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Vaping going backwards under new Aussie Government - CAPHRA

"This latest government document on vaping makes outrageously false claims and will only cost more Australian smokers their lives," says Nancy Loucas, Executive Co-ordinator of CAPHRA (Coalition of Asia Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates).

Early learning ventilation and heating support welcomed - ECC

Winter energy payments helping early learning centres balance ventilation and heating has been welcomed by the Early Childhood Council.

A new safe haven cafe for whanau whaiora in mental health distress - DHB

A new safe haven café, named Te Puna Wai, has opened in Palmerston North to offer local peer support for whānau whaiora who are experiencing mental health distress.

Cautiously optimistic on the eve of health reforms - FPHANZ

Tomorrow will see the introduction of the most significant changes to the New Zealand health system in decades.

32 per cent of claims since February for Covid-19 - Southern Cross Travel Insurance

Today, Southern Cross Travel Insurance has revealed the impact the Omicron variant has had on its business since travel picked up as the borders reopened in late February 2022.

How common is mate wareware (dementia) among Maori? Major study to find out

A $1.1 million study led by Dr Makarena Dudley of the University of Auckland-Waipapa Taumata Rau aims to determine the prevalence of mate wareware (dementia) among Māori.

NZers taking blood pressure med Accuretic will need to change - Pharmac

Pharmac has updated health care professionals that supply of quinapril with hydrochlorothiazide (branded as Accuretic), from supplier Pfizer, will be disrupted due to the detection of a contaminant called nitrosamine.

A different kind of Ministry launching on 1 July - The Ministry for Disabled People

On 1 July an exciting new Ministry for Disabled People - will come into being to lead much-needed change. There is nothing that people will need to do on day one to continue receiving disability support services.

Soup-er Wellness Wednesday vaccination clinics extended to end of winter

Following the success of Soup-er Wellness Wednesday at the New Plymouth and Hāwera vaccination centres throughout June, Taranaki DHB is extending the vaccination incentive to happen every Wednesday for the rest of Winter.

Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network welcomed as 'a force for rural health'

Over 150 rural health representatives from across New Zealand gathered at Parliament yesterday to celebrate the launch of Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network.