Caring for our environment

Caring for our environment

There are many issues facing our environment, so this year we have contributed to the sponsorship of planting approximately 1500 – 1600 plants in the Cranford Basin Reserve in Christchurch. Trees for Canterbury supplied the plants made up of Kahikatea, cabbage...
Stellar success – 33,000 visitors through the Health Hub

Stellar success – 33,000 visitors through the Health Hub

After two years since the last Fieldays event, reconnecting was better than ever at the Health and Wellbeing Hub. This year the health hub at Fieldays in Hamilton was located at a permanent building and had more than 33,000 visitors through the doors, up from 25,000...
Healthy, happy and home

Healthy, happy and home

Having seen the big blue mobile surgical unit on the road just one year earlier on one of its regular five-week circuits of rural New Zealand, David Mitchell did not anticipate he would one day be having surgery on it. But last year, he swapped the typical hospital...
Why I chose medicine – Tim Colson’s story

Why I chose medicine – Tim Colson’s story

Rarely do high school students know what they want to do when they grow up, but when Tim Colson spent time aboard the mobile surgical unit – Te Waka Hauora back in 2014 while in school, the seed was already planted that his future was going to be in medicine. Tim...
Founder Stuart Gowland recognised for honours

Founder Stuart Gowland recognised for honours

You may have spotted the big blue mobile surgical unit as it travels up and down the country, but you may not know the concept for sharing mobile came from a visionary man, Stuart Gowland, who will become a companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for his...