Archive for the 'Health' Category

Waikanae woman chosen as NZ’s first “young nurse of the year”

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation
The first NZNO Young Nurse of Year, Plunket nurse Katrina Coleman was honoured this evening at an awards dinner in Wellington. Read more »

Breast-screening company moves to larger Wellington offices

News from Matakina
Breast screening software developer Matakina Technology officially opened their new larger Wellington offices yesterday. Read more »

Too many fat people? $3m to be spent on reducing obesity in Lower Hutt

News from National Party
National Party candidate for Hutt South, Chris Bishop, welcomes the news that Hutt City Council has been selected to lead a $3 million anti-obesity initiative in Lower Hutt which will help families improve their health. Read more »

$2.9m for Wellington research into making lives healthier

Press Release – University of Otago
Six innovative University of Otago-led research proposals will receive $10.15million in new science investment funding announced by the Government today. One of the research programmes, worth over $2.9m, is to be based at the university’s Wellington campus. Read more »

Katherine Rich stands firm against call to resign after allegations of conflict

BusinessDesk report by Fiona Rotherham
Former National MP Katherine Rich is standing firm against a call for her to resign from the government-funded Health Promotion Agency board. Read more »

Upper Hutt council organising fun for Positive Ageing Week

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
To celebrate United Nations International Day of Older Persons, Upper Hutt is having a week of events to recognise this. Positive Ageing Week, 20 – 27 September, is a chance for our mature residents to have fun, connect with each other and community groups, and learn some basic skills on ageing well. Read more »

Baking cakes for paramedics – Paraparaumu woman’s edible thanks

Press Release – The PR Company
A Paraparaumu woman is so supportive of her local Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics that she’s baked them hundreds of cakes over the last two years as her way of saying thank you. Read more »

Naenae 6-year-old in ambulance-style go-kart to help annual appeal

Press Release – Wellington Free Ambulance
Six year old Olivia Wallace from Naenae will help Wellington Free Ambulance with their annual appeal collection next week in a specially designed go kart. Read more »

80 rural reps attend Alliancing workshop

Press Release – Rural General Practice Network
More than 80 representatives from rural general practices New Zealand-wide, DHBs, PHOs and other allied rural sector organisations attended a workshop in Wellington today to hear about and discuss the new Alliancing era and its impact on rural communities. Read more »

Tobacco taxes important, but new approaches needed too – study

Press Release – University of Otago/Wellington
A just-published study suggests tobacco tax increases will need to be supplemented with other new approaches if New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 goal is to be achieved. Read more »

Spring is in the air and so is pollen

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Spring is in the air and so is the pollen that delivers hay fever, dusty cars and yellow sludge on the water. Grasses, trees and flowers all contribute to the cocktail of pollen dust that floats in the air and gets up our noses causing seasonal allergic rhino conjunctivitis, or hay fever, in many. Read more »

72 villas plus hospital planned for retirement village in Wainuiomata

Press Release – Masonic Villages
The Masonic Villages Trust, a Lower Hutt-based charity, is planning a $30 million retirement village on former reserve land in the heart of Wainuiomata. Current plans are for it to include a 48-bed rest home and hospital as well as 72 villas. Read more »

“Hands-on” group convened to supervise clean-up of Porirua harbour

News from Porirua City Council
A new ‘hands on’ governance group that will provide tighter oversight of the implementation of the Porirua Harbour and Catchment Strategy and Action Plan had their first meeting today in Porirua. Read more »

946 Hutt houses sign up for insulation subsidy

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt is leading the region in getting property owners to take up the Warm up New Zealand: Healthy Homes insulation programme. Recent figures released by EECA show 946 houses in the city have been insulated using the subsidy. Read more »

Medical students demonstrate in Cuba Street; concerned at unhealthy homes

News from MSGA
Wellington medical students have put their textbooks and stethoscopes aside this weekend, and ventured into the streets of Wellington to call for improved rental housing. Read more »

Māori a priority for survival of stomach cancer – Wellington study

Press Release – University of Otago/Wellington
New research shows that Māori diagnosed with stomach cancer are 27% less likely to survive than non-Māori, prompting calls for recently-released national stomach cancer standards to prioritise the needs of Māori. Read more »

Newtown cook contributes to Heart Foundation’s ‘cheap eats’ cookbook

Press Release – The Heart Foundation
The Heart Foundation in partnership with the New Zealand Federation of Family Budgeting Services has released a ‘Cheap Eats’ recipe book designed to deliver tasty, nutritious, $2.50 per serve, meals. Read more »

Alzheimers Wellington launches dementia guide for customer service

Press Release – Alzheimers Wellington
“Understanding and Respecting Customers with a Dementia: A guide for staff”. This practical guide is designed to help customer service staff better support customers who have a dementia, recognise signs which suggest customers may be having problems and gives practical advice on how to help. Read more »

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