**Swine Flu, latest figures (updated regularly)**

NZ Swine Flu numbers on 28 JulyConfirmed: 2704Deaths linked to Swine Flu: 13People in Hospital: 72 New Zealand was one of the first countries outside of the American continent to have multiple cases of Swine Flu. A group of students from Rangitoto College tested positive after returning from Mexico on 25 April. For today’s posts…

Vivisection and Animal Welfare Standards in New Zealand

Against a background of Swine Flu’s origin in intensive pig farming,  the New Zealand pork industry was again drawn into sharp relief  (see NZ Herald and TVNZ reports) when TVNZ’s ‘Sunday’ programme showed shocking footage of pigs kept in cramped stalls unable to turn round, the long term usage of sow stalls and distressed animals…

Taranaki Locks Down Tamiflu Supplies

New Plymouth’s medical officer of health Dr Penny Hutchinson, has restricted supplies of Tamiflu within the Taranaki DHB area. The move was thought to be independent of the MOH’s directives and none of the other 20 DHBs are thought to have followed Taranki’s example. There are only 200 doses currently available in the region and…

Taranaki Locks Down Tamiflu Supplies

New Plymouth’s medical officer of health Dr Penny Hutchinson, has restricted supplies of Tamiflu within the Taranaki DHB area. The move was thought to be independent of the MOH’s directives and none of the other 20 DHBs are thought to have followed Taranki’s example. There are only 200 doses currently available in the region and…