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Health Professionals Prescribe A Dose Of Healthy Activity – The School Strike 4 Climate

Friday, 5 April 2024, 6:50 am | OraTaiao

OraTaiao calls on all of Aotearoa to get active and take a stand for health this Friday, by joining the School Strike for Climate Strike to be held in at least 20 locations around the country. More >>

OraTaiao Opposes The Scrapping Of Te Aka Whai Ora And Urges Delay Of Enabling Legislation

Monday, 26 February 2024, 6:59 pm | OraTaiao

OraTaiao is appalled by Government plans to introduce legislation abolishing Te Aka Whai Ora ahead of an urgent Waitangi Tribunal hearing on the matter on Thursday. “In order to address the many health inequities and health system disparities experienced ... More >>

Healthy Choices For Voters – The 2023 OraTaiao Election Scorecard

Friday, 22 September 2023, 10:37 am | OraTaiao

A Health election scorecard, released today by OraTaiao: New Zealand Climate and Health Council, shows significant room for improvement from all parties. Representing more than 1,000 health professionals and health organisations in Aotearoa, OraTaiao ... More >>

Health Professionals Join The Call For Cycling, Walking Lane On Auckland Harbour Bridge

Monday, 3 July 2023, 3:23 pm | OraTaiao

OraTaiao, the New Zealand Climate and Health Council, is joining the call for Waka Kotahi to liberate the lane following the release of a report showing the viability of reallocating one lane of traffic on the harbour bridge for walking and cycling. ... More >>

OraTaiao Joins Free Fares Coalition

Tuesday, 22 November 2022, 3:39 pm | OraTaiao

OraTaiao: NZ Climate and Health Council have joined the Free Fares Coalition – the Aotearoa Collective for Public Transport Equity. OraTaiao Co Convener Summer Wright said, “OraTaiao supports the Free Fares campaign calling for free fares ... More >>

Break The Addiction To Fossil Fuels – 2022 Lancet Countdown Report On Health And Climate Change

Thursday, 27 October 2022, 2:24 pm | OraTaiao

Health is at the mercy of a fossil fuel addiction. That’s the stark message from the seventh annual report of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change, launched in London today by the world's highest-impact general medical journal. The report ... More >>

World Health Day 2022 - Healthcare Workers Ask Government To Make NZ Health System Climate Ready And Climate Friendly

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 9:44 am | OraTaiao

Today is World Health Day, and eleven organisations representing doctors, nurses and other health professionals have written to Health Minister Andrew Little asking that, as part of the Government’s health reforms, our healthcare system is made ... More >>

Human Physical And Mental Health Already Affected By Climate Change – IPCC Report

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 8:27 am | OraTaiao

Today’s new IPCC report on the impacts of climate change is a stark warning of the physical and mental health impacts on our communities from climate breakdown. The report, produced by hundreds of experts worldwide, highlights the damage which ... More >>

No Nuclear-free Moment - But A Healthy Emissions Reduction Plan Still Possible

Thursday, 18 November 2021, 11:32 am | OraTaiao

Was NZ-Aotearoa’s appearance at the world’s climate conference COP26 our nuclear-free moment? “Definitely not,” said OraTaiao Co-convenor Dr Dermot Coffey, “but the good news is that the government can vastly improve on its COP26 failings by ... More >>

New Zealand Ranked Zero In Damning Global Climate Health Scorecard

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 10:02 am | OraTaiao

“New Zealand’s ranking of zero points on the Global Climate and Health Alliance health scorecard for climate commitments sounds the siren for urgent action,” says Dr Dermot Coffey, Co-convenor of OraTaiao: NZ Climate and Health Council. The GCHA ... More >>

Election 2020: The Big Climate Hole

Monday, 28 September 2020, 10:10 am | OraTaiao

Health professionals have expressed surprise at the silence around this century’s biggest population health threat in the 2020 general election. “We have found that even some of our major parties have either no plans on what to do about climate change ... More >>

Government Spend Now Must Do ‘triple Duty’ For People, Planet And Prosperity

Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 4:23 pm | OraTaiao

Health professionals are calling for the government’s economic stimulus to do triple duty for people, planet and prosperity. “We can’t return to business as usual. We need a new framework to guide public investment. As the Government invests ... More >>

Health professionals celebrate passing of Zero Carbon Act

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 8:31 pm | OraTaiao

Health professionals are celebrating the historic passing of the Zero Carbon Act. They applaud its purpose to prevent global warming of more than 1.5 degrees and the inclusion of methane targets. More >>

Collective action urged to avert climate crisis

Thursday, 26 September 2019, 1:50 pm | OraTaiao

Members of OraTaiao: NZ Climate and Health Council will join climate events around the country this Friday, 27 September, and are issuing a symbolic medical certificate, as part of the global strikes for climate movement. More >>

Health sector groups ask for Carbon Bill to include health

Thursday, 29 August 2019, 3:06 pm | OraTaiao

This morning at Environment Select Committee hearings, five health sector groups representing more than 55,000 health workers, called for health and fairness to be at the heart of a strengthened Zero Carbon Bill. More >>

NZ’s health sector asks Government for urgent climate action

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 9:21 am | OraTaiao

Health workers delivered a strong message to the Coalition Government at the National Forum on Sustainable Healthcare today. They are asking for urgent policy to ensure that District Health Boards (DHBs) and the wider health sector are held accountable ... More >>

Zero Carbon Bill is critical but too little too late

Wednesday, 8 May 2019, 4:47 pm | OraTaiao

Zero Carbon Bill is critical legislation for health, but targets are too little, too late More >>

Health professionals support students in their strike

Friday, 15 March 2019, 5:57 pm | OraTaiao

Health professionals are pledging their support for school students around New Zealand who will be striking this Friday to call for meaningful action on climate change. More >>

Health professionals support students in their strike

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 4:17 pm | OraTaiao

Health professionals are pledging their support for school students around New Zealand who will be striking this Friday to call for meaningful action on climate change. More >>

Urgent action needed to stop global temperatures rising

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 9:58 am | OraTaiao

Health professionals are intensifying calls for urgent emissions reduction in response to a report released today by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). More >>





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