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Work starting on hospital bus hub – ready in November


News from MetLink
Work will begin on the permanent bus hub in front of Wellington Hospital in the week starting 24 September and continue until early November. Read more »

Lower Hutt woman healing through sport at Invictus Games

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force
Lower Hutt woman Kiely Pepper will be flying the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) flag in Australia next month, when she competes in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018. Read more »

Specialist and GP create app to help doctors grow their practices

Press Release – Medora
As a specialist doctor, you spend 7-9 years in Medical School and then you come out into practice & realise that the one thing that was missing from your education was how to build a medical practice. You’re highly specialised in your chosen area of medicine and you’d think that patients would be rushing in the door, but the reality is different. Specialists rely on GPs to refer patients.. However, just like websites, you can build them, but will they come? Read more »

Syphilis rates in Wellington at highest-ever level

Press Release – Family Planning NZ
New Zealand is in the midst of a syphilis outbreak. Family Planning National Medical Advisor Beth Messenger explains what we all need to know about syphilis. Read more »

Mother of meth addict writes book about his recovery

Press Release – The Cuba Press
Mandy Whyte started to write the story of her son’s long-term meth addiction so she could understand why he became an addict and how she could help him recover from the drugs that had devastated his life. Read more »

Access campaigners to tell their stories to Disability Minister

News from Access Alliance
Accessibility campaigners will assemble at Bowen House in Wellington today in a public presentation of their personal stories to Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni. Read more »

Nutrition experts to talk about diet-related disease

Press Release – Healthier Lives National Science Challenge
Leading New Zealand nutrition experts will be gathering on Tuesday, 4 September in Wellington to present the latest research, and discuss new ideas and approaches to tackling diet-related disease. Read more »

Researchers call for national health food policy

Press Release – University of Otago
Otago researchers are among a group recommending a national health food policy for all schools be adopted, as diet-related diseases become a significant issue for New Zealand. Read more »

Severe trauma & stress recovery workshops

Press Release – Grow Ltd
Research shows that up to 70% of mental health services consumers have some sort of unresolved trauma background to their current mental distress. Unless your staff are equipped and trained to support them to address these challenges, your service will simply not be able to provide effective help for the populations you serve. Read more »

Exploring the role of nutrition in wellbeing

Press Release – Ancestral Health Society
The Ancestral Health Society of New Zealand is hosting a public event on Saturday, 8 September at Massey University’s Wellington campus bringing together two of the world’s leading researchers in the field of Food, Mood, and Nutritional Psychiatry. Read more »

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