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Press Release – Waikato District Health Board

There were 14 cases confirmed in the Waikato overnight, with seven in Te Kiti, two in Huntly, two in torohanga, one in Hamilton, one in Ngruawhia, and one location under investigation. Six cases have been linked to previous cases and the … 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 »

Vaccine Pass Required For Central Library Users Under Covid-19 Rules

Press Release – Whangarei District Council

Under guidance received by Government, Vaccine Passes will be required for visitors to Whangarei Districts Central Library from Friday 3 December. This is a requirement because the building is multipurpose. The caf inside the library is operating with … Read more »

Waitangi Week

Press Release – Waitangi National Trust

The Waitangi National Trust has decided there will be no in-person events at Waitangi Treaty Grounds during Waitangi Week 2022. Under the COVID-19 Protection Framework it would be practically impossible to safely proceed with the usual events of Waitangi … 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 »

COVID-19 Community Fund Providing Support For 160 Organisations Focused On Women And Girls

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Women Jan Tinetti today announced financial support will be allocated to the 160 successful applicants for the COVID-19 Community Fund, to support organisations helping women/whine and girls/ktiro in Aotearoa New Zealand affected by the pandemic. Read more »

Southern Cross Supports Members With Free Mental Wellbeing And Telehealth

Press Release – Southern Cross

Southern Cross Health Insurance (Southern Cross) is offering its members online GP consultations, and access to counselling or wellbeing coaching, completely free of charge, for the next four months. The offer of telehealth and mental wellbeing … 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 »

National Party’s New Conscience Not Representative Of Aotearoa’s Values

Press Release – ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa

ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa notes the appointment of Christopher Luxon as new leader for the National Party, and Nicola Willis as deputy leader. ALRANZ Abortion Rights Aotearoa spokesperson Dr Tracy Morison said Christopher Luxons well-publicised … 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 »

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