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Mayor Boult addresses coronavirus concerns

As each day brings fresh news of the concerning situation globally in regards to the coronavirus outbreak, it is understandable that our community should consider what this means.

Novel coronavirus: Follow up of possible flight contacts

Three members of a tour group of 19 were assessed at Rotorua Hospital yesterday as public health services were alerted that they may have been exposed to someone with confirmed novel coronavirus infection on a previous flight in to Sydney on 20 January 2020.

Health warning: Algal Bloom in the Ashley/Rakahuri River at SH1

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning for the Ashley/Rakahuri River at SH1.

Southern DHB planning for coronavirus

Southern DHB is planning in the event of coronavirus cases in the district.

Measles case on flights between Auckland and Tonga

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger with measles on two flights between Tonga and Auckland this week.

Great news for New Zealanders with cystic fibrosis - David Clark

Health Minister Dr David Clark says he is delighted that PHARMAC has struck a provisional deal to fund Kalydeco - a medicine which is set to improve the quality of life for about 30 New Zealand children and adults with cystic fibrosis.

Cystic Fibrosis NZ 'thrilled and relieved' vital drug may soon be funded

Years of lobbying appear to have paid off in the fight for funding of a revolutionary drug to treat cystic fibrosis.

Pharmac seeking views on new cystic fibrosis medicine

PHARMAC has reached a provisional agreement with medicine supplier Vertex to fund ivacaftor (marketed as Kalydeco) for people with cystic fibrosis.

Toxic algae increasing throughout the region - Greater Wellington Council

Toxic algae has been found at a number of sites throughout the region and people should pick their swimming and dog walking spots carefully to avoid the risk to health from contact with the algae.

Weight loss and health improvements with Mediterranean, fasting and paleo diets - study

There were some weight loss and health benefits for overweight adults who followed the Mediterranean, Intermittent Fasting and Paleo diets, though adherence to the diets dropped off considerably during the one-year study, new University of Otago research shows.