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Syphilis cases on the rise in Manawatū »


It is coming into the holiday period and syphilis, a sexually transmitted infection that was almost gone from New Zealand, is now a public health issue again....continue »

Keep the festive season a happy time – be responsible with alcohol »


With the festive season upon us, MidCentral District Health Board (MDHB) is encouraging anyone planning to drink alcohol to do so responsibly. ...continue »

DHBs announce their Christmas Day menu »


Palmerston North and Whanganui Hospitals will be serving their patients a delicious Christmas menu beginning with a traditional Christmas Day dinner at midday....continue »

Health Warning Issued for Lake Wiritoa »


Tests carried out by Horizons Regional Council have shown very high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae at Lake Wiritoa near Whanganui. ...continue »

Meningococcal disease case confirmed as MenW strain »


Tests have confirmed that the patient admitted to Palmerston North Hospital this week with meningococcal disease has contracted the MenW strain....continue »

Wishing Tree Appeal back at Palmerston North Hospital and Horowhenua Health Centre  »


MidCentral District Health Board is encouraging the public to embrace the festive season and help families in need by donating presents and food to the Wishing Tree Appeal....continue »

Countdown Appeal raises money for Children’s Ward »


The redecoration of the Children’s Ward at Palmerston North Hospital is to become a reality thanks to the Countdown Kid’s Hospital Appeal....continue »

Palmerston North Hospital celebrates 125 years »


The Palmerston North Hospital has proudly marked 125 years of providing healthcare to the community....continue »

Turning the corner on HIV »


HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a disease that compromises your immune system....continue »

Third Wahakura workshop this weekend »


This weekend (30 Nov – 2 Dec), Te Pūtahi-a-Toi School of Maori Knowledge, Massey University, will host a weaving wananga in Palmerston North. Jenny Firmin (rāranga teacher, nō Whanganui), will be teaching the wahakura waikawa style to hapū māmā, their wha...continue »

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