Archive for the 'Health' Category

Public health symposium on Friday

Press Release – Massey University
The School of Public Health is hosting its first Public Health Symposium this Friday – a forum for dialogue, debate and sharing of research and practice to improve public health in Aotearoa New Zealand. Read more »

Patient in intensive care in Wellington Hospital linked with Havelock North water

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay District Health Board
Hawke’s Bay District Health Board’s Public Health Team can confirm that the patient in Wellington Hospital diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome is linked to the Havelock North Campylobacter outbreak. Read more »

Breastfeeding advocates to visit Wellington

Press Release – La Leche League
One of the world’s leading breastfeeding advocates whose actions in the late 1950s led to an increase in breastfeeding rates worldwide, arrives in Wellington next week. Read more »

Free yoga on Labour Day

Press Release – Wellington Free Yoga Day

On Monday, 24 October, the Wellington yoga community will be throwing open their doors and inviting everyone to join them for free yoga classes around the region! People can try yoga for the first time, attend a new studio, try a new style of yoga, and meet instructors. Read more »

Six health board candidates “stood out” in survey, says association

News from PHA
A scorecard rating the Capital and Coast DHB candidates was released last night by the Wellington branch of the Public Health Association. Voting is now open in the local body elections, allowing residents to vote for elected DHB representatives for the coming term, as well as local government candidates. Read more »

Concern at influence of health group on election process

Press Release – Dr. Stan Litras
Some district health board candidates are concerned that electoral laws are being breached by a government-funded pro-fluoridation group. Read more »

Hutt Older Persons Expo returning

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The Hutt Older Persons Expo is returning to Lower Hutt. More than 30 agencies and groups of interest to older people and those who support them will be participating in this popular community event. Read more »

Show your talents and raise money for a great cause

Press Release – Project Starjam
Help empower young people with disabilities across NZ by getting involved in StarJam’s first ever Buskathon and you could also be in to win a 1 day recording session at Stebbing Recording Studio in Auckland. Read more »

Health Board candidates to be rated after public meeting

Press Release – Public Health Association
A scorecard rating the Capital and Coast DHB candidates will be released on Tuesday by the Public Health Association, following a ‘meet the CCDHB candidates’ event that is open to the public. Read more »

Beacons offer city life without limits for people with sight loss

News from Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council is working closely with the Blind Foundation to introduce a new product to the capital which will help people with sight loss comfortably navigate the city and its businesses. Read more »

Walk 2 d’feet fundraising event

Press Release – Motor Neurone Disease Association NZ
On the last Sunday of this month Wellingtonians will have the chance to walk together to support people suffering from Motor Neurone Disease, or MND. On Sunday 25 September, the Wellington Motor Neurone Association will be holding this year’s Walk 2 D’Feet MND event at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie. What do you know about MND? Read more »

Record-breaking Supper Club for Ronald McDonald charities

Press Release – Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) held its 13th annual fundraising event The Supper Club in Wellington on Tuesday. Read more »

Invitation to have-a-go days

Press Release – Can Survive
We have an open invitation to our HAVE-A-GO days. It’s an opportunity to join CanSurvive and CAn2 dragon boat teams – for well being, friendship, fun and fitness. Read more »

Play Mah Jong for child cancer

Press Release – Upper Hutt Mah Jong Club
Building Walls (Donald Trump); Goulash (Hungarian food); Kong(Peter Jackson movie).These are all real terms used in the game of mah jong. Read more »

Alzheimers Wellington is out and about in September

Press Release – Alzheimers Wellington
September is World Alzheimers Month, and Alzheimers Wellington has events coming up in the next few weeks that highlight all the services we offer for everyone affected by dementia in the Wellington region. Read more »

Annual “pink party” zumbathon

Press Release – Pink Party Zumbathon
You are invited to our Annual “Pink Party” Zumbathon® Charity Event. Sunday, 9th October – 3.00pm – 5.00pm (Doors open at 2:00pm).
ASB Sports Centre, Kemp Street Kilbirnie.
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New Wellington ambulance financed by bank, trust and corporation

Press Release – Wellington Free Ambulance
Today Wellington Free Ambulance introduces a new replacement ambulance into its fleet, thanks to the generosity of Kiwibank, New Zealand Community Trust, and Todd Corporation. Read more »

Active ageing – a conference at the James Cook

Press Release – Association of Gerontology
Two hundred people, from New Zealand and overseas will gather in Wellington next week from the 15 – 17 September at the James Cook Hotel to discuss how active ageing can become a reality for older people. Read more »

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