Archive for the 'Health' Category

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 »

Malaghan Institute unravelling mysteries of allergic response

Press Release – Malaghan Institute
Researchers at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research in Wellington are a step closer to unravelling some of the mysteries surrounding what triggers an allergic response. Read more »

$2m extra for Wellington’s two hospices

News from NZ National Party
Hospice and palliative care services in the Greater Wellington region will receive around $2 million extra next year thanks to National’s $20 million hospice boost announced this week. Read more »

Sugar-free for a month: three children raise $900 for Free Ambulance

Press Release – Wellington Free Ambulance
Five young Wellingtonians, aged between six and 13 have just done a great thing for their health, and in the process raised $900 for the Wellington Free Ambulance. Read more »

Street count finds 15 people sleeping rough in Wellington CBD

Scoop report by Jeremy Wilkinson

Fifty volunteers this morning helped in Wellington’s first count of rough sleepers. The project was headed by Te Aro Health Centre, the Soup Kitchen, and Wellington City Council. Read more »

Industry association wants counsellors to be regulated

Press Release – New Zealand Association of Counsellors
The New Zealand Association of Counsellors is pushing for the profession to be appropriately regulated to help boost consumer confidence in the sector. Speaking just before the association’s annual conference in Wellington, president Ms Robyn McGill said the profession has been pursuing an appropriate form of regulation for some time. Read more »

Plunket launching new mobile clinic in Wellington and Wairarapa

Press Release – New Zealand Plunket Society
When Plunket launched its ‘Build a Bus’ fundraising drive for one new mobile clinic, it got more than it bargained for. Read more »

Countdown stores helping raise money for Wellington Children’s Hospital

News from Countdown
Lots of dreams have come true this week during the Commonwealth Games, but for children like 8-year-old Bae from Wellington, overcoming health barriers is the primary focus. Read more »

Hospitals face “tight fiscal environment,” says Hutt and Wairarapa CEO

News from DHBs
The 20 District Health Boards are disappointed that the Public Service Association has decided to seek a mandate from its members for industrial action in its current bargaining for mental and public health nurses, allied, public health and technical staff, and clerical workers in the South Island and midlands regions. Read more »

Record number of NZers took on Dry July

Press Release – Acumen Republic
The beginning of August means the end of Dry July for 6,041 Kiwis who embarked on a booze-free month to raise money for adults living with cancer. Read more »

34 key tasks to clean-up Lake Horowhenua

News from Horowhenua District Council
The move to restore Lake Horowhenua’s environmental health has taken another significant step forward with the launch today of 34 key tasks to be undertaken over the next two years. Read more »

Our water and our future

Press Release – DataCol
Around 150 delegates attended three events run by DataCol in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch to share information about the state of New Zealand’s water environment. Read more »

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