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Have your say on proposed health and hygiene rules

Auckland Council is seeking feedback on a new bylaw and code of practice aimed at keeping Aucklanders safe and healthy.

Better care for Taranaki cancer patients

Taranaki cancer patients and their families will have better support thanks to the appointment of a dedicated cancer nurse who will coordinate and streamline patient care.

Auckland Uni welcomes rheumatic fever initiative

The University of Auckland has welcomed an announcement by the New Zealand and Australian Prime Ministers of funding to investigate potential vaccines against rheumatic fever.

Canterbury Uni survey of up to 3000 children under way

A University of Canterbury (UC) survey of up to 3000 children will help provide the first comprehensive study on early language development in New Zealand.

Approval of 2-4-D food crops based on 'flawed science'

Information received under the Official Information Act by GE-Free NZ shows the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) are ignoring the toxicity risks of GE soybean 'A1073', by refusing to consider the combined effect of three chemicals and multiple

Involving whanau in Maori suicide prevention - MHF

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is holding its second of three free Maori Suicide Prevention webinars next Tuesday 19 February.

Source bacteria in the Kakanui River uncovered

Otago Regional Council staff have pinpointed the previously elusive source of bacterial contamination of a popular North Otago swimming hole.

Aged care sector needs to 'refocus on happiness'

New Zealand faces increasing challenges in addressing health, housing and care needs of one million adults aged above 60 between now and 2020.

START service keeps retired farming couple together

Murray Walter’s "near fatal" stroke in June last year robbed him of clear speech, ability to swallow, all movement on his left side and the ability to walk.

Wrigley Foundation Grant helps to improve oral health

A new partnership between the NZ Dental Association and the Wrigley Foundation helped community minded dentists across New Zealand improve the oral health of some of our most at risk and deprived communities.