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Pay equity settlement for support workers

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark is pleased to announce an estimated 5,000 mental health and addiction support workers will soon receive the same pay rates as care and support workers. Read more »

Human Capital and the Living Standards Framework

Speech – The Treasury

Speech delivered to the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) by the Secretary to the Treasury, Gabriel Makhlouf, 21 June 2018. Read more »

Smokefree 2025: An opportunity for big scores by the Govt

Press Release – University of Otago

A group of tobacco control experts published an open letter this week in the New Zealand Medical Journal calling for bold new actions from the New Zealand Government to achieve the Smokefree 2025 goal. Read more »

Report calls for hip fracture surgery within 48 hours

Press Release – Health Quality and Safety Commission

Offering surgery to people with hip fractures within 48 hours could lead to fewer deaths, a report by the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee (POMRC) has found. Read more »

Operation Ghost: Police arrest 22 people in Northland

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Northland Police, with assistance from Tmaki Makaurau Police and National Organised Crime group, have this week arrested 22 people as a result of Operation Ghost, following three days of search warrants across the district. Read more »

Black November: when neighbours risked their lives to help neighbours

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Chief Executive | Public Health Association of New Zealand

Following last year’s World War 1 commemoration, the names of those whose lives were lost and of the great battles – Gallipoli, the Somme, Passchendaele, Monte Casino, the Coral Sea – are respectfully recalled on memorials around the country. Read more »

Planning in place for NZNO strike

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board

Official notice has been received that nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who are members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) will undertake strike action in July. Read more »

Significant drop in HIV diagnoses but no way to tell why

Press Release – AIDS Foundation

MEDIA RELEASE: 20 JUNE 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Significant drop in HIV diagnoses but no way to tell why Read more »

CWS appeals for Refugees on World Refugee Day

Press Release – Christian World Service

The growing number of refugees is deeply worrying and an indication of the urgent need for global action according to Christian World Service. Read more »

Feeling unwell? Seek help early

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

If you start to feel unwell this winter, seek medical help early before your symptoms get worse thats the advice from Hawke Bay District Health Board. Chief Medical & Dental Officer Hospital, Dr John Gommans, said cold weather increased … Read more »

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