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Health warning removed for algal bloom at Te Waihora

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued at Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere. This was issued on 4 February 2014.

Free events on 'how to stay sane in a crazy world'

Too many of us struggle with common emotional and psychological problems on our own and expect that it will pass on its own. As a result we may suffer much longer than is needed - but we don’t have to.

Better wellbeing in the world's best backyard

Kiwis are being encouraged to step out into the world’s best backyard and reap the health and wellbeing benefits this Mental Health Awareness Week (9-15 October).

New surgeons provide services closer to home for Taranaki patients

Taranaki patients needing Vascular and Urology services can now receive specialty healthcare faster, closer to home and with continuity of medical staff, thanks to the recruitment of Mr Murray Cox, vascular surgeon, and Mr James ‘Jimmy’ Johnston, urologist.

Mental Health Awareness Week: Nature is key

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) and the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is reminding Kiwis that Nature is key.

Pet therapy for student's mental health

University can be a stressful place and stage of life. The pressure of exams, assignments and moving away from home can all make study that much harder. This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme for the second year running is Nature is Key.

Mental health the focus of NZPA 82nd annual conference

The focus of the New Zealand Police Association’s 82nd annual conference in Wellington this week (Oct 11-13) is the mental health of its 11,000 serving members, under the theme of ‘Resilience Matters’.

Patients asked to vote for preferred communication method

The main corridor at Tauranga Hospital was turned into a makeshift voting station recently, and it was nothing to do with the General Election.

Fed Farmers get behind Mental Health Week

It’s Mental Health Week and the theme is "Nature is Key - Unlock Your Wellbeing".

Hawke's Bay mother of two motivated to keep moving

As the old saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. And in some sense, this proverb applies to the support system you have around you as a mother and how you act on that.