When the Health and Safety at Work Act (HASWA) came into force two years ago there were misgivings and nervousness in the rural sector. 

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Friday, 08 June 2018 08:55

The danger of long hours

It was a headline that should remind all of us about the risks of asking our staff or ourselves to work very long hours. 

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WorkSafe is warning employers that fatigue from long hours of work must not compromise worker safety.

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Many rural nurses hold “incredible frustration” at the lack of support to move forward to become nursing practitioners says Sue Adams, a senior lecturer at Massey University’s School of Nursing.

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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 11:55

Shearathon raises $44k for mental health

The Herlihy family’s 24-hour charity Shearathon, raising money for mental health and suicide prevention in the shearing industry, could become an annual fixture following the success of the recent North Canterbury event.  

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Monday, 07 August 2017 08:55

Centralisation leaves rural health

Rural Women New Zealand (RWNZ) believes centralisation has left gaps in health services for rural areas which need to be addressed.

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 14:55

Rural NZ deserves better health support

With 62,000 New Zealanders living and working rurally, their communities are the backbone of the economy, but they are poorly supported healthwise.

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Thursday, 08 June 2017 14:55

Rural health needs its fair share

Rural New Zealanders’ lives are at risk every day because of poor cellphone and internet connectivity and inequitable health services.

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Last month marked the one year anniversary since the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 was enacted.

Published in Opinion
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 08:55

Plan to redress rural GP shortage

GP shortages in rural areas are a huge, escalating problem and bold solutions are needed, says Dr Nigel Murray, Waikato District Health Board (DHB) chief executive.

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