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Act now on climate or face serious health consequences

Monday, 3 November 2014, 2:05 pm | OraTaiao

The latest report from the world’s leading climate science body sends an unequivocal message to governments – urgent action on climate change is required to avoid catastrophic outcomes for human health and wellbeing. More >>

Experts highlight stark climate-health risks

Wednesday, 8 October 2014, 3:13 pm | OraTaiao

Climate change and health discussions have featured strongly on day three of the NZ Population Health Congress in Auckland. More >>

‘Call to action’ highlights climate change as health issue

Friday, 26 September 2014, 9:54 am | OraTaiao

A joint Call to Action on Climate Change and Health for the incoming government by ten New Zealand health organisations was formally released today in the New Zealand Medical Journal, following a week of health and civil society action at the United ... More >>

Call to action on climate change and health

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 11:31 am | OraTaiao

Ten New Zealand health organisations have released a joint ‘Call to Action on Climate Change and Health’ today. More >>

Will your party hand over our right to make laws to the US?

Wednesday, 13 August 2014, 2:22 pm | OraTaiao

“Will your party hand over our right to make laws to the US?” ask doctors More >>

NZers among experts discussing solutions on climate & health

Monday, 28 July 2014, 10:20 am | OraTaiao

“Climate change will affect the livelihoods of New Zealanders,” says Dr Macmillan, the acting co-convenor of the New Zealand Climate and Health Council. She was speaking from the Australian Academy of Science meeting in Brisbane this week, bringing together ... More >>

Prevention of fracking harms would be shackled by trade deal

Monday, 9 June 2014, 1:37 pm | OraTaiao

A new report concludes that fracking practices in NZ pose risks to health and the environment. The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment has recommended that regulations be overhauled and tightened to protect New Zealanders from harm. But ... More >>

Doctors call for all political parties to act on climate

Monday, 2 June 2014, 11:30 am | OraTaiao

New Zealand doctors have welcomed recent political efforts on climate change, and are calling for real action by all political parties for what is a leading health challenge. More >>

Doctors issue public health warning on Basin Flyover

Tuesday, 27 May 2014, 2:50 pm | OraTaiao

At today’s cross-examination of public health witnesses as the Basin flyover hearings continue, the flyover’s threats to health were exposed. More >>

Doctors back healthy, just transition for coal communities

Thursday, 22 May 2014, 2:24 pm | OraTaiao

The Health group OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council has welcomed today’s launch of the report ‘Jobs After Coal’ by Coal Action Network Aotearoa (CANA). More >>

Doctors call for immediate climate treatment – not denial

Friday, 4 April 2014, 5:10 pm | OraTaiao

With the release of the latest report this week by the world’s leading climate scientists, New Zealand doctors are calling for a real response to climate change, whichrepresents a huge risk to every aspect of society including human health. More >>

Health and climate change time bomb

Monday, 31 March 2014, 3:06 pm | OraTaiao

Government representatives and scientists from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change have released their climate impacts report today. More >>

Doctors Demand Healthy Response to our Changing Climate

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 5:26 pm | OraTaiao

With the general election just months away, New Zealand doctors are demanding real action on our country’s most pressing health challenges, including climate change. More >>

Doctors say Wellington transport study needs a health check

Monday, 2 December 2013, 2:11 pm | OraTaiao

A group representing OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council , which consists of around 200 health professionals, is calling for an urgent revision of Wellington’s public transport plans. They presented their concerns to a panel of ... More >>

Weak law leaves door open for coal-powered climate change

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 2:50 pm | OraTaiao

Doctors say the decision to grant resource consent for a new coal mine in the North Waikato shows how the law in New Zealand is failing to protect human health from the negative effects of climate change. More >>

Health professionals condemn bailout of Solid Energy

Thursday, 3 October 2013, 4:14 pm | OraTaiao

Health professionals are highly critical of the recent move by the New Zealand government to bail out Solid Energy. The bailout involves a direct cash injection of $25 million of taxpayer money and another $130 million in loans. More >>

Blazing Heat a Billboard for Climate Health Risk Say Doctors

Thursday, 10 January 2013, 10:52 am | OraTaiao

OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council see record temperatures and bushfires in Australia along with blistering temperatures in New Zealand as a wake-up call on climate health risks. More >>

Doctors say Kyoto cop-out further undermines climate action

Saturday, 10 November 2012, 10:29 am | OraTaiao

NZ doctors say Kyoto cop-out further undermines climate action and threatens health OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council is appalled that our government has now refused to join a second Kyoto commitment period. This ends a bleak week ... More >>

Doctors respond ‘NZ can’t wait for everyone else to act’

Monday, 5 November 2012, 9:11 am | OraTaiao

Doctors respond ‘NZ can’t wait for everyone else to act’ Responding to Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser, the NZ Climate and Health Council calls on the government to listen to New Zealanders and take real action on climate change. More >>

Doctors call for investment in real cycling facilities

Thursday, 26 July 2012, 2:57 pm | OraTaiao

OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council is calling on Councils to create real cycling facilities on key commuter routes. Yesterday’s coroner’s inquest into the tragic death of British nurse Jane Bishop on Tamaki Drive highlighted the ... More >>



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