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27 08, 2017

579 shoes start journey to Parliament

By | 2017-08-27T09:37:05+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Press release, The Shoe Project, What's new|0 Comments

579 shoes, representing each Kiwi lost to suicide in 2016, start their journey to parliament from Whangarei, Auckland and Invercargill today. The shoes will be setup at the Canopy bridge in Whangarei and the Gala Street entrance to Queens Park in Invercargill from 11am. A separate collection of shoes will travel around Auckland, starting in [...]

25 08, 2017

Every Kiwi should have the right to hear like Danielle

By | 2017-08-25T09:30:28+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Press release, What's new|0 Comments

The health coalition supporting Danielle Mackay’s successful campaign for a publically-funded cochlear implant says every Kiwi should get the same good news. YesWeCare.nz welcomes yesterday’s announcement that Danielle Mackay, a 22 year old surf life-saver from Levin, will finally be getting a cochlear implant after a four year wait. The National party announced yesterday they [...]

23 08, 2017

PREFU protest: Robbing nurse Peta to pay surplus Paul

By | 2017-08-25T09:58:35+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Press release, What's new|0 Comments

The Public Service Association and YesWeCare.nz coalition is protesting today’s PREFU announcment calling the surplus “artificial”. The union and health coalition have set up 100 life sized-cut outs of missing health workers outside Newtown Primary School, 16 Mein Street, Wellington. Bill English is visiting the school at 1.45 pm to 2.45 pm today. National Secretary [...]

19 08, 2017

Protest at Prime Minister’s Dunedin Hospital visit

By | 2017-08-25T10:00:57+00:00 August 19th, 2017|Press release, What's new|0 Comments

  100 life-sized cut-outs of missing health workers will greet Prime Minister Bill English and Health Minister Jonathan Coleman when they visit Dunedin hospital today, says YesWeCare.nz The short-notice protest will be held from 1030am outside the Psychiatric Services Building on Great King Street. Hospital staff says they were notified late last night that English [...]

17 08, 2017

Volunteers collect shoes for suicide prevention

By | 2017-08-27T00:21:32+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Press release, The Shoe Project, What's new|0 Comments

Volunteers are collecting hundreds of shoes across the country to draw attention to our alarming suicide rates, says YesWeCare.nz. New Zealand has the highest youth suicide rate in the developed world. Volunteers are collecting 579 pairs of shoes to represent each Kiwi lost to suicide in 2016. Suicide prevention groups and families and friends who [...]

15 08, 2017

Surf life-saver going deaf to deliver 26,000-strong petition

By | 2017-08-25T10:09:16+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Press release, What's new|0 Comments

Surf life-saver going deaf to deliver 26,000-strong petition A 22-year-old surf life-saver going deaf will deliver a 26,643-strong petition to Parliament at noon today, on the Parliament forecourt. The petition calls on Bill English to give Danielle Mackey a publically-funded cochlear implant before she goes completely deaf. Mackey will deliver the petition to deaf Green [...]

9 08, 2017

90-year-old opposes hospital privatisation

By | 2017-08-25T10:14:54+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Press release, What's new|0 Comments

Phyl Phipps, 90, says something is brewing in the small West Coast district of Buller, but it’s not tea. The retired school teacher says the community is "fuming" at a plan to semi-privatise the local hospital and cut beds by 80%. Mrs Phipps, a spokesperson for the Buller Hospital Action Group, will speak to the [...]

21 05, 2017

$1.1b needed for health won’t help those already missing out

By | 2017-05-21T09:56:04+00:00 May 21st, 2017|Press release, What's new|0 Comments

$1.1b needed for health won't help those already missing out The extra $1.1b required to maintain current health services won't help those already missing out, says health coalition. The senior Doctors union and the Council of Trade Unions announced today that at least $1.1b is required to maintain current health services. The unions calculated the [...]

14 05, 2017

Rural Kiwis still worse off than big cities

By | 2017-05-17T09:57:37+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Press release, What's new|0 Comments

High-resolution photos available here. Rural Kiwis will still get less care than big cities after today's ambulance funding announcement, says YesWeCare.nz. The Government announced an extra 430 St John Ambulance staff over the next four years at a press conference today. The new staffing will include around 300 new unqualified "Emergency Care Assistants" [...]

4 05, 2017

Continued Government denial astounding

By | 2017-05-23T08:16:43+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Press release, What's new|0 Comments

The Government has again denied our growing mental health crisis at their big Mental Health announcement, says health funding coalition YesWeCare.nz. The Health Minister today announced a “Claytons” mental health funding increase that will have to be found from within existing District Health Board budgets. YesWeCare.nz Campaign Coordinator Simon Oosterman says the Governments ongoing denial [...]