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Five Legionnaires Case In Northland - Risk Warning Issued

Thursday, 25 February, 2010 - 17:04

Wellington, Feb 25 NZPA - The Northland District Health Board today issued a "low-risk" legionella alert after finding positives for legionella bacteria in five patients in different localities in the region.

Low Risk Legionella Alert For Northland

Thursday, 25 February, 2010 - 15:46

Northland DHB's public and population health unit advises that there is a low risk to peoples' health following positive results for Legionella bacteria in five patients from different places in Northland.

Tonight's Close Up "Could Save Your Life"

Wednesday, 27 January, 2010 - 17:18

Tonight, Close Up reveals that there's a killer lurking in garden potting mix putting gardeners everywhere at risk of dying by inhaling deadly spores.

It's estimated that as many as 10 people died after working with potting mix, soil or bagged compost last year in NZ.

Gardeners Warned Of Potting Mix Danger

Thursday, 10 December, 2009 - 18:36

Wellington, Dec 10 NZPA - Health authorities are warning people to be careful handling potting mix and compost after an outbreak of legionnaires disease in Canterbury.

Four people have fallen ill since September after likely having handled potting mix.

Plan-b Opens Standby Office Facilities For Businesses In Wellington

Thursday, 29 October, 2009 - 09:17

Businesses in Wellington will be able to survive even total site loss with minimal disruption, following the opening of a fully equipped standby office facility in the city today. (29 October 2009)

Gardeners Reminded To Take Precautions When Using Potting Mix

Thursday, 23 October, 2008 - 14:19

23 October 2008 - The Ministry of Health is reminding gardening enthusiasts about the dangers of using potting mix without taking the necessary precautions following the recent increase in case numbers for legionellosis (also known as Legionnaire's disease) over the past two to three weeks.