Official Wizard of New Zealand fired by city council after more than 2 decades
The Christchurch city council is ending its contract with the official Wizard of New Zealand, who had made about $260,000 over more than... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Zealand dispenses national record number of COVID-19 vaccine doses at 'Vaxathon'
Health-care workers in New Zealand administered a national record number of vaccine jabs Saturday as the nation held a festival aimed at getting more people inoculated against COVID-19. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

New Zealand dispenses record number of jabs at 'Vaxathon'
New Zealand health care workers have administered a record number of vaccine jabs as the nation holds a festival aimed at getting more people inoculated against the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Can we build 'somewhere that you want to go'? Conducting collaborative mental health service design with New Zealand's young people - Stubbing J, Gibson K.
Globally, young people are at high risk of mental health problems, but have poor engagement with services. Several international models have emerged seeking to address this gap by providing youth-specific care designed in collaboration with young people. I... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Roundup: Haryana develops mobile health app, latest health informatics company launched and more briefs
Also, US-based Pearl has received regulatory approvals to market its AI diagnostic tool for dental radiology in Australia and New Zealand. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - October 15, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The Delta Variant Is Forcing New Zealand To Find a Safe Way Out of Its ‘Zero-COVID’ Strategy
For much of the pandemic, Aotearoa New Zealand’s COVID-19 response has ranked as one of the best in the world. We have been living in a parallel world, one of a small handful of countries to follow an elimination strategy. That strategy has meant that we have had very few COVID-19 cases and deaths. And when I say very few, I mean it. Until August this year, there had been just over 2,800 confirmed cases and 26 deaths. We have lived much of the pandemic with daily life almost unrestricted. As someone who follows the global situation closely it has been surreal. I’ve spent much of this pandemic worried that New Z...
Source: TIME: Health - October 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Siouxsie Wiles Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Climate study linking early M āori fires to Antarctic changes sparks controversy
Research tying M āori activity 700 years ago to Antarctic changes sparks debate in New Zealand over Indigenous inclusion in scienceDeep in the ice of a remote Antarctic peninsula, a group of researchers found evidence that fires started by early M āori wreaked changes in the atmosphere detectable 7,000km away. In New Zealand, the research sparked a heated controversy of its own – over Indigenous inclusion in scientific enterprise, and what scientists owe the people whose history becomes a subject of their research.The research, published this month, examined ice cores from the Antarctic peninsula. Scientists found ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 13, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Tess McClure in Christchurch and Eva Corlett in Wellington Tags: New Zealand Asia Pacific M āori Science Antarctica Source Type: news

A test of the three-way interaction of the interpersonal theory of suicide in a New Zealand university sample - Mason A, Riordan B, Jang K, Collings S, Scarf D.
A central hypothesis of the Interpersonal Psychological Theory of Suicide is that thwarted belonging, perceived burdensomeness, and fearlessness about death interact to predict greater risk of suicide. The current study sought to address the limited resear... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Social worker experiences in disaster management: case studies from Aotearoa New Zealand - Hay K, Pascoe KM, McCafferty L.
INTRODUCTION:  Despite minimal public attention, many social workers in Aotearoa New Zealand have been active contributors to disaster management practice. Disaster management comprises four stages: risk reduction; readiness; response; and recovery. Social... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

New Zealand's doctors and teachers must soon be vaccinated
Most of New Zealand’s health care workers and teachers will soon be legally required to get vaccinated against the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Psychiatrists Shift Stance on Gender Dysphoria, Recommend Therapy Psychiatrists Shift Stance on Gender Dysphoria, Recommend Therapy
New position statement from psychiatrists in Australian and New Zealand emphasizes crucial role of a mental health evaluation in people with gender dysphoria, especially among adolescents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Urology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Urology Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Virus measures stop legal return of thousands to New Zealand
Every week or so, tens of thousands of New Zealanders play a lottery in their desperation to come home (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Where on Earth is a Water-Secure World?
Water scarcity affects several African countries. The UN estimates that the number of people with insufficient access to water at least one month a year will surpass 5 billion by 2050. Credit: Orazgeldiyew / Creative CommonsBy Vladimir SmakhtinHAMILTON, Canada, Oct 7 2021 (IPS) It is not uncommon for a water-centric research, policy or development organization or network to declare its long-term vision of the “water-secure world”. It reads nicely and feels great. And it is intuitive and logical to perceive that a water-secure world is the one where “water security” is ensured. In every country. Th...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Vladimir Smakhtin Tags: Aid Climate Change Economy & Trade Food and Agriculture Global Headlines Health Human Rights Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

New Zealand drops "covid zero" policy, admits plandemic can't be stopped by chasing "cases" with endless restrictions, lockdowns
(Natural News) The government of New Zealand has finally come to the realization that its “zero covid” policy – meaning society cannot return to normal until there are no more “positive” test results – is absolutely ridiculous. To think that the Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) will ever completely disappear is just lunacy, and Prime Minister Jacinda... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

China, Isolated From the World, Is Now the Last Major Country Still Pursuing a ‘Zero COVID’ Strategy
For much of the pandemic, a group of places in the Asia-Pacific brought infections to zero, becoming virus-free havens in a world ravaged by the pathogen. Now, with the rise of the delta variant and the proliferation of vaccines, only one is still holding fast to that goal of eliminating Covid-19: China. With New Zealand preparing to shift away from the zero-tolerance strategy, China’s isolation is complete, raising the stakes on how long it can stick to a playbook that requires closed borders, abrupt lockdowns, and repeated disruption of social and economic activity. One by one, Covid Zero places like Singapore and ...
Source: TIME: Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Fay Cortez and Ainsley Thomson/Bloomberg Tags: Uncategorized bloomberg wire China COVID-19 overnight Source Type: news

New Zealand raises rates for first time in seven years, more to come
New Zealand's central bank hiked interest rates on Wednesday for the first time in seven years and signalled further tightening to come,... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Zealand raises interest rates for first time in seven years
The move comes as countries start to remove emergency measures put in place during the pandemic. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asia-Pacific stocks struggle for direction; New Zealand's central bank hikes interest rates
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand on Wednesday raised its official cash rate to 0.5%, among the first advanced economies to do so in the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus live: UK reports 33,869 new cases as more than 100,000 English schoolchildren are off with Covid – as it happened
Official figures show 348 in every 100,000 people have Covid in the UK;less than 90% of pupils are currently at school in EnglandIMF cuts global growth forecast as pandemic ‘hobbles’ growthEngland urged to step up vaccinations to avoid winter Covid surgeNew Zealand ends Covid elimination strategy in favour of suppressionEngland: sustained fall in hospitalisations for first time out of lockdownSee all our coronavirus coverageSenegal has had only a handful of new daily Covid infections so far this week, with only two cases yesterday – the lowest number since the pandemic reached the country.“Two cases...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Tom Ambrose (now); Lucy Campbell, Rachel Hall,Harriet Grant and Samantha Lock (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news US news Pfizer Source Type: news

Coronavirus live: more than 100,000 English schoolchildren off with Covid; Norway and Portugal to give booster jabs to over-65s
Figures show less than 90% of pupils are currently at school in England;Norway andPortugal to join other European nations in giving extra dosesIMF cuts global growth forecast as pandemic ‘hobbles’ growthNew Zealand ends Covid elimination strategy in favour of suppressionEngland: sustained fall in hospitalisations for first time out of lockdownUS: dramatic drop in Covid cases and hospitalisations over past weeksSee all our coronavirus coverageSenegal has had only a handful of new daily Covid infections so far this week, with only two cases yesterday – the lowest number since the pandemic reached the countr...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 5, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Rachel Hall (now); Lucy Campbell,Harriet Grant and Samantha Lock (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science World news US news Pfizer Source Type: news

Zero Covid strategies are being abandoned after the delta variant 'changed the game'
New Zealand has become the latest country to abandon a "zero Covid" strategy, a decision that comes as the delta variant of the virus... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Covid-19, Booster Shots and Vaccine News: Live Updates
New Zealand became the latest country to give up on eliminating the virus. Vaccine mandate takes effect for New York City schools. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world on Monday
New Zealand on Monday abandoned its long-standing strategy of eliminating coronavirus amid a persistent delta outbreak, and will instead look to live with the virus and control its spread as its vaccination rate rises. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Coronavirus live news: new rules for travel in England; New Zealand to phase out elimination strategy
England ’s traffic light system for international travel replaced by one red list;Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will ‘transition’ towards new policyInside Missouri ’s Covid culture wars‘We lost him’: how Covid tore one Sydney family apartBrazil shocked by photos revealing post-pandemic hunger crisisSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has not ruled out unemployment rising now the furlough scheme has ended. But he told Sky News this morning that the government is “throwing the kitchen sink” at helping people find new roles and learn new skills.When...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 4, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Harriet Grant (now) and Martin Farrer (earlier) Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases Science UK news Travel Source Type: news

New Zealand admits it can no longer get rid of coronavirus
New Zealand’s government has acknowledged what most other countries did long ago: It can no longer completely get rid of the coronavirus (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Covid: scientists warn UK may have worst to come; Israel tightens vaccine passport rules – as it happened
Fears the indoor socialisingwill spread virus in UK; Israel says people only eligible for green pass ifthey have received a booster jab. This live blog has closed – for the latest on the global Covid situation,please see our dedicated pageUK might not be over the worst, scientists warnNew Zealand widens Covid lockdown as Delta spreadsUK to slash international travel ‘red list’ to just nine countries‘Like drink-driving’: Jürgen Klopp says anti-vaxxers endanger othersIntensive care units at hospitals inNew England,innorth-eastUS, are filling up again and staff shortages are affecting care, ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 3, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Harry Taylor Tags: Coronavirus Infectious diseases World news Science Source Type: news

IDEAL results: earlier initiation of dialysis yields cost savings in Australia and New Zealand
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - October 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

New Zealand kea can use touchscreens but can ’t distinguish between real and virtual worlds
Study finds the intelligent endangered alpine parrot can be trained to use electronic devices with their tonguesVote now in theGuardian/BirdLife Australia 2021 bird of the year pollThe kea, an endangered New Zealand parrot, is clever enough to use touchscreens but doesn ’t appear to be able to tell the difference between the real and virtual worlds, according to a new study.Researchers taught six kea at the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve in Christchurch to operate touchscreens. The birds were presented with a series of tasks that were either entirely physical, entirely on-screen or a mixture of both.Continue reading... ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 29, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Donna Lu Tags: Birds New Zealand Science Animals Asia Pacific Environment Wildlife Technology Animal behaviour Source Type: news

Philips, Teladoc Health team up to offer virtual care solutions in Australia and New Zealand
Their integrated offering allows hospitals to conduct remote patient monitoring with limited clinical resources. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 29, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The Latest: New Zealand to allow home isolation to travelers
New Zealand’s prime minister says the government will start a pilot program of home-isolation for travelers, ahead of what she expects to be increasing vaccination levels (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Balancing political and criminogenic needs: evaluating the New Zealand Department of Corrections' response to men assessed with a below average risk for sexual recidivism - Carr AE, Willis GM.
Current research provides little evidence for the effectiveness of treatment in reducing sexual offence recidivism amongst low-risk populations. However, in real-world correctional settings, program delivery rarely occurs in a vacuum, treatment may be poli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

The Latest: New Zealand's PM hopes to avoid future lockdowns
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she doesn’t want to use lockdowns in the future and sees vaccinations as the “golden ticket” to navigating the pandemic (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Women Leaders Hailed for COVID-19 Response
The Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Mottley and Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern. Credit: Pictures in montage ©United NationsBy Alison KentishDOMINICA, Sep 22 2021 (IPS) On September 20, Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina accepted an award from the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network for her country’s ‘striking’ progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. That progress includes an adult literacy rate that jumped from 21 percent in 1981 to 75 percent in 2019 and a spike in access to electricity from ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Alison Kentish Tags: COVID-19 Development & Aid Featured Gender Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies TerraViva United Nations Women in Politics #WomenInPolitics Source Type: news

Mental health of people of diverse genders and sexualities in Aotearoa/New Zealand: findings from the New Zealand Mental Health Monitor - Tan KKH, Wilson AB, Flett JAM, Stevenson BS, Veale JF.
ISSUES ADDRESSED: To examine mental health inequities, and social exclusion and isolation and protective factor differences between people of diverse genders and sexualities (lesbian/gay, bisexual, gender diverse, and takat āpui) and cisgender and heterose... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The Spanish Flu pandemic and stable New Zealand suicide rates: historical lessons for COVID-19 [letter] - Bastiampillai T, Allison S, Smith D, Mulder R, Looi JC.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Risk Factor Prevalence, Injury Occurrence Source Type: news

Suicide among Asian young people aged under 25 years in Aotearoa New Zealand: different methods warrant different preventive initiatives - Goh J, Fortune S, McDonald G.
BACKGROUND: The Asian population is growing rapidly in New Zealand and is expected to overtake M āori and Pacific population groups by 2038. Although there has been research on suicide in elderly Asian people in New Zealand, there is relatively little know... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

VSRG research program: Evaluation of ESC and SUV roll stability control - Keall MD, Newstead SV.
factured from 2008 to 2017 in five Australian States and New Zealand, around 23% of drivers involved in such crashes resulted in a fatal or serious injury to the driver. In all crash types, the corresponding proportion was just less than 5%. These types of... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

The Latest: New Zealand’s largest city to remain locked down
New Zealand’s largest city will remain in lockdown for at least two more weeks, although some restrictions will be eased from Tuesday (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Re: E-scooter injuries referred to the oral and maxillofacial surgical service at Christchurch Hospital: a retrospective observational study and cost analysis of 17 months of data - Lin Y, Collard B.
We read with interest the recent article by Smit et al regarding the prevalence of patients with e-scooter-related injuries who presented to the oral and maxillofacial surgical team in New Zealand. The article has highlighted an increasing problem with the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Inclusive access in transport policy and practice: views of New Zealand transport practitioners - Burdett BRD, Witten K, Willing E, Ameratunga S.
Inclusive access to transport is an important determinant of health for older and disabled people. Despite transport policy increasingly focusing on wellbeing and equity outcomes, transport professionals' understanding of and approaches to delivering acces... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

The Brief Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire: a cross-country examination among university students in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Argentina, and the United States - Zamboanga BL, Wickham RE, George AM, Olthuis JV, Pilatti A, Madson MB, Ford K, Dresler E.
BACKGROUND: The Brief Young Adult Alcohol Consequences Questionnaire (B-YAACQ) was designed to measure alcohol consequences and identify at-risk students. It was developed and originally validated among university students in the United States (U.S.), yet ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Trudeau lambasted over exclusion from US-led military alliance as election nears
Canada already shares intelligence with Australia, the UK, the US and New Zealand but was not included in Aukus pact (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

​Fossilised long-legged giant penguin identified as new species
Skeleton found by children in New Zealand helps fill in gaps in natural historyIn January 2006 a group of children in summer camp in Waikato, New Zealand, went on a fossil-hunting field trip with a seasoned archaeologist. They kayaked to the upper Kawhia harbour, a hotspot for this sort of activity, and they expected to find fossils of shellfish and the like, as they regularly did on theseHamilton junior naturalist club expeditions.But on this day, just before heading home, close to where they ’d left the kayaks and well below the high tide mark, they noticed a trace of fossils that looked like much more than prehist...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 16, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Sofia Quaglia Tags: Palaeontology Fossils Evolution Science New Zealand Asia Pacific World news Birds Animals Environment Source Type: news

New Zealand transforms into a tyrannical regime in pursuit of "COVID Zero"
(Natural News) New Zealand is fast becoming a full-blown tyrannical regime, with virtually the entire country going under a seemingly endless lockdown over just a few cases of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). A single case necessitates a snap lockdown, in which all rights of millions of citizens are immediately restricted until a total containment of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nuance brings its AI-powered radiology solutions to Australia, New Zealand
The cloud-based products are designed to reduce burnout among radiologists and enhance reporting and clinical outcomes. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - September 14, 2021 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

The Latest: New Zealand buys 500K Pfizer doses from Denmark
New Zealand is buying an extra 500,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine from Denmark as it tries to keep its coronavirus vaccination program running at full speed, the government said (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

A comparison of major trauma admissions to Christchurch Hospital during and after COVID-19 lockdown in New Zealand - Fan D, Scowcroft H, McCombie A, Duncan R, Wakeman C.
AIMS: To describe any change in the volume and mechanisms of injury of major trauma admissions during and after COVID-19 lockdown, and in doing so, to provide information for resource planning and identification of priority areas for injury prevention init... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Why not test everybody via PCR for chicken pox and lock down the whole world from a single case of chicken pox?
(Natural News) Take an objective look back at what has transpired so far with the ‘pandemic,’ and you will see what closely resembles a far-fetched, science fiction horror movie, where ‘mutant viruses’ are trying to take over the planet, except the irony is that the millions of healthy earthlings who don’t get vaccinated aren’t affected. Currently, New Zealand is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus latest: New Zealand ‘very close’ to procuring more vaccines, says Covid minister
(Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news