After a week on Mangaia, Secretary of Health Dr Aumea (Josephine) Herman is renewed in her mission to move the ministry toward preventive, rather than reactive, health care.
Billboard-carrying protesters outside the High Court were given the news they wanted to hear yesterday, when a judge put an effective six-month hold on work to treat Rarotonga drinking water.
The new water authority is almost ready to switch on the new intakes and begin treating Rarotonga’s water – but for a court bid to bar chemicals from the water catchments.
He’s one of the Cooks’ biggest resort owners; now Tata Crocombe has put his weight behind health experts’ calls for a “junk food tax” to shrink the country’s waistlines.
All sugary, fatty and salty foods should be taxed, says study. Jonathan Milne and Gray Clapham report.
Scientists are urging policy makers to “seriously consider” introducing a broad junk food tax to help curb the obesity epidemic.