Displaying items by tag: health

Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:55

Shearathon raises $44k for mental health

The Herlihy family’s 24-hour charity Shearathon, raising money for mental health and suicide prevention in the shearing industry, could become an annual fixture following the success of the recent North Canterbury event.  

Published in General News
Monday, 07 August 2017 08:55

Centralisation leaves rural health

Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) believes centralisation has left gaps in health services for rural areas which need to be addressed.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 14:55

Rural NZ deserves better health support

With 62,000 New Zealanders living and working rurally, their communities are the backbone of the economy, but they are poorly supported healthwise.

Published in General News
Thursday, 08 June 2017 14:55

Rural health needs its fair share

Rural New Zealanders’ lives are at risk every day because of poor cellphone and internet connectivity and inequitable health services.

Published in Opinion

Last month marked the one year anniversary since the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 was enacted.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 08:55

Plan to redress rural GP shortage

GP shortages in rural areas are a huge, escalating problem and bold solutions are needed, says Dr Nigel Murray, Waikato District Health Board (DHB) chief executive.

Published in General News
Thursday, 02 February 2017 16:22

New protein packs more punch

NZMP, Fonterra’s dairy ingredients business, is aiming for a heavyweight title in the $10 billion sports nutrition market.

Published in General News
Thursday, 02 February 2017 08:44

Healthy diet helps keep mental illness at bay

A new Deakin study proves simple dietary changes can be used as a possible treatment for depression.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 12:55

Poor diet sees scurvy return to Australia

A spate of patients suffering from wounds that refused to heal has led a clinician-researcher at a major Sydney hospital to the surprising discovery of scurvy amongst contemporary Australians.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 01 November 2016 09:13

Nutrition experts urge teens to consume dairy

Give your teenage girls 2-3 serves of dairy a day to ensure they have strong healthy bones for life.

Published in General News

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Does anyone in the Government understand the essential role St John Ambulance has in our society?

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