Health Headlines

Weeds, legal highs, empowered communities go to committee

Press Release – Auckland Council

Decision digest Regional Strategy and Policy Committee 02 April 2015 Weeds, legal highs and empowered communities go before committee Auckland Councils Regional Strategy and Policy Committee today covered a wide range of decisions and updates … Read more »

April Falls month underway

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

Canterbury District Health Board is joining other New Zealand DHBs this April as part of the Health Quality and Safety Commissions drive to reduce falls and the harm they cause. Read more »

Auckland’s legal high sale areas agreed

Press Release – Auckland Council

Areas where the sale of psychoactive substances, otherwise known as legal highs, will be allowed in Auckland have been agreed by Auckland Council. Read more »

Law Commission Must Not Be Asked to Promote Homicide

Press Release – Right To Life

Right to Life is opposed to the recommendation of Green Member of Parliament, Keith Hague MP, that the government instruct the Law Commission to lead a public consultation on euthanasia. Sir Grant Hammond, President of the Law Commission, in February told … Read more »

Prestigious Girdlers’ Scholarship awarded to law student

Press Release – Universities New Zealand – Te Pokai Tara

Eighteen year-old Harrison Fookes from Glendowie has been has been awarded a life changing Girdlers scholarship to Cambridge University. Read more »

Flu vaccine distribution underway

Press Release – Ministry of Health

The first shipment of this years funded influenza vaccine has arrived and is being distributed to general practices this week, says Dr Don Mackie, Chief Medical Officer at the Ministry of Health. Read more »

The St John Annual Appeal Is Coming

Press Release – St John

One of the International vintage ambulances which will be out and about next week in Christchurch for the St John Annual Appeal. The vehicle is next to one of the brand new yellow St John Mercedes ambulances. Photo credit: Malcolm Coker. Read more »

Otago appointment brings health and recreation expertise

Press Release – New Zealand Recreation Association

One of New Zealands most experienced recreation and health administrators has been appointed to the Board of the New Zealand Recreation Association (NZRA). Read more »

Cheating church minister sentenced

Press Release – Inland Revenue Department

A South Auckland Church Minister who ripped off thousands of taxpayers dollars has been sentenced. Read more »

Drug Free Sport NZ responds to Essendon ruling

Press Release – Drug Free Sport NZ

Drug Free Sport NZ says yesterday’s ruling on Essendon players by the Australian Football Leagues Anti-Doping Tribunal provides valuable lessons for athletes, sporting clubs and anti-doping agencies. Read more »

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