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First Ara Timaru nurses due to graduate

Hospitals and healthcare practices in South Canterbury are eagerly awaiting an influx of registered nurses soon to graduate from Ara’s Timaru campus. These 15 graduating students, who sat their final-year state exams this week, are...

Eight-year hospital redevelopment brings world-class facilities to Cantabrians

Eight years, $130 million dollars and four new buildings – St George’s redevelopment is now complete, making it one of the most well-equipped private hospitals in New Zealand. New facilities include digital operating theatres using...

COVID pushes national awards entry deadline out till New Year

New Zealand’s only national primary healthcare awards have taken a COVID hit and organisers have made the decision to extend the entry deadline. Thanks to industry feedback, the organisers of the New Zealand Primary Healthcare...

Celebrating a te reo Māori title for New Zealand’s nurse practitioners

A Māori language title has been gifted to Aotearoa New Zealand’s nurse practitioners by Te Taura Whiri I Te Reo Maori—Māori Language Commission. The te reo Māori title is mātanga tapuhi. A celebration and blessing of...

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...

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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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