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Prime Minister to attend launch of new ambulance

Tuesday, 9 December 2014, 12:24 pm | The PR Company

Prime Minister John Key will attend the launch of the newest ambulance for Wellington Free Ambulance at Thorndon Station today (December 9), at 4.30 p.m. Wellington Free Ambulance fundraises to pay for the six new ambulances it needs each year to replace ... More >>

Acupuncture is big business in NZ

Friday, 21 November 2014, 9:29 am | The PR Company

New Zealanders spend nearly $70 million a year on acupuncture treatments, new figures show. Acupuncture treatments in New Zealand are covered by ACC as long as the treatment is provided by a member of the NZ Register of Acupuncturists (NZRA) or the New Zealand ... More >>

New health partnership to progress cancer cure

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 2:16 pm | The PR Company

New health partnership to progress cancer cure A new health partnership hopes to translate laboratory research into radically improved treatment of diseases, including cancer. The partnership is a collaboration between the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute ... More >>

Private schools attract more male teachers

Monday, 17 November 2014, 3:42 pm | The PR Company

The headmaster of a private boys’ primary school says male teachers are more common in that environment because the curriculum is specifically designed with the male psyche in mind. Hereworth School headmaster, Ross Scrymgeour, says the curriculum ... More >>

Acupuncturists call for professional regulation

Monday, 17 November 2014, 3:40 pm | The PR Company

Acupuncturists in New Zealand want the same legal recognition and standing as other allied health professions such as physiotherapists and osteopaths. The president of the New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists, Paddy McBride, says the profession ... More >>

Baking a novel way to say ‘thanks’

Thursday, 11 September 2014, 10:21 am | The PR Company

A Paraparaumu woman is so supportive of her local Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics that she’s baked them hundreds of cakes over the last two years as her way of saying thank you. Sue Kaye bakes the ‘bottomless tin of sustenance’ that is delivered ... More >>

Wellington scientist scores cancer research breakthrough

Tuesday, 2 September 2014, 10:06 am | The PR Company

A young Wellington research student has made a breakthrough that could change the way tongue cancers are treated. More >>

Former NZ Cancer Patient Enters Elite Mountain Race in Japan

Tuesday, 8 July 2014, 11:59 am | The PR Company

Wellington man Nick White is heading to Japan this month to take part in a running race up Mt Fuji to raise money for research into different ways of treating cancer. 39 year old Nick lost half his tongue after head and neck cancer five years ago and ... More >>

Getting brownie points on Mother’s Day

Friday, 9 May 2014, 1:00 pm | The PR Company

Getting brownie points on Mother’s Day: Top tips to help guys buy flowers for Mum (or the mother of your kids) More >>

Two new Wellington Free Ambulance lecturers at Whitireia

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 10:21 am | The PR Company

Two Wellington Free Ambulance lecturers have been appointed to deliver the Whitireia BHsc (Paramedic) degree in partnership with Whitireia New Zealand. Callum Thirkell and Johnny Mulheron will begin teaching with the Whitireia team for the 2014 first ... More >>

Little Ambulances Missing in Action

Monday, 3 March 2014, 9:41 am | The PR Company

Wellington Free Ambulance is asking for everyone to be on the lookout for some little ambulances missing in action. One hundred small ambulance donation boxes were put out into the community about five years ago but some have not made the return journey. ... More >>

NZ company launches unique cloud storage app

Monday, 17 February 2014, 11:37 am | The PR Company

NZ company launches unique cloud storage app A unique-to-New Zealand version of the famous and popular Dropbox application has been created by an Upper Hutt-based company. Layer3 has developed Filecloud, an application that does everything Dropbox does, ... More >>

Valentine’s Day puts huge burden on Kiwi flower growers

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 3:18 pm | The PR Company

Kiwi flower growers are coming under increasing pressure as cheap flower imports, mainly from India, flood the New Zealand market, says Flower Growers Association chairman, David Blewden. Mr Blewden says around 50 percent of the roses sold each ... More >>

Unique Wellington ambulance service helping 7s event

Wednesday, 5 February 2014, 3:09 pm | The PR Company

Wellington Free Ambulance is pouring staff and resources into what is its busiest weekend of the year in the capital – the Wellington Sevens. Wellington Free Ambulance will have 18 paramedic and volunteer staff at the Sevens on both Fridayand Saturday. More >>

Counsellors sound warning on education sector adjustments

Wednesday, 29 January 2014, 4:55 pm | The PR Company

The NZ Association of Counsellors is warning that fixing ‘the tail’ of the education sector won’t happen until politicians put adequate resources into pastoral care and emotional support for students who are suffering from a huge range of psychological ... More >>

New EP From The Shakedown

Thursday, 28 November 2013, 4:45 pm | The PR Company

Rapidly rising Wellington/Kapiti band The Shakedown are releasing their eagerly awaited E.P Next Movement on November 29 and are appearing on national TV to launch it. The Shakedown has also announced a national summer tour to celebrate. More >>

Response to FANNZ water fluoridation

Wednesday, 23 October 2013, 3:59 pm | The PR Company

Dietitians New Zealand and its members has the well-being of the New Zealand public at heart and are fully qualified to comment on the water fluoridation issue currently in debate around New Zealand. More >>

Doctors call for infrastructure to promote active travel

Monday, 14 October 2013, 10:02 am | The PR Company

Doctors want newly elected councils to create infrastructure and urban planning that promotes walking, cycling, and public transport More >>

Petition to help tube fed children in New Zealand

Friday, 30 August 2013, 10:42 am | The PR Company

A petition is being launched today, August 30, to help convince the government to bring in a special weaning programme for tube fed children. More >>

Unique Wellington Well Gives to Wellington Free Ambulance

Monday, 15 July 2013, 5:23 pm | The PR Company

A unique artesian well in Wellington is responsible for almost $10,000 in donations to the charity Wellington Free Ambulance. More >>



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