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Cigarette Sales Down Since Tax Increase

Cigarette Sales Down Since Tax Increase

Cigarette sales have fallen 15 percent since Parliament raised the tax on cigarettes and tobacco, an anti-smoking lobby group says.

Parliament in April voted 118-4 to raise the tax by 10 percent.

The Flawed Guru - The Body

The Flawed Guru - The Body

The Flawed Guru

Marilyn Crawshaw Visits New Zealand

Marilyn Crawshaw Visits New Zealand

Marilyn is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Social Policy & Social Work at the University of York, Heslington, York, UK.

Health Targets - Q4 Results Released

Health Targets - Q4 Results Released

Today the Minister of Health released the fourth quarter results of the health targets introduced as a way of improving the performance of health services. The targets provide the health sector, both secondary and primary, with a clear focus for action.

Tauranga Hospital Emergency Department Refurbishment Includes Latest Resuscitation Equipment In New Zealand

Tauranga Hospital Emergency Department Refurbishment Includes Latest Resuscitation Equipment In New Zealand

The recently renovated Emergency Department (ED) at Tauranga Hospital includes three resuscitation bays, one procedure room and an isolation room. The renovations are designed to assist the treatment of critically injured people.

Matariki Signals Growth - It Is A Time Of Change, It Is A Time To Prepare And A Time Of Action

Matariki Signals Growth - It Is A Time Of Change, It Is A Time To Prepare And A Time Of Action

Bay of Plenty District Health Board CEO Phil Cammish said Matariki also coincides with the start of the new financial year for government organisations, and is an opportune time to look back on the successes of the year just gone.

Bourne To Ride: Man Motorbikes Around NZ For Prostate Cancer

Bourne To Ride: Man Motorbikes Around NZ For Prostate Cancer

On September 1st, Auckland grandfather John Bourne will begin a three week motorbike tour of the country covering from Cape Reinga to Invercargill for Blue September, the annual awareness campaign for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand.

Fifth Patient Level Recall For 2010

Fifth Patient Level Recall For 2010

Medsafe has advised the Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand (the Guild) that there will be a patient level recall of one batch of Novo Nordisk's GlucaGen® Hypokit 1mg injection. This is the fifth recall for 2010.

Hawke's Bay DHB Improves Results In National Health Targets

Hawke's Bay DHB Improves Results In National Health Targets

Massive improvements in three of the heath targets, released today, as well as solid consistently high achievements in the three others is a reflection of Hawke's Bay District Health Board's work to deliver better health services from the health sector to the community.

Tobacco Company Denies YouTube Stealth Marketing

Tobacco Company Denies YouTube Stealth Marketing

By Adam Roberts for NZPA

Wellington, Aug 26, NZPA - British American Tobacco (BAT) has denied claims it uses video-sharing website YouTube to market its products, as research released today from Otago University claimed.