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DHB looks into future

What will health services look like in the year 2030? This is something the District Health Board (DHB) has tried to keep in mind when allocating funding and planning new services and structures.

Problems facing New Zealand and its children

The challenges facing the children of Christchurch have much to teach others around the world about how to better support young citizens to flourish, according to a University of Canterbury (UC) researcher.

BOP shellfish toxin warning reinstated

BOP shellfish toxin warning reinstated

As a result of testing, people are advised to avoid collecting or eating shellfish from a large area along the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty coastline.

The area includes the coastline from Tairua (including Tairua Harbour) to Bowentown heads.

Shellfish toxin warning reinstated along BOP coastline

As a result of testing, people are advised to avoid collecting or eating shellfish from a large area along the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty coastline.

The area includes the coastline from Tairua (including Tairua Harbour) to Bowentown heads.

Nutrition expert urges IOC to drop junk food

Corporate, commercial sponsorship agreements with International and National Olympic Committees are undermining the future for our children, says a leading nutrition expert.

ALRANZ welcomes abortion ruling

The Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand (ALRANZ) was relieved to learn that the Supreme Court ruled, by a three to two majority, in favour of the Abortion Supervisory Committee (ASC) in Right to Life's seven-year case against it, ALRANZ President Dr. Morgan Healey said today.

Better clinical advice for 111 calls

Better clinical advice for 111 calls

Top paramedics are now providing expert emergency clinical advice in Ambulance Communications Centres and helping to save more lives, says Health Minister Tony Ryall.

Dangers of measles highlighted

Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew launched two Ministry of Health measles-related publications at Starship Hospital today, and highlighted the impact of last year's measles outbreaks on children with cancer.

Conference to focus on the future of health for NZ

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation is proud to support the Inaugural Conference of the NZ College of Primary Health Care Nurses conference to be held 10 - 12 August at Claudelands conference centre in Hamilton.

Coroner inquest and HPV vaccine - expert responds

Claims relating to vaccine safety are back in the media spotlight as an inquest into the unexplained death of teenager Jasmine Renata in 2009 continues.