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august 2017

NZRGPN applauds faster UFB and RBI extension to rural towns  

Thursday 31 August 2017, 02:23PM

Media release from NZRGPN: Today’s announcement by the Government to roll out Ultra-Fast Broadband to 190 more small towns and extend rural broadband to another 74,000 households and businesses earlier than planned is further recognition of the economic importance of rural and regional New Zealand
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Ultra-Fast Broadband in 190 more towns

Thursday 31 August 2017, 02:20PM

Media release from communications minister Simon Bridges: The Government is investing $270 million to roll out Ultra-Fast Broadband (UFB) to 190 more small towns, and extend rural broadband to another 74,000 households and businesses
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Parental income test needs urgent attention

Thursday 31 August 2017, 12:34PM

Media release from Child Poverty Action Group: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) applauds Labour’s latest policy announcement for students as a much needed step in the right direction
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The latest issue of the New Zealand Medical Journal is out tomorrow

Thursday 31 August 2017, 11:41AM

Media release from NZMA: Journal of the New Zealand Medical Association (Vol 130 No 1461): 1 September 2017
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New research projects for long-term health conditions

Thursday 31 August 2017, 11:07AM

Media release from the Healthier Lives National Science Challenge: Healthier Lives director Professor Jim Mann is delighted with today’s announcement of $2.3 million for two new research projects, one that focuses on interventions for prediabetes in Pacific communities, and the other on integrated healthcare for people with multiple chronic conditions
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DHB deficit is real - It cannot all be 'saved away', Minister Coleman

Thursday 31 August 2017, 09:34AM

Media release from Dave Macpherson: A Waikato DHB member has criticised his DHB’s Chair and the Minister of Health for claiming in media interviews that Waikato DHB will be returning a ‘break-even’ budget for the 2017/8 year
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Charity Hospital’s 10th birthday celebration a bitter-sweet anniversary

Thursday 31 August 2017, 08:49AM

Media release from ASMS: “The fact local people are still having to go cap-in-hand for the health care their doctors say they need makes the 10th birthday of the Canterbury Charity Hospital a bitter-sweet anniversary,” says Ian Powell
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A call to Government: break down 'silos' to improve respiratory health

Wednesday 30 August 2017, 04:12PM

Media release from the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation: Respiratory disease affects our most vulnerable
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Science backs two week diet of more fruit & vege to improve well-being

Wednesday 30 August 2017, 02:38PM

Media release from 5+ A Day: Our spirits often lift when spring arrives each year but eating more fruit and vegetables is another proven way to boost your psychological well-being
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Creative writer call-out

Wednesday 30 August 2017, 02:34PM

Media release from the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship: Applications are now open for established creative writers to apply for the Katherine Mansfield Menton Fellowship
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New standard raises the bar for meth testing, says IANZ

Tuesday 29 August 2017, 04:35PM

Media release from International Accreditation New Zealand: Testing properties for methamphetamine contamination is no longer a hit and miss affair, says International Accreditation New Zealand (IANZ)
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Lifeline urges Kiwis to not be bystanders following appalling suicide figures

Tuesday 29 August 2017, 10:55AM

Media release from LifeLine: The provisional suicide figures for the 2016-2017 period released yesterday show that what we’re doing as a nation to prevent suicide is not working
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NZMSA seeks assurances over new School of Rural Medicine

Tuesday 29 August 2017, 08:58AM

Media release from New Zealand Medical Students' Association: The New Zealand Government today announced plans to establish a new School of Rural Medicine within the next three years
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MHF calls for unified action to prevent suicide 

Monday 28 August 2017, 02:15PM

Media release from the Mental Health Foundation: The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is devastated by the increase in provisional suicides released today
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Tane Ora Workshop hosted to improve health of Maori men

Monday 28 August 2017, 02:13PM

Media release from Northland DHB: With Māori men’s health faring poorly compared with other New Zealanders across a number of indicators Mana Tāne Ora o Aotearoa (National Māori Men's Health Coalition) in partnership with Manaia Health and Te Taitokerau PHOs and Northland DHB are hosting a Tāne Ora regional hui on 13 September at 28 Rust Street, Whangarei
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New School of Rural Medicine ‘very, very good news’  

Monday 28 August 2017, 01:59PM

Media release from New Zealand Rural General Practice Network: The announcement that the Government will establish a new School of Rural Medicine within the next three years is “very, very good news for our country”
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Medical school announcement acknowledges scale of rural health crisis

Monday 28 August 2017, 01:57PM

Media release from University of Waikato: National’s election promise to establish a School of Rural Medicine acknowledges the extent of the health crisis facing rural and vulnerable New Zealanders, says University of Waikato Vice-Chancellor Professor Neil Quigley
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Chief Coroner releases provisional annual suicide figures 

Monday 28 August 2017, 12:44PM

Media release from Ministry of Justice: Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall today released the annual provisional suicide statistics, which show 606 people died by suicide in the 2016/17 year – the third year in a row that the number has increased
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Inspirational Waikato woman to speak at patient forum

Monday 28 August 2017, 12:08PM

Media release from Leukaemia and Blood Cancer NZ: Who better than a person who has herself experienced blood cancer to speak to those living with the illness?
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International praise for Canterbury DHB contrasts with heavy-handed message here

Monday 28 August 2017, 09:25AM

Media release from Association of Salaried Medical Specialists: “It’s ironic that Canterbury’s public health system is being praised internationally for its vision and performance even as it faces ongoing attacks in New Zealand,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists
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