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Free water safety talk for parents

Kapiti Coast District Council is working in partnership with Water Safety New Zealand to promote Water Safety in the District by offering a free educational talk for parents on how to keep their children safe in and near the water.

Prof Sean Davison to speak at Otago euthanasia debate

Following the completion of his home detention sentence for the assisted suicide of his mother, South Africa-based scientist Professor Sean Davison will be one of five panellists to speak at an open public forum on Thursday examining the issues of euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Van brings free immunisations to regions

Hundreds of little people have walked, tottered, or been carried up the steps of Waikato District Health Board's mobile immunisation van over the past 12 months allowing staff to deliver 800 free immunisations.

World Meningitis Day 24 April

World Meningitis Day 24 April

World Meningitis Day, 24 April 2012, calls for people across the world to know about the signs and symptoms, urgency to treat, and vaccines available to prevent this potentially deadly disease.

Programme for overweight teens 'huge success'

Programme for overweight teens 'huge success'

NZSki Step Up, the Wakatipu's first fully sponsored health and fitness education programme for young, overweight teens wrapped up last night with ten local kids and their families having taken part.

Probable Whanganui obstetrician appointments a relief

The New Zealand College of Midwives is relieved and delighted to see that the Whanganui District Health Board is reasonably confident of appointing two new permanent obstetricians to Whanganui Maternity Hospital, taking the complement to four.

Tobacco companies claims lack proof

"There is strong evidence that plain packaging would make smoking less attractive to young people.

Maori nurse scholarships boost for rural patients

M?ori nurses keen to provide health services over the telephone to people living in isolated rural areas can now get some help with the costs of ongoing training and support.

Broad support for improved food labelling - research

Broad support for improved food labelling - research

Front-of-pack (FOP) labelling of food in New Zealand has support from industry, policy-makers and NGOs according to new research from the Universities of Otago and Auckland.

Plunket lends its support to National Immunisation Week

Plunket says National Immunisation Week, which kicks off on Monday, is a wonderful opportunity to promote the importance of immunisation to communities throughout New Zealand.