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Minister celebrates sign language week

Hon Tariana Turia, Minister for Disability Issues, is pleased to celebrate New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) Week, which began today.

Teenage adventurers gear up for Hillary challenge

New Zealand's toughest challenge for teenagers is about to start.

On 13 May the most adventurous senior secondary students in the country will assemble at the Sir Edmund Hillary Outdoor Pursuits Centre at Tongariro to begin the 2012 Genesis Energy Secondary Schools Hillary Challenge.

L'Iris d'Or photography award winners announced

American photographer Mitch Dobrowner has been announced as this year's winner of the coveted L'Iris d'Or - the 2012 Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year.

Encouraging news for heart patients

Inheriting gene variants that increase the risk of developing coronary heart disease does not necessarily mean an individual is going to have reduced life expectancy if he or she suffers a heart attack.

IAS 'unsurprised' at campaign to vaccinate minors

IAS 'unsurprised' at campaign to vaccinate minors

The Immunisation Awareness Society is urging parents to be aware of what they are calling the 'usual underhand tactics' by Waikato DHB to illegally coerce children into being vaccinated, with or without parental consent.

Waikato DHB refutes immunisation claims

Waikato District Health Board did not use social networking sites to encourage teenagers to get immunised without their parents' consent following a measles outbreak in Te Awamutu last year.

Future of health services on the West Coast

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Physiotherapist kneeds your help with Osteoarthritis research

If you're aged 45-80 with Osteoarthritis of the knee, physiotherapist and AUT masters student Brydie Harris wants to hear from you!

Vaccine programme should include parents

Vaccine programme should include parents

Family First is labeling an immunisation programme by Waikato DHB as 'sneaky' and potentially harmful, and says immunisation programmes should not exclude parents from the process.

Award winner hopes to inspire therapists

Award winner hopes to inspire therapists

The winner of the inaugural Pearson 'Always Learning' award for occupational therapists was announced today.