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Mobil Awapuni fined $500 for selling cigarettes to youth »


The MidCentral Public Health Service recently held a Tobacco Controlled Purchase Operation (CPO) in Palmerston North. A CPO involves an operation where the Public Health Service sends a person under 18 into a retailer asking to buy cigarettes....continue »

Immunisation is the best protection against measles »


A recent incident in Auckland, where many people were exposed to a measles case has prompted local health authorities to urge people to make sure they are fully immunised. ...continue »

New Zealand’s first EASIE Living Centre opened in Palmerston North »


New Zealand’s first EASIE Living and Demonstration Centre – which will display exciting and innovative high and low tech living options for people with disabilities, and the elderly was officially opened in Palmerston North today....continue »

Latest STI figures show importance of getting tested »


The recent release of figures around sexually transmitted infections (STIs) shows the importance of getting tested if you suspect you may have an STI....continue »

MidCentral DHB backing health expo »


MidCentral DHB (MDHB) is proud to a major backer of the upcoming Health and Wellbeing Expo, to be held at the Palmerston North Convention Centre on 6 February....continue »

New provider to increase access to maternity information services for all women »


MidCentral District Health Board is about to widen access to its Pregnancy and Parenting Education and Maternity Information and Advisory services by appointing a new provider – Barnardos New Zealand....continue »

School-based dental services available in New Year »


Although the school–based Child and Adolescent Oral Health Services will be taking a break over the Christmas-New Year period, staff will be back on deck early in the New Year....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 re-open on 5 January »


BreastScreen Coast to Coast will be taking a break between Christmas and New Year but re-opening as normal on Tuesday 5 January....continue »

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