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Lemon festival raises funds for Cancer Society

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 3:11 pm | Cancer Society

Lemon festival raises funds for Cancer Society Cancer Society volunteers and supporters will be celebrating all things yellow next Tuesday, August 11, when the Luscious Lemon Festival will be held in Hamilton. The Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society ... More >>

Policy action needed on alcohol and cancer

Tuesday, 16 June 2015, 11:37 am | Cancer Society

A conference in Wellington on Alcohol and Cancer is the first of its kind in New Zealand. It is being held at Te Papa, on 17th June and is co-hosted by Alcohol Action NZ and the Cancer Society of New Zealand. The conference will raise awareness of ... More >>

Junk Free June

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 3:20 pm | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society of New Zealand is excited to unveil an official new fundraising event and the first of it’s kind anywhere in the world! JUNK FREE JUNE will see Kiwis raise money for The Cancer Society of New Zealand, by eating “junk free” ... More >>

Not beyond us!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 10:46 am | Cancer Society

“It’s wonderful to have such a strong and empowering statement for World Cancer Day 2015, (4 February) and I know it will strike a chord with many in the cancer community,” said Chief Executive of the Cancer Society, Claire Austin. “The theme ... More >>

Ten years down the track

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 4:40 pm | Cancer Society

Ten years down the track New Zealand has led the way with tobacco control measures, starting ten years ago with the Smokefree Environments Act 2003 – in its time a world leading piece of legislation. The Act placed restrictions on smoking in indoor ... More >>

Cancer Plan 2015 - 18

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 9:51 am | Cancer Society

Cancer Society Chief Executive, Claire Austin, is looking forward to the Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, Minister of Health, announcing the Government’s plan for cancer patients over the next three years. The Minister is expected to launch the plan today. More >>

Towards a healthier New Zealand

Friday, 28 November 2014, 11:50 am | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society has welcomed the Government’s continuing commitment to a Smokefree New Zealand by 2025. Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, who has taken over responsibility for tobacco control since the September election, said the Government ... More >>

Support for quitters

Monday, 10 November 2014, 11:40 am | Cancer Society

An online study of 608 New Zealand smokers suggests when tobacco plain packaging is introduced into New Zealand, it would be beneficial to include clear and visually striking Quitline information. The research from the University of Otago measured ... More >>

Sunbed restriction

Friday, 7 November 2014, 11:25 am | Cancer Society

The first reading of legislation to make sunbeds banned for use by under 18s was passed unanimously in Parliament last night and the Cancer Society couldn’t be more delighted! More >>

Auckland All for Smokefree Outdoor Dining

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 1:47 pm | Cancer Society

In a bid to encourage the Auckland Council to make outdoor dining Smokefree, Cancer Society Auckland are showing Auckland’s large support for the cause with a pop up Smokefree restaurant in Aotea Square on Friday, October 3rd 12-2pm. More >>

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 >>



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