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  • A stroke is a brain attack - act F.A.S.T

    Published Tuesday 24 Jul 2018

    Each year in New Zealand about 9,000 people have a stroke. A stroke is a brain attack. The blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.

  • Plan ahead

    Published Friday 27 Apr 2018

    “I always take my mobile phone into the garden with me. If I don’t have a pocket, I just pop it under my bra-strap up near my shoulder. If you trip over and your phone is on the other side of the garden, what’s the point in taking it out there in the first place?” Focus group member, Wellington

  • Love your Hips

    Published Friday 20 Apr 2018

    Doing exercises that strengthen your leg and core muscles and improve balance will reduce your risk of falling. It’s that simple.

  • Ways to support older people

    Published Friday 13 Apr 2018

    As part of the Live Stronger for Longer campaign we are looking at ways to help older friends and whānau love their independence.

  • Protect yourself from flu this winter

    Published Thursday 12 Apr 2018

    Did you know that 4 out of 5 people who get the flu virus each year don’t have any symptoms? This means you could be spreading the flu virus even when you feel completely well. Those that do get ill, may get very ill….

  • Love your independence – You're only as old as you feel

    Published Friday 6 Apr 2018

    Falling over isn’t part of the ageing process. Many falls are preventable and we want to help you stay on your feet and living the life you want to live.

  • Revised New Zealand Health Strategy

    Published Thursday 2 Feb 2017

    The newly updated health care strategy and reforms sets a clear direction for healthcare services over the next ten years.

  • Wairarapa cancer support services

    Published Tuesday 31 Jan 2017

    Cancer Support: Psychology & Social Work is a new service that provides psychological and social work support to adult cancer patients and their whanāu across the 3DHBs (Capital & Coast, Hutt Valley & Wairarapa).

  • Powhiri for Sir Paul

    Published Wednesday 21 Dec 2016

    Te Oranga o Te Iwi Kainga, Wairarapa DHB’s Māori Relationship Board, invited the newly appointed Chair and the board to be welcomed onto Te Ore Ore Marae to mark the start of the new triennium. It was also an opportunity to recognise the newly formed Executive Leadership Team.

  • Board chair and members appointed by the Minister

    Published Monday 5 Dec 2016

    Board members across the country have been appointed by Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman. Wairarapa DHB welcomes new Chair, Sir Paul Collins. Martinborough’s Sir Paul was appointed a Knight Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit on the New Year Honours List last year for his service to sports administration.