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14 May 2021 15:30
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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    There's a push for urgency on bowel screening on the West Coast

    There's a push for urgency on bowel screening on the West Coast


    The Coast has one of the highest bowel cancer rates in the country for people in their 60s, and close to half of locals diagnosed with the disease die of it.

    Free testing kits for people aged 60 to 74 are only hitting the region next month, while they're already available in 14 other regions.

    The Cancer Society's Martin Witt says they should have been available sooner -- but a few kinks had to be ironed out first.

    He wants the Government to invest more in preventative cancer measures, because the earlier cancer is spotted, the better.

    © 2021 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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    Rugby:
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    Business:
    If the relationship between New Zealand Rugby and the Players Association wasn't in strife before, it certainly is now 14:37

    Law and Order:
    A man has been sentenced to home detention, for selling almost a hundred illegally harvested crayfish on the black market 14:07

    Law and Order:
    NRL star Dylan Walker will be sentenced today after pleading guilty to assault 13:48

    Health & Safety:
    Nurses have voted "overwhelmingly" in favour of striking next month 13:37

    Living & Travel:
    A new pay deal is on the table for Wellington bus drivers to consider 13:27

    Soccer:
    Jurgen Klopp has enjoyed victory at Old Trafford for the first time as Liverpool football manager 11:57

    Law and Order:
    Police are appealing for people to report sharing of a concerning child exploitation video in the Auckland area 11:17

    Law and Order:
    Name suppression remains in place for a victim and the man accused of killing her at a Wellington social housing unit 11:17


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