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  • Mothers-to-be urged to eat more fish

    21 September 2017 5:01 PM

    Most pregnant women in New Zealand are failing to get enough omega-3 in their diet, according to a Massey University study. Adequate dietary intake of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids is needed during pregnancy to support the mother and foetus, researchers say. They surveyed 600 pregnant women about their diet and the questionnaire was conducted

  • UPDATE – Pedestrians hit on Wairau Road, North Shore

    19 September 2017 9:52 PM

    Police remain at the scene where five people were struck by a car on Wairau Road around 8.30am this morning. Police can confirm that five people have received injuries. Four have been taken to Auckland hospital and a fifth person was treated at the scene. All of the five people injured are students from Westlake Girls and Westlake Boys schools and their

  • Suspected Norovirus Outbreak in Bay

    19 September 2017 3:36 AM 4

    Acting Director of Nursing Rosalind Jackson says that as of midday there have been no new cases of suspected norovirus either in patients or staff at the unit. “The infection control measures put in place appear to have contained the outbreak but it's an ongoing situation and we are monitoring it closely,” says Rosalind. The ACU is operating normally

  • More surveillance for oyster parasite

    19 September 2017 12:15 AM 1

    Further surveillance of the wild flat oyster fishery in Foveaux Strait for Bonamia ostreae will begin later this month. Sampling will start in the last week of September as part of an enhanced national surveillance plan for the invasive parasite, says Ministry for Primary Industries Response Manager David Yard. Under the plan, MPI will survey the Foveaux

  • NHS drive to send patients home frees only 93 beds

    14 September 2017 11:01 PM 3

    Only 93 beds have been freed by an NHS drive to get elderly patients home quicker, official figures show. Doctors warned that the health service was not ready for winter after figures showed it ended the summer by missing most of its main targets. This week Simon Stevens, the head of NHS England, said that the health service needed to do more as a severe

  • Patrick Gower: Jacinda Ardern makes it personal

    13 September 2017 5:44 AM 9

    OPINION: Jacinda Ardern has gone personal - and it has been a useful political weapon. It has helped Ardern reclaim the narrative of the campaign. She was on the back foot - getting owned by National's relentless attacks on her vagueness over tax. She needed to change the conversation, and this has allowed her to get one of the big issues back on the agenda

  • Two missing after car in Christchurch lake

    12 September 2017 9:35 AM 4

    Two people are missing and the police dive squad is expected to be called to the scene after a car ended up submerged in a Christchurch lake. Two people are missing after a car ended up submerged in a Christchurch lake. The police dive squad was expected to be called to the lake, near Westlake Drive in Halswell, on Wednesday morning, a police spokesperson

  • Four-month-old baby dies after Indonesian private hospital allegedly turned parents away over money

    12 September 2017 7:12 AM 4

    The death of a four-month-old baby who was allegedly turned away from a hospital in Jakarta makes headlines across Indonesia. The death of a four-month-old baby who was allegedly turned away from a hospital in Jakarta has made headlines across Indonesia. The parents of the baby girl say the Mitra Keluarga private hospital in West Jakarta refused to treat

  • North Central Missouri Mental Health Center to hold Suicide Awareness Open Houses

    12 September 2017 1:24 AM 16

    The North Central Missouri Mental Health Center will hold a number of Suicide Awareness Open Houses for National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. One open house will be held at the Health Center at 1601 East 28th Street in Trenton the afternoon of September 18th from 1 to 3 o’clock. Another will be held at the Health Center at 401 Youssef Drive in Chillicothe

  • The Business Magazine For NZ SME

    11 September 2017 8:39 PM 3

    Local crowdfunding platform PledgeMe has announced plans to enter the Australian market in the lead up to equity crowdfunding legislation changes there. "Australia is set to legalise equity crowdfunding later this month. We plan to be on the ground there, to connect with potential partners, work with local companies and assess the final regulatory landscape"