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Suspected measles case in Ruakaka

Suspected measles case in Ruakaka

Northland DHB advises Northlanders to ensure their families are protected from measles. Cases have now been reported from the Waikato region to Canterbury, and the number of cases continues to climb in Auckland.

Child flown to hospital with suspected meningitis

One year old Northland child flown to Starship with suspected meningococcal disease

Late last night a one year old child was admitted to Whangarei Hospital with suspected meningococcal disease.

QMC joins Southern Cross GP network

Queenstown Medical Centre (QMC) has become the second general practice to join the Southern Cross Primary Care (SCPC) network.

More funds for West Coast dementia care

Dementia care on the West Coast will benefit from an extra $90,000 this year following a funding increase announced in the 2011 budget. The extra funding will increase the opportunity for more rest home level dementia care beds that are in short supply on the Coast.

Croup: What you should know - St John

As winter is setting in St John has timely reminder first aid tips for croup. St John attends to many children with croup every year. Croup is swelling and inflammation of the throat as a result of a viral infection. It occurs in young children.

First breastfeeding friendly cafe in the Bay

First breastfeeding friendly cafe in the Bay

Grindz Cafe in Tauranga has become the first Breastfeeding Friendly accredited cafe in the Bay of Plenty.

Waikato DHB lactation consultants help new mums

Waikato DHB lactation consultants help new mums

In a small, whitewashed room of Waikato Hospital, it's a happy scene.

A new mother rests on her bed in Ward 52 - the postnatal ward - reading a magazine.

A content baby, tiny and wrapped in a white woollen blanket, sleeps in a bassinet beside her.

Christchurch fitness centre moving

Christchurch fitness centre moving

Christchurch City Council can once again offer health and fitness opportunities to communities in eastern Christchurch with the move of the QEII fitness centre to Parklands Community Centre now complete.

104 measles cases confirmed in Auckland

104 measles cases confirmed in Auckland

The Auckland Regional Public Health Service can confirm:

104 confirmed cases of measles in the Auckland region as of this morning

Six contacts are in quarantine

Seven cases have required hospitalisation during this outbreak

Bay of Plenty meningococcal case confirmed

Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service can confirm that a young child died on Saturday night at Rotorua Hospital from meningococcal disease.