June 20th is World Refugee Day

Secretary General of the United Nations António Guterres states “Our duty to the people we serve is to work together to move from fear of each other to trust in each other. Diversity in all its forms is an asset, not a threat.” So let us recall our common humanity on World Refugee Day, celebrate […]

It’s about your whānau this World Smokefree Day

World Smokefree Day (31st May) is about celebrating and working towards smokefree/auahi kore lives for New Zealanders. The theme for WSFD is ‘It’s about whānau.’ The majority of New Zealanders are smokefree, and having smokefree whānau, whare, workplaces and public spaces is worth celebrating! Tihei manawa ora! Sneeze, the breath of life! Nearly 84 percent of New […]

Help young people be who they want to be during Youth Week

Youth Week is a nationwide festival of events organised by young New Zealanders to celebrate the talents, passion and success of local young people. Youth Week recognises the amazing contributions and achievements of young people in New Zealand. The week also recognises the youth workers, youth service providers and others working with and for young […]

Learn about the importance of immunisation across the lifespan

Immunisation Week (30th April to 6th May 2018) is about raising awareness about the importance of immunisation to protect against serious illnesses. The focus for 2018 is promoting immunisations to older people (such as influenza, shingles, diphtheria and tetanus) and encouraging immunisation across the lifespan. Here are the key messages this Immunisation Week: The protection from earlier immunisations can […]

West Coast pertussis cases on the rise

Pregnant women and babies under one need to be vaccinated against pertussis (whooping cough) says Medical Officer of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton. “There is a national epidemic of pertussis and the number of cases on the West Coast is beginning to rise. Babies and children under the age of one are most at risk of […]

Walk2Work Day: 14th March 2018

Walk2Work Day is New Zealand’s day to celebrate walking. You can walk almost anywhere, at any time, in any weather for free. If it’s that bit too far just walk to catch a bus or ferry for your health, and the health of our planet. A walk is part of every bus and ferry ride. Research […]

Well Child: Giving your child the best start in life

Celebrate the importance of the Well Child programme during Well Child Week (26th February to 4th March 2018). The early years of life set the foundation for lifelong health and wellbeing. Well Child/Tamariki Ora is a free service provided by the Ministry of Health for all New Zealand children from birth to five years. Well […]

Keep cool and hydrated to beat the heat

Temperatures are set to soar as children return to school, prompting a warning from Community and Public Health to keep cool and stay hydrated. Weather forecasters are predicting a run of hot days, peaking on Tuesday (30th) and Wednesday (31st) with forecast highs of 32 in Christchurch. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey says older […]

The Big Grill for Melanoma New Zealand

Melanoma New Zealand invites you to participate in the inaugural Big Grill event. Have a BBQ with friends anywhere, at any time throughout February and March 2018 and fund-raise for Melanoma NZ. New Zealand has the highest melanoma incidence rate in the world. Over 300 New Zealanders die from melanoma and 4,000 people are newly diagnosed every […]

Check for health warnings before going near waterways

Recreational water users are being reminded to avoid contact with some Canterbury and South Canterbury waterways. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Ramon Pink says health warnings remain in place where there’s potentially toxic algae (cyanobacteria) in a number of areas around the regions. “Make sure you check the health warnings for toxic algae before going near […]

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