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Easier access to health care in the Hutt Valley

News from Hutt Valley DHB
Thinking about what’s convenient for patients is behind a new initiative being introduced in two Hutt Valley general practices this month. Read more »

Death of Sue Paterson, who headed the Arts Festival and the Ballet Company

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Festival director extraordinaire Sue Paterson has died after a long battle with cancer. Read more »

Selwyn Foundation to take over Sprott House

Press Release – Selwyn Foundation
Charitable trust The Selwyn Foundation, and single site residential aged care and independent living provider, Sprott House Trust, have entered into a conditional agreement, with a view to Selwyn taking over the iconic Sprott House village in Wellington. Read more »

Nurses’ pay offer won’t be increased, says Peters after strike plans announced

BusinessDesk report by Sophie Boot
Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters says the pay offer to nurses won’t be increased after the nurses’ union rejected another pay offer from the district health boards this morning. Read more »

Emergency department staying open during nurses’ strike

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) has advised that its members have voted to reject the revised offer from DHBs. This means nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants who are members of the NZNO will likely proceed with nationwide strike action on Thursday. Read more »

Fizzy and fried. Wellington research proves that junk food dominates NZ sport

Press Release – University of Otago
Junk food dominates New Zealand sport venues, according to new research led by the University of Otago, Wellington. The study, funded by the Health Research Council of NZ, investigated what kinds of food are available in sports settings. Read more »

Te Omanga Hospice announced as HighLight charity partner

Press Release – Hutt City Council
HighLight: Carnival of Lights has chosen Te Omanga Hospice as its charity partner for 2018, raising money to help with the rebuild of its earthquake-prone building. Read more »

Drinking water safety during river flooding

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Kāpiti Coast District Council has been in touch with residents on the Hautere/Te Horo water supply, with important information about their drinking water quality during prolonged flooding of the Ōtaki River. Read more »

Hospital services as normal on Thursday

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
As the New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) withdrew its strike notice for Thursday,5 hospital and community services in Wellington, Porirua and Kapiti will continue as normal on that day. Read more »

House of Grace seeks help to repair its house

Press Release – House of Grace
The House of Grace, a safe haven in for pregnant teens, desperately needs urgent repairs completed on their home. Read more »

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