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Call for inquiry into Wellington suicide prevention service

Press Release – Louise Hutchinson
Suicide Prevention worker Louise Hutchinson is calling for an urgent independent government inquiry into the Wellington Region’s 3DHB Suicide Prevention and Postvention Service. Read more »

Taurima Vibes presents Atawhai 2018

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
Taurima Vibes presents
In association with Changing Minds
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Lunchtime talk by Annemarie Jutel

Press Release – Adam Art Gallery
Please join us for the final lunchtime talk in response to the artists exhibiting in The earth looks upon us / Ko Papatūānuku te matua o te tangata at Adam Art Gallery Te Pātaka Toi. Read more »

12-hour cycling challenge to launch ‘Breathe Better September”

Press Release – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand
Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ kicks off its Breathe Better September 2018 campaign to coincide with the first day of spring – 1 September. – when asthma and other respiratory conditions can become an increased risk to sufferers. Read more »

Tuberculosis conference at Te Papa

Press Release – Hutt Valley DHB
For two days in Wellington on 30 – 31 August, researchers, clinicians, practitioners and policy makers will gather for a conference focused on tuberculosis. Read more »

VUW students launch blog to combat sexual violence

News from VUWSA
Students are ramping up their efforts against sexual violence with the launch of the #metoo VUW student blog today. The Victoria University of Wellington Students’ Association (VUWSA) is launching the blog (www.metoostudents.org.nz). Read more »

Hutt Valley high school students march for mental health

Press Release – Laura Hewson
High school students from across the Hutt Valley will march through Lower Hutt tomorrow (Friday) to raise awareness of mental health. Read more »

Porirua wants sugar labelling on food and drink

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Porirua City Council has supported a submission for labelling to clearly show the amount of added sugar present in our food and drink. Read more »

Review points to ways for successful self-management of chronic pain

Press Release – University of Otago
The outlook for the one in five New Zealanders with persistent or chronic pain has the potential to be more positive according to an extensive study review by researchers from the University of Otago’s School of Physiotherapy, Wellington (UOW) and Pain Management Service, Capital Coast District Health Board. Read more »

Dance for Parkinson’s Disease – workshops in Wellington

Press Release – Parkinsons New Zealand
Parkinson’s New Zealand is proud to partner with Dance for PD Australia to help spread the word of this world renowned programme. Lead by Dance for PD Australia’s director, Erica Rose Jeffrey, there will be a training workshop for potential Dance for PD teachers, followed by free community classes. Read more »

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