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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 »

Third strike by doctors at five Wellington iwi health practices

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
A third Wellington GP strike is to go ahead tomorrow as general practitioners continue to show solidarity with their dental colleagues. Read more »

Golf Day to Support Wellington Cancer Society

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
The 22nd Wellington Region Chambers of Commerce Golf Day will be held in support of the Cancer Society of Wellington, with a portion of the registration fees going towards the charity. Read more »

Fiso Group taking over Pacific Health Services

Press Release – Pacific Health Service
The Fiso Group’s deal to take over Pacific Health Services in Porirua has been confirmed with new management swiftly put in place to work through transition to a new entity – Pacific Health Plus. Read more »

Police deliver Christmas gifts to children in hospital

News from Wellington Hospitals Foundation
A team from New Zealand Police visited the children’s hospital this morning to deliver gifts they collected as part of a Christmas toy appeal for sick kids. Read more »

Wellington health insurer wins Innovation of the Year

Press Release – Accuro Health Insurance
A Wellington-developed world first from Accuro, instant online health insurance, has won the Innovation of the Year prize at this year’s New Zealand Insurance Industry Awards. Read more »

VUWSA backs mental health recommendations

Press Release – VUWSA
Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) receives the release of He Ara Oranga with open arms. The report makes it clear the mental health system needs an overhaul, with people and their lived experiences at the centre of any future decision-making. VUWSA has been waiting for this report as we know our students are struggling, but know they’re only snapshot of what New Zealand is dealing with. Read more »

Striking midwives rally outside Wellington Hospital

News from Wellington Regional College of Midwives
Midwives will rally outside Wellington Hospital on Wednesday between 10am and 12pm. The rally is part of a national day of action to support the Midwives strike. Read more »

300 in reproductive rights march to Parliament

Press Release – ALRANZ
On Wednesday at 12:30pm ALRANZ is co-sponsoring a march and rally in Wellington along with Organise Aotearoa, the Victoria University Feminist Organisation, and the Feminist Law Society. Read more »

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