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Entry call for mental illness stage shows

Entry call for multimedia stage show that rethinks mental illness

A one act play? A short film? Dance pieces, performance poems, visual art or anything in between - the entry call is open for the Like Minds "Big reTHiNK" Challenge.

Nearly half kids don't play every day

Nearly half kids don't play every day

A new study - the first of its kind to investigate the play habits of New Zealand children aged 8 - 12 years old - reveals that nearly half (46%) of New Zealand children are not playing every day.

Minister commends decision to support deaf MP

Minister commends decision to support deaf MP

Tariana Turia, Minister for Disability Issues, congratulates the Speaker of the House, Rt Hon Lockwood Smith, for making funds permanently available for electronic note-takers to support Deaf MP Mojo Mathers to fulfil her role and responsibilities as a Member of Parliament.

Ministry confident blood product not contaminated

Ministry confident blood product not contaminated

The Ministry of Health is increasingly confident that the range of Albumin products in routine use in New Zealand is free from contamination with ethylene glycol.

Encouraging drop in new HIV diagnoses

As Michel Sidib�, UNAIDS Executive Director, and Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, depart New Zealand, the latest figures for new HIV diagnoses have been welcomed as good news by the New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF).

Tauranga Hospital adolescent room nears completion

Tauranga Hospital Adolescent Lounge Almost Complete Thanks to Bayfair Shoppers and Retailers' Generosity

Blood product undergoing monitoring

CSL Biotherapies in Australia has detected traces of ethylene glycol contamination in a number of batches of albumin, a blood product used in highly specialised circumstances.

St John ambulance part charge to increase

On 1 April 2012 St John Ambulance Service patient part charges will increase.

Patient part charges vary across the country and an additional amount of between $4.00 and $19.00 will see charges increase to either $65.00 or $80.00 (from four rates varying between $46.00 and $74.00).

Pharmacy Guilds sign memorandum of understanding

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (PGoA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), further strengthening the well-established relationship between the organisations.

Hearing Week 2012 - Can you tell?

Hearing Week 2012 - Can you tell?

A toddler in the playground. A child walking home from school. Teenagers texting, a mother, an elderly gentleman? One in six New Zealanders has an invisible disability. Can you tell?

Hearing loss affects over 700,000 people in New Zealand, from newborn babies to the elderly.