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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 »

Health warning issued for Dudding Lake »


Tests carried out by Horizons Regional Council have shown very high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae at Dudding Lake in the Rangitīkei District....continue »

Hospital 125th: Pioneering doctors at Palmerston North Hospital »


Doctors were scarce in early New Zealand and often had to cover a lot of ground to tend to their patients. ...continue »

Hospital 125th: Ageing and the changing nature of care »


Life expectancy is increasing by five hours a day, or almost three months a year....continue »

Hospital 125th: Hospital a leader in energy management »


Electricity, hot and chilled water form the life blood of any hospital’s infrastructure....continue »

Hospital 125th: Hospital a pioneer in intensive care »


Up until the mid-1960s, if you happened to suffer a life-threatening illness after 9pm, it would be very unlikely you would get specialist treatment before 8am the next morning at a New Zealand hospital. ...continue »

Hospital 125th: Dentist recalls war service »


Two wars played a big part in dentist Alan Cull’s career. ...continue »

Hospital 125th: Manawaroa - A personal recollection »


By Sir Mason Durie. My first clinical experience in psychiatry occurred at the Palmerston North Hospital in 1964....continue »

Smoking threatens our culture »


Creating a vision for a resilient, thriving, and smokefree Manawatu is high on the agenda for a focus group comprised of Palmerston North community members....continue »

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