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IAS present awards for outstanding research

Press Release – International Aids Society

Women, Girls and HIV Investigators Prize; Prize for Excellence in HIV Research Related to Children; IAS TB/HIV Research Prize; Lange/van Tongeren Prizes for Young Investigator Awards; and Special HIV Cure Prize Awarded at AIDS 2016 Read more »


Press Release – Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Levin this morning at around 3:00am for a 5 year old with a medical emergency. She was stabilised by St John paramedics before being airlifted, along with her Mum, to Wellington Hospital for specialist … Read more »

Red Ribbon award for NZ Māori HIV/AIDS

Press Release – Emerge Trust

In appreciation of the vital work done at the grass-roots level by community based organizations, the XXI International AIDS Conference devoted a Special Session to the Red Ribbon Award Winners for 2016. Participants in AIDS2016 came to the award … Read more »

‘Dangerous Conversations’ lecture series – August 2016

Press Release – Wellington Cathedral of St Paul

The Wellington Cathedral of St Paul is pleased to announce that during August it is hosting a new lunchtime lecture series on important contemporary issues. Entitled Dangerous Conversations, the series focuses on four of the critical challenges … Read more »

June social housing register released

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The latest social housing register shows that the Government is working with vulnerable people to support their housing needs, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says. Read more »

NZ Māori HIV organisation receives AIDS conference award

Press Release – INA

NZ Mori HIV organisation receives Red Ribbon Award for outstanding community leadership on AIDS Read more »

TOAH-NNEST meets with US Vice-President Joe Biden

Press Release – Toah-Nnest

United States of America, Vice-President Joe Biden is currently on a Pacific tour, visiting Aotearoa and attended a reception in Auckland last night hosted by Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully. Read more »

Search and rescue operation in Te Urewera – update 2

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Search and rescue teams are continuing to comb a section of Te Urewera National Park to find a woman and four children reported missing about4pm yesterday. Read more »

Stomach bug widespread in community

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

More people presenting to Hawkes Bay Hospital in the past 24 hours with a stomach bug has seen the hospital close its Acute Assessment Unit (AAU) to act as an isolation unit for people with the bug. Read more »

People with intellectual disabilities still seen as ‘other’

Press Release – IHC

A new report from IHC shows that while there have been significant advances for people with intellectual disabilities, progress is still too slow. Read more »

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