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Toxic Algal Bloom In Canterbury Lake

Toxic Algal Bloom In Canterbury Lake

Wellington, Jan 10 NZPA - Health authorities are warning that people and their pets should stay out of Lake Forsyth, or Wairewa, on Banks Peninsula because of a potentially toxic algal bloom.

Health Warning - Algal Bloom In Lake Forsyth/ Wairewa

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has issued another health warning after more potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Lake Forsyth/Wairewa.

Pharmac Seeks Feedback On Proposal

Pharmac Seeks Feedback On Proposal

Wellington, Jan 10 NZPA - Government drug-funding agency Pharmac is seeking feedback on changes it wants to make to its exceptional circumstances policy.

Visiting Hours Confirmed After Trial

Visiting Hours Confirmed After Trial

Visiting hours at Waikato Hospital will remain from 11am-1.30pm and 4pm-8pm following a four-month trial period.

Pharmac's Consultation On Exceptional Circumstances

Pharmac's Consultation On Exceptional Circumstances

PHARMAC is seeking feedback on proposed changes to its Exceptional Circumstances policy.

Cardiac Physiologist A World Beater

Cardiac Physiologist A World Beater

Sacha Levings, a clinical cardiac physiologist at Waikato Hospital, is in the top six per cent of her profession in the world after sitting her International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners exam.

Hundreds Call Quitline As Tobacco Tax Hits

Hundreds Call Quitline As Tobacco Tax Hits

Wellington, Jan 7 NZPA - More than 1700 smokers lit up the switchboard at Quitline in the past six days, looking to break the habit as a 10 percent increase in the price of cigarettes came into force on New Year's Day.

Smokers Who Ask For Help Are More Likely To Quit

Smokers Who Ask For Help Are More Likely To Quit

The traditional New Year's resolution, together with the January 1 tobacco tax increase, has prompted a record number of smokers to contact Quit to get help to stop smoking.

Starr Hires Ed Navarro To Head Accident & Health Group

Starr Hires Ed Navarro To Head Accident & Health Group

Starr International USA, Inc. (Starr International USA), a member of the Starr Companies, announced today that Edward Navarro will join Starr International USA as Head of Accident and Health business worldwide, including the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

Get Active On Your Way To Work And Win - Wellington

Get Active On Your Way To Work And Win - Wellington

If one of your New Year resolutions is to get healthy and fit – Greater Wellington’s Active a2b programme may be just the ticket.

The programme, designed for commuters, is all about making the most of your journey to work by getting some exercise on the way.