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Health warnings lifted for Lake Wiritoa and Lake Dudding »


Health warnings that were in place at two lakes in the MidCentral District Health Board region that previously had high levels of potentially toxic blue green algae (cyanobacteria), have been cleared for use again, after health warnings were lifted....continue »

Your Local Community Pharmacy Can Help This Summer »


Before you go on holiday please ensure that you have enough of your prescription medicines to last while you are away. ...continue »

John Hannifin appointed to chair the new MDHB Consumer Council »


John Hannifin, a long-time health worker and latterly consumer/health promotion champion has been appointed chairman of the newly established MidCentral District Health Board Consumer Council....continue »

If drinking over the festive season ‘be an ethical bystander’ »


MidCentral Health’s sexual health service will be closed from midday 23 December, and will reopen on Wednesday 4 January....continue »

Another tobacco tax hike on the horizon »


On 1 January 2017, the tax on tobacco products will again be increased by 10 percent. In recognition of this there is plenty of support available to those who wish to quit....continue »

Unsure where to go for healthcare over Christmas? »


The Christmas period is a stressful time without adding in healthcare worries. If you’re not sure where to go to for health advice this summer, we have compiled a list to help you out....continue »

BSCC will close on 23 December and re-open on 9 January »


BreastScreen Coast to Coast will be taking a break between Christmas and New Year, re-opening as normal on Monday 9 January 2017....continue »

Christmas fare planned for patients’ hospital menus in Palmerston North, Whanganui and Levin »


Patients in hospitals in the Palmerston North and Whanganui regions will be treated to some lovely Christmas festive fare on Christmas Day....continue »

Child & Adolescent Oral Health Services available over the summer »


All Child and Adolescent Oral Health Services will be taking a break over the Christmas-New Year period, from close of business on 23 December 2016 with services progressively opening from early in the New Year....continue »

Learn to say Yeah, Nah for Summer »


Christmas celebrations and the holiday season are often times to have a drink or two. But they can also be a time when drinking can get people in trouble, or get out of hand....continue »

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