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The time is right to ban smoking in cars with kids

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 3:19 pm | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society say the time is right to protect the thousands of children exposed to a cocktail of pollutants in smoke-filled cars every day. Cancer Society is lending its support to a petition launched this week calling for a ban on smoking in cars ... More >>

Coffee Culture breathing nothing but fresh air

Wednesday, 30 May 2018, 12:42 pm | Cancer Society

Patrons at Coffee Cultures nationwide will shortly be breathing nothing but fresh air, with all 18 stores becoming completely smokefree from tomorrow – World Smokefree Day. More >>

Auckland Council Makes Outdoor Dining Smokefree

Tuesday, 17 October 2017, 4:55 pm | Cancer Society

Auckland Council has strengthened their Smokefree Policy to make all outdoor dining on footpath areas smokefree. The new policy, which will come into effect from November 2017, requires all cafés and restaurants with licenses to provide outdoor dining ... More >>

Cancer Society Seeks Participants for Charity Skydive

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 12:14 pm | Cancer Society

The Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society is seeking participants for their next fundraising initiative Jump for Cancer , a unique fundraising event in which people raise funds in return for a tandem skydive. More >>

South Otago Cup Daffodil Raceday

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 3:28 pm | Cancer Society

Join us for the first race meeting at Wingatui on Friday 15th September in the 2017 - 2018 racing calendar. South Otago Cup Day supports the Cancer Society and Daffodil Day. More >>

Canterbury air to get fresher

Monday, 31 October 2016, 9:20 am | Cancer Society

Twenty Canterbury hospitality venues will be making their outdoor spaces smokefree tomorrow (1 November) as part of a pioneering pilot. More >>

Hawke’s Bay Daffodil Raceday Raises Record Funds

Tuesday, 30 August 2016, 9:18 am | Cancer Society

Makfi Challenge Stakes Daffodil Raceday has raised more than $30,000 for Hawke’s Bay cancer patients and their families, breaking its own fundraising record by $10,000. More >>

Cancer Society Powers Up the Care for Wellington Patients

Monday, 29 August 2016, 11:57 am | Cancer Society

The Cancer Society’s Margaret Stewart House in Wellington has launched a fundraising appeal to pay for solar panels that will generate predicted savings on power bills of $300,000 over the next 25 years. More >>

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 >>



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