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Posts Tagged ‘ health ’

WATCH: Seniors master the ancient art of Tai Chi

Oct 26th, 2017 | By | Category: Latest News

Johnsonville seniors mark Seniors Week by learning an ancient art.



Seniors master the ancient art of Tai Chi

Oct 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Radio News

A taste of Tai Chi for Johnsonville’s senior citizens as the country marks Seniors Week. Tai Chi was developed in China 500 years ago and has many health benefits according to experts who say it has less impact on the body than other martial arts such as Karate. Instructor Mary Clare says the benefits to […]



Greens release new policy on renting including warrant of fitness

Sep 19th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Latest News, Multimedia, News

WATCH: Greens say policy recognises the 48% of Kiwis who rent their homes



WATCH: 606 Shoes – talking about New Zealand’s suicide story

Sep 13th, 2017 | By | Category: Features, Latest News, Multimedia, News

606 pairs of shoes on Parliament’s lawn mark the country’s suicide deaths



Dogs assist those living with epilepsy

May 4th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Features, Front Page Layout, News, Student Features, Top Picture

Dogs are trained to assist people living with epilepsy thanks to a small New Zealand trust. SHAR DAVIS meets the e-dog lovers.



Missing voices in the health system focus of transgender tea time

Apr 7th, 2017 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, News

The absence of voices from the trans community in the health system was discussed over tea, coffee and cake at Saint Andrews Church as part of Trans Day of Visibility. AIMEE EASTWOOD talks to some of those who spoke.



Support for WOF’s on local rentals

Sep 23rd, 2016 | By | Category: Radio News
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WATCH: Fresh blood wanted, particularly plasma donors

Jun 7th, 2016 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, Most Popular, Multimedia, News, Picture story

Blood donation saves lives and only 4% of eligible donors donate. Do you save lives?



Blood donors desperately needed

Jun 7th, 2016 | By | Category: Latest News, News

The New Zealand Blood Service needs more plasma donors.



New Creekfest celebrates great year with more than 30,000 people

May 8th, 2016 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Event organiser Liz Kelly will be leaving Creekfest in good health after seven years.



Creekfest celebrates great year with more than 30,000 people

Apr 6th, 2016 | By | Category: Diversity, Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Event organiser Liz Kelly will be leaving Creekfest in good health after seven years.



Sun safety warnings ahead of summer

Nov 19th, 2015 | By | Category: Radio News

A sun safe warning just a month out from the shortest day. The Cancer Society says people should not only wear sunblock but also suitable clothing. U.V ray exposure is the main cause of skin cancer in New Zealand so the Cancer Society is promoting the use of long sleeved shirts and wide brimmed hats […]



PHOTO ESSAY: A day in the life of a midwife

May 19th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Features, Front Page Layout, Picture story, Student Features, Top Picture

A day in life of a midiwfe, following Jill Adamson around as she completes her daily routine in Lower Hutt.



Fizz free, smoke free, alcohol free Creekfest attracts thousands

Mar 10th, 2014 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Editor's Picks, Latest News, Most Popular, Multimedia, News, Other, Picture story

Porirua’s annual Creekfest health festival brought 25,000 people together.



Arthritis NZ welcomes campaign to highlight danger of falls

Apr 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News

Falls can have catastrophic effects, and arthritis sufferers are more susceptible to falls



Street poll: Wellingtonians love their healthy and safe city, but…

Feb 28th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News, News

People on the streets are not quite as convinced as national lifestyle survey suggests.



Gandalf finds favour with Wellingtonians

Nov 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

MOST WELLINGTONIANS love the huge sculpture of Gandalf, that was put up above the Embassy theatre in Kent Terrace this morning (Monday, 19 Nov). It’s nine days to the premiere of the new Hobbit movie and the sculpture is already generating a lot of hype on the streets.



Gandalf finds favour with Wellingtonians

Nov 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

MOST WELLINGTONIANS love the huge sculpture of Gandalf, that was put up above the
Embassy theatre in Kent Terrace this morning (Monday, 19 Nov). It’s nine days to the premiere of the new Hobbit movie and the sculpture is already generating a lot of hype on the streets.



Summer scholarships for Maori and PI students

Nov 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

OTAGO UNIVERSITY is helping develop the Maori and Pacific health workforce by offering summer school scholarships for the first time. Wellington Campus Associate Dean Nandika Currey says the courses cover a broad range of topics that can impact on health including climate change, geography, ethics, and law.



Multi-water sports day planned for Porirua

Nov 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

PORIRUA’S FIRST-ever multi water-sports open day last year was such a huge success, they’re planning to do all over again this year. Porirua will be holding their open day on November 17th, an event aimed at promoting recreation and healthy lifestyles.



Health workers must be culturally competent

Nov 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS need to have an understanding of Pacific culture if they want to work effectively with Pacific communities. Otago University’s Associate Dean Nandika Currey says being able to relate well to someone from a different cultural background is a key skill for anyone who wants to work with Pacific people.



Child poverty doco maker gets behind health cuts fight

Nov 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Latest News, News

Referendum against health cuts the aim of national community health network



American voters have clear presidential policy options

Nov 2nd, 2012 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Most Popular, News

KAT DUGGAN looks at the domestic policies of presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.



Sleep study may find weight connection

Oct 9th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

A world-first study will soon be under way to find if there is a relationship between sleep deprivation and weight. Massey researcher Dr Geoff Kira is heading the study, which will focus on a group of 13 to 16 year old Maori and Pacific teenagers.



Campaign to stop health funding cut falls flat

Aug 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Hospital board cut to go ahead despite community effort.



Public has new chance to debate euthanasia

Aug 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Medical and legal experts from both sides will get a say.



Cell phone towers worry Kelburn residents

Jul 25th, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Concerned about health risks from towers near homes.



Health funding cut sparks community action

Jun 7th, 2012 | By | Category: Lead Story, News

PEOPLE angered by cuts to front line health services are taking their protest to the next Capital and Coast District Health Board meeting.

Cuts to the Newtown Union Health Service (NUHS) funding has sparked the anger. VOMLE ANTAS reports.



Veggie tales: why a vegan diet can be as varied as any other

Apr 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Student Features

Why do people decide to go against the grain and become vegan? asks ANGIE MILLS.



Tax and unemployment loom in Ikaroa-Rawhiti

Nov 25th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Candidates agree that changes must be made.



Battle lines drawn in Hutt South electoral meeting

Nov 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Parish platform perfect pulpit for political pontificating



Pharmac off the table but still under election fire

Nov 21st, 2011 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Trade Minister’s stance not trustworthy, says pharmacy expert.



Maori cancer death rate rockets after childhood

Nov 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Kiwi kids of all ethnicities have a good chance of surviving cancer, but that changes in adulthood, reports NATALIE FINNIGAN.



Hutt Hospital opens doors to new kids’ ward

Sep 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

About 1000 people tour first part of $82 million project.



An anxious time for providers as health reforms take shape

Dec 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, IN DEPTH, Opinion, Student Features

The Government is taking a new broom to health – and a multiplicity of small, local providers appears to conflict with its solutions. NewsWire explores smaller community services with an uncertain future.



PM Key’s Capital home sits on toxic property

Oct 19th, 2009 | By | Category: Latest News, News

PM’s Wellington residence shows on hazardous site register.



Chathams women take hard line with men over prostate cancer

Sep 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Featured Article, News

NewsWire journalist CARL SUURMOND went to the Chathams with the Prostate Cancer Foundation last weekend. Here’s his report on how the island’s 150+ men were targeted.



Ambulance situation leaves patient’s family angry

Sep 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Family unhappy about long wait at Hutt for transport to Wellington.



Jab campaigners have huge target to meet

Aug 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Immunisation coverage unlikely to reach 95% by 2012.



Recession crippling key city welfare agency

Aug 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Welfare centre that helps thousands running out of money.



Wellington bombed with ‘end fat talk’ post-its

Aug 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Notes with positive messages found in dozens of places.



Health responds to needs of religion, say Saudis

Jul 29th, 2009 | By | Category: Diversity, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Visiting students talk about Saudi Arabian way of care.



25 years supporting health – naturally

May 13th, 2009 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Capital city health centre outlives its early ‘fringe’ reputation.



Pacific Island kids at risk from recession

Dec 12th, 2008 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Report: improvements made over last few years may be lost.



Brekky best way to start day – and it wins awards

Aug 6th, 2008 | By | Category: News

Avalon Intermediate wins Heart Foundation healthy foods award.