Health Headlines

Midwives’ Union Calls For Action Over Crisis in Workforce

Press Release – MERAS

The midwives union, MERAS has spoken out about the crisis in the midwifery workforce and is calling on the government and district health boards to act on pay and conditions. Read more »

Criminal Bar Association on Andrew Little Statement

Press Release – Criminal Bar Association

The Criminal Bar Association of New Zealand strongly supports the Minister of Justice Andrew Littles willingness to consider that Law and Order policies have not achieved the objectives sought. Read more »

Regional growth fund trickle becomes avalanche

Article – BusinessDesk

By Pattrick Smellie Feb. 23 (BusinessDesk) – The government has made an initial $61.7 million down-payment on its promise to spend $1 billion a year for the next three years on regional economic growth initiatives, with Cabinet papers signalling it … Read more »

Lack of support for former prisoners to stay smoke-free

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

A new study released today has found that New Zealanders who have successfully quit smoking while in prison receive a lack of support in staying smoke-free after being released. Read more »

Canterbury Charitable Hospital Trust wins Mitre 10 Award

Press Release – Mitre 10

A hospital that provides free services including a wide range of surgical procedures was last night named Mitre 10 New Zealand Community of the Year for 2018. Read more »

E-cigarettes could help smoking cessation in hospitals

Press Release – Massey University

Research published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal indicates electronic cigarettes, used as an alternative form of nicotine replacement, are well tolerated by alcoholics admitted to hospital for detoxification and could be helpful for curbing … Read more »

2018 New Zealander of the Year announced

Press Release – New Zealander Of The Year Awards

2018 New Zealander of the Year announced Equal pay champion Kristine Bartlett has been named Kiwibank 2018 New Zealander of the Year. Bartlett received the award from the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern. Bartlett was also presented the Kiwibank … Read more »

Activist Spouts Nonsense: Evidence Supports Fluoridation

Press Release – Making Sense of Fluoride

Thousands of rigorous studies – including recent large scale data from Sweden and Canada (as well as our own famous Dunedin Study ) confirm that community water fluoridation improves oral health and has no detrimental effect on IQ. Read more »

PM: More mental health support for Canterbury

Article – RNZ

Help for parents will also be included in a mental health support programme for children in Canterbury, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – Feb 22

Press Release – Hansard

1. Hon PAULA BENNETT (Deputy LeaderNational) to the Prime Minister : Does she have confidence in all of her Ministers? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS (Deputy Prime Minister) on behalf of the Prime Minister : Yes. Hon Paula Bennett : Does she have confidence … Read more »

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