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Employers encouraged to bring vaccination clinics to workplaces

Employers and community leaders in the MidCentral region are encouraged to register their interest to bring a new mobile vaccination unit to their workplaces or community groups.

Commissioners show leadership on FASD by invoking statutory mandate - Alcohol Healthwatch

Alcohol Healthwatch applauds the Children’s Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft, and the Disability Rights Commissioner, Paula Tesoriero (MNZM), for joining forces and invoking their statutory mandate to demand support for individuals and families struggling with the lifelong disability of Fetal

Sky Tower pulses red for World Heart Day

Tonight, Wednesday 29th September, the top of the Sky Tower will pulse red to mimic a heartbeat for World Heart Day.

Heart Foundation 2021 research grants announced

A pacemaker that mimics the hearts of elite athletes, a simple blood test to predict imminent heart attacks, and ‘living drugs’ to regenerate damaged heart tissue, are just three of a host of research projects awarded funding, the Heart Foundation announced today.

BUSIT to your vaccination for free - Waikato Regional Council

Waikato residents can get a free bus ride to and from their COVID-19 vaccination appointments from tomorrow (Wednesday, 29 September).

Health Coalition Aotearoa supports DHB Heads - alcohol policy has failed

The DHBs who constitute the front line for much of the harm from alcohol have publicly called for the government to urgently review the "failed" Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012.

Smoke from commercial building fire a risk in Tauranga

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is urging anyone with a respiratory condition living in the Tauranga area to check whether there are any signs of smoke in their area before venturing outdoors, with an active fire currently burning on Birch Avenue in the suburb of Judea.

'Justice done in the Auckland Local Alcohol Policy debacle'

The biggest city in Aotearoa/New Zealand has so far been unable to introduce a Local Alcohol Policy (LAP) to reflect the wishes of its communities to reduce the harm to health and wellbeing from alcohol.

Free bus to get vaccinated

Council and Go Bus are providing free bus travel on scheduled services to help residents get to their Covid-19 vaccination appointments.

It is part of a combined effort to boost vaccination attendance across the region, and support those who rely on public transport for travel.

Care Packs for Patients make hospital stays more comfortable

Care Packs for Patients make hospital stays more comfortable For the thousands of patients that come through Tauranga Hospital’s doors each year, there’s a story that usually involves accidents, illness, and a whole lot of care from dedicated doctors and nurses.