Health News

Liam Malone joins forces to help feed hungry school children

Press Release – Eat My Lunch

Paralympic medallist Liam Malone (23) has partnered with Eat My Lunch to help feed hungry children. The Buy One Give One social business is on a mission to ensure no kid goes to school hungry. Read more »

Food Show offers best natural beauty therapy

Press Release – The Food Show
Organisers of The Food Show, the biggest culinary event in New Zealand, say the latest trend in food is the movement towards using food as a means of enhancing beauty, from the inside and out. Read more »

Seeking more (uncontaminated) water

by Jim Mikoz
There are two major issues to be dealt with if drilling for freshwater succeeds in finding a new aquifer under Wellington Harbour. Read more »

Hot water fault causes problems at Wellington Hospital

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
A fault with a boiler overnight has resulted in a temporary drop in hot water temperature at Wellington Regional Hospital. Read more »

“Tired and angry” Kapiti residents confront roadbuilders about expressway noise

News from Expressway Noise Action Grup
At a meeting last night hosted by the Expressway Alliance, over 50 angry and tired residents expressed their dissatisfaction at the lack of action on mitigating the noise from the Kapiti expressway, Read more »

Healthcare petition on hospital stretcher delivered to MP

News from ActionStation
A combined petition of over 6300 signatures, signed by 1399 Wellingtonians, urges dramatically increased funding for healthcare services and will be delivered tomorrow carried on a hospital stretcher in time for this month’s budget. Read more »

Plunket celebrates 110th birthday

Press Release – New Zealand Plunket Society

Karitane nursing graduates at Wellington Karitane Hospital in 1971 (Evening Post Hocken Collections, University of Otago).

This Sunday,Plunket will celebrate its 110th year supporting Kiwi kids and whānau. Read more »

Book of poems by nurses to mark Nurses Day

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation
Celebrated on 12 May, the date of Florence Nightingale’s birth, International Nurses Day (IND) is a global event held each year in recognition of nurses’ invaluable work. Read more »

CanSurvive dragon boat team seeking second-hand bras for Bali

Press Release – Can Survive
Wellington’s breast cancer survivor dragon boat team, CanSurvive, are heading to Indonesia next week to compete in a small boat (ten paddler) regatta in Bali. Read more »

Record numbers of doctors and nurses in Wellington hospitals, says Minister

News from NZ Government
A record number of doctors and nurses are taking care of patients in Capital and Coast DHB. Read more »

17-year-old Wellingtonian wins Satan’s Biggest Little Helper

Press Release – Hell Pizza
Eva McGauley has been named Satan’s Biggest Little Helper for 2017 for her support of Help, an Auckland-based not-for-profit organisation that helps women and children heal from the traumatising effects of sexual assault. Read more »

Smokers wanted for university’s stop-smoking trial

Press Release – University of Auckland
A clinical trial by the University of Auckland is calling for smokers in Wellington and the Wairarapa to take part in their stop-smoking programme using nicotine patches and e-cigarettes. Read more »

Third medical school a waste of taxpayers’ money, says vice-chancellor

Press Release – Professor Stuart McCutcheon
The Vice-Chancellor of Auckland University says that the third medical school originally proposed for Wellington and now proposed for Hamilton and the Waikato would be a huge waste of taxpayers’ money. Read more »

Inevitable? Scrapping the trolley buses


A change that Chris Laidlaw said was “inevitable” has been postponed. It’s the decision to scrap all Wellington’s trolley buses, which has now been delayed for six months. Read more »

Midwives picnicking at Parliament – concern at staff shortages

Press Release – NZNO
Midwives from the Wellington region are holding a picnic at the parliamentary grounds on Friday, not only to celebrate their profession but also to offer political parties the opportunity to tell them how they visualise this workforce thriving over the next few years and more. Chief Executive of the College of Midwives, Karen Guilliard is speaking. Read more »

Paul Quigley joins board of the Cheers education campaign

Press Release – The Tomorrow Project
Wellington-based emergency medical specialist and clinical toxicologist Dr Paul Quigley has been appointed as an independent director to the board of The Tomorrow Project – an industry-funded organisation that manages the Cheers public education campaign to change Kiwis’ attitudes to drinking. Read more »

Nurses focus on positivity under strain, with funding shortages

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation
The NZNO Wellington Convention opened this morning with speeches by NZNO President Grant Brookes and Chief Executive Memo Musa. Read more »

Health Board working on changes to improve mental health and addiction services

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Staff and clients at Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disabilities 3DHB (MHAIDs) forensic mental health are working to strengthen our services. Read more »

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