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Boil water notice issued for Johnson's Road water supply

Residents who are on the Johnson’s Road water supply are advised to begin boiling water.

A boil water notice has been issued for the Johnson’s Road water supply after test results were received showing e.coli levels were above recommended levels.

Boil water notice issued for Acheron water supply

Boil water notice issued for Acheron water supply

Residents who are on the Acheron water supply are advised to begin boiling water.

Adverse weather conditions have increased the turbidity of this water supply.

Raw apricot kernels a risk - FSANZ

Raw apricot kernels a risk - FSANZ

Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) today released findings showing that eating raw apricot kernels could pose a public health and safety risk to consumers.

Legal high ban worthy of wider pick-up - Lees-Galloway

Legal high ban worthy of wider pick-up - Lees-Galloway

Auckland Council’s ban on using legal highs in a public place is an excellent idea that should be replicated around New Zealand, says Labour’s Associate Health Spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway.

Protect your family from measles

The local Medical Officer of Health is urging parents to ensure that their children are up to date with their immunisations.

Disease risk increases with holiday travel - DHB

Nelson Marlborough Medical Officer of Health says virus risk will increase with travel during the school holidays.

Expert nurses as good as doctors - new research

Nurse practitioners are just as good as registrars in making patient diagnoses - even very complex ones - and planning the correct care, says a new Doctor of Philosophy from Massey University.

Ambulance paramedics trialling new technology

Health Minister Tony Ryall says new technology being introduced by St John ambulance, and partially funded by the government, will change the way paramedics work in the field.

NMDHB linen change is showing benefits

Changes to the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board (NMDHB) linen usage are giving patients a more comfortable stay while significantly reducing the cost of laundering.

Workers support plain packaging of tobacco - CTU

The CTU have today presented to the health select committee in support of plain packaging of tobacco.

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