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Dropping Of Pat Snedden Loss To Health System

Dropping Of Pat Snedden Loss To Health System

"The decision of the Minister of Health to drop Auckland District Health Board chair Pat Snedden by not reappointing him is an unfortunate loss to the health system," said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today.

Waikato DHB Ends Year With Surplus

Waikato DHB Ends Year With Surplus

Remaining focused on its six priorities for the 2009/2010 financial year ensured Waikato District Health Board finished the year ended 30 June, 2010 with a surplus of $19 million against total revenue of $1.107 billion.

Herbicide Needs To Be Banned

The controversial herbicide 24D needs to be banned, according to the Safe Food Campaign.

Tobacco Display Ban Will Cost $50 Million, Retailers Say

Tobacco Display Ban Will Cost $50 Million, Retailers Say

Wellington, Nov 5 NZPA - Tobacco retailers are up in arms over the Government's latest moves to curb smoking, saying it will cost $50 million to change their shops and hide cigarettes.

Medicinal Cannabis Works, But Costly - Norml

Medicinal Cannabis Works, But Costly - Norml

Wellington, Nov 4 NZPA - New Zealand patients suffering pain which cannot be managed with conventional pain-killers have had success with medicinal cannabis -- but found it was much more costly than supplies of illicit cannabis, a lobbyist for the legalisation of cannabis says.

Government To Get Rid Of Tobacco Displays

Government To Get Rid Of Tobacco Displays

Action on Smoking and Health and the Cancer Society are delighted to hear the Government has committed to removing tobacco displays from the point of sale.

Waikato DHB Geriatrician Has Advice For Baby Boomers

Waikato DHB Geriatrician Has Advice For Baby Boomers

Dr Phil Wood has some words of advice for those baby boomers wanting to avoid the dreaded tsunami of old age, falls and Alzheimer's disease.

Govt Gets Cracking On Tobacco Reform

Govt Gets Cracking On Tobacco Reform

Cabinet has given the green light to tobacco reforms, including removing displays in shops and providing for instant fines for those caught selling to minors.

Tobacco Crime Argument Dismissed

Tobacco Crime Argument Dismissed

By Chris Ormond of NZPA

There is no evidence of a spike in tobacco-related crime due to price increases, and claims of potential organised crime are being overblown, says Maori affairs select committee chairman Tau Henare.

Whakatane Couple Really Are Perfect Match

Whakatane Couple Really Are Perfect Match

Whakatane, NZPA - Whakatane couple Shelley Morgan and Jeremy Johnson really are a perfect match.