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Ministry adds channels to obtain My Vaccine Pass

The Ministry of Health has issued more than 2 million My Vaccine Passes and, with demand continuing to grow, has released additional options for people to obtain their My Vaccine Pass.

Nearly one in five New Zealanders get sunburnt most years - Consumer NZ

A new nationally representative survey from Consumer NZ has found that nearly one in five New Zealanders get sunburnt most years.

Banning smoking in cars with children 'to save future Pasifika generations'

From Sunday 28 November, it will be illegal to smoke or vape in cars carrying a child or young person under the age of 18. This law was passed last year in May under The Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Motor Vehicles Carrying Children) Amendment Act 2020.

Banning smoking in cars 'will help take tobacco out of daily life'

Making it illegal to smoke or vape around children in cars is one more step towards taking tobacco out of daily life, says a leading public health agency.

From 28 November 2021, it will be an offence to smoke or vape in a motor vehicle carrying anyone under 18 years old.

Inside the frontline of the mental health crisis - ASMS

A new report by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists Toi Mata Hauora reveals 45% of psychiatrists would like to leave their job in the face of soaring demand for mental health services.

College of GPs welcomes additional funding, questions what this means for workforce

The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners welcomes the investment to increase testing, tracing, and support for managing COVID-19 in the community, but questions what this means for general practitioners working on the frontline and caring for COVID cases in the community.

Research shows longer lives tied to physical activity

New research shows why people live longer are most likely to be more physically active.

CE squashes nasty rumour being spread by anti-vaxxers - Northland DHB

Northland DHB chief executive Dr Nick Chamberlain was shocked to hear that he was at the centre of a nasty rumour spread by anti-vaxxers that he had a severe heart attack following a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

'Digital health heavyweight expands media offering'

Digital health heavyweight HiNZ (Health Informatics NZ) has launched a new full-service content creation offering to add to its expanding portfolio of media channels.

ProCare launches ihi - new Te Reo Maori app as part of its commitment to equity

ProCare, New Zealand’s largest network of primary healthcare professionals, has today announced the launch of a new cultural competency app called ‘ihi’ as part of its equity journey and as a way of helping staff, its network and wider stakeholders to increase their engagement in Te Ao MÄ