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Top Of The South Scallop Season Opens

Top Of The South Scallop Season Opens

Ministry of Fisheries Field Operations Manager Geoff Clark is calling on scallop fishers to follow the fishing rules and keep an eye out for scallops carrying research tags when they go fishing in the Marlborough Sounds and Tasman and Golden Bays.

New Approach To Prisoners' Health Needed

New Approach To Prisoners' Health Needed

A custodial approach to managing inmates' behaviour is taking priority over their health needs, says the National Health Committee in a report describing numerous inadequacies in prison health services.

Have You Seen A Scallop Tag? NIWA Needs You To Play Tag And Be Into Win

Have You Seen A Scallop Tag? NIWA Needs You To Play Tag And Be Into Win

The scallop season opens today for most of New Zealand, except for Coromandel and Northland where the season starts on 1 September, and NIWA scientists are calling for help from scallop fishers to return tagged scallops.

Dementia Needs Urgent Attention

A home care provider is worried the Government is not doing enough about rapidly growing numbers of people with dementia A private provider of home care to the elderly is concerned by a huge increase in enquiries in the past year and believes New Zealanders should be worried too.

Doctor Denies Altering Records To Get More Funding

Doctor Denies Altering Records To Get More Funding

Auckland, July 13 NZPA - An Auckland doctor strongly denies altering hundreds of medical records to "secure more money from the taxpayer", his lawyer said at his trial today.

Doctor To Apologise To Dead Cancer Patient's Family

Wellington, July 7 NZPA - A woman who died of cervical cancer after suffering persistent vaginal bleeding was not given appropriate advice by a district health board (DHB) gynaecologist, the Health and Disability Commissioner (HDC) has found.

TracMap Launches New Innovative Technology For Utility Sector

TracMap Launches New Innovative Technology For Utility Sector

TracMap NZ Ltd, New Zealand's largest agricultural GPS guidance and mapping provider believes there is huge growth potential with the release of new technology targeted at the utility services sector.

Major Polypill Trial To Reduce Coronary Risk

A new polypill trial has been launched at The University of Auckland.

The polypill is an idea which was floated in 2003 to help high risk patients to reduce their chance of heart attack or stroke using one capsule per day instead of multiple medications.

Mother Of Transplant Boy Denies Overdose Reports

Wellington, June 29 NZPA - The mother of a boy given a liver transplant at Auckland's Starship Hospital strongly denies suggestions that her son had been given more paracetamol than prescribed.

Parents Reassured Re Paracetamol Use For Children

Parents Reassured Re Paracetamol Use For Children

The New Zealand Self Medication Industry (NZSMI), the industry body representing non-prescription consumer healthcare products, has today moved to reassure parents about the positive safety profile of paracetamol as a painkiller.

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