More messages from your neighbours
9 hours ago

Win a double pass to the 2020 House Tours

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year we’re heading to five fabulous locations: Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin - which of these summer destinations would you love to head to?

Tell us your preferred destination and your favourite local hot-spot via this link to be in to win a double pass to the House Tour of your choice!

Entries close 24th October 2019.
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1 day ago

Win the ultimate ballet experience

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

Ryman Healthcare together with the Royal New Zealand Ballet are offering you the chance to win a night at the world premiere of Hansel & Gretel in Wellington with all the trimmings including flights and accommodation.

Follow the breadcrumbs this Christmas, and venture into the dark, fantastical realm of Hansel & Gretel for an unforgettable evening at the ballet.

This world premiere brings together many of New Zealand’s creative talents to tell a timeless tale for audiences young and old.

*Participants must be available to travel on Wednesday 6th November.
T&C’s apply.
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3 days ago

Do you know what a Nurse Practitioner is?

Quinton from Milson

Hi all,

Just checking with you all if you know what a Nurse practitioner is?

For those of you that are unsure or not 100% - here's some info:

Nurse practitioners are highly skilled and experienced clinicians. So even before you become a nurse practitioner, you have to have at least four years of clinical experience, you have to then complete a clinical masters degree. So these guys know what they’re doing.


They can diagnose your needs, they can order tests, they can prescribe your medicines, they can treat you. But the great thing about nurse practitioners is that they bring all of those nursing skills with them as well. So they’re all registered nurses before they become nurse practitioners ... so you get that real combination of skill, experience, knowledge, all of the things that people need to see.



The other neat thing about nurse practitioners is that they’re really meeting the needs of high needs communities – in particular, our rural and remote communities, people with extra particular needs, so that might be people on low incomes who have high social needs. So nurse practitioners are able to manage and deal with the issues that those population groups are presenting with, really quickly, really effectively. The evidence is unequivocal – they’re providing really, really good care.



At the moment, over 50% of our nurse practitioners are working in primary health care or community settings, so you’re more likely to see them, you might see one instead of seeing your general practitioner, you might see one in aged and residential care, which is where we’re seeing some fantastic outcomes for older people who are seeing nurse practitioners in the community; you might well also see them in hospitals – so some of them have very specialised areas, we have neonatal practitioners as well. But what we will see over time is a real shift to community focus, so we will see nurse practitioners in the community and chances are, when you make an appointment down at your general practice, you may well be making an appointment to see a nurse practitioner rather than a general practitioner.