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Healthy smiles the future for Eastern Bay oral health challenge winners

Beaming, healthy smiles are the future for an early childhood education (ECE) centre in the Eastern Bay after it triumphed in an annual oral health challenge.

Further support for Samoan measles outbreak - Winston Peters

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has announced further support as the Government of Samoa responds to a serious measles outbreak.

"New Zealand will deploy a further 18 vaccination nurses, bringing the total to 30 working in Samoa over the next four weeks," Mr Peters said.

Agencies join forces in methyl bromide monitoring programme - EPA

Plans are being put in place to increase methyl bromide monitoring following a theoretical modelling report about how the log fumigant disperses into the environment after use.

Clearing out damaged cells helps heal diabetics' blood vessels - Physoc

Research published today in Experimental Physiology shows that ramping up one of the body’s waste disposal system, called autophagy, helps heal the blood vessels of diabetics.

Kiwis’ lack time or willpower to change food habits - research

A new study has shown that 90 percent of Kiwis want to change the way they eat but say they are too time poor or don’t have the willpower to do so.

Food industry serves the waffle, government pours the syrup

A just-released report shows that the food industry wants to stay in a business-as-usual mode with a few minor tweaks around the edges.

Do GE developers really know what they are doing? - GE Free NZ

New Zealand consumers will be left in the dark about foods grown in Australia that have been created using gene editing techniques.

Students gain rural health immersion through RHIP programme

63 students from a diverse range of health professions called Whakatāne home this year as they got to grips with the requirements of practicing in a rural setting.

Govt needs to read UK vaping study - Alt NZ

"Compelling research out of the UK reaffirms vaping’s life-saving role. Here’s hoping our Government’s pending legislation reflects vaping’s increasingly documented health benefits for smokers," say Ben Pryor, co-owner of the largest Kiwi-owned vape company, Alt New Zealand.

Precautionary boil water notice issued for Arthur's Pass

Residents on Selwyn District Council’s Arthur's Pass water supply are advised to begin boiling water.