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Save the date: NZ Sexual Health Society Annual Conference 2017
Event Date: 01/01/1970 12:00

The NZ Sexual Health Society's (NZSHS) 39th Annual Conference will prove to be a highlight for anyone working in the sexual and reproductive profession or anyone with an interest in the field. The organising committee are currently confirming our keynote speakers and gathering momentum to provide a variety of presentations that will satisfy all that attend.

Dates: Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th September 2017
Location: Chateau on the Park (Christchurch)

It’s an exciting time for sexual health as we continue to grow, remain adaptable, motivated and responsive to the client’s needs within challenging times. It’s a time to be reflective, innovative and use what we have to make things better. The Society will continue to meet and bring inspired people together in these forums, to ensure the specialty remains at the cutting edge.

Find out more about the NZSHS 2017 Conference in Christchurch, including how to submit an abstract. Abstracts must be submitted by 5pm on Tuesday 14th June 2017.

2017 Sexual Health Conference banner.

Pacific Health Clinic

Pacific Health Clinic



Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo e Lelei, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu and warm Pacific greetings


The Board of Etu Pasifika Ltd are pleased to advise our Pacific Community that we have now opened our Etu Pasifika- Pacific Health Clinic in Canterbury.


We have a team of doctors and nurses who are able to support the primary health needs of our pacific families.


We are a low cost clinic so the maximum you pay if you wish to enrol is $18.00. We encourage patients to enrol so they can benefit from the lower fees. Please see our brochure for our full fee structure.


Location:              We are at 173 Montreal Street, Christchurch.


Hours:                   We are open from 8.30 am-5.00 pm. Monday- Friday.  


Car parking         We have free carparking on site for our patients.


Phone:                  (03) 365 1002.


Kind regards

Gafa Tuiloma

General Manager

Etu Pasifika Ltd

+64220 208790

FREE Dental Care - for Carers!
Event Date: 01/01/1970 12:00



500 Free Dental Appointments

Lumino Day - Gift for Carers


Carers NZ is pleased to announce a partnership with Lumino the Dentists to recognise and celebrate family carers. Lumino is devoting one day of free dental treatments nationwide. Each appointment will include a dental exam, x-rays, clean and any basic treatment, at no cost to carers.


This project is an outcome of our Year of Wellbeing for carers, reminding them that to support others well, they need to care well for themselves too!



Giving back to the community - if you are a family carer, book your free Lumino appointment




Book your appointment!


Lumino Day
Saturday 6th May 2017

Click below to register your interest.  We will send you details of your local participating Lumino dentist and confirm your free treatment.




More Information


If you would like more information, click below to see a description of the day and some frequently asked questions.
Or email us here with your specific question.






Share this email with other carers you know so we can fill all 500 free appointments on 6th May!

Port Hills fire and health advice

Port Hills fire and health advice


Canterbury District Health Board's Community and Public Health Division have issued a health warning to residents over the smoke coming from the Port Hills fires.


Officials say the small particles in smoke can be more harmful than the larger particles because they can be inhaled deep into the lungs.


Health officials are warning residents to close windows and doors.

Here are some tips from Community and Public Health if you are close to the fires:

  • Avoid exposure where possible by staying indoors and closing windows and doors.
  • Smokers, the elderly, children and those with heart disease, asthma or other lung disease are at greatest risk of harm from smoke inhalation.
  • Seek medical help if your symptoms worsen, especially if you have asthma, lung or heart disease, or if you start to experience breathlessness or chest pain.

In healthy people, most symptoms disappear soon after exposure to smoke ends and do not cause long-term health problems. Public health officials are urging residents to make their GP team the first call 24/7 for #carearoundtheclock.


Seek medical help if your symptoms worsen, especially if you have asthma, lung or heart disease, or if you start to experience breathlessness or chest pain. If you did not experience any symptoms at the time you were exposed to the smoke, you are very unlikely to have any long-term health effects. In an emergency phone 111.


For more information please visit the Community and Public Health website http://www.cph.co.nz/news-events/


Nga mihi

Linwood-Central-Heathcote Community Governance Team


Community Support, Governance & Partnerships Unit

Customer & Community Group
Christchurch City Council
180 Smith Street, Linwood, Christchurch, P O Box 73052

T: 03 941 8999

ANA conference e-update: 2017 has arrived!
Activity & Nutrition Aoetearoa Conference
Issue 5 | January 2017

Kia Ora


The conference year has arrived; we are pretty excited! Check out the first glimpse of the conference programme and save with the early bird registration. 




Perks of being an early bird:

  • Save $70 on a full registration
  • Time to book affordable flights
  • Time to get great accommodation deals

Early bird registration closes 7th April 2017

Register today



This draft programme will be useful to book times for flights and accommodation.Titles of presentations and more information on concurrent presentations and workshops will be avaliable soon.

View the draft programme



We are delighted to announce Toi Tangata as one of our silver sponsors.

Click here to find out more about Toi Tangata

"Learn from What We Eat" Project - 28 Jan 2017
Event Date: 01/01/1970 12:00

Canterbury Migrants Centre presents

 "Learn from What We Eat" Project

We would like to invite you to come and enjoy Korean food and culture on the 28th of January, 11am at Hagley Community College!

Please note: Due to the fact that our "chefs" need to buy and prepare food for all of the attendees, we need to limit the number of participants.
Please register to secure your seat NOW via email, [email protected] 

If you register for your family and friends, please send us the number of people who want to join the session. We will send you a confirmation and the location plan. 
As usual, first come, first served! :)

Attached is the map. 


We are looking forward to seeing you at the workshop!
Also join our Facebook page


Checking In

Kia ora koutou, 


We wanted to check in and see how you are all doing following the earthquakes in North Canterbury?


Needless to say, it’s been a busy time for the All Right? team. We are providing relevant messages, information and resources to help support people with their wellbeing both here and in North Canterbury.


On our website you’ll find practical tips for coping with a disaster (also attached), along with aroha messages from Cantabrians to those in the most affected areas. The Mental Health Foundation also have a list of earthquake resources.


And remember, it’s all right to talk about it – the Earthquake Support Line is available to people nationwide on 0800 777 846.


Ngā mihi, 


Emily Arps All Right? Campaign Health Promoter

Community and Public Health | Canterbury District Health Board  
P: 03 378 6837 | E: [email protected]

310 Manchester Street | PO Box 1475 | Christchurch

www.cph.co.nz | www.cdhb.health.nz |www.AllRight.org.nzOrder All Right? Resources!  



Invitation to attend SHOWCASE NURSE MAUDE 2016
Event Date: 01/01/1970 12:00

Kia Ora Colleagues,


Please find attached an invitation to drop into the “Showcase Nurse Maude 2016” event that we are hosting at our head office in McDougall Ave Merivale on the 1st and 2nd of December. (If you have received this already through another network, we apologise.  If you have associates you would like to forward it to, please do so.)


We have an extensive and detailed exhibition open from 10 on both days and would love to see as many of you as can make it here over those two days. 


It is a chance to meet our teams, consider all the ways we might serve your clients and explore the room for closer collaboration.  We will be profiling some of our most exciting innovations. 


We look forward to sharing the first piece of Christmas cake for the 2016 season with you.  


A certificate of attendance is available for Nurses as evidence of participation in professional development activity.


Warm Regards,


Mary-Anne Stone

Business Development Manager


Nurse Maude

15 Mansfield Ave, Merivale  |  PO Box 36 126  | Christchurch

T: 03 375 4219 (DDI)  |  Mob: 027 494 6447

Email: [email protected]  |  Visit: www.nursemaude.org.nz

Note: in conjunction with NM Showcase. Valda FW: NZ Institute of Community Health Care Invitation to end of year research showcase - Friday 2 December 2-4 p.m.
Event Date: 01/01/1970 12:00

For distribution please.  (Please note:  This year the Institute’s research showcase is in conjunction with the Nurse Maude Showcase 2016 (for which an invite has just been sent).   The NM showcase is being held over Thursday and Friday, ending with the Institute’s Research presentations on Friday 2-4 (and followed by wine and nibbles).  So come a bit early and have a look at the Nurse Maude exhibits and talk to staff.   


The Research Showcase will present the results of several of our more recent projects, including:


  •          Volunteers providing a carer support respite service for live-in carers of people aged over 65: a feasibility trial and evaluation 
  •          The Eyes and Ears Service—evaluation and feasibility of support workers assisting general practice to care for complex patients
  •          COPD Study—learning about patients’ experience of non-invasive ventilation:  “It was unpleasant; if I was offered it again, I would do what I was told”
  •          Support Workers - how can we develop and strengthen this workforce?

Please feel free to pass this invitation on to your networks.


There will be certificates of attendance available at the showcase.


Please RSVP by Friday 25 November for catering purposes.


Kind regards



Gill Coe

Research Officer

NZ Institute of Community Health Care

Improving Outcomes Through Community Health Research


2/24 Mansfield Avenue  |  PO Box 36 126  |  Merivale  |  Christchurch 8146

T: 03 375 4635 (DDI); NM extension 7635 |  F: 03 355 2051  |  Mob:  021 866 406

Email: [email protected]

Visit: www.nzichc.org.nz

Event Date: 01/01/1970 12:00

Good Afternoon All


Please find attached an invitation from the Hon Nicky Wagner to attend a workshop focussing on preventative ways in which you can protect your business from targeted crime. Please feel free to pass it on to anyone who may be interested in attending.


If you would like to attend, please rsvp by phoning 365 8297 or by email: [email protected]



Kind regards,


Karen Duff

Karen Duff | Electorate Agent to the Hon Nicky Wagner, National MP for Christchurch Central

Tel +64 3 365 8297 / 103 Salisbury Street / Christchurch 8013 / P O Box 21359 / Edgeware / Christchurch 8143 / or

Tel +64 4 817 6840 / FREEPOST: Parliament Buildings, Wellington 6160, New Zealand
Email: [email protected]

Website. www.nickywagner.co.nz


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