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Canterbury DHB confirms measles case

Canterbury DHB is alerting the general public that they may have been exposed to measles.

Smoke a timely reminder to check inhalers - ARFNZ

Smoke from Australian bush fires could have effects on asthma, COPD, and other respiratory conditions if it reaches low air levels, says Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ.

50 years of newborn screening

A screening programme that has seen thousands of newborn babies avoid a potential life of ill-health and suffering has celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Algal bloom in Ashley/Rakahuri River at the Rangiora-Loburn Bridge

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury DHB has issued a health warning for the Ashley/Rakahuri River at the Rangiora-Loburn Bridge (also called the Cones Road Bridge) after identifying potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in this area.

Cutting tobacco supply a key strategy needed to reach Smokefree Aotearoa 2025 - Hapai Te Hauora

With news of the latest tobacco tax increase, dairy owners are calling for extra help to protect them from robberies.

Hawke's Bay public urged to leave ED for emergencies only - HB DHB

Hawke’s Bay Hospital’s Emergency Department is very busy and the public is being asked to leave ED for emergencies only.

Chief Allied Health Professions Officer Dr Andy Phillips said ED had been very busy throughout the Christmas and New Year holiday period.

Further case of measles confirmed in BOP area

A further case of measles has been confirmed in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes area bringing the total number of cases in the last 12 month period to 75.

Wide-ranging public health strategies needed to get to a Smokefree2025 - Hapai Te Hauora

Tobacco prices are set to go up by just over 11 per cent on January 1, in the last of a series of annual tax-based price rises announced in the 2016 budget. A 25-pack of cigarettes will cost more than $40.

Health warning: Algal bloom in Lake Pegasus

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury DHB has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) were found in Lake Pegasus.

Toxic algal bloom health warning for Selwyn River at Glentunnel

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) were found in Selwyn River at Glentunnel.