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MidCentral DHB will be holding its third annual ‘Careers in Health’ day at Palmerston North Hospital campus on 24 June from 8.30am-1pm....continue »

Palmerston North Hospital reaccredited with Baby Friendly Hospital status »


Palmerston North Hospital’s maternity and neonatal services have been reaccredited with Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative status – the first secondary level hospital in New Zealand to reach that achievement five times in a row....continue »

EASIE Living and Demonstration Centre's Retail Open Day »


The EASIE Living and Demonstration Centre is celebrating its launch into retail with an open day this Saturday 18 June....continue »

Horowhenua Mayor Brendan Duffy urges residents to stay in isolation »


Horowhenua District Mayor Brendan Duffy has urged residents in his district who have been put in isolation because of the highly infectious measles outbreak, to stay at home in isolation as requested....continue »

Free BMI health kiosk installed in hospital foyer »


A health kiosk has been installed in the foyer of Palmerston North Hospital for the public to check on their body mass index (BMI) for free....continue »

Suspected case at PNGHS not measles »


A suspected case at Palmerston North Girls’ High School has tested negative for measles, as shown by results received late this afternoon....continue »

Levin dairy, and service station sell tobacco products to minor »


Two Levin retailers sold tobacco products to a person under 18 years during a tobacco controlled purchase operation (CPO) carried out by MidCentral Public Health Services last month....continue »

Work continuing to manage measles outbreak »


Test results received back this afternoon confirmed one further case of measles. This case attended Lollipops Educare Levin. MidCentral’s Public Health Service has been working with Lollipops staff and following up with contacts to prevent further spread....continue »

PNCC first in NZ to have Smokefree al-fresco dining bylaw »


Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) has just launched requirements in a bylaw that will make outdoor dining areas throughout the city smokefree. ...continue »

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