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Research shows surge in outdoor smokefree action around NZ

Friday, 22 September, 2017 - 06:30

Local outdoor smokefree action is rapidly growing around New Zealand, according to new research from the University of Otago, Wellington.

Exercise for your heart

Tuesday, 19 September, 2017 - 14:06

"It can be tough for those who are active to watch family and friends who are suffering from the ill effects of inactivity. Approximately 33% of deaths annually are due to heart disease. This article has some easy information for those wanting to get someone active."

Second pregnancy compels mum to quit smoking

Tuesday, 12 September, 2017 - 12:16

Hamilton-based pregnant mum Dayna Allen, 25, inhaled her first puff of smoke ten years ago as a curious 15-year-old, barely old enough to drive a car.

Smokers urged to quit 'Once and For All' this Daffodil Day

Thursday, 24 August, 2017 - 16:23

Smokers in Waikato and Tairawhiti are being urged by the regions’ stop smoking provider, Once and For All, to quit their life-threatening habit this Daffodil Day.

Study shows most NZ playgrounds lack smokefree signs

Thursday, 24 August, 2017 - 13:30

A new study of the smokefree signs at 63 New Zealand playgrounds has found that less than half of the playgrounds (44 per cent) had any such signs. Even when present, many of the signs were small and poorly designed, with some being only postcard sized.

BOPDHB takes actions to provide better care for residents

Tuesday, 22 August, 2017 - 15:50

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board is constantly looking at ways that we can improve the services and care we provide to our patients and community, from the very young to the aged.

These Health Target results are for the fourth quarter of 2016/2017 (April to June 2017).

Hawke's Bay DHB pleased with health target progress

Tuesday, 22 August, 2017 - 09:47

Hawke’s Bay District Health Board is pleased the hard work of staff has been rewarded with it achieving all but one of the national health targets, quarter four results, released today (Tuesday 22 August)

Breathe Better September is back with a challenge

Monday, 21 August, 2017 - 09:59

For most Kiwis breathing is something we don’t think twice about. But for one-in-six living with a respiratory condition, being able to breathe properly is far from reality.

Study finds Quitline is good value-for-money

Monday, 21 August, 2017 - 09:44

A new study from the University of Otago, Wellington has found New Zealand’s Quitline service is a highly cost-effective way to improve health and even saves the health system money.

'Kiwi pioneering spirit running high' at Taupo Medical Centre

Thursday, 17 August, 2017 - 14:14

Taupo Medical Centre is a place where innovation has truly become the norm and the expectation in their unrelenting quest to make things better for their patient population.

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