] New Zealand Medical Journal drives home the message that New Zealand has too many risky drinkers, and too little alcohol law reform, says the New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA). Read more »

International Maternity Expert Praises New Zealand Care

Press Release – Ali Jones Public Relations

New Zealand has a stunning maternity care system according to a visiting international expert in childbirth and midwifery. Professor Lesley Page, president of the Royal College of Midwives in the United Kingdom, told midwives meeting in Hamilton over … Read more »

Accuro Flourishes in Consumer NZ’s Evaluation

Press Release – Accuro Health Insurance

Accuro Flourishes in Consumer NZs Health Insurance Evaluation September 1, 2014 Accuro Health Insurance has once again featured in Consumer New Zealands evaluation of health insurers and the policies they offer. Consumer New Zealands annual evaluation … Read more »

“Staying well in times of adversity”

Press Release – Workplace Wellbeing

Staying well in times of adversity, New Zealands first Laughter Wellness Conference comes to Christchurch this month Read more »

Auckland Disability Community Unite on First Feedback to UN

Press Release – CCS Disability Action

A group of 25 Disabled Peoples Organisations, interest groups and service providers, along with countless disabled people and family members have released their first assessment on New Zealands disability rights record to the United Nations. And … Read more »

Halberg Sport for Life

Press Release – Harcourts

The Harcourts Foundation has today announced the inaugural Halberg Sport for Life dinner, an evening celebrating the power of sport, taking place on Thursday 9 October at the SKYCITY Convention Centre in Auckland to raise funds for its new charity partner … Read more »

Experts gather to discuss action on Fetal Alcohol Disorder

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Experts gather to discuss action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in New Zealand A national symposium FASD in New Zealand: A Time to Act will be held on Friday 5 September at the University of Aucklands Tamaki campus. The Symposium is a collaboration … Read more »

SMC Heads-Up: E-cigarettes, SMCs gather in NZ, crisis advice

Column – Science Media Centre

SMC Heads-Up:E-cigarettes risks highlighted, SMCs gather in NZ, science advice in times of crisis Read more »

Influenza immunisation campaign wins top marketing award

Press Release – National Influenza Specialist Group

The National Influenza Immunisation Campaign, which saw a record number of New Zealanders immunised against influenza in 2013, won a 2014 TVNZ Marketing Award in Auckland last night (Thursday). The campaign took out top prize in the healthcare category. … Read more »

NZ Sign Language programmes receives $11 million boost

Press Release – Deaf Aotearoa

Deaf Aotearoa are thrilled with Education minister Hekia Paratas announcement this week that $11 million in funding will go towards a range of New Zealand Sign Language initiatives, including First Signs a programme that involves sign language … Read more »

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