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Christchurch :: New Zealand | updated 2011-08-17 16:09:40 -0700 | business-news

Since Sunday, however, its been hard to avoid a new appreciation for the downwind effects of such displays. Hundreds of Australasian flights have been grounded or rerouted to avoid potential hazards posed by the clouds of volcanic ash that have...
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Christchurch :: New Zealand | updated 2011-05-02 23:06:23 -0700 | travel-news

Christchurch's networks of disability service providers still exist and are reaching out to their constituents, Mr Ward says, but in this time of extreme crisis there is a need for additional coordination and communication capacity to connect individuals with specialised...
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Christchurch :: New Zealand | updated 2012-07-28 02:52:02 -0700 | health-news

Weird indeed are the ways of the world – fork lifts are used to lift heavy loads for transportation and, in this unique case, was employed to shift a sick person from his house to the ambulance. The need arose...
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Christchurch :: New Zealand | updated 2014-03-24 22:21:23 -0700 | health-news

The study collected 3120 prices for fruit and vegetables at markets and supermarkets in Wellington and Christchurch. It found that commonly purchased produce such as apples, oranges, broccoli, cabbage, carrots and tomatoes were on average significantly cheaper at fruit and...
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Christchurch :: New Zealand | updated 2014-03-16 18:42:49 -0700 | health-news

Alport's Syndrome sufferer Scott Smith always knew kidney failure was in his future having had an older brother and two uncles die from the hereditary condition. I knew from an early age it would happen; it was just a matter...
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Christchurch :: New Zealand | updated 2014-04-13 17:28:38 -0700 | health-news

This Wednesday (April 16, 2014) is Conversations that Count Day a national awareness day to encourage people to think, talk about and plan for their future health and end of life care, known as Advance Care Planning. Jane Goodwin, Canterbury...
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Christchurch :: New Zealand | updated 2014-03-18 17:53:37 -0700 | health-news

World Down Syndrome Day an opportunity to celebrate diversity Human Rights Disability Commissioner, Paul Gibson, challenged all New Zealanders to celebrate and embrace diversity on World Down Syndrome Day. National Achievements Awards Ceremony at Parliament last night, Paul Gibson says...
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Christchurch :: New Zealand | updated 2014-04-10 14:25:06 -0700 | health-news

Today the Minister for Communications Information Technology Amy Adams will officially open the company's new office after a significant renovation to accommodate the company's current team of 64, including software developers, implementation consultants, health professionals and support...
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Christchurch :: New Zealand | updated 2014-03-05 00:36:59 -0800 | health-news

On the 20th February this year, Jan Carey, CEO of the Infant Nutrition Council visited the Best Health Limited's Head Office and RMP facility (Risk Management Program) in Christchurch to view the operation and sign the agreement. After successfully completing...
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Christchurch :: New Zealand | updated 2014-03-19 15:27:25 -0700 | health-news

UC research helping save lives of critically ill patients through mechanical engineering March 20, 2014 University of Canterbury (UC) research is helping save lives of critically ill patients with cutting-edge mechanical engineering devices. UC's Distinguished Professor Geoff Chase is working...
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Christchurch :: New Zealand | updated 2014-02-24 11:30:04 -0800 | health-news

Photo / Getty Images The border between sadness and depression isn't clearcut and mental health experts debate the distinctions. "We all feel down from time to time, but symptoms of depression should be taken seriously if they last for more...
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