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  • Media release
    16 September 2014
    The project team responsible for designing the new Grey Base Hospital has been appointed and is starting to work with hospital user groups, according to Cathy Cooney, chair of the West Coast Hospital Redevelopment Partnership Group. Read more
  • Media release
    19 August 2014
    The head of a steroid ring has been imprisoned for 9 months and 3 weeks for the illegal supply of medicines. Read more
  • Media release
    10 August 2014
    The risk of any cases of Ebola in New Zealand remains very low, but health and border authorities are well prepared. From today, anyone arriving in New Zealand who in the last three weeks has visited West African countries affected by the Ebola outbreak will be screened for symptoms of the disease and where necessary receive a health assessment. Read more

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Psychoactive substances

The Psychoactive Substances Act 2013 came into effect on 18 July 2013. This legislation regulates the importation, manufacture and supply of psychoactive substances, which are the active ingredients in party pills, energy pills and herbal highs. Read more


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