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Auckland safe house for migrant women gets Medibank grant

Thursday, 22 September 2011, 10:33 am | Communiquenz

Women and children seeking refuge in an Auckland safe house will at least be warm and well fed, thanks to a grant from the Medibank Community Fund. More >>

Brave Gillard a great example for New Zealand

Wednesday, 29 June 2011, 9:46 am | Communiquenz

Members of the Smokefree Coalition applaud Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard for refusing to back down against tobacco industry threats to sue over plain packaging legislation, saying her actions are a wonderful example for our own Government. More >>

Calls for unhealthy eating to be treated like smoking

Wednesday, 4 May 2011, 1:08 pm | Communiquenz

An economist says many New Zealanders are eating themselves to death and has called for unhealthy eating to be treated in the same way as smoking. Geoff Simmons from the Morgan Foundation has told the Agencies for Nutrition Action national conference ... More >>

Public encouraged to speak up on alcohol law reform

Monday, 7 February 2011, 1:51 pm | Communiquenz

New Zealand is on the brink of some of the most significant amendments to its alcohol laws, but communities need to speak up about their desire for change. That’s the message alcohol law reform proponents want to drive home, with only ten days left ... More >>

It's Taranaki’s turn to shout

Friday, 28 January 2011, 1:10 pm | Communiquenz

Taranaki residents concerned about the growing number of liquor outlets in their neighbourhoods and frustrated at their inability to have a say can take heart. A forum led by high profile law reform advocates will be held in New Plymouth on 4 ... More >>

Love to Roll 2011 – The Valentine’s Day Ride

Friday, 28 January 2011, 10:29 am | Communiquenz

Join Frocks on Bikes to celebrate summer and love with a stylish street ride to the Island Bay Festival ( ) – and a chance to win amazing prizes. More >>

Bikes and boutiques join for Frocktober

Friday, 15 October 2010, 11:51 am | Communiquenz

Bikes and fashion may not seem like natural companions but in the cycling capitals of the world stylish commuters on comfy metro-cycles flock to the CBD every day. More >>

Kirsty keen to make Tool Blacks to honour her dad

Tuesday, 21 September 2010, 9:37 am | Communiquenz

If 21-year-old Kirsty Lister competes at WorldSkills 2011 in London next year, she'll be doing it for her step dad. More >>

Home Health Conference: Economic Challenges

Wednesday, 1 September 2010, 9:52 am | Communiquenz

The challenge of providing care for the sick, elderly and disabled in a tight economy with rocketing health costs will occupy the minds of delegates attending a conference of home health providers in Auckland this week. More >>

Frocks on Bikes pedal for the planet

Tuesday, 13 October 2009, 12:39 pm | Communiquenz

Putting the beauty back into biking, Frocks on Bikes will add fashion-on-wheels to’s call for action on climate change, 24 October. More >>

Project to reverse trend of driveway run-overs

Thursday, 8 October 2009, 3:31 pm | Communiquenz

Media are advised that Berenice Langson of the New Zealand Child Safety Foundation will be speaking at the Injury Prevention Network of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference on the “Home Driveway Run-over Prevention Project”. This presentation includes ... More >>

The Hazards of the Highway Media Note

Thursday, 8 October 2009, 3:00 pm | Communiquenz

Discussion on the dangers of the truck driving profession in New Zealand. Truck travel accounts for only 7 percent of all road travel on NZ roadways, but 20 percent of the total road fatalities occur from crashes involving trucks. *The design of a new ... More >>

Maori shown to get injured more frequently

Thursday, 8 October 2009, 11:41 am | Communiquenz

Maori feature more than any other group of people injured intentionally or unintentionally.Every year on average enough Maori children to fill nearly 100 classrooms are hospitalised because of unintentional injuries. The most common setting for children to be unintentionally ... More >>

Number Of Quit Smoking Attempts Key To Success

Thursday, 6 September 2007, 10:22 am | Communiquenz

International delegates attending the Oceania Tobacco Control conference in Auckland were today asked to shift their focus from the 'quality' of smokers' quit attempts to the 'quantity' of those attempts. More >>

Youth Smoking: Teen smokers want to quit!

Thursday, 6 September 2007, 10:20 am | Communiquenz

A substantial number of youth smokers want to quit smoking, says a Ministry of Health researcher, so what can we do to support them? Recent statistics released by the MOH indicate that the rate of smoking among 15 to 19 year olds in NZ is high. More >>

Quit Attempts Nearly Double After Packet Warnings

Thursday, 6 September 2007, 12:43 am | Communiquenz

Shocking pictures of smoking's health effects appearing on Australian cigarette packets have increased requests for quitting help by 91 percent. More >>

"The World is Watching": A Chance for New Zealand

Wednesday, 5 September 2007, 2:33 pm | Communiquenz

"The World is Watching": A Chance for New Zealand to be Global Leader in Tobacco Control Strategies More >>

Stubbing Out Pacific New Zealanders’ Smoking

Wednesday, 5 September 2007, 11:22 am | Communiquenz

There has been a call at the Oceania Tobacco Control Conference for specific research into the smoking behaviour of Pacific people living in New Zealand. More >>

Chewing Tobacco An Alternative?

Wednesday, 5 September 2007, 10:03 am | Communiquenz

Maori have the dubious distinction of being amongst the highest smoking populations in the world today, Massey University’s Professor Chris Cunningham, told the Oceania Tobacco Control conference in Auckland today. More >>




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