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Tackling rural health workforce issues

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Health Minister Dr David Clark says the Government will take a series of measures to improve the supply of doctors, nurses and midwives working in rural New Zealand.
“It’s widely known and accepted that we face challenges attracting and retaining health professionals in some of our smaller communities. We need to make our rural health workforce more sustainable.
“Working…

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PR Firm and Publisher Settle FTC Allegations They Misrepresented Product Endorsements as Independent Opinions, Commercial Advertising as Editorial Content

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Posts and ads pitched mosquito repellent during the 2016 Zika virus outbreak
Carly PattersonTwo Georgia-based companies and their principals have agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations that, in connection with promoting a new insect repellent during the 2016 Zika virus outbreak, they misrepresented that paid endorsements were independent consumer opinions and commercial advertising was independent journalistic content.Under…

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Commonwealth Blue Charter: Protecting our oceans

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Working together to manage ocean acidification
Reynolds Room, Royal Academy, London
 
Tīhei mauri ora Tēnā koutou katoa Anei a mātou o Te Kāwanatanga o Aotearea I tae pai mai ki tō koutou nei rohe Ko te tumanako Ki te korero, ki te whakarongo, ki te titiro I ngā ahuatanga pai rawa i tō koutou nei takiwā Ngā mihi ki…

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Conservation Minister to visit UK and Egypt

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Conservation and Associate Environment Minister, Eugenie Sage leaves today to attend events in the United Kingdom before travelling to Egypt for a key international biodiversity meeting.
Eugenie Sage will spend two days in England during which she will meet Dr Thérèse Coffey, MP and Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
She will…

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New facilities for Bay of Islands Hospital

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Health Minister Dr David Clark says a new outpatients and primary care facility at the Bay of Islands Hospital at Kawakawa will give people better access to the range of services they need.
The Government is investing $7.1 million in Phase 2 of the hospital’s redevelopment which will see a new outpatients and primary care facility built next…

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Two-step RMA reform to start by fixing the previous government’s blunders

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A two stage process to improve the resource management system was announced today by Environment Minister David Parker.
The changes are separate from the legislation to set up an Urban Development Authority to fast-track housing and urban development projects.
“The Resource Management Act is underperforming in some critical areas and needs fixing,” David Parker said.
Stage One will reverse some…

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