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MHF response to suspected suicide statistics released today

Today the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is joining all New Zealanders in mourning the 607 people who have died by suspected suicide in the last year.

Memorandum of Understanding renewed with Capital and Coast DHB

In 2019, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between MidCentral and Capital and Coast DHBs regarding access to health services for Ōtaki and Te Horo residents.

Graduate 'shines a spotlight' on mental health

A talented Ara graduate and former participant of the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) in Canterbury has achieved her dream of publishing a mental health diary.

Covid exposure event at Auckland City Hospital

Auckland DHB has advised the Ministry of Health that a parent of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) baby at Auckland City Hospital tested positive for COVID-19 today.

Two Covid-19 cases in Waikato

The Ministry of Health has been notified of two new positive COVID-19 community cases in Waikato.

One case is in Raglan and the other is in Hamilton East.

Wāhine toa star in new breast cancer campaign using the power of poetry

Spoken word poets Ngā Hinepūkōrero have teamed up with Breast Cancer Foundation NZ to release a new poem highlighting the importance of mammograms this Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Auckland-based truck driver tests positive for Covid-19

An Auckland-based truck driver who travelled to Palmerston North for work purposes has tested positive for COVID-19.

The case was detected in a routine surveillance test which was done in Auckland yesterday, and which returned a positive result earlier today.

Covid-19 update: 27 new community cases

There are 27 new community cases today. 14 of these are household contacts, eight are known contacts and five are under investigation to determine how they are linked to the current outbreak.

SkyCity lights Pink for Breast Cancer

Tonight, and tomorrow the Sky Tower and SkyCity Hamilton’s Historic Dome will join iconic landmarks around New Zealand in lighting pink to put the spotlight on breast cancer this October.

International Day of Older Persons a reminder of change needed in aged care sector

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) says the International Day of Older Persons, held each year on 1 October, is an important time to celebrate our elders by making sure they are safe, respected and well cared for.