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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...

Aged care sector welcomes work visa reforms

Aged care providers are relieved to hear the Government’s plans to ease many of the stringent immigration settings which currently make it difficult to employ migrant workers who make up a large chunk of...

Sponsored: Is medical insourcing the new black?

Every few weeks, another headline alerts us to the fact that District Health Boards are struggling to get on top of their waiting lists as patient demand continues to grow. In the last few months...

IDEA Services employees strike again after failed mediation

IDEA Services employees walked off the job at 9am on Sunday for 24 hours after mediation talks failed to resolve the long running dispute with their employer. Three thousand members were affected by the dispute...

National tour to encourage rural high school students into healthcare careers

In a whirlwind tour of much of New Zealand, the NZRGPN and students will visit 36 rural high schools to speak to year nine and ten students about the possibility of careers in health. “If...
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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...
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