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Auckland needs to follow lead of most liveable cities

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 3:38 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

Auckland Council heard submissions yesterday encouraging them to include Smokefree outdoor dining in the upcoming Trading and Events bylaw. The Smokefree outdoor dining campaign has been driven by Cancer Society Auckland and supported by organisations ... More >>

Cancer Society names Chief Executive

Monday, 24 November 2014, 5:26 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

Claire Austin has been named as Chief Executive of the Cancer Society of New Zealand. Announcing her appointment, National President, Murray MacCormick said “Claire brings a diversity of experience to the role. She has first-hand knowledge of the ... More >>

Nation gets behind ‘Choose your challenge’ this August

Tuesday, 5 August 2014, 1:03 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

If the last viral challenge of emptying a bucket of cold water over yourself to raise funds for Kiwi charities didn’t appeal, the Cancer Society has another option - and this time New Zealanders get to choose their own challenge. More >>

Cancer Takes Life Too Soon

Friday, 28 March 2014, 5:05 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

This weekend thousands of people are walking throughout the night to remember loved ones at Cancer Society’s Relay For Life. More >>

Plain packaging for tobacco products is one step closer

Friday, 28 March 2014, 5:03 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

Submissions on the Smokefree Environments (plain packaging) Amendment Bill closed today, Friday 28th March. Cancer Society Auckland congratulate the government for progressing the adoption of plain packaging legislation in New Zealand, however they ... More >>

Walking Stars - NZ’s first half-marathon walk at night

Friday, 29 November 2013, 4:54 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

An inaugural event, Walking Stars has so far raised more than $230,000 Auckland City will host a walking half marathon with a twist - it will happen at night! On Saturday 30 November, walkers will gather at the Auckland Domain Grandstand to walk ... More >>

Workplace SunSmart Culture

Wednesday, 13 November 2013, 3:50 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

Later this month a national forum will be held to discuss substances in the workplace proven to cause cancer. One such ‘substance,’ of particular concern to the Cancer Society, is solar UVR. It is a major hazard in outdoor workplaces as it’s the main ... More >>

Exposing avoidable cancer risks

Tuesday, 5 November 2013, 4:51 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

Could you be getting cancer from your workplace? Not something most people think about, but the reality is that every year as many as 400 people die from a cancer that was caused by something they were exposed to at work. More >>

Voice of yachting enters cancer waters

Friday, 1 November 2013, 2:59 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

A personal experience with prostate cancer and a desire to help other men understand the disease meant Peter Montgomery had no hesitation when asked to become an Ambassador for the Cancer Society. More >>

Movember: Men of the match

Tuesday, 15 October 2013, 4:15 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

Veteran sports commentator, John McBeth, would love to see the recent All Black victory over South Africa result in better health for Kiwi men. More >>

Oceania Smokefree: big and the small unite against tobacco

Friday, 11 October 2013, 4:06 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

Delegates from the largest and smallest Pacific countries, and those in between, will be flying into New Zealand later this month for a gathering of the most knowledgeable proponents of how to achieve a smoke-free society as the future norm. More >>

Plain Packs At Last!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013, 1:47 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

The Cancer Society is over the moon with the government’s announcement today to introduce plain packaging for tobacco products. “The announcement is long-awaited by all tobacco control groups and something the Cancer Society has been campaigning ... More >>

Relay For Life: NZ part of global movement against cancer

Friday, 7 December 2012, 4:25 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

This summer over 20,000 New Zealanders will come together to celebrate, remember and fight back against cancer by participating in Relay For Life—the world’s largest cancer engagement and fundraising activity. More >>

Kiwi men tool up to better health

Friday, 8 June 2012, 11:27 am | Cancer Society New Zealand

In our Kiwi “number 8 wire” culture, men’s health has always been a tricky nut to crack for health promoters. Cancer Society New Zealand in conjunction with its Men’s Health partners, the Movember Foundation and the Mental Health Foundation, ... More >>

Good Example For New Zealand

Friday, 24 February 2012, 10:35 am | Cancer Society New Zealand

With the announcement of smoking to be banned in outdoor dining areas in NSW from 2015 and in playgrounds, sports grounds and swimming pools as soon as possible, the Cancer Society’s Smokefree Advisor, Skye Kimura thinks it is only a matter of time ... More >>

Abandon the silos!

Monday, 20 February 2012, 4:56 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

Chief Executive of the Cancer Society, Dalton Kelly, today challenged stakeholders at a PHARMAC forum whether the time hasn’t come to abandon the silo approach to delivery of disease prevention and treatment, as is apparent in the public sector. More >>

A first in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Wednesday, 15 February 2012, 1:50 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

Kia ora - E te iwi, a cancer education and support programme for Maori, has been gifted to the Maori health community by the Cancer Society. The programme is the result of the Society working collaboratively with Iwi and Maori health providers ... More >>

Birkenhead Primary School has certainly got the message!

Friday, 25 November 2011, 12:35 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

For 57 would-be video makers and stars it has been a long wait from term one until the end of term three. And SunSmart week is an appropriate time to announce the winners of the SunSmart Schools video competition. More >>

International Men’s Health Week 13-19 June

Tuesday, 14 June 2011, 1:59 pm | Cancer Society New Zealand

International Men’s Health Week was conceived at the second World Congress on Men’s Health in Vienna in 2002. Representatives from around the world launched the concept to increase awareness of male health issues on a global level. More >>

 

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