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  • SPEAK UP against rural suicide

    Published Friday 21 Jun 2019

    A Lincoln University student and her friends want to turn around the alarming trend of young rural males that are committing suicide after she lost her boyfriend - a 21-year-old North Otago high country shepherd.

  • Becoming Smokefree Just Got Easier

    Published Thursday 20 Jun 2019

    ​The Pharmacy Project is a new initiative designed to improve access to NRT products in the Wairarapa. It was launched by Tu- Ora Compass Health and the Wairarapa District Health Board to coincide with setting positive health goals for the new year. The Pharmacy Project aims to support members of our Wairarapa community who really want to be smoke free.

  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day - Saturday June 15th

    Published Friday 14 Jun 2019

    With a growing global population of elderly people, abuse of the elderly is an increasing and serious problem. It affects health and human rights, so it is vital to raise awareness and prevent elder abuse whenever and wherever possible.

  • Limited stock for flu vaccination

    Published Thursday 13 Jun 2019

    There has been a high uptake of flu vaccinations around the country. GPs and pharmacies are now running low or have already run out of stock.

  • Latest bowel screening programme newsletter

    Published Wednesday 12 Jun 2019

    Click below for the latest Wairarapa DHB bowel screening programme newsletter

  • Website to give Kiwis the facts on vaping

    Published Tuesday 11 Jun 2019

    A new website "Vaping Facts" is now live so New Zealanders can have a credible source of information about vaping. 

  • Dr Jacqueline (Jackie) Bews recommends doing the screening test as soon as it arrives

    Published Wednesday 5 Jun 2019

    No symptoms? Well, I didn’t either. The free bowel screening test saved my life.

  • Reviewing public access to the outdoors – have your say

    Published Wednesday 29 May 2019

    New Zealanders are being invited to have their say on access to the outdoors that’s related to the Walking Access Act 2008. The Act aims to provide free and practical access to the outdoors for all sorts of activities, not just walking.

  • Combined Submission on Gaming Machine & Venues published by Wairarapa DHB and Regional Public Health

    Published Thursday 23 May 2019

    Gambling harm is a significant issue which can be harmful to health and wellbeing. It is a public health issue in New Zealand, and we have an interest in preventing and minimising gambling-related harm. This submission combines the voices of WrDHB and Regional Public Health.

  • In an emergency, where would YOU go for help?

    Published Tuesday 14 May 2019

    Where is your nearest Community Emergency Hub? Imagine that a large earthquake has struck the region. You've made it home and checked on your family and neighbours. What do you do next?