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“We have been warned” – preparing now to prevent the next pandemic

COVID-19: Make it the Last Pandemic is the aspirational title of the recently released report by the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response.1 This panel, co-chaired by Helen Clark and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, was...

New Zealanders urged to consider careers in care and support

The vast majority of New Zealanders believe people working in community support roles are important to society but less than half of New Zealanders would recommend it to family as a career, according to new research.

New Chair of Rural Health to be established

The University of Otago is establishing a Chair of Rural Health as part of its commitment to improving health outcomes across Aotearoa New Zealand. Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Health Sciences, Professor Paul Brunton, says...

More use of advanced practitioners needed to ease primary health care pressures, says researcher

A Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington researcher is calling for more funding and better use of advanced practitioners to reduce pressures on Aotearoa New Zealand’s primary health care system. Dr Tara Officer, a postdoctoral...

Study reveals primary healthcare enrolment gap

There are 300,000 people in Aotearoa New Zealand not enrolled with a primary healthcare organisation (PHO) and the situation is only likely to worsen as GP shortages grow, say Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of...

Tourism but not as we know it: Ara makes a sustainable commitment

Ara Institute of Canterbury has just signed up to the Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) ‘Tourism Sustainability Commitment’, a publicly-declared commitment towards the active embrace of sustainable operations in New Zealand. The Commitment is a natural...

High-Value Nutrition National Science Challenge awards funding

The High-Value Nutrition (HVN) National Science Challenge has awarded $54,000 in funding for research to Kaitahi As One, a Māori-owned business who have created an award winning novel beverage using taonga species (kūmara, pūhā,...

Ara to farewell chief executive

Ara Institute of Canterbury’s chief executive Tony Gray has resigned to take up the role of chief executive of Nelson Tasman Hospice. Board Chair Dr Thérèse Arseneau says the Board is grateful for the contributions...

New Zealand Health Group announces Māori health scholarships

The New Zealand Health Group (NZHG) is proud to announce its sponsorship of three new undergraduate Māori health scholarships in 2021, in partnership with Whitireia New Zealand and its charitable trust for scholarships, the...

Dementia New Zealand appoints new chief executive

Dementia New Zealand has appointed Scott Arrol to the role of chief executive with chair Jocelyn Weatherall saying, “We are delighted Scott has chosen to join Dementia New Zealand; he brings a wealth of...

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Opinion: Dr Tracy 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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