Archive for the 'Health' Category

Mental health and addictions leaders talking about solutions

Press Release – Platform Trust
Mental health and addictions leaders from across the country will meet together for two days in Wellington this week. Read more »

Emergencies only during junior doctors’ two-day strike, warns health board

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Capital & Coast DHB is reminding the public that the Wellington Regional Hospital Emergency Department (ED) is for emergencies only, and that anyone with non-urgent injuries or illnesses should see their GP in the first instance. Read more »

Second day of 48-hour strike by Wellington Hospital’s junior doctors

News from Capital and Coast District Health Board
Junior doctors who are members of the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) will go on strike from 7am on Tuesday until 7am on Thursday. Read more »

MoU for health care in Wellington and Porirua renewed with Ngāti Toa

Press Release – University of Otago

The University of Otago today renewed an important Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira. The MoU was signed at a ceremony at the University of Otago Wellington by Te Taku Parai, chair of Te Rūnanga, Sir Matiu Rei, Te Rūnanga Executive Director, and John Ward, Chancellor of the University. Read more »

Symposum to hear research from Healthier Lives challenge

Press Release – Healthier Lives National Science Challenge
Early stage research projects, such as using New Zealand’s huge resource of health data to find out the impact of Canterbury earthquake damage on hospital admissions for cardiovascular disease, will be presented at a National Science Challenge symposium in Wellington this week. Read more »

Kapiti Run for Youth launches sixth year

Press Release – Kapiti Business Projects
Over the last six years the Web Genius Kapiti Run for Youth (KR4Y) has raised more than $63,000 to support youth charities in Kapiti. Read more »

Inspirational entrepreneur’s story starts with her mum

Press Release – Attitude Trust

Genevieve McLachlan didn’t know she couldn’t or shouldn’t climb trees. Her solo mother was flat out providing a home for her and her brothers and sister and simply didn’t have the time to treat her any differently from her six siblings. Read more »

Standing tall brings delight to 6-year-old

Press Release – Lions Clubs

The sheer delight of being able to stand upright and walk hands-free by himself is written all over six-year-old Daemon Heather’s face, when he showed off his skills at Belmont Domain today. Read more »

Seclusion rooms must be shut for good, says IHC after Miramar complaint

Press Release – IHC
IHC welcomes today’s decision to investigate the use of seclusion rooms in schools and for all to be shut down until a finding is determined. Read more »

Singapore Airlines aiming to reduce aviation footprint from Wellington flights

Press Release – Singapore Airlines
The new ‘Capital Express’ service between Singapore, Canberra and Wellington has today been unveiled as the newest addition to the Asia South Pacific Initiative to Reduce Emissions (Aspire) programme. Read more »

Law makers asked not to “reinvent the wheel” for food safety

Press Release – Horticulture NZ
Law makers were asked not to “reinvent the wheel” when Horticulture New Zealand Chief Executive Mike Chapman, and senior business managers Richard Palmer and Matthew Dolan, appeared before the Primary Production Select Committee at Parliament today. Read more »

NZ’s first ‘no sugary drinks’ logo unveiled

Press Release – FIZZ New Zealand

New Zealand’s first “no sugary drinks logo” has been unveiled at an event in Wellington today. Read more »

Communities want fewer sugary drinks

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora
Communities are calling for change to costs and accessibility of sugary drinks to support their own efforts to address the harmful effects of sugar addiction leading up to World Obesity Day (11th October). Read more »

Eat My Lunch expands to Wellington, helping two local schools

Press Release – Eat My Lunch
Eat My Lunch has opened in Wellington. The social enterprise business provides affordable, wholesome lunches, made fresh daily and delivered directly to workplaces and schools. For every purchase of a commercial lunch, Eat My Lunch delivers a lunch to a child who would otherwise go hungry. Read more »

Fran Wilde elected to health board

Fran Wilde has started a new chapter in her political life, with her election to the Capital & Coast District Health Board. Read more »

Runway extension report: concerns on noise, environment, surfing, fishing

The Regional Council last night released a 165-page staff report analysing Wellington Airport’s application for permission to extend its runway. Read more »

Walk to support children who can’t

Press Release – Lions Club ov Aotearoa
The Lions Club of Aotearoa is holding a fundraising walk on Sunday 16 October, 10am at Belmont Domain, Lower Hutt. Read more »

Collaboration providing better support for diabetes management

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
A more collaborative approach to diabetes management by Capital & Coast DHB and General Practice (GP) teams over recent years – the Diabetes Care Improvement Package (DCIP) – is enabling GPs to help patients better manage their diabetes and lower the risk of related problems later in life. Read more »

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