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Whirinaki water chlorination update

Results received today from a follow-up test taken prior to the introduction of chlorine to the supply yesterday have confirmed the presence of E. Coli.

Chlorination has been in place since yesterday.

Getting a sporting chance to beat glaucoma

Getting a sporting chance to beat a silent robber of sight.

A chance encounter with a Kiwi sporting legend and his wife saved Andy Dickerson’s eyesight from serious damage.

PSA: It’s worse than ‘inappropriate’ to ignore the mental health crisis in Canterbury

The Government’s rejection of an urgent request from Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB) for additional mental health funding to address increasing demand is short-sighted and shows they aren’t listening to those on the frontline, says the Public Service Association.

Ultra antioxidant discovery and research can help fight diseases

Dr Vincent Candrawinata (Dr Vincent) is a highly acclaimed food scientist and the world’s foremost expert on phenolic antioxidants, having completed his PhD at the University of Newcastle on the subject.

$24,000 raised for people with dementia

A record of more than 300 people fundraised outside Countdown supermarkets across Auckland for the Dementia Auckland Annual Appeal this weekend, raising more than $24,000, up from last year’s $18,500.

World-leading breast cancer surgeon operates in Wellington

World-leading breast cancer surgeon and plastic surgeon Dr Krishna Clough is performing breast reconstruction surgeries at Wellington Regional Hospital this week.

Certifying consultant comes out in support of abortion rights

A certifying consultant, Dr Helen Paterson, has told the Abortion Supervisory Committee she now supports abortion rights, the Abortion Law Reform Association of New Zealand says.

Taranaki community band together against sugary drinks

Taranaki’s Bell Block community are working together to reduce school children’s consumption of sugar sweetened beverages, through supporting a Taranaki District Health Board initiative called ‘Tap into Water’ which promotes the implementation of water only guidelines in schools and commu

Boil Water Notice issued for Whirinaki

The Whirinaki water supply has today been chlorinated and a Boil Water Notice issued after low levels of e-Coli were found in the network.

The Boil Water Notice has been issued to the 280 properties that are connected to the Council-run Whirinaki water supply.

Flu season declared in Hawke's Bay

Hawke’s Bay health officials are warning of a rise in influenza-like-illness across the region and are advising people to protect themselves by having an influenza immunisation or, if already unwell, ensuring regular hand washing and social distancing to avoid spreading the flu to others.

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