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18/09/2006 Official launch of this site ..... The NPC will be officially launching this site at Sacred Heart School in Dunedin on Friday 13th October.

The Safekids 06/07 Campaign is also beginning in conjunction with this event, and this campaign includes poisoning as one of the themes.

Guest speakers include Minister of Health, the Honourable Pete Hodgson and Rob Forlong, CEO of the Environmental Risk Management Authority (ERMA NZ).

There will be a live video-link to Starship Childrens Health in Auckland with guest speaker Lara Ward (the mother of a Starship patient Joshua Ward who was severely poisoned). Lara will talk about the dangers of childhood poisoning, the impact that poisoning has had on their family and the importance of education, awareness and prevention.
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