Archive for the 'Health' Category

Health Board taking Fletchers to court over leaks in Wellington Hospital

News from Capital and Coast District Health Board
Capital & Coast District Health Board (DHB) has initiated legal proceedings in the High Court in relation to the pinhole leaks discovered in the plumbing at the Wellington Regional Hospital. Read more »

Cancer Society’s relay for life to stay on Frank Kitts Park after reconstruction

News from WCC
The Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life event is to stay in its long-time home of Frank Kitts Park, following a meeting yesterday between the Mayor, Council staff and representatives from the Cancer Society. Read more »

Breakfast at Parliament seeks to extend breast screening programme

Press Release – NZ Breast Cancer Foundation
A group of breast cancer supporters, MPs, and VIP guests gathered in Parliament’s banquet hall this morning for a Pink Ribbon Breakfast event, where the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF) presented a petition to the Government to extend the free breast screening programme to women up to the age of 74 years. Read more »

Hutt planning more smokefree areas in parks and sports grounds

Press Release – Hutt City Council
The Policy and Regulatory Committee is recommending Hutt City Council extend its Smokefree Policy to more outdoor public areas in Lower Hutt. Read more »

Online tours of maternity services

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
A new initiative means expectant parents can now relax at home while taking an online tour of Capital & Coast District Health Board’s birthing facilities. Read more »

Rural health issues coming to the Beehive

Press Release – Federated Farmers
Rural health issues will be brought to the Beehive this week during the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand’s’ (RHANZ) ‘RuralFest’ conference. Read more »

Climate council wants health check on plan for longer runway

News from NZ Climate and Health Council
OraTaiao the NZ Climate and Health Council is calling for an independent health check on Wellington Airport’s expensive plans to extend the runway into Lyall Bay. Read more »

From Whitireia to VUW: new Director for School of Nursing & Midwifery


News from Victoria University of Wellington
Dr Kathryn Holloway has been appointed as the new Director of the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health at Victoria University of Wellington. Read more »

World premiere in Wellington of movie on e-cigarettes

Press Release – New Zealand Vaping Alliance
The New Zealand Vaping Alliance is very pleased that the documentary ‘A Billion Lives’ is having its world premiere in Wellington, 11 May. Read more »

The real cost of losing our trolley buses

Last week at United Nations Headquarters in New York, representatives from 175 nations signed the Paris Agreement, the international framework negotiated barely five months ago to restrict global warming to less than 2 degrees. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry added his signature with his two-year-old granddaughter on his knee. Read more »

Insulating houses keeps children out of hospital – research

Press Release – University of Otago
A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington has found that retrofitting insulation to current 2008 standards in existing houses reduces hospitalisation rates for all children by six percent. Read more »

Gelato company supporting Children’s Hospital

Press Release – Carrello de Gelato
For the entire month of May, Wellington-based premium gelato producer Carrello Del Gelato, is running a promotion to support the Wellington Children’s Hospital. Read more »

Electric motors for trolley buses “victory for Wellington environment”

News from Green Party
Wellington bus operator Infratil’s decision to repower its electric trolley buses with electric drivetrains is a victory for the environment and all those who campaigned to keep clean buses in the capital, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Pharmaceutical Society enthusiastic about health strategy

Press Release – Pharmaceutical Society
The Pharmaceutical Society was pleased to be invited to attend the launch of the New Zealand Health Strategy and the Powering Up Our Future Health Symposium in Wellington this week. Read more »

Whitireia hosts student paramedic conference

Press Release – Whitireia
Whitireia is currently hosting the inaugural Student Paramedics Australasia (SPA) conference at its Porirua Campus. Read more »

$300,000 to help VUW research into chronic pain, and disabled

News from VUW
Victoria University of Wellington researchers have been awarded $300,000 in funding from the Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRC) for projects that will aid chronic pain suffers and the disabled. Read more »

What a difference – no buses

by Lindsay Shelton
The CBD was transformed today – by the absence of buses. What a difference this made in Lambton Quay and in Willis Street and in Manners Street. Read more »

Targetting the moggies

The Wellington City Council’s new anti-cat bylaw is now out for consultation – and it’s a stinker. Read more »

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