Senior Doctors Endorse Nurses Concerns Over Secret TPP

“Senior doctors endorse the concerns raised by nurses about the secret negotiations over the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement,” said Mr Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists, today. Mr Powell was commenting on the recent media statement by the NZ Nurses Organisation.

  • 15 Oct 2013

Big Booze stunt a misleading PR attempt from liquor industry

Big Booze stunt tomorrow in Auckland is New Zealand’s version of a well known alcohol industry strategy, designed to try and improve their reputation while they block any effective alcohol law reform

  • 20 Nov 2012

World Prematurity Day


World Prematurity Day is being celebrated by The Neonatal Trust in New Zealand this Saturday, 17 November. There are five Neonatal Trusts in New Zealand, based in Auckland, Waikato, Wellington, Canterbury and Otago. They support parents of premature babies in the country’s five hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs).


  • 14 Nov 2012

Picnics and Parks for Mums with Postnatal Distress

Postnatal Distress (PND) Awareness Week runs from the 17th to the 25th of November. This year the Perinatal Mental Health NZ Trust has encouraged local PND support groups across the country to organise events such as buggy walks and picnics aimed at raising awareness for the thousands of families touched by postnatal distress each year.

  • 14 Nov 2012

2012 NZ Mental Health Media Grants: Closing Date Extended

The Mental Health Foundation has extended the application deadline for the 2012 NZ Mental Health Media Grants for an additional two weeks, until 5pm Monday 26 November 2012.

  • 12 Nov 2012

World AIDS Day Organisers Launch Virtual Collector Site

World AIDS Day, December 1st, is fast approaching and appeal organisers New Zealand AIDS Foundation (NZAF), Body Positive, Positive Women and INA are adding a new string to the fundraising bow with the launch of the virtual collector microsite Those who want to be involved but can’t spare the time can now take part in World AIDS Day from the comfort of their own homes.

  • 02 Nov 2012

National Melanoma Summit – April 2013

Health professionals with an interest in melanoma will gather in Wellington for the third National Melanoma Summit on 5 April 2013.

  • 31 Oct 2012

A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Youth Awareness Campaign

BABIES + BOOZE – A Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Youth Social Media Awareness Campaign. The risk to unborn babies from alcohol has been making headlines for decades but Kiwis don’t seem to be heeding the warnings. At least 50 percent of women think that drinking some alcohol during pregnancy is safe and 80 percent of teen pregnancies are alcohol exposed, according to New Zealand surveys.

  • 18 Oct 2012

Take Notice – you can grow your brain!

It’s Monday – are you already running on autopilot? Maybe the weekend is replaying itself over and over in your head and it’s hard to concentrate?

  • 08 Oct 2012

Indigenous Knowledge Informs New Debate on Eating & Exercise

A group of health practitioners, community and whānau gather in Muriwhenua tomorrow to consider alternative approaches to population eating and exercise in New Zealand. Over two days the group will be informed by Tohunga, Indigenous Research, Community Best Practice and Māori Entrepreneurial expertise to identify where indigenous knowledge might find new applications in whānau ora initiatives.

  • 08 Oct 2012

The Neurological Foundation Announces 40th Anniversary Public Event Program

The Brain Matters – progress through research. Four FREE public events: Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin

  • 03 Oct 2012

Auckland To Host Evidence-Based Healthcare Meeting

New Zealand will for the first time host the annual meeting of the Cochrane Collaboration, an international network that produces high quality, independent information to help medical practitioners, consumers and policy makers with their healthcare decisions.

  • 25 Sep 2012

Primary health focus at NZ Respiratory Conference


Delegates and speakers from overseas and around the country are converging on Wellington this Thursday for the Asthma Foundation’s annual Respiratory Conference. This year the conference theme is Our Primary Focus. The Conference will look at the vital role primary health plays in managing respiratory disease and keeping people out of hospital.


  • 25 Sep 2012

Dunedin’s Medical Mystery Tour

The Chair of Neurosurgery fundraising campaign and the Otago Heritage Bus Society are assembling a Medical Mystery Tour for Saturday 21st July 2012.

  • 17 Jul 2012

The Neurological Foundation's 40th Anniversary Appeal

The Neurological Foundation’s 40th Anniversary Annual Appeal week launches today with the comical TV ad campaign featuring real neuroscientists washing cars to raise money for their research.

  • 01 Jul 2012

Big names, big goals … and a NZ first for Cure Kids

The national appeal in August will include a New Zealand-first – a four and a half hour comic marathon on TV3 – Red Nose Day Comedy for Cure Kids – on 24th August. One hundred per cent of the donations will be invested into medical research into child health.

  • 28 Jun 2012

Scleroderma patients: Call for better monitoring, treatment

The New Zealand Scleroderma Group is calling for the introduction of a monitoring and treatment programme for New Zealanders with scleroderma to mark World Scleroderma Day on June 29.

  • 28 Jun 2012

Getting glamorous for gynae

The New Zealand Gynaecological Cancer Foundation (NZGCF) is hosting its inaugural gala dinner and charity auction “Getting Glamorous for Gynae”.

  • 28 Jun 2012

Obstetric and Gynaecology Services at West Coast DHB

The West Coast District Health Board (WCDHB) is making arrangements to ensure women have access to obstetrics and gynaecology services for four days at the start of July when none will be available locally.

  • 27 Jun 2012

Entries for Value of Medicines Award now open.

“This $20,000 award aims to stimulate research that improves the understanding, effectiveness or safety of the use of medicines,” Medicines New Zealand General Manager Kevin Sheehy says.

  • 27 Jun 2012