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Widening Access to Contraceptives Welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Julie Anne Genter welcomes PHARMACs move to improve access to long-acting reversible contraception (LARCs). Read more »

PHARMAC decision supports equity

Press Release – Family Planning Read more »

21,000 to benefit from Mirena and Jaydess

Press Release – PHARMAC

PHARMAC is widening funded access to Mirena, as well as listing a new long-acting reversible contraceptive option, Jaydess, which will benefit around 21,000 New Zealand women. Read more »

Wellington children part of global vaccine research

Press Release – Institute of Environmental Science And Research

Mothers and infants in the Wellington region are set to play an important role in global research to develop a universal flu vaccine. Read more »

More than one charity to benefit from Round the Bays

Press Release – Sport Wellington

Brendan Foot Supersite Round the Bays are pleased to announce the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand as the Principal charity for the 2020 event, and for the first time, the event will also have three affiliated charities; Kaibosh Food Rescue, Special … Read more »

What is the Purpose of the $5 Prescription Co-Payment?

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

As disruption rips through the prescription dispensing market, the Minister of Health has to show leadership,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

New acute hospital building for Taranaki DHB

Press Release – Taranaki DHB

Taranaki DHB Chair, Pauline Lockett welcomes the Ministers announcement that $300m of Wellbeing budget funding has been prioritised to build a new acute hospital building on its Taranaki Base Hospital campus. Read more »

Major upgrade for Taranaki Base Hospital

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has approved the next stage of a major redevelopment of Taranaki Base Hospital, which will deliver new and improved facilities for patients. Read more »

Māori Party select Debbie Ngarewa-Packer

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Mori Party has selected Debbie Ngarewa-Packer to win back the Te Tai Hauuru seat in next years general election, it announced at its AGM in Whangaehu today. Read more »

World, Olympic Medal winning sailor runs for Mental Health

Press Release – ASB Auckland Marathon

Alex Maloney knows pressure, she knows what it is to pull on the silver fern and represent her country, surrounded by expectations and hyped on the promise of sporting success. Read more »

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