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Help Shape The Waiariki Disability Action Plan

Press Release – Waiariki Disability Action

There is less than a week left to share any thoughts and ideas on how people with disabilities can live their best life. Before the Bay of Plenty and Lakes District Health Boards (DHBs) prepare their regionwide disability action plan, they want to … Read more »

More Than 18,000 Vaccine Doses Administered Yesterday; 173 Cases; 78 People In Hospital – 7 People In ICU

Press Release – Ministry of Health

There were 18,092 first and second vaccine doses administered yesterday, made up of 6,319 first doses and 11,773 second doses. To date, 92% of eligible people in New Zealand have had their first dose and 85% are fully vaccinated. The Ministry … Read more »

Dr Jane Thomas Confirmed As Pharmac’s First Female, Māori Chair Of Expert Advisory Committee

Press Release – PHARMAC

Pharmacs Chief Executive Sarah Fitt has announced today the appointment of Dr Jane Thomas as Pharmacs new Chair of the Pharmacology and Therapeutics Advisory Committee (PTAC). <img src=”” … Read more »

Home-based Care For COVID-19 Patients – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

At present, more than 1500 people with COVID-19 are isolating at home in New Zealand. Almost half of them have not been given pulse oximeters , used to monitor oxygen levels and signal when hospital treatment may be needed. The US and UK are looking … Read more »

Horowhenua Health And Wellbeing Hub Planning Is Underway

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

Horowhenua District Council has agreed to sell Council-owned property 15-23 Durham Street (Levin) to The Horowhenua Company Limited. The terms of the agreement stipulate that the land be used to develop a primary healthcare facility for Horowhenua, a … Read more »

Workplace Vaccination Requirements Extended To Cover Police And NZ Defence Force

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today that workplace vaccination requirements will be extended to include the New Zealand Police and Defence Force in preparation for the transition to the new COVID-19 Protection Framework … Read more »

Investment To Support Maternal Mental Health

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall has announced an investment to help expand maternal mental health services in five District Health Boards. Supporting parents mental wellbeing during their childs first 1000 days, from conception … Read more »

Save The Children Statement Re: Chief Ombudsman’s Findings On MIQ

Press Release – Save The Children

Save the Children is concerned by the Chief Ombudsmans findings that some children and young people may not have had their rights met during their forced stay in MIQ. “We expect Minister Hipkins to take these findings seriously and immediately … Read more »

Which COVID Rapid Tests Are Best? – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

A Kiwi research team has weighed up rapid testing choices. Rapid antigen tests may miss up to 44% of cases but this can be partly offset with more frequent testing, and appropriate use. Standard PCR tests take hours in the lab to confirm a result. … Read more »

Auckland Lockdown To End On December 3 Even Though Delta Surge Continues

Opinion – Socialist Equality Group

By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group 25 November 2021, original url: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed on Monday that the Labour Party-led government will abandon lockdowns as a means to suppress COVID-19 on December 3. … Read more »

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