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IHC Demands Government Response To Widely Known Abuse Experienced By Disabled People

Press Release – IHC

IHC wants to congratulate the Human Rights Commission for drawing attention to the staggeringly high rates of abuse and neglect that disabled people experience in Aotearoa. Trish Grant, IHC Director of Advocacy, says disabled people are significantly more … Read more »

More Than 41,000 Vaccines Delivered Yesterday; 146 Community Cases; 83 People In Hospital, 9 In ICU

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There were 41,077 total vaccine doses administered yesterday, including 7,432 first doses and 14,223 second doses. To date, 93% of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 86% are fully vaccinated. COVID-19 vaccine update   … Read more »

Kiwis Dump Cigarettes

Press Release – ASH NZ

The New Zealand Health Survey, just released, shows that the rate of Kiwis smoking daily has plummeted to 9.4% from 11.9%. This is the largest decline in smoking ever recorded by the Survey and a significant drop from the 2019-2020 survey which had … Read more »

More Focus On Much Needed Pasifika Home Ownership

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Habitat for Humanity Northern Region and Auckland based Penina Trust are pleased to announce a partnership to improve home ownership for Pasifika communities in South Auckland. As an experienced Progressive Home Ownership (PHO) provider, Habitat are … Read more »

Little Pepper Tree Preschool Unveils Award Winning Mural In Rangiora

Press Release – Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Little Pepper Tree Preschool in Rangiora has unveiled their award-winning mural, titled Whiria Te Tangata’ as one of ten winners in this year’s Keep New Zealand Beautiful Resene Wall Worthy Competition. <img src=”” … Read more »

Huakina Ready And Waiting For Whānau Ora Support Teams

Press Release – Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency

Huakina Development Trust Tumuaki Maria Clarke cant wait for the arrival of the Whnau Ora Vaccination Battalion support crew to Pukekohe. The mobile teams from west Auckland have been supporting vaccinations in Manurewa and Papakura, and are … Read more »

Solomon Islands Tests ‘Pacific Reset’

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The New Zealand Government must immediately respond to the Solomon Island Governments request for support and send troops, says ACT Deputy Leader Brooke van Velden. Peace, stability and security of the Pacific is of utmost importance to New Zealand. … Read more »

Kamala Harris, Kate Middleton, Ursula Von Der Leyen As Victim Of Gender Violence In Street-art Awareness Campaign

Press Release – aleXsandro Palombo

“She reported him” But nobody believed her – But she was left alone – But she was not protected – But he was not arrested – But she was killed anyway. Violence against women is a violation of human rights that remains largely unpunished. … Read more »

Commissioning And Contracting: Indicative Language For New Zealand’s Public Health System

Opinion – Ian Powell

Recently I received a revealing email from an experienced hospital specialist who had been at the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) annual conference (virtual). The member expressed pleasure that Minister of Health Andrew Little did … Read more »

Bay Of Plenty Achieves 90 Percent First Dose Milestone

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

The Bay of Plenty district has reached the 90 percent first dose COVID-19 vaccination target, but the district health board says the job is not finished yet. The district ticked over the 90 percent first dose milestone today, 30 November. More than 194,000 … Read more »

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