National Office Chief Executive's resignation

National Office Chief Executive's resignation

Today the National Board of the Cancer Society of New Zealand accepted the resignation of our Chief Executive, Claire Austin.

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Saving Lives Together - standardised packaging legislation recognised

Saving Lives Together - standardised packaging legislation recognised

Cancer Society Auckland Northland in conjunction with Hāpai Te Hauora came together on Friday 28 October to acknowledge the passing of the tobacco standardised plain packaging legislation in September this year.

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PHARMAC to fund effective therapies for advanced melanoma

PHARMAC to fund effective therapies for advanced melanoma

Cancer Society is thrilled with PHARMAC's decision to fund effective therapies for advanced melanoma, now including Keytruda.

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Election notice for the Board

Election notice for the Board

Nominations are now open for elections to the Board

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Smokefree Outdoor Dining – Taste the Difference

Smokefree Outdoor Dining – Taste the Difference

Makana Confections, a boutique chocolate factory and chocolate shop in Kerikeri, have extended their building to create an iconic new Chocolate Café - a pure dessert experience.

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Mural one part of smokefree picture

Mural one part of smokefree picture

Auckland Council’s Henderson-Massey Local Board will be unveiling a new smokefree mural on Tuesday 31st May - World Smokefree Day.

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Smokefree Day – supporting whānau

Smokefree Day – supporting whānau

Health promoters are telling smokers to think about the impact their habit has on their family as an incentive to kick the habit this year.

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Cancer Society applauds Government’s health investment

Cancer Society applauds Government’s health investment

Cancer Society welcomes the decision to invest $39 million to roll-out a national bowel screening programme, as well as a tobacco tax increase.

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Our position on breakthrough melanoma therapies

Our position on breakthrough melanoma therapies

Read our concerns and recommendations about funding.

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Uso Bike Ride 2016

Uso Bike Ride 2016

The USO Bike Ride from Bluff to Cape sees 32 riders cycling the length of New Zealand to raise awareness around men’s health.

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Celebrating Northland’s Smokefree Cafes

Celebrating Northland’s Smokefree Cafes

Cancer Society Northland has welcomed the leadership shown by a number of Northland cafes who have decided to take a stand and make their outdoor dining areas Smokefree.

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Sunscreen give away aims to educate Kiwi kids

Sunscreen give away aims to educate Kiwi kids

This summer, API Consumers Brands and the Cancer Society of New Zealand are giving away a whopping 100,000 tubes of SPF50+ sunscreen.

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Twenty years of voluntary service honoured

Twenty years of voluntary service honoured

Professor Brett Delahunt’s exceptional, long-standing voluntary service and leadership to cancer research has been acknowledged by the Cancer Society.

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PHARMAC decision puts New Zealand melanoma treatment out of step with other countries

PHARMAC decision puts New Zealand melanoma treatment out of step with other countries

PHARMAC has given the breakthrough melanoma drug Pembrolizumab a “low” priority – effectively meaning it won’t get funded.

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Opportunities to reduce smoking among university students

Opportunities to reduce smoking among university students

New research by the University of Otago has found a strong link between drinking alcohol and occasional smoking among New Zealand university students.

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Peter Hutchison appointed president of the Cancer Society of New Zealand

Peter Hutchison appointed president of the Cancer Society of New Zealand

Dunedin businessman Peter Hutchison has been elected as President of the National Board of the Cancer Society of New Zealand.

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Cancer Society of New Zealand statement on IARC report

Cancer Society of New Zealand statement on IARC report

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have released their monograph on the carcinogenicity of red and processed meat.

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Auckland smokefree policy makers learn from world’s most liveable city

Auckland smokefree policy makers learn from world’s most liveable city

A Smokefree Outdoor Areas Forum will be held in Auckland tomorrow.

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