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Otago Polytechnic learners collaborate for Cancer charity

Otago Polytechnic learners from a range of disciplines are combining their brain power for charity.

Tauira studying event management, hairdressing, fashion, beauty and photography are bringing to life "Odyssey for a Cure", which will raise funds for Breast Cancer Cure.

New video resource from ARFNZ 'puts spotlight on vaping'

In response to growing calls from concerned parents and educators, the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation New Zealand is today launching an educational video series entitled, Spotlight on Vaping.

Mental health and wellbeing 'must be a high priority in health system'

The Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission welcomes the transformational approach taken in the Pae Ora (Healthy Futures) Bill, which passed its third reading yesterday.

Waikato DHB's Te Awa and Thames Vaccination Clinics close next week

After more than a year and over 100,000 COVID-19 vaccinations combined, Waikato DHB’s Te Awa and Thames Community Vaccination Clinics close next week, as the DHB continues to transition into providing mobile vaccination services in its immunisation catch-up campaign.

Waikato DHB’s Whare Ora programme 'making homes warmer and healthier'

Many homes in New Zealand are damp, cold and unhealthy, and in winter, are on average 6°C below the World Health Organization’s recommended minimum indoor temperature of 18°C.

Buller Health's Foote Ward closed for admission this weekend

Due to an increase in staff sickness from COVID and winter related illnesses, the acute inpatient beds in Buller Health’s Foote Ward will be closed for admission this weekend.

Improving stroke care: what survivors say

New Zealand stroke survivors have told researchers a range of improvements to stroke care is needed, including better access for non-urban residents to specialist stroke care units, improved support and coordination of care after discharge from hospital, better communication, and a focus on provi

Kaumatua Wellbeing and Housing Expo being held in Te Rapa on 10 June

The Waikato’s first Kaumatua Wellbeing and Housing Expo in Te Rapa, Hamilton will be held this Friday 10th June from 10am-2pm.

Ambulance demand surge comes early - St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance is experiencing extremely high demand for ambulance services across the country, with incident numbers now exceeding those seen during the Omicron surge.

ProCare launches 'ground-breaking' training pilot for doctors on track to fellowship

Leading healthcare provider, ProCare, has today announced that it will be piloting a new training model for those General Practitioners who are completing the second and third year of their training to become a fellow.