Health Headlines

New toolkit to help DHBs in suicide prevention

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a new resource released today is designed to help DHBs, in partnership with their communities, prevent and respond to suicide. Read more »

Orphan Drug negotiations hampered by inadequate budget

Press Release – NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders

Pharmacs announcement that its in active negotiation with 8 companies for supply of medicines for rare disorders, is welcome news for patients currently denied access to approved orphan medicines. But the NZ Organisation for Rare Disorders says … Read more »

More medicines for rare disorders to be funded

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says people with rare disorders will benefit from Pharmacs new funding approach for rare disorders medicines. Pharmac has announced that 28 proposals from eight suppliers emerged from its request for proposals for … Read more »

PHARMAC in negotiations over rare disorders medicines

Press Release – PHARMAC

PHARMAC is in active negotiations with several suppliers as a result of its competitive process for rare disorders medicines. On the eve of World Rare Diseases Day, PHARMAC has announced that 28 proposals from eight suppliers emerged from its request for … Read more »

Questions and Answers – February 26

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

EconomyProgress 1. IAN McKELVIE (NationalRangitkei) to the Minister of Finance : What progress is the Government making in building a more competitive and productive economy as one of its priorities for this term of Parliament? Read more »

Minister Has Bigger Fish to Fry than Preschool Food

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The cost of new food safety regulations have the potential to be the last straw for small, rural and isolated community-based early childhood centres, says New Zealand First Deputy Leader and Spokesperson for Education Tracey Martin. Read more »

Abbott’s Response to Sydney’s Hostage Crisis

Column – Binoy Kampmark

The inquiry into Sydneys Lindt Caf hostage crisis (not, as has become popular to deem it, a siege) has come out with some police state fanfare. Terminal governments tend to scrounge for poor solutions, and much of this is to be found in the joint … Read more »

An opportunity to mobilise nationwide action

Press Release – Lifewise

With more than 30,000 New Zealanders severely housing deprived and rough sleeping on the rise, homelessness is creating substantial health, social and economic consequences. On February 26, the New Zealand Coalition to End Homelessness (NZCEH) will gather … Read more »

Missing 70 year old man located outside a vacant property

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police SAR can confirm that 70 year old Noel Noonan has been located in the grounds to the rear of Antonio Hall on Riccarton Road shortly before 1.15pm this afternoon (25 February 2015). Read more »

Otago Polytechnic brings business excellence to Dunedin

Press Release – Otago Polytech

Dunedin businesses will soon have the chance to hear from one of the worlds leading experts on business performance, Sister Mary Jean Ryan, who will be sharing her wisdom at a Performance Excellence Briefing on 5 March. The event will be hosted by Otago … Read more »

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