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Starfish Project tackles poverty and unhealthy homes

Parents Centre is spearheading a community led initiative to begin to address the complex issues surrounding child poverty and poor health in New Zealand.

Waitemata DHB exceeds ED health target

Waitemata DHB has not only achieved, but exceeded, the national health target of having 95% of emergency department patients admitted, discharged or transferred in six hours or less.

Southern Cross consults on rewarding loyalty

Should long-term Southern Cross members be recognised in some way for their loyalty? If so, would other members be happy to pay more to fund this?

Shortland St star to aid children's charity

Popular television star and Kiwi mum, Teuila Blakely, is joining the fight against a global disease responsible for the death of millions of children worldwide and is urging other New Zealand parents to join her.

More opposition to Whanganui maternity services changes

More opposition to Whanganui maternity services changes

Wanganui and Palmerston North DHB midwives are united in their opposition the loss of full maternity services from Whanganui Hospital.

Back pain expo in April

Four out of five New Zealanders will suffer from Back Pain during their lifetime, costing ACC more than 300 Million dollars per year and being the second most common cause of sick days off work.

Information received from ACC under the official information act

Retailers to keep knives SAFE

Associate Justice Minister Chester Borrows today launched a new Government initiative with the New Zealand Retailers Association promoting the safe storage, display and sale of knives.

Graduate designs affordable, innovative new prosthesis

Getting a product from the drawing board to the shop shelves is notoriously slow and difficult, as Victoria University industrial design graduate Cameron Lightfoot is finding out.

Training to improve Pacific health

Health and disability professionals will soon be able to gain a better cultural understanding of Pacific peoples via New Zealand's first ever online cultural training programme.

Kids sports programme launches

On Thursday 29th March nearly 700 excitable primary school children from around the Wellington region got their first taste of the KiwiSport funded programme 'Get Set Go'.