New Plymouth — With Mental Health Awareness Week just around the corner, people in Taranaki will soon have access to an exciting new wellness initiative called ‘Turn the Page’.
Taranaki — Federated Farmers is concerned by reports from the Taranaki region that farmers are being pressured into buying health and safety policies.
New Plymouth — Health Minister Tony Ryall says Hamilton Radiology's new Positron Emission and Computed Tomography (PET-CT) Centre in Hamilton will give patients from New Plymouth to Hamilton to Gisborne more convenient service, closer to home.
Taranaki — Stratford residents, Steve Rowe and Rachel Brownlee, who have been photographing the aerosol spraying activity taking place in Central Taranaki for approximately 5 years, have reported that the aerosols are being sprayed over populated areas five out of seven days a week now.
Taranaki — Minister of Health David Cunliffe today signed off on an $80 million revamp of Taranaki Base Hospital that will include two new surgical theatres and increase the number of hospital beds.
New Plymouth — A new health support service for people historically exposed to dioxin from the former Ivon Watkins Dow factory in Paritutu, New Plymouth became available today.Â
Taranaki — Former and current timber workers with historical exposure to a toxic timber treatment known as pentachlorophenol (PCP) are advised to talk to their doctor about any health concerns, the Department of Labour said today.
Taranaki — Tariana Turia, MP for Te Tai Hauauru, has picked up on the disappointment expressed by the Chemically Exposed Paritutu Residents Association (CEPRA), that the offer of free GP visits was an 'insult', a hollow 'political gesture of little value'.
Taranaki — The Green Party says the free annual health check-ups offered to Paritutu residents exposed to dioxin from the Ivon Watkins Dow chemical plant is a bit better than nothing, but seriously questions why it has taken so long and comes without the hint of an apology.
New Plymouth — The Government has considered an independent report on recommendations for a health support service for people who lived near or worked at the former Ivon Watkins Dow plant at Paritutu, New Plymouth.
Taranaki — Te Tai Hauauru MP, Tariana Turia, has repeated her call for a co-ordinated agency-wide strategy to be immediately put in place in Patea to protect Patea residents from the health risks associated with asbestos exposure.
New Plymouth — New Plymouth has passionate people who are committed to the health and wellbeing of young people.
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