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Teenagers Unite To Issue Challenge To Smokers To Quit This Matariki

Teenagers Unite To Issue Challenge To Smokers To Quit This Matariki

Over 120 teenagers united in Wellington’s Civic Square this morning (9 June) to challenge smokers to quit as part of a public this Matariki ceremony organised by Quitline.

Measles Outbreak Highlights Importance Of Immunisation

Measles Outbreak Highlights Importance Of Immunisation

News of a measles outbreak in Auckland has prompted Plunket to restate the importance of immunisation.

DHB Removes Warning For Algal Bloom On Ashley River

DHB Removes Warning For Algal Bloom On Ashley River


The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for the Ashley River. Warnings for this river were issued on 20 January 2011.

Teenagers Unite To Issue Challenge To Smokers To Quit This Matariki

Teenagers Unite To Issue Challenge To Smokers To Quit This Matariki

Over 120 teenagers will challenge smokers to quit this Matariki as part of a public Dawn ceremony organised by Quitline. This event will take place this Thursday (9 June) from 7:30am-10:00am in Wellington’s Civic Square (wet weather venue, Capital E).

Senior Student Diagnosed With Probable Tuberculosis

Senior Student Diagnosed With Probable Tuberculosis

A senior student at Lincoln High School, Christchurch has been diagnosed with probable Tuberculosis (TB). The student is responding well to treatment and is likely to be back at school in a couple of weeks.

Algal Bloom Warning On Waipara River Lifted

Algal Bloom Warning On Waipara River Lifted

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the Waipara River. Warnings for this river were issued on 10 December 2010 and 21 February 2011.

Measles Outbreak In Hawke's Bay

Measles Outbreak In Hawke's Bay

Eighteen cases of measles in Hawke’s Bay, since March, has prompted health officials to urge parents to check their children are fully immunised

$48m New Acute Services Building To Open

$48m New Acute Services Building To Open

Builders have handed over the keys to the $48 million Acute Services Building at Waiora Waikato Hospital campus in Hamilton and now the work begins in earnest to get the second and third floors of the facility up and running in six weeks.

Clinical Trial Results Confirm Arthritic Benefits Of Christchurch Mussel Health Product Trial Study

Clinical Trial Results Confirm Arthritic Benefits Of Christchurch Mussel Health Product Trial Study

An Australian clinical study trial of a Christchurch-made green shell mussel health product has found arthritic conditions improved by 43 percent for people taking the supplement.

Don’t Let The Flu Get You - Free Flu Immunisations End Soon

Don’t Let The Flu Get You - Free Flu Immunisations End Soon

Don’t let the flu get you this winter, time is running out for FREE immunisation. If you are eligible, you have until July 31 to protect yourself and your family from the influenza virus this year.