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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 »

Measles continues to be reported in Horowhenua »


Six additional cases of measles have been confirmed in Horowhenua this week. Contacts of these new cases are currently being followed-up by the MidCentral Public Health Service. The total number of confirmed cases in the MidCentral District is now nine....continue »

Palmerston North’s EASIE Living Centre awarded Centre of the Year »


Palmerston North’s EASIE Living and Demonstration Centre has received its first accolade within a few months of opening....continue »

Vaccination status checking continues at two Horowhenua schools involved in measles cases »


Medical Officer of Health, Dr Rob Weir said: “The MidCentral Public Health Service (PHS) has been receiving information on the vaccination status of the staff and students from Waiopehu College and Levin Intermediate School since last Friday....continue »

Schools closed after other measles cases reported in Horowhenua »


Waiopehu College and Levin Intermediate School in Levin were closed today after joint discussions between MidCentral DHB’s Public Health Service and the schools....continue »

Minister of Health visits MidCentral DHB »


The Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman, Minister of Health, paid a visit to MidCentral DHB today, with a tour of Palmerston North Hospital, and Enable New Zealand’s EASIE Living Centre....continue »

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