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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.

Health warning lifted at Sandy Bay and Rapaki now suitable for recreational use

Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its health warning at Sandy Bay and Rapaki.

Measles case on flight from Samoa to Auckland - ARPHS

Auckland Regional Public Health Service (ARPHS) has been notified of a passenger with measles on a flight from Samoa to Auckland last week.

Canterbury patients to be treated to a festive feast this Christmas - Canterbury DHB

If you thought planning and cooking a Christmas meal for the whānau was a big undertaking, spare a thought for Canterbury DHB’s WellFood team who are busy prepping today for the more than 1000 Christmas meals they’ll be plating up for patients who find themselves in one of Canterbury’s h

Celebrating the first babies born in the International Year of the Midwife

On the first day of the year we traditionally celebrate the first babies born in our communities. This year we have something extra to celebrate: the midwives who are part of new families’ lives through pregnancy, labour and birth; and the first six weeks of parenthood.

Boil water notice lifted for Arthur’s Pass - Selwyn District Council

Residents connected to the Arthur’s Pass water supply are advised they no longer need to boil water.

The Selwyn District Council has received test results showing that the water is safe to drink.

Cannasouth secures consent for new cultivation facility

Cannasouth’s joint venture partner Cannasouth Cultivation Limited has received resource consent for construction of its world-class medicinal cannabis cultivation facility in the Waikato.

Waikato DHB to improve rural hospital retrieval services

Waikato hospital is a major trauma hospital, a tertiary care provider to six midland hospitals and our four rural hospitals.