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Press Release – Auckland Disability Law

Auckland Disability Law (ADL) invites you to fill in our community survey on disability related legal services and activities. We work with disabled people around their disability related legal issues, and provide legal education and law reform work within the community. Read more »

Dementia Auckland launches online Auction

Press Release – Dementia Auckland

Dementia Auckland are thrilled to announce their first ever TradeMe online charity auction – an exciting new fundraising initiative with amazing products and experiences for avid rugby fans, collectors, families and foodies alike. Read more »

Third vaccine dose needed to protect young NZers from mumps

Press Release – University of Otago

Urgent proactive action is needed to protect young people from the current mumps outbreak in New Zealand, says Dr Ayesha Verrall, an infectious diseases physician and researcher at the University of Otago, Wellington, Read more »

Stemming the Rising Tide of STIs: What is our role?

Press Release – University of Auckland

Public Lecture: Stemming the Rising Tide of STIs: What is our role?

A world-leading expert in sexually transmitted infections and control will speak at the University of Auckland this week. Read more »

Don’t put your sight out of mind

Press Release – Canstar Blue

Don’t put your sight out of mind

Auckland, 12 February 2018. Over 70 percent of over 40’s in New Zealand don’t have regular eye tests and it could be causing them long-term problems. Read more »

Māori doctor to present link between childhood diseases

Press Release – Hapai Te Hauora

Māori doctor to present link between childhood diseases of poverty and pokies at international gambling conference Read more »

NZ ahead of the pack in funding PrEP

Press Release – AIDS Foundation

NZ ahead of the pack in funding revolutionary HIV-prevention drug PrEP

The New Zealand AIDS Foundation applauds PHARMAC’s decision to become one of the first countries in the world to publicly fund the HIV-prevention drug Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) – meaning those at high risk of HIV have another way to protect themselves. Read more »

RANZCP strengthens their commitment to Māori

Press Release – Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists

RANZCP strengthens their commitment to Māori

Nau mai, haere mai e te rangatira ki te Tu Te Akaaka Roa! The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrist (RANZCP) welcomes Mr Wikepa Keelan (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Kahungungu) as the RANZCP’s new Kaumātua. Read more »

Few drinking fountains in New Zealand playgrounds

Press Release – University of Otago


Few drinking fountains in New Zealand playgrounds – New study

New research has found that only a fifth (20 per cent) of childrens’ playgrounds in the lower North Island of New Zealand had drinking fountains (11 out of 54 playgrounds). Read more »

New adventures and journeys on the digital health highway

Press Release – Toi Tangata

31 January 2018, 10am

Press Release: Toi Tangata

For immediate release
Digital Leadership and Mātauranga Māori: New adventures and journeys on the digital health highway
Today marks the bringing together of a group of Māori co-design practitioners from Toi Tangata and the Healthier Lives research team based at the School of Population Health within the University of Auckland at the East Tamaki campus. Read more »

Treatment Close to Home for Bile and Pancreas Patients

Press Release – Northland DHB

Whangarei Hospital is now able to offer a form of advanced endoscopy procedure for patients to help relieve obstruction in the ducts connecting the gallbladder and liver with the bowel, saving patient trips to Auckland. Read more »

Baths Sink as Kiwis Prefer to Shower

Press Release – Canstar Blue


Baths Sink as Kiwis Prefer to Shower


Auckland, 26 January 2018. It’s the debate that’s been raging for years, which one is best, bath or shower? But it looks like Kiwis might finally be making up their minds. Read more »

Rural General Practice Team of the Year Award 2018

Press Release – Rural General Practice Network

The search is on again for New Zealand’s best Rural General Practice Team of the Year as judged by the community.

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Complacency Putting Kiwi Infants at Risk – Experts

Press Release – Impact PR

Complacency Putting Kiwi Infants at Risk – Experts

Health experts are warning thousands of Kiwi infants could be exposed to whooping cough this summer; with new research showing many adults are complacent or fail to understand how to prevent the spread of the disease.1 Read more »

Stroke sufferer walks out of hospital three days later

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Thursday 25 January, 2018

Ground-breaking procedure allows stroke sufferer to walk out of hospital three days later

A stroke sufferer who became the first Bay of Plenty man to undergo a ground-breaking procedure is welcoming in 2018 with a sense of gratitude and relief. Read more »

Auckland health community thanks Lester Levy for leadership

Press Release – Waitemata District Health Board

The Auckland Metro District Health Boards expressed their thanks to outgoing Chairman Dr Lester Levy for his service and leadership, at a cross-DHB staff event in North Shore Hospital today. Read more »

NZ border cleared of exotic mosquito

Press Release – Ministry of Health

Border health surveillance at Auckland Airport was stepped up over the Christmas / New Year period to ensure New Zealand remains free of a mosquito that can transmit dengue fever. Read more »

Children’s milk drinking habits analysed

Press Release – Massey University

Children’s milk drinking habits analysed

New research shows a direct relationship between the consumption of cow’s milk, and socio demographic factors. Read more »

Retina International World Congress comes to New Zealand

Press Release – Retina 2018 New Zealand

Why is marketing approval for the first retinal gene therapy treatment for patients with blinding retinal degenerations so significant? Is there an exciting future for applying stem cell therapy to treating retinal disorders and what are the scientific and ethical challenges in the use of stem cells? Read more »

More than half New Year’s resolutions dropped by March

Press Release – Southern Cross Health Society


Employers can play a role in helping staff keep their wellbeing resolutions

Of those who make New Year’s resolutions, 56% have let them fall by the wayside in the first quarter, according to a recent Southern Cross Health Society survey[i]. Just 14% of all those surveyed manage to keep their resolution throughout the year. Read more »

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