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Things to consider before gifting a pet for Christmas
Tuesday, 12 December 2017
by Jo Lawrence-King

A cute puppy sitting under the Christmas tree may sound like a great gift idea, but it can sometimes lead to heartbreak for the animal – and the recipient.

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Society AGM officially welcomes CEO
Thursday, 7 December 2017
by Campbell Gibson
Southern Cross Medical Care Society held its AGM yesterday, where it affirmed its commitment to quality and affordability for its members

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Society appoints Dr Stephen Child as CMO
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
by Campbell Gibson
Southern Cross Health Society has appointed Stephen Child to the newly-created role of Chief Medical Officer, as it looks to strengthen its medical expertise.

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Southern Cross wins gold in Quality Service Awards
Tuesday, 28 November 2017
by Jo Lawrence-King

Southern Cross Healthcare Group has taken out a hat trick of golds at the Reader’s Digest annual Quality Service Awards this week.

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Richie McPaw and Harrison Pawd among NZ's quirky pet names
Wednesday, 15 November 2017
by Campbell Gibson

Richie McPaw, The Taxman, Pickles and Compost. These are among some of the country’s quirkiest pet names revealed by Southern Cross Pet Insurance today.

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Switch off for a better break these school holidays
Wednesday, 20 September 2017
by Janine Kendall

These days we rely on our smart phones to keep us connected to the world, but research from Southern Cross Travel Insurance (SCTI) suggests the devices may be doing just the opposite.

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Southern Cross delivers top value and growing membership
Friday, 15 September 2017
by Janine Kendall

Southern Cross Health Society has today released its annual financial results, showing solid growth in membership as it continues to deliver excellent value for money.

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Beware the ordinary in extraordinary places
Friday, 1 September 2017
by Janine Kendall

Sometimes it’s the everyday things, not the extreme-action adventures, that cause travelers to come unstuck.

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Free dental care for low income Kiwis
Wednesday, 30 August 2017
by Janine Kendall

A healthy smile is important when it comes to first impressions so Southern Cross Health Trust and the New Zealand Dental Association (NZDA) have teamed up to offer low income adults free dental care.

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Pet owners opting for oodles of Spoodles and Cavoodles
Monday, 21 August 2017
by Janine Kendall
Southern Cross Pet Insurance data shows the number of designer dogs insured has increased 22 times over the past decade, with Cavoodles and Spoodles the most popular in 2016.

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Kiwi businesses still need to gear up for third age
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
by Janine Kendall

Three in four New Zealand businesses still don’t have policies or arrangements in place for older workers despite the country’s ageing workforce.

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Kiwi workers still soldiering on when sick
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
by Janine Kendall

More than 40 per cent of kiwis are still turning up to work sick, despite a continuing improvement in business culture that encourages unwell staff to stay home.

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New survey reveals health of Kiwi workers and workplaces
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
by Janine Kendall

The latest Wellness in the Workplace Survey results released by Southern Cross Health Society and BusinessNZ have revealed a current picture of workplace health and wellness for Kiwi workers.

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Workload the leading stressor for NZ businesses big and small
Tuesday, 1 August 2017
by Janine Kendall
Workplace stress continues to rise across New Zealand businesses, with general workload now being the leading cause of anxiety not just for larger enterprises, but smaller ones too.

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Man’s best friend costing a fortune
Monday, 26 June 2017
by Janine Kendall

Southern Cross Pet Insurance has released a list of the top five unusual claims from the past year to highlight the odd situations pets can get themselves into, and the financial headaches they create for the unprepared.

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Kiwis urged not to rely on fundraising in lieu of travel insurance
Monday, 19 June 2017
by Janine Kendall

One in six New Zealanders is putting themselves at risk by travelling overseas without insurance, instead relying on public appeals for money to pay medical bills should something go wrong.

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A winter walk could be just what the doctor ordered
Monday, 12 June 2017
by Janine Kendall

Winter is here and as the temperature drops it can be tempting to go into hibernation. But while the chilly days offer little motivation to get off the couch, keeping active is key to taking care of your health.

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New and enhanced benefits for Society members
Thursday, 25 May 2017
by Janine Kendall

From July 17 Southern Cross Health Society will be introducing or enhancing a number of member benefits as well as expanding its Affiliated Provider programme, now in its twentieth year.

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Southern Cross appoints new Travel Insurance CEO
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
by Janine Kendall

Southern Cross has appointed Chris White to lead its Travel Insurance business, taking up the role earlier this month.

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New Head of Distribution for Southern Cross Health Society
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
by Janine Kendall

Kerry Boielle has joined Southern Cross Health Society as Head of Distribution, overseeing direct and intermediated sales.

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New Cancer Assist gives Kiwis money and options
Monday, 8 May 2017
by Janine Kendall

New Cancer Assist product add-on provides extra financial support at a time when emotional, physical and financial pressures can mount.

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New Zealand’s first charity mobile dental clinic clocks up 400 smiles
Friday, 17 March 2017
by Janine Kendall

Just four months into its journey, New Zealand’s first charity mobile dental clinic has already given more than 400 disadvantaged patients new reasons to smile, with free dental procedures.

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Additional medical expertise for Southern Cross Health Trust and Hospitals Boards
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
by Janine Kendall

Doctors Martin Misur and Arthur Morris have been appointed as Trustees of the Southern Cross Health Trust and Directors of Southern Cross Hospitals Limited.

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Southern Cross Pet Insurance release top claims
Thursday, 2 February 2017
by Alistair Gray
Any pet owner will attest to the fact that dogs will eat almost anything and cats make full use of their nine lives.

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