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Puarenga Stream bacteria investigation to continue

A number of sources of bacteria have been found in Puarenga Stream as a result of a Bay of Plenty Regional Council investigation.

Council will continue its investigation to try to track the exact sources of contamination.

Falls in homes cost $272 million in 2010

More than 261,000 people were injured as a result of slips, trips and falls in their home last year. The cost to the country of these falls was $272 million.

Guild praises actions of whistleblowing locum

The Pharmacy Guild of NZ is praising the actions of the locum pharmacist who alerted the Ministry of Health to false claims being made by the pharmacy co-owned by convicted Auckland pharmacist, Wayne Baker.

Preventable injuries in homes - St Johns

Dr Tony Smith, Medical Director for St John says "We often attend to people who have tripped over electric heater cords and their dressing gown cords. We also see lots of people who have fallen off ladders and slipped over on garden paths."

St John's Winter first aid tips: hypothermia

As this freezing cold snap sets in across the country, St John has timely reminder first aid tips if you, or someone with you, gets hypothermia.

Top 10 tips for a safer home

Top 10 tips for a safer home

More New Zealanders are injured in the home than anywhere else. Every 56 seconds someone in New Zealand has an injury at home.

Falls cost New Zealanders millions each year

Home injuries cost New Zealanders $537 million last year, says the Associate Minister for ACC, Hekia Parata.

This week is New Zealand Safety Week where the focus is on raising awareness of the extent and consequences of falls in the home.

Long acting contraception methods 'destroy human life'

Long acting contraception methods 'destroy human life'

Right to life challenges the morality of the conclusions of Dr Sally Rose and Dr Beverley Lawton, following the conclusion of their study on long-acting methods of contraception.

Ryall 'must take responsibility' for anti-obesity cuts

Health Minister Tony Ryall needs to take responsibility for cuts made by the National Government that are hampering efforts to address New Zealand's obesity epidemic, says Labour's Health spokesperson Grant Robertson.

Age Concern and Miss Daisy - A driving force!

Age Concern and Miss Daisy - A driving force!

By 2020 nearly one million New Zealanders will be aged over 65, therefore strong links between organisations serving the needs of older people are pivotal.