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Nzma Welcomes National Health Board Appointment

The appointment of Chai Chuah as the first National Director to the new National Health Board, within the Ministry of Health, has been welcomed by the New Zealand Medical Association.

Discovery Of Lotto Win A Belated Christmas Present

A Wellington couple are celebrating Christmas all over again after discovering on Saturday they had won a $402,678 in the Lotto draw on Boxing Day, says NZ Lotteries' Chief Executive, Todd McLeay.

Man Denies Years Of Child Sexual Abuse

Christchurch, Feb 1 NZPA - A Christchurch man today denied years of sexually abusing of three children, saying that if the abuse occurred it was not by him.

`meals On Wheels' Conman Targeted Elderly Victims

Christchurch, Feb 1 NZPA -- Meals on Wheels conman Lachlan Patrick Irvine, described as plausible and charming, has admitted ripping off elderly clients on his "Meals on Wheels" delivery route and impersonating a policeman.

Snorkelling Students Marvel At Marine Biodiversity

Primary school students around Wellington are learning firsthand the importance of marine biodiversity thanks to Experiencing Marine Reserves - a programme run by the Wellington Marine Education Centre with funding from Wellington City Council and the Department of Conservation.

Hutt Valley DHB Chief Executive Moves To National Role

Hutt Valley DHB Chief Executive Moves To National Role

Hutt Valley District Health Board's chief executive for the last seven years, Chai Chuah, has resigned to take up the position of National Director of the National Health Board business unit of the Ministry of Health.

Beacon Registrations Hit Record High

A year on from the decommissioning of the 121.5 Megahertz (MHz) emergency distress beacon network, 7,751 new beacon registrations show people have 'made the switch' to the new 406MHz beacon network.

No Fumigation Link To Motor Neurone Disease: Forestry Sector

Wellington, Feb 1 NZPA - Concerns that the fumigation of logs and lumber might be linked to motor neurone disease have no scientific basis, says the forest industry.

Bike Month Promo Criticised

NZTA's support of Bikewise Month, under the premise that "cycling is better for ones health", is questioned by the Candor Trust.

National Director Appointed To National Health Board

National Director Appointed To National Health Board

The Director-General of Health Stephen McKernan has announced the appointment of the first National Director to the new National Health Board.

"I am delighted to announce the appointment of Chai Chuah as the National Director of the NHB," says Mr McKernan.