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Lake Tutira algal bloom warning lifted

Lake Tutira algal bloom warning lifted

The cyanobacteria algae bloom warning has been lifted from Lake Tutira, north of Napier.

New Hagley outpatients officially opened

A significant first step towards restoring Christchurch Hospital's capacity became official today.

Last chance for free flu immunisation

Last chance for free flu immunisation

Kiwis eligible for free flu immunisation have less than 21 days left to be vaccinated before the Government-subsidised campaign ends this year on July 31.

Pharmac funds new targeted lung cancer drug

Funded treatment options for New Zealand's most common form of cancer will take a step forward in August when PHARMAC begins funding gefitinib (Iressa), a targeted treatment for lung cancer.

Massey hosts first fat studies conference

New Zealand's first Fat Studies conference will be held at Massey's Wellington campus this week.

Massey lecturer in human development Cat Paus� explains Fat Studies is an interdisciplinary field that challenges existing assumptions about fatness and fat people.

Kiwis lack knowledge about effects of chemicals on skin

Most Kiwis have little knowledge of the ingredients in everyday products that come into contact with their skin, despite nearly two thirds of households have someone suffering from a skin condition, according to a recent survey by Colmar Brunton.

Winter illness hits Canterbury's fragile health system hard

Winter illness has hit Canterbury's fragile health system hard and Cantabrians are reminded to phone their General Practice Team if they're unwell and to get immunised against flu to avoid getting sick.

Health warning issued for Lake Okaro

The Medical Officer of Health has issued a health warning for Lake Okaro near Rotorua as there is an ongoing risk of algae blooms in the lake.

Aspiring to find a cure

On Friday, July 27, Allan Brent will climb the stairs of the Sky Tower 15.5 times - the equivalent height of Mt Aspiring, near Wanaka - to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Research Trust in support of his mother and other Kiwi women living with the disease.

Joint initiative aims to reduce alcohol harm

Hastings District and Napier City Councils are seeking projects which will help lead to a reduction in alcohol related harm in the community.