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Sarah Helm appointed as new Drug Foundation Executive Director

The Drug Foundation has announced the appointment of Sarah Helm (Kāi Tahu, pākeha) as its new Executive Director. “Sarah is a supremely talented leader, who joins us at a very exciting time. Sarah brings the...

Blenheim health navigator driven by thirst for knowledge

Growing up in Australia as a young Māori woman, Niki Waitai was keen to bring her family home, to get back to her roots and give back to her community. “We wanted our kids to...

PHARMAC acknowledges the work of pharmacists

As millions of pharmacists celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Pharmacists Day today, PHARMAC Chief Executive Sarah Fitt acknowledges the extraordinary work done by New Zealand pharmacists and pharmacy staff this year. “It feels appropriate...

Focus on Pacific as Whitireia creates new senior role for nursing programme

Whitireia Community Polytechnic has appointed a new programme manager to lead its Bachelor of Nursing - Pacific - programme in response to an urgent need within New Zealand’s health sector to have a ‘by...

College students raise funds for Pacific healthcare provider

In June, 68 students from Porirua College raised funds and chose to donate them to public healthcare provider Pacific Health Plus (PHP) by walking circuits of the neighbourhood, laps of their school field, and...

EIT student Miriama discovers nursing destiny 

Since she was young, Fijian-born EIT nursing student Miriama Tawake had an interest in health and nursing. It’s fair to say, that this interest had been sparked by Miriama’s mother who works as a...

Study investigates New Zealanders’ attitudes towards working from home

A University of Otago study of 2,595 New Zealanders working from home during lockdown suggests that most people were equally or more productive (73%), and that many want to continue to work from home...

Otago researcher’s Covid testing method ‘da bomb’

In early 2019, Drs Tim Hore (Otago) and Tomasz Jurkowski, from the University of Cardiff, showed scientists how to purify genetic material from a wide range of sources using self-made magnetic nanoparticles for use...

Air NZ could provide some answers for NZ’s ailing health IT systems

Professor Robin Gauld, co-director of the University of Otago’s Centre for Health Systems and Technology, says the national airline’s expertise in developing a world-leading app for air travel services could be put to good...
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Mahi – The Disability Employment Podcast

Mahi episode 5, The big dilemma. Whether, when and how to disclose your impairment to a potential employer It's the question that vexes many disabled people seeking work. Whether, when or how to disclose your...
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Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

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