Mana Party – Māori focused matters Despite its relative newness, the Mana Party has developed twelve broad policy platforms, all of which take into account specific Māori interests. These policies, and salient features, are highlighted in the table that follows. Mana Party Notes – salient aspects of Māori-focused policy proposals Livelihoods and Economic Justice policies [...]
On Tuesday the Government announced their support of a parliamentary inquiry into milk pricing. Last week the Commerce Commission ruled conducting a full inquiry of its own this lead to public outcry and opposition parties pushing for a Parliamentary investigation into milk pricing . The Commerce Select Committee which will lead the inquiry will be chaired by Labour [...]
A vision loss economic impact report called “Clear focus” lauched at Parliament on Tuesday stated that preventable vision loss cost New Zealand $2.8 billion The report was commissioned to an Australian research group, Access Economics, they found that direct health costs alone as a result of vision loss added $198 million to New Zealand’s health [...]
The Health Research Council have awarded funding to the Independent Māori Institute for Environment and Health, and Te Maru O Ruahine Trust and University of Auckland. Dr Paul Reynolds (Independent Māori Institute for Environment and Health) wants to identify the best road to recovery for people affected by trauma. The Institute has been awarded$4.27 [...]
With Māori representing 40% of all drug related convictions, the Law commission report into the review of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1975, which was tabled in Parliament today should be of interests to viewers.
Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia is leading a small New Zealand delegation to the First Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Non-communicable Diseases being held in Moscow from 28 – 29 April 2011. While in Russia, Mrs Turia will also attend a World Health Organisation conference on non- communicable diseases.
In an attempt to capture an accurate account of New Zealand health, The Ministry of Health announced that the New Zealand Health Survey is moving from a three-yearly survey to a rolling survey. Coordinated by the Ministry of Health, the survey will collect information about the health services we use, common health conditions and a [...]
This week the Ministry of Health released a new publication ‘Tatau Kura Tangata’ – a chart book outlining the health of older Māori.
The Working Welfare Reform group have presented 43 recommendations in its final report to government. The recommendations are focused on eight key reform themes to improve life time outcomes for people at risk of long-term welfare dependency.
Vaccination rates have risen 14% over the past two years with 85% of tamariki Māori fully immunised by the time they are two. Plunket clinical advisor Allison Jamieson says that will have long term benefits. She says the improvement in the vaccination rate is the result of work by many different groups; such as the [...]
Research released by the University of Otago- Wellington School of Medicine found the incidence of breast cancer among Māori had increased about 70 per cent between the periods 1981-1986 and 2001-2004, compared to about 50 per cent for European, Pacific and Asian women.
League tables compiled by the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) showed that New Zealanders have the fourth-highest cancer rate in the world, but a third could be prevented with healthier lifestyles.
The latest Ministry of Health figures shows 43 percent of Māori will still be alive five years after they are diagnosed with a cancer, compared to 62 percent of non-Māori.
A report on child health during our current economic downturn has identified that the economic recession has had a negative impact on children’s health. The report was based on the Children’s Health Indicator Monitor, a set of indicators developed by organisations working with children to monitor the impact of the current economic downturn on child [...]
Legislation to discourage smoking by removing displays of tobacco products in dairies and other retail outlets was introduced this week in Parliament by Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia.
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