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Maori Authority Launches Online Campaign To Prepare Whanau On What To Do If Omicron Hits

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 02:16 PM
The National Maori Authority has started a social media campaign called “its time to prepare for Omicron”. The Chair, Matthew Tukaki, has said it is inevitable that Omicron will enter the community and that the majority of those impacted will be ... Read more...

Six COVID-19 Cases Now In Hawke’s Bay

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 12:07 PM
Hawke’s Bay now has a total of six COVID-19 cases in the region, including a further two cases to report today. The Ministry of Health will officially notify these cases today, along with one case that missed the cut off yesterday, (19 January). One case ... Read more...

First Kaupapa Māori Vaccine Clinic For West Coast Tamariki

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 10:45 AM
A West Coast kaupapa Māori health provider is holding its first vaccination clinic for tamariki near Hokitika this weekend, as the vaccine roll out ramps up. 476,000 tamariki aged 5 to 11 years old became eligible to get vaccinated earlier this week, ... Read more...

Government Agencies Team Up To Help Achieve Equity In Cancer Outcomes

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 08:55 AM
The Health Research Council (HRC), Te Aho o Te Kahu, the Cancer Control Agency, and the Ministry of Health have today announced $6.2 million in funding for research aimed at addressing the stark inequities in cancer care and survival for Māori and ... Read more...

Exposure Update: Border-related Omicron Case

Published: Thu 20 Jan 2022 06:10 AM
19 January 2022 The Ministry of Health can tonight confirm the whole genome sequencing of the previously reported worker at Auckland Airport and the MIQ worker’s household contact, who both tested positive yesterday, is of the Omicron variant of COVID-19. ... Read more...

New Zealand Food Safety Advises Consumers To Cook Mussels Through

Published: Tue 18 Jan 2022 10:22 AM
New Zealand Food Safety is reminding consumers to thoroughly cook mussels following an increase in cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus around the country this summer. Deputy Director-General New Zealand Food Safety Vince Arbuckle said, “Since mid-November ... Read more...

Application For Judicial Review Of Pfizer Vaccine Rollout For 5 To 11-year-olds

Published: Tue 18 Jan 2022 07:40 AM
Legal action has been launched by a group of concerned parents calling for an urgent review of Medsafe’s decision to roll out the Pzifer vaccine to 5 to 11 year olds. Following lodgement at Wellington’s High Court last week of an application for ... Read more...

Missed Opportunities In Cancer Patient Care

Published: Mon 17 Jan 2022 02:14 PM
A man in his fifties had a history of schizophrenia and chronic thought disorder, and lived in a community residential mental health service. Over a six week period he presented to the Emergency Department seven times with severe abdominal pain. ... Read more...

Dentist Fails To Provide Appropriate Information About Treatment Required

Published: Mon 17 Jan 2022 02:10 PM
The woman went to the dentist for an orthodontic evaluation for treatment to correct the alignment of her teeth, which were "wonky" and off-centre because she was naturally missing her top right incisor (tooth 12). The dentist provided treatment ... Read more...

Maori Leader Reiterates The Message Of Vaccination As The Roll For Tamariki Begins

Published: Mon 17 Jan 2022 12:50 PM
The Chair of the National Maori Authority, Matthew Tukaki, has again called on Te Ao Maori to get their booster shots and begin to have their Tamariki and mokopuna vaccinated as childhood vaccinations get underway. Tukaki, who has been meeting with ... Read more...
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