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    Call for Education Minister to back water-only schools

    The New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) and Hāpai Te Hauora want Education Minister Nikki Kaye to back "water-only" schools.

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    Mental health and addictions sectors expect skilled staff losses

    A body representative for a number of non-government mental health and addiction service groups says a staff exodus is looming with higher wages luring staff to the aged care and disability sectors.  Platform Trust Chief executive Marion Blake says she's seeking urgent talks with government to prevent a pending crisis to continue helping those who need it most.

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    Māori Nurses want $2.3 bil returned to health budget

    The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is calling for $2.3 billion to be put back into health funding at this year's budget. Deputy kaiwhakahaere Titihuia Pakeho says figures released by the Council of Trade Unions shows a huge cumulative funding gap since 2009/2010, which has hindered basic care treatment of patients. 

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    Call for more Māori social services funding

    Health Minister Johnathan Coleman has confirmed the budget will include new funding for mental health and addiction services as part of its Social Investment Package. However, the NZ Drug Foundation says unless funding is doubled it won't scratch the surface in terms of the growing need for support, particularly among Māori.

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    Drug Foundation says funding must double to meet need

    Health Minister Johnathan Coleman has confirmed the budget will include new funding for mental health and addiction services as part of its Social Investment Package. However, the NZ Drug Foundation says unless funding is doubled it won't scratch the surface in terms of the growing need for support, particularly among Māori.

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    300 smokers call it quits after tobacco tax hike

    Smoking cigarettes and tobacco just got a lot more expensive with a 10% tax increase coming into force this morning. That means, the average cost for a packet of cigarettes is around $25. While some Smokefree agencies are supportive they say government measures don't go far enough.

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    Calls to keep Māori men’s health programme

    Former participants of Māori a well-being programme are calling for its continuation. Tāne Takitū Ake, a four year pilot-programme run by Te Korowai Aroha has helped over 100 men and it is nearing its end.

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    Māori leader supports Govt call for more organ donors

    A Māori leader supports the Government's move to try increase the number of deceased organ donors in New Zealand. Consultation starts today to try and better the country's donor rate and Hāpai Te Hauora's Rangi McLean says Māori should consider getting on board to help other Māori who may be in need.

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    Health expert says Govt misses the point to reduce childhood obesity

    A Māori health expert is critical of a State plan to prevent and manage child obesity.  Interventions and increased support for preschool children at risk are some of the initiatives outlined in a package that has been announced by the Government.  But Dr Rhys Jones says it’s meaningless.

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    Ministry of Health launches 5-year plan to combat diabetes

    The Ministry of Health has launched its five-year plan "Living Well with Diabetes" for people at high risk or living with diabetes.

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