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114 days ago

Mindfulness course for children with anxiety

Ann from Cashmere

Pause Breath Smile (PBS) is an 8 week mindfulness course to enhance children’s wellbeing and develop skills to manage anxiety. The program is designed for parents and children (8-11 yrs) to attend and learn together.

PBS is run through the Psychology Centre, University of Canterbury. The next course starts Wednesday, 23rd October, 4-5pm (running for 8 weeks).

For more information, contact Justine at
justine.brougham@canterbury.ac.nz

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Diners at Christchurch eatery Madam Woo potentially exposed to Hepatitis A

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

Health authorities are searching for about 40 diners who may have been exposed to Hepatitis A at Madam Woo in Christchurch.

The local community and public health team wants to hear from anyone who dined at the St Asaph St restaurant on January 15 and 17.

People who ate food from the restaurant – either dine-in or takeaway (including through a food delivery service) – should call the public health team as soon as possible on 03 364 1777 and ask to speak to a health protection officer.

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1 day ago

Coronavirus cases highly likely to arrive in NZ , health officials say as they seek extra quarantine powers

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from The Press

There is a high chance that the deadly coronavirus will make it to New Zealand, health officials say, but that doesn't mean you should panic.

Director-General of Health Dr Ashley BloomfieldBloomfield said cases in New Zealand of the new outbreak, which has killed 56 people and infected thousands overseas, were likely.

Hospitals ICU units were already stepping up in preparation for the possibility of severely ill people with the virus. This was because while the virus was unlikely to kill anyone in New Zealand, figures out of China show about one-in-five people who were infected became severely ill.

Read more about coronavirus and New Zealand's response here

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11 hours ago

Female, 50, and looking for a job? Good luck

Kelly Dennett Reporter from Sunday Star Times

The Sunday Star-Times is investigating the difficulties of finding work when you're female and over 50. Anecdotally we are aware of women being shut out of the workforce around this time. If you can relate, and are willing to talk about your experience, please email kelly.dennett@stuff.co.nz