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PM visits PlunketLine’s Wellington call centre for 25th anniversary

News from Plunket Foundation
More than two million parents and caregivers have turned to PlunketLine when they have needed help and advice on the health and wellbeing of their child or whānau. Read more »

At wellbeing clinic, an empathetic ear for expectant mothers

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Ongoing efforts by maternal mental health specialists and the Women’s Health Service are seeing more expectant mothers receiving the support they need. Read more »

Successful launch of Pacific health research partnership

Press Release – Pacific Health Plus
Last Friday, a group of over 120 people gathered on a cold, blustery Autumn night in a hall above a burnt out pub on Bedford Street in Cannons Creek, Porirua, to hear about a ground-breaking project to change health outcomes in one of the neediest Pacific communities in New Zealand. Read more »

Porirua bans smoking on beaches and in CBD

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Porirua City has expanded its smokefree areas to include beaches, the city centre and all Council-owned and managed sites. Read more »

Ten-year-old gets the exercise habit

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
One ten-year-old is making permanent lifestyle changes thanks to the Movin’March initiative which wrapped up last week. Read more »

Feeding patients to go high-tech in Wellington

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Wellington will soon become the second of only two regions in New Zealand with access to equipment that improves the placement and stability of feeding tubes. Read more »

Carbon calculator will help Wellington’s climate change efforts

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council and the Auckland Council have developed New Zealand’s first gamified carbon calculator to help people to make choices to reduce their impact on climate change. Read more »

Creativity a powerful healer after trauma

Press Release – University of Auckland
The power of the creative arts to make us healthier and happier is being officially recognised with the launch of a national network this week in Wellington. Read more »

Ground-breaking health research partnership in Porirua

Press Release – Pacific Health Plus
Pacific Health Plus of Porirua and the Maurice Wilkins Centre are pleased to announce a joint research initiative to improve the health of Pacific people in New Zealand. Read more »

Doctor completes swim to oppose seabed mining

News from Kiwis Against Seabed Mining
Whanganui doctor Athol Steward and his son Lloyd yesterday completed the last leg of their three-stage swim for the ocean – swimming 23km from Patea River to Whanganui in around eight hours, to raise money to defend the South Taranaki Bight from seabed mining. Read more »

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