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Injury Prevention Aotearoa welcomes family violence review

Thursday, 6 August 2015, 12:51 pm | Injury Prevention Network

For immediate release 6 August 2015 Injury Prevention Aotearoa welcomes review of family violence legislation More >>

20-year research career recognised with leadership award

Thursday, 13 November 2014, 12:45 pm | Injury Prevention Network

Dr Marilyn McPherson (also known as Dr Marilyn Brewin) has been awarded Injury Prevention Aotearoa’s 2014 Te Manaia Leadership Award. Dr McPherson received her award in Wellington last week, at the national injury prevention conference. More >>

National injury prevention conference launched

Friday, 30 May 2014, 11:52 am | Injury Prevention Network

National injury prevention conference launched Injury Prevention Aotearoa has today launched its national injury prevention conference with a call for abstracts and registrations. The conference is being held at Te Papa, Wellington on 6 & 7 November ... More >>

Keeping our children safe requires more action

Wednesday, 12 February 2014, 3:57 pm | Injury Prevention Network

The national advocacy group, Injury Prevention Network of Aotearoa New Zealand, supports the Salvation Army’s view that the Government needs to place more emphasis on reducing child poverty and domestic violence in New Zealand. More >>

New Zealand needs a long-term injury prevention focus

Friday, 17 January 2014, 11:42 am | Injury Prevention Network

The Injury Prevention Network supports Labour MP Iain Lees-Galloway call for more focus on long-term strategies to reduce the burden of fatal and non-fatal injury in New Zealand. The Network’s General Manager, Justine Ropata, says “Fatal and ... More >>

Renowned injury researcher wins national leadership award

Monday, 4 November 2013, 10:24 am | Injury Prevention Network

Professor Shanthi Ameratunga is the 2013 recipient of the Injury Prevention Network Te Manaia Leadership Award. Prof Ameratunga received her award at a reception in Wellington on 1 November 2013. More >>

Compulsory lifejackets for children is plain common sense

Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 1:04 pm | Injury Prevention Network

Making it compulsory for children to wear lifejackets on small boats is just plain common sense, according to the Injury Prevention Network. More >>

Vulnerable Children’s Bill - a step in the right direction

Tuesday, 29 October 2013, 12:36 pm | Injury Prevention Network

The Government’s Vulnerable Children’s Bill, for which submissions close on 30 October, is receiving support, in principle, from the national injury prevention organisation Injury Prevention Network. More >>

Rethink urged on injury measurement

Friday, 9 October 2009, 2:11 pm | Injury Prevention Network

Injury prevention researchers from the Injury Prevention Research Unit at the University of Otago are questioning how communities are expected to measure the “injury outcomes” which the World Health Organization (WHO) requires of designated Safe Communities ... More >>

Maori, Pacific communities urge: look to culture

Thursday, 8 October 2009, 5:11 pm | Injury Prevention Network

A visiting expert on indigenous issues says Maori and Pacific communities must find strength in their cultures and become more involved in their young people’s lives to help address problems with injury, harm and substance abuse. More >>

Addressing the road safety problem of fatigue

Wednesday, 31 October 2007, 1:46 pm | Injury Prevention Network

Media are advised that Neesha Gouldsbury (ACC) and Senior Sergeant Peter Baird (Police) will be giving a presentation at the Injury Prevention Network of Aotearoa New Zealand Conference on the topic of “Working with road safety partners to address the problem ... More >>

For Better Road Safety, Get Rid Of Safety Controls

Monday, 29 October 2007, 12:43 am | Injury Prevention Network

When drivers perceive a situation as 'unsafe', they tend to take more care. Therefore we should get rid of everything making drivers feel safe. More >>

Burns – a lifetime of treatment

Thursday, 21 June 2007, 2:36 pm | Injury Prevention Network

National Manager, Val Norton, says, “Every year, around one percent of New Zealanders get burned. That’s 41,000 people according to latest population estimates. Ten percent of burn victims will require hospitalisation, and 10 percent of those (410 ... More >>

Beware The Sleep Of Death

Tuesday, 3 April 2007, 4:18 pm | Injury Prevention Network

Driver fatigue caused by insufficient or poor quality sleep is possibly the biggest killer on our roads, warns the Injury Prevention Network of Aotearoa New Zealand (IPNANZ). It is encouraging motorists this Easter to get plenty of sleep before heading ... More >>

Drowsy Drivers A Crash Hazard

Thursday, 21 December 2006, 10:52 am | Injury Prevention Network

The Injury Prevention Network of Aotearoa New Zealand (IPNANZ) is appealing to drivers to make sure they are awake and alert before they take to the roads this holiday period. More >>

Group Calls for Driver Cellphone Ban

Thursday, 14 December 2006, 11:53 am | Injury Prevention Network

The Injury Prevention Network of Aotearoa New Zealand (IPNANZ) believes the Government has missed an opportunity to save lives on our roads by not banning the use of cellphones while driving. A raft of Government road safety policies were announced yesterday, ... More >>

Preventing Injury Under the Spotlight

Wednesday, 2 November 2005, 9:23 am | Injury Prevention Network

Injury prevention experts are gathering in Wellington today to discuss ways of reducing injury. The conference – Living and Playing Safely in Aotearoa New Zealand – will be attended by over 150 people with expertise in injury prevention. More >>

Fall prevention among elderly key to independence

Friday, 31 October 2003, 2:51 pm | Injury Prevention Network

A television cord, a duvet or a mat may seem unlikely objects to cause serious injury or even death, but for elderly people they can prove lethal. More >>

Burden of injury frustrates prevention workers

Friday, 31 October 2003, 11:06 am | Injury Prevention Network

Injury prevention workers are frustrated that injury remains the leading cause of death in people under the age of 44 years, despite efforts to make the environment safer. More >>

Traffic crashes leading cause of workplace death

Friday, 31 October 2003, 9:43 am | Injury Prevention Network

A new Health Research Council funded study has revealed that New Zealanders who die at work are most likely to die in a motor vehicle crash. More >>





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