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Lamb Curry on Namaste New Zealand

Chef Raj Balakrishnan shares his family favourite Lamb Curry with Kadambari on Namaste New Zealand. Made with help from NZ On Air

Pacific Health Plus donates care packages to 420 elderly and ill patients in Porirua

Source: PHP Pacific Health Plus (PHP), a Pacific Primary Healthcare service in Cannons Creek, in partnership with Pasifika Futures, is ensuring its most vulnerable patients get the food and personal items they need during COVID-19 lockdown. Lee Pearce, Director of Pacific Health Plus, explains that many of PHP’s patients are elderly or vulnerable. “They rely […]

Clinical Nurse Director Safaato’a Fereti’s speech | SunPix Awards 2020

Pasifika Futures Pacific Health & Wellbeing Award Winner Safaato’a (To'a) Fereti's speech. To'a is the Clinical Nurse Director of Medicine at Counties Manukau Health, Chair of the New Zealand Nursing Council and President of the Pan Pacific Nurses Association. "It is the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020, and the current Covid-19 pandemic has brought a focus on the vital work that nurses and midwives have done to respond to this calling." #SunPixAwards2020

Family forced to sell home to pay for mum’s care

Poet Grace Taylor’s embarking on a personal journey for her mother’s health. Grace’s mum was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s last year, but she was denied financial assistance because of a care subsidy criteria that, Grace says, is in much need of a review. Alistar Kata met Grace at home.

Dr Joe Williams’ treatment deemed ‘inappropriate’

Auckland GP Dr Joe Williams has lost his appeal against the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal over his treatment of the skin ailment eczema.

Gagana Samoa builds trust with patient-doctor relationship

Source: PMA Group Junior doctor at Middlemore Hospital Tuipoloa Opetaia Aati is using his mother tongue, Samoan, to break down cultural barriers in medicine to help connect with his patients and better understand their medical needs or diagnosis. He has at least one medical consultation in Samoan a week and is happy he can be […]