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District Health Boards – Do We Care?

10 September 2019

What are DHBs? According to the Ministry of Health (MoH) DHBs are “responsible for providing or funding the provision of health services in their district”. Boards, led by a chairman, are comprised of anywhere between 7-11 members, seven of who…

Sophie Price10 September 2019

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Food Trends and Gut Health

01 August 2019

Each year, respected global consultancy New Nutrition Business publishes a report assessing the key food trends for the year. Here is their most recent list, on which I asked local nutrition experts Ben Warren, Diane Stride and Hazel Thomas to…

Tom Belford01 August 2019

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Eating to save yourself … And the planet

01 June 2019

Meat eaters of the world … lay down your knives! You are destroying your health and the health of the planet. That essentially is the message of the EAT- Lancet Commission, which convened 37 leading scientists from 16 countries in…

Tom Belford01 June 2019

Mental health system fails stress test

01 April 2019

Last year, a report from the OECD offered a sobering assessment of New Zealand’s mental health situation, looking chiefly through the lens of its impact on work and productivity. It observed that poor mental health costs the NZ economy some…

Tom Belford01 April 2019

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It’s Bedtime!

01 February 2019

When I was a kid, I used to cringe at the nightly call from my mom – “It’s bedtime!” [Made worse by the occasional, “And take a bath!” But I digress.] “Why was it bedtime?” I silently rebelled. And perhaps…

Tom Belford01 February 2019

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P & Qs: Meth in Hawke’s Bay

01 December 2018

“Most people in Hawke’s Bay have at least one P user in their street,” claims MP Lawrence Yule. No one Bay Buzz interviewed disputes this claim, or even appears shocked – not the police nor the government; not researchers, nor…

Rosheen FitzGerald01 December 2018

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Health System at the Brink

01 December 2018

Robust public consultations this year around the region’s Long Term Plans have resulted in tens of millions of dollars being allocated to improving water infrastructure, to major amenities in our CBDs, and to serious upgrades in environmental protection.  And currently…

Tom Belford01 December 2018

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HB Health System in Crisis

01 December 2018

For those on the coalface of health, it’s no news that the way we deliver healthcare has to change. The unsustainability of our current approach is manifestly evident.  When I speak with nurses from the hospital’s emergency department, they describe…

Bridget Freeman-Rock01 December 2018