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Calling Kiwis - reach out to elderly in Level 3

A University of Otago geriatrician and researcher is calling on neighbours and extended family to reach out to support older New Zealanders potentially struggling with their physical and mental health, with the imminent shift to Level 3 lockdown for much of the country from Wednesday.

Residents urged to 'armour up and wear a face mask'

Mayors across the Wellington region are urging residents to wear their face masks like armour as if they were going into battle as we get set to move to Alert Level 3 at 11.59pm tonight.

COVID-19 Alert Level 3: Access to healthcare and visitor restrictions in Canterbury

Under COVID-19 Alert Level 3, visitor access to all Canterbury DHB health facilities remains restricted to enable safe physical distancing.

Changes to MDHB visitor policy under Alert Level 3

To ensure the safety of patients, staff and visitors as New Zealand moves from Alert Level 4 to Alert Level 3 of the COVID-19 response, MidCentral DHB is making changes to the visitor policy for inpatients at its facilities.

Hawke's Bay DHB Alert Level 3 visitor policy

Hawke’s Bay DHB has freed up some restrictions for visitors in Alert Level 3, but others will remain in place to ensure the safety of patients and staff.

Change the game plan - Government grunt needs to get going

Chair of the National Urban Māori Authority, and Managing Director of Te Kohao Health in Hamilton, Lady Tureiti Moxon s calling on the Ministry of Health and District Health Boards to change the game plan in relation to Māori and Pacifika vaccinations.

Colleagues salute 'a wonderful woman' - Whanganui District Health Board

Tributes have flooded in from past colleagues of former nurse and stalwart of the community Ailsa Stewart QSO, who died last Wednesday, 25 August.

COVID-19 and vaccination update 31 August - Ministry of Health

There are 49 new cases of COVID-19 in the New Zealand community today; all in Auckland. This brings the total number of cases in the community outbreak to 612. One previously reported case has been reclassified as a border case.

Four $10,000 grants for journalists and other media creatives

The Mental Health Foundation launched four $10,000 grants for journalists and other media creatives last night.

Breathe easier in lockdown with live advice from a respiratory expert - ARFNZ

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ (ARFNZ) is launching its Breathe Better September awareness and fundraising month in an exclusive Facebook Live session with a renowned breathing expert.