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NZ Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust officially launched

The New Zealand Multiple Sclerosis Research Trust ("NZMSRT") today announces it has received a combined $900,000 investment portfolio as founding capital for the Trust.

Newborn hearing screening strengthened

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says newborn babies across New Zealand are now benefitting from an improved hearing screening programme as a result of the implementation of the 2013 review.

Award brings disability health issues into spotlight

A New Zealand Radio programme about health and sex education for young people with learning disabilities has scooped a presitigous international award.

HBRC supports Starship Mobile Phone Appeal

Now’s a great time to find a better use for that old mobile phone - drop it off at Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s Napier office (the round bin at HBRC’s payments counter) and raise money for The Starship National Air Ambulance Service.

Braving the open waters to change the perceptions of MS

Being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis was life changing for both Neil Barnett from Akaroa and Russell Watts, Taupo.

Fight the furry feeling in Oral Health Month

Today Colgate-Palmolive and the New Zealand Dental Association are launching Oral Health Month across New Zealand, and are urging Kiwis to Fight the Furry Feeling in their mouths.

West Coast: Zero GP and prescription fees for under 13s

If your child is under 13 years and enrolled with a general practice team then getting medical care from today could be a whole lot cheaper.

Get vaccinated before the flu gets you

Canterbury health officials are urging people to get vaccinated before the worst of the flu season arrives.

Sign Language grants to make a difference

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner today announced the first 14 grants for community projects from the newly established New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Fund.

Roll out of free GP visits welcomed

New Zealand First welcomes the free GP visits for under-13 year olds being introduced today, but why were families made to wait over a year?