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Local government meets to debate key issues at annual conference

Thursday, 12 July, 2018 - 08:47

This weekend close to 600 local and central government members will meet for the annual LGNZ Conference in Christchurch.

Protect yourself from Legionnaires' disease

Friday, 29 September, 2017 - 12:25

Spring is a popular time to get back in the garden and plant yummy veggies. While gardening at this time of the year is enjoyed by many, it’s also important to keep yourself safe from a potentially serious illness.

Legionella infection alert

Thursday, 8 December, 2016 - 14:20

Gardeners and spa pool owners are being warned to protect themselves against serious illness caused by Legionella bacteria.

Potting mix and inadequately treated spa pools are common sources of the respiratory illness Legionellosis.

Protect yourself from Legionnaires' disease when working with compost

Wednesday, 19 October, 2016 - 08:56

Labour Weekend is a popular time to get back in the garden and while gardening at this time of the year is enjoyed by many, it’s also important to keep yourself safe from a potentially serious illness.

Legionnaires' season arrives - advice for gardeners

Tuesday, 11 October, 2016 - 16:04

Cantabrians are being urged to follow some simple steps in order to avoid getting a serious illness linked to gardening.

Dr Daniel Williams, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, says October corresponds with the beginning of Canterbury’s Legionnaires’ season.

West Coasters urged to take care when gardening

Monday, 10 October, 2016 - 14:59

West Coasters are being urged to follow some simple steps in order to avoid getting a serious illness linked to gardening.

Dr Cheryl Brunton, West Coast Medical Officer of Health, says at this time of year we begin to see increases in Legionnaires’ disease.

Jellie Park spa pool closed until further notice

Friday, 12 August, 2016 - 16:30

The spa pool at Jellie Park Recreation and Sport Centre has been closed after one water sample out of seven tested positive for Legionella bacterium.

The pool was closed yesterday afternoon immediately after receiving the test results from the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB).

Tips for weekend gardeners

Friday, 26 February, 2016 - 13:43

Planting your winter greens? Five simple steps could save your life Nelson Marlborough Health Protection Officers are advising people to take five simple steps when handling potting mix and compost, to avoid contracting potentially-fatal Legionnaires' disease.

Take precautions with compost and potting mix - ARPHS

Tuesday, 17 November, 2015 - 12:34

It is spring, so Aucklanders are outdoors preparing the garden for summer, or tending to the veggie patch. Medical Officer of Health Dr Simon Baker enjoys gardening as much as the next person, but he’s urging gardeners to take care with composts, potting mixes, and similar products.

Protect yourself from Legionnaires' disease when working with compost

Thursday, 22 October, 2015 - 09:18

Labour Weekend is a popular time to get back in the garden, pull out the weeds you’ve been avoiding all winter, and plant veggies to enjoy over the warmer months.