Hamilton becomes the first ‘Age-Friendly City’

Andrew McRae  Hamilton has become the first place in New Zealand to be recognised as an age-friendly city. It’s the 600th city, or town, to receive the honour from the World Health Organisation. New York was the first. Nine Themes Hamilton’s age-friendly four-year plan covers nine themes; transport and mobility, housing, social participation, safety, open spaces and public buildings, respect and…

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Shortland Street upsets Disability Rights Commission

Supplied Content Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero has said that the current storyline on New Zealand drama ‘Shortland Street’ emphasises the need for balanced information about Down syndrome. She issued the following Statement: It is concerning that the initial suggestion raised by a person playing a medical professional on the show at the possibility of having a child with Down…

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Free health clinics provide holistic approach to Cancer

Sudha Pratyusha Well Women and Family Trust is a Charitable Organisation contracted by the Ministry of Health to work with women in the community to reduce the number of women affected from Cervical and Breast Cancer. Well Women and Family Trust offers free cervical smears and runs free women’s health clinics across Auckland. Increasing awareness Our very gentle and experienced…

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