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Mental Notes earns critical and community acclaim

With one last Auckland screening this Sunday, NZ documentary Mental Notes has already earned acclaim and audiences ahead of further festival screenings in Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch.

Cantabs reminded of compost dangers

Cantabrians are being reminded of the dangers of potting mix and compost when gardening this Easter weekend.

Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Ramon Pink says Easter is a popular time to get the last of that Autumn planting and weeding done before winter sets in.

Youth mental health plan a significant step

A $62 million funding package is a positive step towards reducing 's grim youth mental health statistics, says Youth Horizons, a national organisation working with young people .

DHB's need to be held to account on Maori Health - Flavell

Maori Party MP for Waiariki, Te Ururoa Flavell is shocked at the lack of accountability and regard by DHB's to raise Maori health outcomes.

Canterbury clinicians work to reduce central line infections

Canterbury clinicians at Christchurch Hospital's Intensive Care Unit (ICU) lead the country in reducing hospital-acquired blood infections.

Warning now lifted from Lake Hakanoa

The health warning has now been lifted for Lake Hakanoa, but warnings remain in place for three other regularly tested lakes outside Hamilton. These lakes are Ngaroto, Waikare, and Whangape. Waahi had its health warning lifted in February and the biovolume remains very low in that lake.

New mental health package for young NZs applauded

New mental health package for young NZs applauded

The Human Rights Commission welcomes a new mental health package directed at young people in school announced by the Government today. It also welcomes the commitment of the Prime Minister and Ministers to on-going vigilance on safety in schools.

Hikoi shows support for Whanganui maternity services

Around 300 people turned out this afternoon in Whanganui to support midwives, mothers, whanau and the local community in their fight to keep full maternity services at Whanganui Hospital.

Investment in youth mental health paramount

The Families Commission applauds Prime Minister John Key for his announcement this morning, which outlined significant investments into youth mental health services.

More nurses in schools welcome

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) welcomes the announcement today that the Government is increasing investment in school-based health services by $10 million over four years.