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Diesel buses, noise and pollution – thwarting local democracy

by Gilly Tompsett
In two weeks, Wellingtonians will start to feel the full environmental impact of a new, high-frequency, predominantly diesel bus network. That’s thanks to a government agency’s ability to override the Wellington Regional Council’s publically-consulted Long Term Transport Plan (2014) that identified diesel as “the cheapest” and least desirable option for the city. Read more »

Nurses’ strike averted after two days of talks in Wellington

Press Release – District Health Boards
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation and the country’s District Health Boards today agreed on a revised offer that will be taken to NZNO nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants next week. Read more »

Awards celebrate the best of walking

Press Release – Living Streets
Samoan family walking clubs, a radical solution to a dangerous intersection and a hunt for the Gruffalo are among the winners of this year’s Golden Foot Awards. Read more »

Attempt to avoid strikes: nurses and health boards meeting for two more days

Press Release – NZNO
The New Zealand Nurses Organisation and District Health Boards are meeting in Wellington today and tomorrow for Facilitation under the auspice of the Employment Relations Authority to try and settle the DHB Multi-Employer Collective Agreement negotiations. Read more »

Nurses warn health boards: plan for second strike

Press Release – District Health Boards
District Health Boards today received notice of a second strike by New Zealand Nurses Organisation members. Read more »

Porirua places children and young people at its heart

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Porirua City Council tonight adopted a framework that places children and young people at the heart of the city. Read more »

New primary birthing centre to open, following 40 years of requests for it

Press Release – Birthing Centre Ltd
The Wellington region’s first primary birthing centre will open on July 16 in Lower Hutt, providing another choice for birthing women in the region after more than 40 years of mothers requesting this service. Read more »

HiNZ keynote speaker focuses on future of digital health

Press Release – eHealthNews.nz
Privacy and personal data protection will be key concerns for digital health in the 5G era, says HiNZ Conference 2018 keynote speaker Samson Tse. Read more »

Initiative to prevent sudden infant deaths in Hutt Valley

News from Hutt Valley DHB
An initiative to prevent the loss of Hutt Valley babies to sudden unexpected death in infancy, also known as SUDI, gets underway this week. Read more »

Kokiri Marae launches SUDI prevention programme

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora
Kokiri Marae Health and Social Services launches their Moe Ora mō ngā pēpi -SUDI Prevention Programme this week, funded by the Hutt Valley District Health Board (DHB). The programme aims to prevent the occurrence of SUDI through a number of interventions which support smoking cessation and safe sleep practices.
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