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Colonisation and old law behind appalling Maori child state welfare - NZNO

Colonisation and the legacy of archaic British law were the starting points for our modern child welfare system that is inherently racist and disadvantages Māori in particular, the Indigenous Nurses Aotearoa Conference was told today.

Champions Luncheon raises $235 000 for Child Cancer Foundation

The Child Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce that $235 000 was raised for the foundation at the 22nd Wellington Champions Luncheon.

Ministry of Health supports action on measles

As measles continues to circulate in New Zealand, the Ministry of Health says it's vital to continue working on prevention and control measures.

Otago research shines light on cancer cells

New University of Otago research into tell-tale markers of cancer cells could help doctors identify whether the cells are more likely to spread to other parts of the body.

More evidence of public hospitals under pressure - ASMS

"Reports of yet another full public hospital struggling to cope with the winter influx of patients is more evidence of a public health system under extreme pressure," says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).

Tauira (students) essential to raising army of Maori nurses - NZNO

More Māori nursing students will be essential to raising an army of Māori nurses who are sufficiently culturally responsive to meet the increasing health needs of Māori, says Tracy Black (Ngai Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu, Te Whakatohea), Chair of Te Rūnanga Tauira.

More effort needed to fix the gaps in health care - ASMS

To relieve the mounting pressure on health services, the divide between hospitals and community health services must be fixed, according to a Research Brief published today by the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS).

Cannasouth favours prescription of medicinal cannabis by GPs

Cannasouth has made its submission to the Ministry of Health (MOH) on the Government’s proposals for medicinal cannabis regulations to support the Medicinal Cannabis Scheme.

Nurses conference to put ‘fire in the belly’ for Maori nurses

The Indigenous Nurses Aotearoa Conference begins at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland tomorrow. NZNO Kaiwhakahaere Kerri Nuku says the conference will be unique in that it is Māori-run and about maintaining the authenticity and integrity of Tikanga throughout.

First-of-its-kind skin detection app Firstcheck raises $1.2m

New Zealand health innovator Firstcheck today opens up shares in its award-winning and first-of-its-kind smartphone technology business that helps detect skin cancer.