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Hawke's Bay DHB reaches 90% fully vaccinated on New Year's Eve

Hawke’s Bay people can enjoy New Year’s Eve knowing the region is better protected against COVID-19 with 90 percent of the eligible population now fully vaccinated.

The science of mistakes in a healthcare setting

The recent issue with incorrect COVID PCR result text messages being sent out from SydPath, St. Vincent's Pathology in Sydney raises a valid question. Could this happen in Aotearoa New Zealand? The logical reality is that mistakes can and do happen no matter how careful we all are.

Gastroenteritis cases spike as Auckland hits summer

New data from Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) shows cases of gastroenteritis illnesses, such as Campylobacter and Salmonella, are increasing rapidly in the Auckland region this summer.

Community pharmacy welcomes supervised rapid antigen testing service

The Pharmacy Guild of New Zealand and Green Cross Health are welcoming the opportunity for community pharmacy to offer a supervised rapid antigen testing (RAT) service, as an additional tool to help manage the Covid-19 pandemic.

'Be vigilant about COVID-19 this summer'

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts, the Medical Officer of Health is urging people to be extremely vigilant.

Health warning issued for Okawa Bay at Lake Rotoiti

A health warning has been issued today for Okawa Bay at the western end of Lake Rotoiti. The health warning is based on water test results and visual observations provided by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council which indicate an extensive algal bloom throughout this area of the lake.

'Healthy smiles the future for Western Bay oral health challenge winners'

The children at an early childhood centre (ECC) are proud to show off their pearly whites after coming first in an annual oral health challenge.

Been waiting over three days for your Covid-19 swab results?

If you’ve been waiting longer than three days/72 hours for your COVID-19 swab results there is an 0800 number available for follow-up.

Ready for Christmas with $2m in available funds for kids free counselling

As the country heads towards Christmas holidays, Gumboot Friday is ready to offer more than 14,000 free counselling sessions for the nation’s rangatahi via $2 million in available funds.

Ara Announces Vaccination Policy - Wednesday 22 December 2021

Ara Institute of Canterbury will implement a requirement in 2022 that all learners, Ara colleagues and visitors to all Ara Institute of Canterbury sites must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a Ministry of Health approved vaccine exemption.