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Breathe Better September launched with two Wellington events

Press Release – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand
Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ’s annual Breathe Better September campaign is off to a flying start with two events in Wellington this week. Read more »

“Time for a change:” candidates want better outcomes from District Health Board


Media release from John Fiso and Stephen Grice
John Fiso and Stephen Grice believe their fresh, innovative investment and management approach, proven by extensive track records, makes them the right candidates to help the Capital & Coast District Health Board (CCDHB) lift its game. Read more »

Discarded electronic equipment being diverted from landfill to new homes

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
A new partnership with a charitable trust will see more than 1000 unneeded electronic items diverted from landfill each year – many being repurposed for worthy organisations in our communities. Read more »

Specialists in family violence sector form coalition

Press Release – Womens Refuge
Women’s Refuge and the National Network for Stopping Violence Services NZ have formed a coalition to unite their voices as specialist workers in the family violence sector. Read more »

Workshop on support and understanding of individuals with FASD

Press Release – FASD CAN Inc
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) will be in the spotlight this weekend when experts on FASD, parents, caregivers and professionals convene in Wellington to discuss the consequences of a diagnosis of FASD and approaches to assist those living with this lifelong disability. Read more »

Vietnam veterans’ health focus at Lower Hutt Expo

Press Release – New Zealand Defence Force
A health and wellbeing expo for Vietnam veterans and their whanau living in the lower North Island will be held in Lower Hutt on 19 October. Read more »

Hotel partnering with Malaghan Institute

Press Release – The Bolton Hotel
Bolton Hotel is proud to announce they are the Malaghan Institute’s newest Lab Partner, supporting breakthrough discoveries in immunology and immunotherapy right here in Wellington. Read more »

Sediment in Porirua Harbour has doubled – increasingly dangerous for animals and plants

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
A recent survey of Te Awarua-o-Porirua Harbour shows sedimentation rates have more than doubled in the last five years, undermining animal and plant habitats and the healthy functioning of this estuary. Read more »

Ironman-bound Wellington paramedic won’t be defined by heart issues

News from Ironman
Wellington paramedic Laura Robertson is determined that her heart condition will not define her. One way of ensuring that is the case is to take on the Nutri-Grain Ironman New Zealand event, something the 28-year-old will do in March next year thanks in part to a Tony Jackson Scholarship. Read more »

Taita celebration of new scheme to help mental health

Press Release – Piki
The Government’s free youth mental health pilot, Piki, is on track to help an estimated 10,000 young people with mild to moderate mental health and substance use challenges across the Wellington, Hutt and Wairarapa areas over the next two years. Piki is now available in the Hutt Valley, with a celebration today in Taita. Read more »

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