The Waipareira Trust and government agency Pharmac have signed a memorandum of agreement in the trust’s mission to lower the cost of healthcare in west Auckland. Signed in August, the trust’s chief executive John Tamihere said it would help make healthcare more affordable with Pharmac’s backing. Pharmac said it wanted to make a difference.
The National Institute for Health Innovation, based at the University of Auckland, is seeking 1800 volunteers for its smoking cessation clinical trial. The trial looks at the effects of the use of e-cigarettes and patches or patches alone to help smokers quit. Interested people who smoke but want to quit and were older than 18 could phone 0800 367 644, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
The Electoral Commission says enrolling and voting in this year’s election is important and easy to do. Chief electoral officer Alicia Wright said taking part in the democratic process was a right, and there were numerous tools and resources on the commission’s website which people and groups could use. She said there were also resources available for first-time voters and, the deaf and blind community.