Health News

“Highly infectious” case of measles confirmed in Wellington

News from Hutt Valley DHB
Regional Public Health (RPH), Wellington has been notified of a confirmed case of measles and is asking people who may have been in contact with that person to watch out for symptoms. The infected person visited several public places before they were diagnosed. Read more »

$27m extra for Capital and Coast DHB – a funding record

News from NZ Government
New funding for Capital & Coast DHB in the Budget increases the DHB’s total allocation to a record level. Read more »

Wellington charity gets $800,000 to fight substance addiction

Press Release – Consultancy Advocacy and Research Trust Inc. CART
The Ministry of Health has awarded a grant of $800,000 to the Wellington based registered charity Consultancy, Advocacy and Research Trust, Inc. (CART). Read more »

Urgency? Seven months to fix pollution problems in Owhiro Stream

It’s going to take another seven months before pollution in the Owhiro Stream is brought under control. Read more »

Hospital kitchen scores 100%

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Wellington Regional Hospital kitchen staff are full of beans after scoring 100 percent in their latest food safety audit. Read more »

Week promoting safety at home; Wellingtonians need “a bit of a nudge”

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority
New Zealanders are pretty good at knowing how to use and store chemicals at home, but they have some way to go when it comes to their safe disposal. That’s one finding from a recent survey conducted for the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to coincide with its first Safer Homes Week (May 22-27). Read more »

Para Kore programme aims for zero waste on Wellington marae

Press Release – Marae Para Kore
“I’m very excited to support marae in the Wellington region to tackle waste with the Para Kore programme” says newly appointed waste advisor Te Kawa Robb. Read more »

More pollution from sediment and erosion in Owhiro Stream and Owhiro Bay

News from Wellington Regional Council
There is discolouration in the Owhiro Stream and a sediment plume in Owhiro Bay from rain in the last 24 hours. Read more »

Liam Malone joins forces to help feed hungry school children

Press Release – Eat My Lunch

Paralympic medallist Liam Malone (23) has partnered with Eat My Lunch to help feed hungry children. The Buy One Give One social business is on a mission to ensure no kid goes to school hungry. Read more »

Food Show offers best natural beauty therapy

Press Release – The Food Show
Organisers of The Food Show, the biggest culinary event in New Zealand, say the latest trend in food is the movement towards using food as a means of enhancing beauty, from the inside and out. Read more »

Seeking more (uncontaminated) water

by Jim Mikoz
There are two major issues to be dealt with if drilling for freshwater succeeds in finding a new aquifer under Wellington Harbour. Read more »

Hot water fault causes problems at Wellington Hospital

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
A fault with a boiler overnight has resulted in a temporary drop in hot water temperature at Wellington Regional Hospital. Read more »

“Tired and angry” Kapiti residents confront roadbuilders about expressway noise

News from Expressway Noise Action Grup
At a meeting last night hosted by the Expressway Alliance, over 50 angry and tired residents expressed their dissatisfaction at the lack of action on mitigating the noise from the Kapiti expressway, Read more »

Healthcare petition on hospital stretcher delivered to MP

News from ActionStation
A combined petition of over 6300 signatures, signed by 1399 Wellingtonians, urges dramatically increased funding for healthcare services and will be delivered tomorrow carried on a hospital stretcher in time for this month’s budget. Read more »

Plunket celebrates 110th birthday

Press Release – New Zealand Plunket Society

Karitane nursing graduates at Wellington Karitane Hospital in 1971 (Evening Post Hocken Collections, University of Otago).

This Sunday,Plunket will celebrate its 110th year supporting Kiwi kids and whānau. Read more »

Book of poems by nurses to mark Nurses Day

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation
Celebrated on 12 May, the date of Florence Nightingale’s birth, International Nurses Day (IND) is a global event held each year in recognition of nurses’ invaluable work. Read more »

CanSurvive dragon boat team seeking second-hand bras for Bali

Press Release – Can Survive
Wellington’s breast cancer survivor dragon boat team, CanSurvive, are heading to Indonesia next week to compete in a small boat (ten paddler) regatta in Bali. Read more »

Record numbers of doctors and nurses in Wellington hospitals, says Minister

News from NZ Government
A record number of doctors and nurses are taking care of patients in Capital and Coast DHB. Read more »

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