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Green Light Given For Life-saving Cancer Treatment

Press Release – Te Aho o te Kahu

New Zealand patients with neuroendocrine cancers (NETs) who have been unable to access regular treatment in Australia due to COVID-19 will now be treated in Auckland thanks to an interim arrangement. This is an example of cancer sector collaboration … Read more »

How The Parties Score On Policies For Children And Young People

Press Release – Tick for Kids

Tick for Kids has released a series of political scorecards focused on social policies to help voters make their decision on who they will vote for in the coming election. Tick for Kids asked New Zealands main political parties whether they support action … Read more »

Rip Cording Canterbury

Article – Ian Powell

In my over 30 years working in New Zealands health system I never came across the expression rip cord even from the most pretentious jargonistic management consultants. However, it has now appeared on the lips and keyboards at the crisis … Read more »

Rare Disorders NZ Supports Human Rights Commission Case Against PHARMAC

Press Release – Rare Disorders NZ

Rare Disorders NZ (RDNZ) supports patient advocate Fiona Tolichs Human Rights Commission case against PHARMAC for failing to fund a rare muscular disorder drug. Our organisation whole-heartedly supports Fionas case for effective treatment, … Read more »

Resignation Of HealthCare NZ CEO

Press Release – New Zealand Health Group

Group Chief Executive of New Zealand Health Group, Josephine Gagan, today announced that Healthcare NZs Chief Executive, Vanessa Dudley, has resigned from her role, and will take some well-earned leave until her employment ends in mid-October 2020. Read more »

Te Uru Rākau Funding Grows Rotary Living Memorials And Community Forests

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

One Billion Trees funding is helping Rotary grow its 100 Forests of Peace and Remembrance programme, as well as other community commemorative forest plantings. Te Uru Rkaus Deputy Director-General Julie Collins says the funding means more communities can … Read more »

7 New Cases Of COVID-19

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There are seven new cases of COVID-19 to report in New Zealand today, all detected in recent returnees in a managed isolation facility. There are no new community cases. With the exception of one arrival from Uzbekistan, all new cases were detected as … Read more »

Johnsonville Among Communities Crying Out For Mental Health, Housing & Income Support

Press Release – Salvation Army

Johnsonville among communities crying out for mental health, housing and income support, Salvation Army report finds Communities are crying out for serious effort to deal with lack of mental health support, insecure housing and inadequate incomes, … Read more »

Defence Staff Boost Will Strengthen Teams Managing Isolation Facilities

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Waikatos three Managed Isolation Facilities will receive a boost of 57 New Zealand Defence Force personnel this week in a move welcomed by local community leaders. The additional staff will mean 74 Defence Force personnel will now be serving in … Read more »

Breaking down barriers to social connection

LELlogoStdLockupMy mother tells stories of huddling in a bomb shelter with her whanau and neighbours, singing and joking as German bombs pounded our hometown of Swansea during the Second World War, flattening a large part of the town centre.

New Zealand, like the rest of the world, is now caught up in another global crisis, but instead of huddling together, people are facing unprecedented social restrictions in order to combat the spread of Covid-19. At a time of increased anxiety and hardship for many, we are required to isolate and distance ourselves from others as never before. Read more »

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