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Afghanistan: Taliban Attempting To Steadily Erase Women And Girls From Public Life – UN Experts

Press Release – UN Special Procedures – Human Rights

GENEVA (17 January 2022) Taliban leaders in Afghanistan are institutionalizing large scale and systematic gender-based discrimination and violence against women and girls, a group of UN human rights experts* said today. The experts reiterated … Read more »

Environmental Fund Makes Onepū Wetland Accessible

Press Release – Bay of Plenty Regional Council

The Onep Wetland and Mountain Bike Park is now accessible to powered wheelchair users and the mobility challenged thanks to Bay of Plenty Regional Council funding. The Edgecumbe Lions Club made a successful application to the Regional Councils … Read more »

Application For Judicial Review Of Pfizer Vaccine Rollout For 5 To 11-year-olds

Press Release – The Hood

Legal action has been launched by a group of concerned parents calling for an urgent review of Medsafes decision to roll out the Pzifer vaccine to 5 to 11 year olds. Following lodgement at Wellingtons High Court last week of an application for … Read more »

Missed Opportunities In Cancer Patient Care

Press Release – Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner

A man in his fifties had a history of schizophrenia and chronic thought disorder, and lived in a community residential mental health service. Over a six week period he presented to the Emergency Department seven times with severe abdominal pain. … Read more »

Maori Leader Reiterates The Message Of Vaccination As The Roll For Tamariki Begins

Press Release – National Maori Authority

The Chair of the National Maori Authority, Matthew Tukaki, has again called on Te Ao Maori to get their booster shots and begin to have their Tamariki and mokopuna vaccinated as childhood vaccinations get underway. Tukaki, who has been meeting with … Read more »

Booster Rollout Accelerated To Protect Against COVID-19 Variants

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Everyone aged 18 years and older who has received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine can now book their free booster dose using BookMyVaccine.nz or by calling the COVID Vaccination Healthline 0800 28 29 26 (8am – 8pm, seven days a week). If its been … Read more »

COVID-19 Immunisation Starts For 5 To 11-year-old Tāmariki

Press Release – Ministry of Health

More than 120,000 doses of the child (paediatric) Pfizer vaccine have been delivered to over 500 vaccination sites around New Zealand as health providers prepare to start immunising 5 to 11-year-olds tamariki from today, 17 January. The COVID-19 vaccine … Read more »

COVID-19 Immunisation Starts For 5 To 11-year-old Tāmariki

Press Release – Ministry of Health

More than 120,000 doses of the child (paediatric) Pfizer vaccine have been delivered to over 500 vaccination sites around New Zealand as health providers prepare to start immunising 5 to 11-year-olds tamariki from today, 17 January. The COVID-19 vaccine … Read more »

Auckland’s Vaccination Sites Ready To Welcome Children Aged 5 To 11

Press Release – NRHCC

Vaccination centres, GPs and pharmacies across Tmaki Makaurau are gearing up to begin immunising 5 to 11-year-old children from tomorrow (Monday 17 January). Vaccination sites have been working to create a family-friendly experience with activities to … Read more »

Positive Case In Hastings

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay District Health Board

15 January A positive COVID-19 result has been returned for a Hastings resident. Medical Officer of Health Dr Rachel Eyre said the case was safely isolating with appropriate health and welfare supports in place. Public health officials are … Read more »

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