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Five steps towards wellbeing in 2019

The Financial Services Council watched with interest the New Zealand Government’s Wellbeing Budget announcements at the end of 2018, providing a new lens on implementing social and environmental wellbeing measures together with economic ones.

Hawke's Bay Hospital impacted by junior doctors' strike

Hawke’s Bay Hospital services will be impacted with many outpatient clinics and non-emergency surgeries postponed or put on stand-by due to next week’s planned two day (48 hour) national strike by junior doctors.

Why we need a reality check on dairy robberies - Hapai Te Hauora

After an increase in excise tax on tobacco on January 1st, communities and smokefree advocates are calling for greater protection of those most affected by thefts from dairies.

Health Research Council CEO to step down

The chairman of the Health Research Council of New Zealand, Dr Lester Levy, has announced that the chief executive, Professor Kathryn McPherson, will step down from the role in mid-2019.

One plus one equals more than two for health expenditure in patients

Caring for patients with two or more chronic diseases costs the health system more than it would to treat each disease in isolation, a new study has shown.

Quebec Court challenge to affect End of Life Choice Bill

A few hours ago two disabled Quebecers appeared in a Montreal court to challenge the provincial and federal ‘assisted dying’ laws.

Results of pilot study into Kiwis drink driving behaviours

Heineken has launched its latest ‘When you Drive, Never Drink’ initiative in New Zealand, with results showing potential to positively impact drink driving culture.

Nelson-Marlborough Health preparations for the NZRDA strike next week

Nelson Marlborough Health prepares for NZRDA strike Nelson Marlborough Health (NMH) is preparing contingency plans to minimise disruption to the public during the planned nationwide strike of Resident Medical Officers (doctors in training) who are covered by the New Zealand Resident Doctors' Asso

Northland children missing out on meningitis vaccines - Reti

National’s MP for Whangarei, Shane Reti says that despite the Ministry of Health claiming vaccine supply as the reason for targeting specific age groups, thousands have been available through an Auckland supplier while ineligible children in Northland miss out.

2019: The year to tackle workplace stress

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, the skies are blue, but instead of lazing in the hammock or going for a swim, you’re back at work (or maybe you didn’t get a break in the first place).