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Big reduction in waiting times for surgery at Waikato DHB

Local Hamilton MPs Tim Macindoe and David Bennett have congratulated Waikato District Health Board staff for their excellent achievement in elective surgery.

Vensa Health is a Finalist for the 2012 Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award

Vensa Health announced today it has been selected as a Finalist for Red Herring's Top 100 Asia award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from the Asian business region.

NZ migraine patients travel thousands of miles

Although migraine surgery is a relatively new treatment option, thousands of patients have already regained their quality of life through a unique, one-hour operation.

Website to spread the word about Meningitis symptoms

New Zealanders concerned about meningitis now have a place to turn for information with the launch of The Meningitis Foundation Aotearoa New Zealand website -

Record number attends midwives conference

Around 800 midwives, students and women will be in Wellington from August 24th for the 12th New Zealand College of Midwives conference.

The theme of the conference is integration, an important key to the success of our maternity system says NZCOM CEO Karen Guilliland.

Ministry encourages casual attitude to suicide

Suicide Prevention group CASPER has criticised the report on suicide released by the Ministry of Health yesterday.

Shellfish warning extends along BOP coast

Following ongoing shellfish toxin monitoring the Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxin warning has been extended eastwards along the Bay of Plenty coastline.

Boil water notice for Darfield

Residents in Darfield are advised to immediately begin boiling water.

Rural Women calls for rural focus in bonding review

Rural Women New Zealand is calling for more transparency around the number of doctors, midwives and nursing graduates working in rural communities under the Voluntary Bonding Scheme, which gives financial incentives to health professionals who agree to work in hard-to-staff areas.

Seasonal flu vaccine doses top one million

Over one million New Zealanders have had a flu vaccination this year - and more are expected to with the free seasonal flu vaccination scheme for eligible people open until the end of the month.