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Lower Hutt makes its shopping centres smokefree

News from Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt’s main suburban shopping centres are now designated smokefree following a review of Hutt City Council’s smokefree policy. Read more »

Heart risk underestimated in patients with mental illness

Press Release – National Heart Foundation
Heart disease is a major killer for people with mental illness and a Wellington doctor is trying to turn this around. Read more »

Home sensor charity director speaks about her grandmother’s death

Press Release – Whare Hauora
TEDx Wellington has released a powerful video featuring Whare Hauora director Hiria Te Rangi speaking at their most recent showcase of ‘the best ideas the capital has to offer’. Read more »

Candidate finds gap between rhetoric and reality at CCDHB

Media release from Letitia Isa
The Capital and Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) has been labelled ‘NATO’ (no action, talk only) when it comes to child mental health, with just 0.6 full time staff (24 hours per week) for inpatient child psychology and just 0.8 full time staff (32 hours per week) for outpatient child psychology. Read more »

Mental Health Awareness Week includes cable car happy hour

Press Release – Mental Health Foundation
Explore your Way to Wellbeing – Whāia te ara hauora, Whitiora is the theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW). Starting on Monday, over 6,000 people from workplaces, kura, schools and community groups across the country have registered to participate in activities to boost their mental wellbeing. Read more »

Porirua Pacific mental health nurse wins Award of Honour

Press Release – NZ Nurses Organisation
The 2019 NZNO Award of Honour was presented tonight to Porirua-based Pacific Nurse Sipaia Kupa at the NZNO Awards Dinner in Wellington. Read more »

Wellington young women report improved wellbeing with Shift

Press Release – Shift Foundation
Wellington-based non-profit The Shift Foundation launches a microsite to celebrate their impact for young women in the community since inception in 2016. Read more »

Vascular service makes appointments convenient and greener

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Better use of technology is making hospital appointments more convenient for hundreds of patients and helping to reduce carbon emissions. Read more »

Investigation sought into substandard plumbing at retirement complex


Report from RNZ by Phil Pennington
A Lower Hutt mayoral candidate is calling for a full investigation into a retirement complex with substandard plumbing. Read more »

Metlink adds assistance for blind travellers on rail network

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Wellington’s Metlink has been working closely with the Blind Foundation to educate their on-board rail team on the best way to offer assistance to visually impaired passengers. Read more »

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