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Famous Kiwis get artistic for Daffodil Day

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 12:27 pm | Cancer Society

A group of well-known New Zealanders have created unique artworks for the Cancer Society’s Daffodil Day as part of the ANZ Daffodil Day Art Auction, and the results are amazing. More >>

Leading light resigns from the Cancer Society of New Zealand

Friday, 30 May 2014, 10:46 am | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society of New Zealand advises with great regret that their Chief Executive, Dalton Kelly, has resigned his position effective 31 July 2014. Mr Kelly has been a well-respected and well-regarded leader of the Cancer Society for over eight years. More >>

Don't Take Your Lungs For Granted

Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 9:57 am | Cancer Society

A new report released today reveals New Zealanders know very little about the symptoms of lung cancer, or just how common lung cancer is. This is despite the fact that lung cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in New Zealand for both ... More >>

New Zealand’s Biggest Morning Tea

Tuesday, 20 May 2014, 3:06 pm | Cancer Society

You are invited to attend New Zealand’s Biggest Morning Tea! Join us on Thursday 22 May, and raise your cup for New Zealand’s Biggest Morning Tea to help the Cancer Society raise vital funds for people affected by Cancer. The morning teas are being ... More >>

Budget news good news for cancer

Thursday, 15 May 2014, 4:37 pm | Cancer Society

Dalton Kelly, Chief Executive of the Cancer Society, welcomes today’s budget announcement that the Government will deliver an additional $32.7 million over four years to further improve cancer services. More >>

Australian experts bring expertise to the Health Select Comm

Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 3:23 pm | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society is delighted to be hosting Australian plain packaging experts, Jonathan Liberman and Kylie Lindorff, while they are in New Zealand to give oral submissions on the Smokefree Environments (Tobacco Plain packaging) Amendments Act. More >>

Workplace dangers

Monday, 25 November 2013, 2:06 pm | Cancer Society

Some jobs can cause cancer - it won’t happen overnight, but it can happen! People who are exposed to cancer-causing agents, as part of their job, face the risk of changes in body cells that can lead to cancer later in life. More >>

Sky TV sport presenter urges self-checks

Thursday, 21 November 2013, 3:52 pm | Cancer Society

While mothers are well-versed in the idea of advising their daughters to check for abnormalities in their breasts, they often don’t think to tell their sons to do the same with their testicles. More >>

The Ride to Conquer Cancer Raised $2.1 Million

Saturday, 16 November 2013, 2:42 pm | Cancer Society

The Ride to Conquer Cancer announced 663 Riders helped raised over $2.1 million for Cancer Society Auckland as the first annual Ride commenced Saturday in Auckland. Funds raised through the largest single fundraising event in New Zealand history ... More >>

Reduce Tobacco Supply to Save Lives

Tuesday, 22 October 2013, 2:58 pm | Cancer Society

Tomorrow (23rd October) Cancer Society Auckland and Te Ara Hā Ora National Māori Tobacco Control Leadership Service are hosting an international forum on reducing tobacco supply. More >>

Make a choice for life

Monday, 21 October 2013, 2:53 pm | Cancer Society

As the important players advocating for a smoke-free Pacific are gearing up to attend the Oceania Tobacco Control Conference in New Zealand, newly released research from Australia points a bigger finger at smoking and its implication in an earlier death. More >>

Successful outcome of the Open Area Calculator

Tuesday, 1 October 2013, 12:34 pm | Cancer Society

Earlier this year the Cancer Society joined with, Salvation Army Trust and The Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand, to call for a judicial review of the open area calculator used to approve smoking areas in licenced premises. The case cited SkyCity ... More >>

Cancer Society Auckland want Smokefree implemented sooner

Wednesday, 24 July 2013, 3:05 pm | Cancer Society

Auckland Council’s Regional Development and Operations Committee today voted in favour of a comprehensive Smokefree policy to be introduced over the next 5 years. More >>

Ride to Conquer Cancer Celebrates First Epic Impact Day

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 12:06 pm | Cancer Society

June 12, 2013 (Auckland): The Ride To Conquer Cancer celebrated its first annual “Epic Impact Day” in New Zealand on Wednesday. The national fundraising initiative by The Ride participants surged donations in support of life-saving cancer research ... More >>

More public awareness of changing moles needed

Friday, 5 April 2013, 1:43 pm | Cancer Society

People need to be more alert to their changing moles and pointing out changes they see in the skin of their friends and loved ones, because at least a third of melanomas are identified by the patient, says a leading US-based New Zealand skin cancer specialist. More >>

Reducing unnecessary removal of skin lesions

Friday, 5 April 2013, 10:29 am | Cancer Society

An internationally recognised New Zealand specialist in dermatology says GPs need more training and support to recognise benign or harmless skin lesions to prevent them being removed unnecessarily. More >>

Risk profiling may be key to lowering melanoma deaths

Friday, 5 April 2013, 10:15 am | Cancer Society

Media release, 5 April 2013 Individual risk profiling may be key to lowering melanoma death rates More >>

New Zealanders need to protect themselves from the sun

Friday, 5 April 2013, 9:51 am | Cancer Society

Ultraviolet radiation (UV) in New Zealand is twice the level of that in Europe and Kiwis need to protect themselves from the sun, says an international expert on skin cancer, New Zealander, Professor John Hawk. More >>

Plain packaging conquers the last frontier

Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 7:11 pm | Cancer Society

In announcing the introduction of Plain Packaging for tobacco products the New Zealand Government have taken a momentous step towards the goal of New Zealand to be Smokefree by 2025. More >>

Sunbeds on skid row

Thursday, 15 November 2012, 10:23 am | Cancer Society

As part of the Sunbed Action Group the Cancer Society is delighted by the private member’s bill: Health (Skin Cancer and Trauma Prevention) Amendment put forward by Dr Paul Hutchison MP and Health Select Chair. “We have worked long and hard ... More >>

 

 

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