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Massey health researcher in top 1 per cent of cited scientists

Press Release – Massey University

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Doctors’ strike continues, hospital emergency dept stays open

News from Capital and Coast District Health Board
Resident Medical Officers who are members of the New Zealand Resident Doctors’ Association union will undertake strike action around the country from 7am on Tuesday to 7am on Thursday. Read more »

Wellington medical researchers invited to apply for grants

Press Release – Research for Life
Research For Life invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research and travel grants. The closing date for the next round of applications is Friday, 22 March. Read more »

DHBs to reinforce healthcare partnership in Ōtaki

Press Release – MidCentral District Health Board
MidCentral District Health Board has reaffirmed its close working partnership in Otaki with the neighbouring Capital & Coast District Health Board. Read more »

Cancer Society benefitting from sales of band’s new single

Press Release – Anxiety Club
Hot on the heels of their widely acclaimed Black Heart EP, Wellington band Anxiety Club have released live favourite, Ginger in the Summer as a single. The single’s release coincides with the band’s show at Wellington’s Botanic Garden on 10 January – as part of the Gardens Magic concert series. Read more »

Doctors at 5 health practices on strike

News from Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
Doctors at five Wellington practices will strike for a full day tomorrow in the final action in a set of rolling strikes. Read more »

Rotary club helps find veins at Children’s Hospital

Press Release – Wellington Hospitals Foundation
Children’s tiny veins will now be a lot easier to find at Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital thanks to the Rotary Club of Mount Victoria. Read more »

Last-gasp effort to resolve industrial action by 21 doctors

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) and Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira (Ora Toa Health) will meet tomorrow (Wednesday) in a last-gasp effort to resolve industrial action and prevent a full-day strike on Christmas Eve. Tomorrow will also see the fifth day of limited strike action when 21 doctors at Iwi health provider practices in Porirua, Cannons Creek, Titahi Bay and Newtown take part in an hour-long stoppage. Read more »

Maori advisory group on family violence starts work

News from NZ Government
The Māori advisory group to the Government’s joint venture on family violence and sexual violence began work today at their first meeting in Wellington. Read more »

Arsenic and lead contamination found in Paraparaumu stream

Press Release – Te Ati Awa ki Whakarongotai Charitable Trust
Results from monitoring by local iwi Te Āti Awa ki Whakarongotai of heavy metal contamination of watercress in the Wharemauku Stream in Paraparaumu have now been released, showing concentrations of arsenic in plant material during 2018 reached nine times that of food safety standards, with exceedingly high concentrations of lead also found. Read more »

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