Care around the clock wherever you are over summer

Remember that you can still get FREE health advice whenever you need it – wherever your holidays take you around New Zealand this summer. You can call your own general practice team 24/7 for care around the clock if too much festive cheer leaves you feeling worse for wear. Be sure to load your general […]

Make summer unstoppable

This summer will be our first under COVID-19 conditions. It’s important we look after ourselves and our whānau over the festive season and summer holidays. As New Zealanders we cherish our annual summer holidays. We all want an uninterrupted summer — uninterrupted by the weather and uninterrupted by COVID-19. We cannot control the weather, but […]

Keep cool and hydrated to beat the heat

Cantabrians are being urged to watch the weather forecast closely this summer so they can put the right plans in place to stay cool and hydrated. The La Niña weather system often brings higher than average temperatures and heatwave conditions can occur. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Ramon Pink says these higher temperatures can […]

Five Ways to Wellbeing during the holiday season

Are you expecting this Christmas to be stressful, either for you or someone you know? More than a quarter of all New Zealanders feel added financial and social stresses during the festive season. The pressure is on some of us to create a magical day for our tamariki and whānau. The Kirihimete period can increase […]

Catch up on your free vaccination to avoid catching measles

People aged between 15 and 30 who haven’t had their MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, or they’re not sure, are urged to get their free immunisation now. More than 2,000 Kiwis got sick from measles in 2019 and more than 700 needed hospital treatment, while more than 80 people in Samoa – mostly children – […]

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