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Look before you leap and enjoy our waterways this summer - Bay of Plenty DHB

Swimming, recreational boating, and collecting shellfish, is enjoyed by many in our region.

1 new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation; no new community cases - Ministry of Health

There is one case of COVID-19 in New Zealand to report today in managed isolation and no new community cases.

The one case from managed isolation is a member of the Christchurch-based international mariners group who tested positive.

'Epidemic' of FASD among Maori to come under spotlight - expert

A University of Otago researcher has been awarded a grant to undertake vital research on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) which she says disproportionately affects Māori in epidemic proportions.

Vomiting virus circulating in Hawke's Bay - HBDHB

A vomiting and diarrhoea bug is circulating through the Hawke’s Bay community, with the district health board’s public health unit urging parents to keep sick children home if they have symptoms.

6 new cases of COVID-19 - Ministry of Health

There are six new cases of COVID-19 detected in managed isolation facilities to report in New Zealand today. There are no new community cases.

'Public need to know when broadcasting standards for alcohol have been breached'

Alcohol Healthwatch welcomes the decision from the Broadcasting Standards Authority to uphold our complaint regarding a MediaWorks radio station broadcast that advocated excessive alcohol consumption.

New cancer service at Wairoa Health gives patients better access to treatment - HB DHB

A new cancer support clinic introduced by Wairoa Health and supported by specialist clinical teams at Hawke’s Bay DHB is giving local residents better access to cancer treatment and saving hours of travel time.

Community leadership at the heart of Maori response to COVID-19 - report

A recent report conducted by Ihi Research has revealed that Māori communities throughout Te Waipounamu came together to create an effective grassroots response during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Research to investigate systemic drivers of Maori cannabis and meth use - HRC

A Kaupapa Māori analysis of the multiple dimensions of cannabis and methamphetamine use is the focus of a $554,000 postdoctoral fellowship awarded to Māori health researcher Dr Erena Wikaire (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine, Te Kapotai, Te Hikutu).

Pharmacists welcome 'sweeping reforms' of health sector - Pharmaceutical Society

The Pharmaceutical Society of New Zealand welcomes the announcement by Health Minister Chris Hipkins that "sweeping reforms of the health sector will go ahead", with the number of DHBs to be dramatically reduced.