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One million doses of influenza vaccine distributed - MoH

More than one million doses of seasonal influenza vaccine have now been distributed and The Ministry of Health is encouraging even more New Zealanders to get vaccinated.

Want to get stronger, leaner and healthier? Try strength training

So what is strength training? Strength training is a type of physical activity which focuses on the use of resistance and weights to induce muscle contraction which builds strength. It’s a part of life that lean muscle mass naturally diminishes in your body with age.

Flaxmere community exercise classes recognised

The popular senior strength and balance classes run at the Flaxmere Community Centre have been accredited by ACC (the Stronger for Longer lead agency in Hawke’s Bay) and Enliven Older People Services, in recognition of their contribution to the health and wellbeing of older people in the commun

Tauranga orthopaedic surgeon supports local research fundraise

People who have had hip or knee replacements, other orthopaedic surgery, or just fancy meeting new people and getting a bit of exercise are encouraged to attend Tauranga’s Walk for Wishbone.

Nurses to network in Napier - NZNO

Hawke’s Bay nurses will convene in Napier tomorrow for the annual New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) Te Matau a Māui /Hawkes Bay Regional Convention.

Provision of health care to prison inmate - HDC

Deputy Health and Disability Commissioner Kevin Allan today released a report finding the Department of Corrections in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights (the Code) for failures relating to the administration of medications to a man.

Online gaming can benefit mental wellbeing

A workshop in Porirua will help parents and teachers explore how online gaming can be good for young people’s health and wellbeing.

Health training hubs critical as rural health workforce declines - NZRGPN

Government commitment to establishing a network of rural health training hubs is now critically important to reversing a continued decline in the rural health workforce, according to the organisation representing almost every rural medical practice in the country.

Hutt Hospital celebrates 75 years in the community

It’s not often staff are encouraged to eat cake in a hospital but there are always exceptions to that rule and a 75th birthday is a good exception.