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‘Incredible’ builders work around the clock to ready hospitals

Hospital building work that would normally take weeks is being done in days as teams work around the clock to expand facilities that will be crucial in the treatment of Covid-19 patients. The huge effort...

New Zealand Must Urgently Build Contact Tracing for COVID-19 During Nationwide Lockdown

NZ must urgently build contact tracing for COVID-19 to make nationwide lockdown worthwhile, infectious diseases expert Dr Ayesha Verrall says. New Zealand must urgently build its capacity for COVID-19 case identification and contract tracing capacity,...

Experts warn pandemic risks accentuating rural-urban health inequities

The current COVID-19 pandemic risks further accentuating the rural-urban health inequities that exist in New Zealand, warn University of Otago health specialists. A specialist team including Dunstan Hospital rural health specialist Garry Nixon and rural...

36 new cases today, hospitals now restricting visitors

New Zealand has 36 new confirmed cases of coronavirus today. This takes the total number of cases in this country to 102. "I would expect to see more cases each day," Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield...

Top science adviser says there is mounting evidence NZ needs to go into ‘extreme...

The Prime Minister's former chief science adviser, Sir Peter Gluckman, is warning the Government that it needs to do more to respond to Covid-19. In a tweet today, he said: "The evidence is mounting that...

Good George Brewery Begins Making Kiwi Hand Sanitiser

Distilleries in New Zealand are making the move from spirits to hand sanitiser in an effort to keep up with shortages. One of those distilleries is Good George Brewing, in Hamilton. As the country moves...

Rest homes taking extra precautions as Covid-19 spreads

As the number of cases of Covid-19 increases, Whanganui rest homes and aged care providers are taking extra precautions to care for their residents. Certain communal activities and visiting procedures are either being restricted or...

Eight new cases of coronavirus in NZ – total now 28

There are 8 new cases of covid-19 in New Zealand, Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield says. The total number of cases is now 28. The new cases today all relate to overseas travel. There is still...

Coronavirus: What we know about NZ’s 12 Covid-19 cases

New Zealand has had 12 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, all of them linked to overseas travel. Strict new travel restrictions require all international travellers to self-isolate for two weeks in a bid...

Cafes across the country are cracking down on keep-cups as the fear of Covid-19...

Last year, Mojo New Zealand’s General Manager Katy Ellis proudly announced the company’s move towards sustainability. This included an in-store policy of selling resusable cups and offering discounts to customers bringing their own reusable...

DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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