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NZ First Endorses Government Action Against Synthetics

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Endorses Government Action Against Synthetics New Zealand First welcomes the announcement that two synthetic drug strains linked to recent deaths will be classified as Class A under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, with additional … Read more »

Government action on synthetics drugs crisis applauded

Press Release – NZ Drug Foundation

The NZ Drug Foundation has welcomed the Governments response to synthetic drug deaths. The response strikes a balance between giving law enforcement the tools they need to target criminal networks and changing drug law to make it easier for people … Read more »

Crackdown on synthetic drug dealers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Crackdown on synthetic drug dealers The Government is responding to increased drug-related deaths by cracking down on the suppliers of synthetic drugs while making it easier for those with addiction problems to get treatment, Health Minister Dr David Clark … Read more »

Sepsis clinical tools work straight away at Waikato Hospital

Press Release – Waikato DHB

Sepsis can be treated; the challenge is detection in the early stages and ensuring six key steps are taken in the first hour of recognition. This “Sepsis Six” doubles a patients chance of survival and is a core component of a sepsis improvement … Read more »

Freemasons donate $600,000 to Malaghan’s cancer research

Press Release – Malaghan Institute

Freemasons New Zealand is donating $600,000 over the next two years to support the Malaghan Institutes world-leading cancer research. Read more »

Tongariro Alpine Crossing In The Spotlight for Safety Group

Press Release – NZ Mountain Safety Council

Mountain Safety Council has initiated its second Issue Specific Advisory Group this time focusing on the hugely popular Tongariro Alpine Crossing (TAC). Expressions of interest are now open to become part of an advisory group which will have a positive … Read more »

Meningitis case diagnosed in MidCentral DHB area

Press Release – MidCentral District Health Board

A case of meningococcal disease has been diagnosed in the MidCentral DHB area, and the person is being treated at the Palmerston North Hospital. Read more »

Your healthcare options during the holiday season

Press Release – Nelson Marlborough Health

Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is running a campaign to help people get the healthcare they may need over the holiday season. Read more »

Hapai Te Haoura release on tobacco and vaping

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

Hpai Te Hauora hold the national contract for tobacco control, and after having listened to a recent interview on RNZ regarding rangatahi uptake of vaping, we would like to offer our perspective on this issue, which is informed by both evidence and … Read more »

New Position of ‘Anglican Missioner’ Appointed

Press Release – Anglican Life

Anglican Care is delighted to announce the appointment of Roger Sutton as the new Anglican Missioner. Read more »

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