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Kiwis Are Urged to be Sunsmart

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 1:26 pm | Sunsmart

“It is important to use sun protection every day, even on cloudy days,” says Megan Chapman, the Health Promotion Agency’s (HPA) SunSmart manager. More >>

Pre-schoolers will show off creativity at Race Day

Thursday, 9 February 2012, 3:01 pm | Sunsmart

Under-fives will have the chance to let their creative juices flow at the SunSmart hat-making competition for pre-schoolers at the Awapuni Interislander Summer Festival Family Day Races in Palmerston North this Saturday, 11 February. More >>

UV radiation at extreme levels despite cloudy weather

Friday, 27 January 2012, 4:19 pm | Sunsmart

Some parts of New Zealand may have experienced a cooler, cloudier start to the traditional summer holiday period, but ultraviolet (UV) radiation is still at extreme levels for long periods of the day in most places. More >>

Race Day hat competition for pre-schoolers

Thursday, 19 January 2012, 2:08 pm | Sunsmart

Under-fives will have the chance to let their creative juices flow at the SunSmart hat-making competition for pre-schoolers at the Trentham Interislander Summer Festival Family Day Races on Wellington Anniversary Day, Monday 23 January. More >>

Pre-schoolers to show creativity at Race Day competition

Thursday, 19 January 2012, 1:47 pm | Sunsmart

Under-fives will have the chance to let their creative juices flow at the SunSmart hat-making competition for pre-schoolers at the Trentham Interislander Summer Festival Family Day Races on Wellington Anniversary Day, Monday 23 January. More >>

New Sun Protection Alert will help protect Kiwis’ skin

Tuesday, 1 November 2011, 9:38 am | Sunsmart

From next month, New Zealanders will have a new, easy-to-use tool that tells them when they need to protect their skin from the sun, with specific reference to where in the country they live. More >>

UV levels rising rapidly as daylight saving arrives

Saturday, 24 September 2011, 1:29 pm | Sunsmart

UV levels rising rapidly as daylight saving arrives 24 September 2011 The arrival of daylight saving is a reminder to New Zealanders that ultraviolet radiation (UV) levels are rising rapidly. Laurianne Reinsborough of SunSmart says it’s tempting, ... More >>

Fewer Kiwis seek a tan, but sunburn still an issue

Sunday, 26 December 2010, 11:20 am | Sunsmart

The latest research on New Zealanders’ sun exposure habits shows that our attitudes to getting a tan are changing, with just under one in ten Kiwis saying they intend to go for that bronzed look this summer. More >>

Early arrival of summer prompts SunSmart reminder

Friday, 17 December 2010, 3:19 pm | Sunsmart

Clear skies, lots of sunshine and record-breaking November temperatures have prompted a warning that more Kiwis risk getting sunburnt even before the traditional Christmas holiday season begins. More >>

Jesse’s Sun Exposure Warning

Monday, 15 November 2010, 12:19 pm | Sunsmart

Jesse Lust was training to be a nurse when a lecture about melanoma prompted him to have a mole on his arm checked out. More >>

Warmer, drier, summer prediction heightens risk

Wednesday, 13 October 2010, 11:48 am | Sunsmart

Summer is likely to be warmer, drier and less windy than usual, bringing with it an increased risk of sunburn, which is caused by excessive ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure, as Kiwis make the most of settled weather and spend more time outside. More >>

UV Levels Rising As Daylight Saving Arrives

Sunday, 26 September 2010, 12:04 pm | Sunsmart

With the arrival of daylight saving, New Zealanders are reminded that it is time to start being safe in the sun, as ultraviolet radiation (UVR) levels are already rising. More >>

Ultraviolet radiation is a carcinogen

Tuesday, 2 February 2010, 2:09 pm | Sunsmart

As we head into the second half of summer, Kiwis are being reminded that ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is a carcinogen, and not to underestimate the risks of sunburn. Sunburn in childhood and adolescence is strongly linked to melanoma in adulthood. More >>

Don't let children get sunburnt this summer

Monday, 21 December 2009, 10:53 am | Sunsmart

An oncologist is urging parents to protect their children from sunburn this summer, to reduce their risk of melanoma as adults. More >>

Adine’s sun safety message for parents

Tuesday, 10 November 2009, 10:39 am | Sunsmart

Adine Wilson wasn't particularly concerned when she noticed that a small freckle on her arm had changed colour. “I knew I should get it checked, but I was really busy and I kept putting it off.” More >>

Events organisers urged keep Aucklanders sun safe

Tuesday, 3 November 2009, 3:10 pm | Sunsmart

Auckland is renowned for its summer events and with a sizzling summer season coming up, organisers are being encouraged to ensure people are protected from the sun. Wayde Beckman from SunSmart says people in Auckland are in for a treat this summer, ... More >>

Events organisers urged keep Wgtnians sun safe

Tuesday, 3 November 2009, 3:09 pm | Sunsmart

Wellington is renowned for its great outdoor events and with a sizzling summer season coming up, organisers are being encouraged to ensure people are protected from the sun. Wayde Beckman from SunSmart says people in Wellington are in for a treat this ... More >>

UV levels heading up as daylight saving arrives

Monday, 28 September 2009, 11:13 am | Sunsmart

New Zealanders are being urged to be safe in the sun, as daylight saving arrives and ultraviolet radiation (UVR) levels start to rise. Wayde Beckman of SunSmart says it is important not to underestimate the power of the sun at this time of year. More >>

Don't wait to feel the heat before being SunSmart

Monday, 21 September 2009, 12:12 pm | Sunsmart

With summer not far away, SunSmart and the Cancer Society are urging New Zealanders to avoid sunburn by remembering the SunSmart golden rules – slip, slop, slap and wrap. More >>

Don't wait to feel the heat before being SunSmart

Monday, 21 September 2009, 10:02 am | Sunsmart

With summer not far away, SunSmart and the Cancer Society are urging New Zealanders to avoid sunburn by remembering the SunSmart golden rules – slip, slop, slap and wrap. More >>

 

 

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