newsletter

Each fortnight the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa New Zealand publishes an electronic newsletter featuring activity updates, recent media articles and the latest research relevant to the health and wellbeing of rural communities.

2017

March – Launch of our Rural Health Road Map, registrations open for Rural Connectivity Symposium 2017 …
March – Change of chairperson, Safe Hands, Safe Plans workshop takes shape …
February– RuralFest NZ & Rural Connectivity Symposium dates announced …
February – Rural Health Commissioner, a promise of the Turnbull Government …
January – NRHC 2017, shearing: one of the toughest rural industries …

2016

December – Thanks to the team for their efforts in 2016, RMHI update, DCAT …
November – Kaikoura earthquake update, Mayor of Ruapehu assaulted, Xero office opening in regional NZ …
November – Severe earthquake rocks rural NZ, Telecommunications Amendment Bill …
October – Rural medical education & research, RBI2 RFP documents released …
October – Skellerup welcomed as a strategic supporter, what can we expect now that RBI1 has completed …
October – Our awesome Programme Manager celebrates her first anniversary with us …
September – Mental wealth of nations, new safeTALK workshops & mucking out the pigs …
September – Progressing the rural health agenda, dangers of verotoxin, rural Halbergs …
August – Out and about in rural NZ: Kaikohe, Hamilton and Gore …
August – EAG meets for the first time, rural GP awarded for bravery, Elanco NZ announces donation to RHAANZ …
July – Embracing Maori Language Week, rural wellness, Rural Contractors national conference, cutting through brexit …
June – New rural mental wellness initiatives, AgResearch collaboration, the Handy Landys …
June – Importance of telecommunications infrastructure, clinical champions and regional leaders working together to improve rural mental health outcomes …
May – Budget 2016 response, new executive committee 2016-2017 and big thanks to Bayer for their generous donation …
May – A Festival of Rural Health, insights from Rural Connectivity Symposium, AGM election results …
April– Last tickets for Rural Connectivity Symposium, last 10 suicide prevention workshops …
March – Calling all rural dwellers to Wgtn 28 April, surgical bus completes 20,000th rural operation …
March – Suicide prevention training workshop Great Barrier Island, Wireless Nation powering mobile health vans across rural NZ …
February – Rural Connectivity Symposium 2016 registrations open, shock at rural GP shortage …
February – Harnessing member expertise and experience, RGPToY Award 2016 …

2015

December – RHAANZ a unique organisation in the world …
December – Great line up of speakers for next year’s Conference …
November – Fonterra & RHAANZ team up for rural mental health …
November – Congratulations to Katie Milne, RHAANZ Deputy Chairperson and Inaugural Rural Woman of Influence 2015 …
October – Courageous rural NZers, rural connectivity Hamilton, RHAANZ/St John survey …
October – Rural mental health initiatives, collaborations for better, rural connectivity event …
September – Rural All Blacks, Black Dot Campaign, Rural Mental Health Initiatives Update …
September – Social accountability in health education, World Suicide Prevention Day …
August – Tackling rural depression, animal products to treat humans, assisted dying debate …
August – Emergency Medicine documentary, annual pharmacy awards, need for robust data …
July – importance of language & culture, NP training programme, fittest farming nation …
July – Satellite broadband opportunities, odd flu patterns and pink hay bales …
July – Our rural connectivity submission to Govt, and latest rural health research …
June – Having a Field Day, Health Navigator website, connecting rural markets & NP research …
June – Farmstrong launch, report back on Rural Connectivity Symposium …
May– Budget 2015 observations, Mixed Fortunes report and stop sore throats hurting hearts …
May – Annual Partnership announced with Wireless Nation, Rural Connectivity Symposium …
April-Commemorating our health professionals who lost their lives in WW1,NZVA join RHAANZ …
April – Recognising the signs of a Stroke, children on farms, dairy farmer research …
March – Rural Connectivity Symposium announced, Conference 2015 report back …
February – Inaugural rural health awards, Dr Ernesto Sirolli coming to NRHC15 …
February – Brill line up of speakers at NRHC, Rural Support Trusts join RHAANZ …
January – Vote for the Best Rural General Practice Team of the Year 2015 …
January – less than 50 days to NRHC, register now …

2014

December – Rural Support Trusts …
December – National Rural Health Conference 2015 …
November – RHAANZ chair gets the boot …
November – Join our Movember team and help change the face of men’s health in NZ …
October – Lack of data hampers health alliance …
October – Mental health awareness week …
September – Report back on CouncilFest 14 …
September – Make health one of your election choices …
August – Strategy for healthy rural communities …
July  – Zombie towns looming …
June  – Positive budget reveals little for rural health …
May  – Farmer speaks out on depression …
April – United rural voice hopes for traction …
March – Keeping our rural communities well …
Feb  – Rural Women call for speed limit signs to be approved for school buses …

2013

December – Film puts spotlight on rural suicide …
November – Benefits of rural life revealed for future health professionals …
October – NZ Post decision good news for rural folk …
September – Drought payments totalled $1.1M …
August– Time to face up to rural mental health needs …