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March 2023

This month's topics in focus

Housing support and information

Do you need housing support due to Cyclone Gabrielle, Auckland flooding, or COVID-19? Find out where you can go for emergency housing support. Learn more.

Supporting tamariki and rangatahi

It's normal for children, young people and whānau to experience stress and anxiety due to Cyclone Gabrielle, Auckland flooding, or COVID-19. There are lots of practical things they can do to help reduce their stress and manage it when it does pop up. Find out more. 

Are you protected against measles?

There is a case of measles here in Aotearoa New Zealand. This virus spreads very quickly and can make you very sick. The best way to protect yourself, your whānau and community is vaccination. Find out more.

Stuck for kids lunch box ideas?

Trying to figure out what to put in lunch boxes that won't come home uneaten? Choosing yummy yet healthy food to put in your child's lunch box can be challenging at the best of times. Read our top lunch box tips for kids.

Cardiac rehabilitation 

After a heart event, cardiac rehabilitation can help support your recovery, so that you can return to as normal a life as possible. Find out more

Peptic ulcers

Peptic ulcers are small holes in the lining of your stomach or gut. They can be very painful but there are treatments that can help. Learn more

Springing up soon!

Next month, we're launching something new and exciting that we know you're simply going to love. We can't tell you what it is just yet, but we can tell you it's going to be awesome! 

Understanding medicines


Utrogestan is a medicine taken with oestrogen, as menopausal hormone therapy. We've created a factsheet that explains what this medicine is, how and when to take it, and what side effects to look out for. Find out more. 

Giving medicines to babies and children

Giving medicines to littlies can be tricky, especially when they're feeling unwell and a bit grumpy. Read our tips on giving medicines to babies and children.

How can your pharmacy support your health? 

Apart from dispensing medicines, pharmacies also offer a range of services to keep you and your whānau well. This might include treating minor health concerns, health checks, vaccinations and more. Find out how your pharmacy can support your health and wellbeing.

There's an app for that

Virtual consultation apps

These apps enable you to have an appointment with your healthcare professional virtually, using your phone or computer. Find out more about these apps.  

Recipe of the month

Meatloaf with oats

This is a great recipe to use up vegetables that are a little past it. Even better, it makes 10 servings, so you might end up with leftovers for lunch the next day. Take me to the recipe.
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