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$7.1 million for world-class biomedical research technology hub in NZ

The Hugh Green Foundation has pledged $7.1 million to build a world-class biomedical research technology hub at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, marking a new era of science discovery in New Zealand.

Wellington GPs to strike again - ASMS

Wellington GPs to strike again GPs at Wellington’s Ora Toa Health practices will strike again tomorrow (FRIDAY) for a full day because of the employer’s stubborn refusal to include dentists in the collective agreement.

Vaping regulations 'needed to help smokers quit'

"Like many others we urge the Government to amend the Smokefree Environments Act when Parliament reconvenes giving vaping much-needed regulation and smokers a better chance of quitting," says Ben Pryor, Director of Alt New Zealand - the leading Kiwi-owned and operated vaping and e-cigarette compa

DHBs challenge RDA claims; remain committed to bargaining

Hospitals are coping well with the Resident Doctors’ Association 48-hour strike, which ends at 7am tomorrow, while District Health Boards remain open to negotiating a settlement, DHBs’ spokesman Dr Peter Bramley says.

New Zealand company makes methamphetamine detection alarm

A New Zealand company has developed and patented a world-first device that can detect in airborne chemicals contained in methamphetamine.

The P-Alert methamphetamine Alarm is about the size of a TV remote control that can be placed anywhere inside the house.

Algal Bloom in the Otukaikino Waimakariri confluence

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit have issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) were found in the Otukaikino/Waimakariri confluence near the SH1 and Main North Road bridges.

New report highlights drug policy trends

A new State of the Nation report released today by the NZ Drug Foundation shows that while we are doing well in some areas, there is massive room for improvement.

Health warning issued for Lake Kainui

A new health warning has been issued today for Lake Kainui, due to a rise in cyanobacteria levels. Lakes’ Waikare, Whangape and Ngaroto also continue to have a cyanobacterial health warning in place.

Algal bloom in the Ashley Rakahuri River near Rangiora-Loburn Bridge

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit have issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) were found in the Ashley / Rakahuri River near the Rangiora-Loburn Bridge.

New Zealand doctors prepare nationwide strike

About 3,300 Resident Medical Officers, known as junior doctors, employed at public hospitals across New Zealand, are preparing to strike for 48 hours starting on Tuesday.