Dental decay in Taumarunui remains much more prevalent than it needs to be and one of the solutions is to put fluoride back into the King Country town’s water supply, says Waikato DHB oral health manager Diane Pevreal.
Between October and December 1918 an influenza pandemic travelled across the globe and hit New Zealand. By December the death toll had topped 8600. Records are a bit sketchy but Māori suffered heavily, with at least 2160 deaths.
Waikato DHB has been formally advised by the NZ Police that they are conducting a criminal investigation, after they received complaints from the family of Nicky Stevens, into the care of Nicky involving potential negligence by DHB staff.