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Tele-health — taking the stress out of cancer care

Tele-health — taking the stress out of cancer care

People often give generously to the Cancer Society without really knowing what it is we do. Les Taiatini’s story paints the picture.

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Running For Grandad

Running For Grandad

So we are now officially 10 days out until the Air New Zealand Queenstown Half Marathon.
I thought things were getting real, but now that I am almost single digits out from the event, things are very real.

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CanShop strut their stuff at annual fashion show

CanShop strut their stuff at annual fashion show

The CanShop Fashion Show was, for the second year running, invited to provide a fashion show as the main event for the Arrowtown Spring Flower Show in September.

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The gift of feeling whole again

The gift of feeling whole again

“They sometimes come in with hunched shoulders and low self confidence,” says Angela Melrose, one of the Supportive Care team in Dunedin, “and they walk out with a smile on their face, feeling a million dollars.”

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Relay for Life - How a local business owner honours her mother

Relay for Life - How a local business owner honours her mother

“In 2013, four days after I moved to New Zealand my mother was diagnosed with stomach cancer. She didn't want to worry me, so didn't tell me for a further 6 weeks.

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Sixty schools show their support for Daffodil Day - A winner announced

Sixty schools show their support for Daffodil Day - A winner announced

Schools across Otago and Southland turned yellow in celebration of Daffodil Day last month.

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Record $100,000 raised at Dunedin’s Otago Polytechnic Cancer Society Spring Ball

Record $100,000 raised at Dunedin’s Otago Polytechnic Cancer Society Spring Ball

The 20th Annual Otago Polytechnic Cancer Society Spring Ball was held earlier this month at Dunedin’s Town Hall where a record amount of just over $100,000 was raised.

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Cook Brothers honour valued colleague with giant daffodil canvas

Cook Brothers honour valued colleague with giant daffodil canvas

It’s coming up daffodils throughout the industrial area of Frankton, Queenstown. And all thanks to Cook Brothers Construction Company.

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New vehicle upgrades for the Cancer Society ensures we can be there when people need us

New vehicle upgrades for the Cancer Society ensures we can be there when people need us

The Otago and Southland Cancer Society are committing to having trained supportive care staff no more than an hour of any one affected by cancer.

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Survey about New Zealand charities

Survey about New Zealand charities

Have you been invited to take part in our charity survey? If so, you can read more about it here.

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Donations to the Cancer Society from the production of Mission Impossible

Donations to the Cancer Society from the production of Mission Impossible

As the production wound up the production team donated much of its office equipment to the Canshop to onsell...

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$14,000 raised in Arrowtown

$14,000 raised in Arrowtown

The Arrowtown Bowling Club raised a whopping $14,011, from their Wild Food Day this month.

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Seven year old donates hair for people with cancer

Seven year old donates hair for people with cancer

Last May, young Charlotte from Gore decided to cut her hair off so it could be made into a wig for people who needed it. Unbeknown to Charlotte, her mum Sara, had ovarian cancer when she was 20 years old and received a wig at that time.

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Positive partnership to create awareness

Positive partnership to create awareness

The Audi quattro Winter Games NZ is delighted to announce that The Otago Southland Cancer Society will be the Official Charity Partner of the 2017 Games.

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National Office Chief Executive's resignation

National Office Chief Executive's resignation

Today the National Board of the Cancer Society of New Zealand accepted the resignation of our Chief Executive, Claire Austin.

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PHARMAC to fund effective therapies for advanced melanoma

PHARMAC to fund effective therapies for advanced melanoma

Cancer Society is thrilled with PHARMAC's decision to fund effective therapies for advanced melanoma, now including Keytruda.

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Cancer Society applauds Government’s health investment

Cancer Society applauds Government’s health investment

Cancer Society welcomes the decision to invest $39 million to roll-out a national bowel screening programme, as well as a tobacco tax increase.

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New UV2Day App

New UV2Day App

For more information on UV2Day App as seen on Dunedin Television on 23 February 2016

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Our position on breakthrough melanoma therapies

Our position on breakthrough melanoma therapies

Read our concerns and recommendations about funding.

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Twenty years of voluntary service honoured

Twenty years of voluntary service honoured

Professor Brett Delahunt’s exceptional, long-standing voluntary service and leadership to cancer research has been acknowledged by the Cancer Society.

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