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Niue manages first Covid case in MIQ with no virus in the community - GON

The Government of Niue (GON) today announced that since detecting its first case of COVID-19 announced on Tuesday 8 March, we are confident that there is no COVID in the community and the positive case in MIQ remains well and asymptomatic.

COVID-19 booster drive - Bay of Plenty DHB

A series of drive-through events being held this weekend in the Bay of Plenty district are owed to the collaborative health workforce drawing together, says the district health board.

Health warning - algal bloom in Waihao River at Bradshaws Road

South Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has issued a health warning for Waihao River at Bradshaws Road.

The warning follows finding moderate to high cover of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the Waihao River at Bradshaws Road.

Wairarapa ED nurses concerned DHB misleading public on wait times - NZNO

Members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation | TōpÅ«tanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa (NZNO) at Wairarapa DHB’s Emergency Department are concerned that the DHB has misled the public with unrealistic wait times, while failing to take steps to improve the staffing situation.

'Government must act in response to heart-breaking, compelling evidence on FASD'

Alcohol harm reduction experts are calling on the Government to urgently act on recommendations from nine witnesses who have detailed the multiple, serious and systemic failures by successive Governments to address the unequal harms to Māori from the lifelong disability of Fetal Alcohol Spectr

Medicinal cannabis regulations 'disguise solid progress'

The medicinal cannabis sector is delivering for Kiwi patients. However, most of its successes continue to fly under the radar. This is partly due to regulations which heavily restrict what can be communicated to both doctors and patients, not to mention the public.

New Clinical Advisory Committee to focus on primary care provision for older people

Third Age Health, primary care provider for older people’s health, has bought together healthcare experts and sector leaders to establish its first Clinical Advisory Committee.

120 new Covid-19 cases - South Canterbury District Health Board

There are 120 new COVID-19 cases reported in South Canterbury today:

Today’s cases by Territorial Local Authorities (TLA)

- Timaru District - 98

- Waimate District - 10

- Mackenzie District - 3

New waiata released to encourage children and their families to get vaccinated

A new waiata has been released to encourage all our whānau to get vaccinated, including their tamariki.

Reduction of healthcare services and restricted hospital visitor policy as COVID-19 cases rise in Taranaki

With the increased number of positive COVID-19 cases in the community and hospital, and impacts on the healthcare workforce, Taranaki Base and Hāwera hospitals are looking to reduce some healthcare services and tighten the hospital visitor policy.