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Donations of warm winter essentials allow St John ambulance officers to bring supplies to the scene

Scott Cresswell, St John Marlborough Area Committee Chair, says the initial need was identified by St John ambulance officers who are often in homes dealing with respiratory and winter illness...

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Emergency Management urges storm, flood, and landslide preparedness during this very rainy winter

With all the wet weather we have been having in Nelson Marlborough, our local Emergency Management groups say being prepared for the possibility of storms, floods, and slips should be...

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Chief Medical Officer Dr Nick Baker: Masks Matter as Hospitalisations Rise

Dr Nick Baker provides an update on the effects of the highly contagious BA.5 variant in our region and explains the importance of masks.


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10 Minutes with a Hep C Nurse for World Hepatitis Day

In honour of World Hepatitis Day, we spoke with Nicky Cooper, one of Te Whatu Ora - Nelson Marlborough’s public health nurses working with the Hepatitis C Community Service.


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A Guide to Navigating Mental Health Services in Nelson Marlborough

The mental health system has many layers and it can be challenging to know where to start. There are a variety of services and community groups available to help you. This article will explore options and access points. 


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It's Time to Screen - An Update on the National Bowel Screening Programme in Nelson Marlborough

The roll out of the National Bowel Screening Programme is complete, meaning about 835,000 eligible New Zealanders now have access to free two-yearly bowel screening. A national media campaign is about to start to remind people of the importance of taking the easy-to-complete at-home test.


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Walking Festival Coming to Nelson in October - 'Step into Spring' Seeking Community Organisers

A diverse range of locally organised activities hosted by community groups, organisations and individuals will make up the festival, providing an opportunity for people to connect with each other and the environment.


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Let's talk about dementia / Me Kōrero Tātou Mō Te Mate Wareware

Experts working in dementia/mate wareware came together for the Nelson Marlborough Community Health Lecture 2022 held at the Suter Theatre this week to discuss the impact of dementia on individuals, families and whānau and our communities.


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Do I need antibiotics? Dr. Elizabeth Wood answers

Chair of the Clinical Governance Group, Dr. Elizabeth Wood answers the question of whether or not you need antibiotics for your winter illness: "Antibiotics do not work for viruses like flu and COVID-19 or for common side effects of winter illnesses like Sinusitis. Antibiotics are used for infections caused by bacteria, such as pneumonia."


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Global measles surge prompts calls for vaccinations - read Dan Hawke's measles story

The World Health Organisation and an UNICEF reported worldwide measles cases increased by 79% in the first two months of 2022, and conditions are ripe for serious outbreaks of vaccine-preventable illnesses.


Read Dan Hawke's measles story.


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