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Cattle movements across Cook Strait to be tracked for disease

News from NZ Government
Minister of Agriculture and Biosecurity Damien O’Connor has today announced an intensive programme to track cattle movements across Cook Strait to help control the further spread of cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis. Read more »

Financial company launching 3 blockchain projects in Wellington

Press Release – Silvereye Communications
Capital Trust Group Limited (CTG), a New Zealand financial technology advisory services provider, will forge official business partnerships this week to launch three blockchain projects in Wellington, the centre of New Zealand’s FinTech revolution. Read more »

Bespoke kōauau for Mike King, named Communicator of Year

Press Release – BlacklandPR
Mental health awareness campaigner and New Zealand of the Year finalist Mike King has been named winner of the 2017 Communicator of the Year Award for his ability to communicate directly and openly about mental health. Read more »

Gift of running shoes to help improve cardiovascular health a foot at a time

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
An initiative to improve the cardiovascular health of clients at Te Korowai-Whāriki – the regional forensic and rehabilitation inpatient mental health service – has been given a kick-start with the donation of 23 pairs of new running shoes. Read more »

Nurses launching new strategy for health of the nation

Press Release – NZNO
Me haeretahi tātou mō te hauora me te orange o ngā iwi katoa o Aotearoa: Let us journey together for the health and well-being of the people of Aotearoa. Read more »

More sustainable transport for better health in cities

Press Release – Otago University
Can your local council stop you getting heart disease or cancer? Yes, say researchers in a new study led by the University of Otago, Wellington. Read more »

Promoting smokefree homes may help reduce teen smoking – research

Press Release – University of Otago
New Zealand children and teens growing up in smokefree homes are less likely to take up smoking, even if their parents are smokers, a University of Otago, Wellington, study has found. Read more »

Book on homelessness launched at Soup Kitchen

Press Release – Compassion Soup Kitchen
Te Hā Tangata: the Breath of the People, launched today at the Compassion Soup Kitchen in Wellington. Read more »

Music festival warned about need to test for dangerous drug

Report from RNZ by Charlie Dreaver
Wellington’s biggest music festival, Homegrown, is being encouraged by experts to have testing available next month to screen for a dangerous drug being sold as ecstasy. Read more »

Gareth Morgan is to give his super to charity, wants others to do the same

Press release from Gareth Morgan
Wellington philanthropist and Opportunities Party founder Gareth Morgan is pledging his taxpayer-funded superannuation to charity after asking the public what he should do with it. Read more »

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