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The Burnett Foundation Aotearoa has opened its New Āwhina Centre in Wellington, located at 220 Willis Street. The centre is the foundation's fifth residence in its 37-year journey. The Burnett Foundation marked the opening of its new premises with a vibrant ceremony. Mayor Tory Whanau led the inauguration, which included...
December 1st marks the 35th anniversary of World AIDS Day, a significant date that commemorates those lost to HIV/AIDS, supports those living with the virus and reflects on the strides made in combatting this global health challenge. This year’s theme, “Let Communities Lead,” highlights the crucial role of communities...
Gareth Thomas
Openly gay Welsh rugby great Gareth Thomas is defending himself against claims made by an ex-partner that he did not disclose his HIV status. 49-year-old Thomas, who retired from professional rugby in 2011, was the world’s first openly gay professional rugby player. The former Welsh captain revealed in 2019 that he...
Monkeypox rename
The World Health Organization (WHO) is planning to rename monkeypox, sighting fears that the current name encourages discrimination and stigma.  The decision to rename the zoonotic viral disease was made following a meeting of “global experts” with the aim of avoiding further “offence to any cultural, social, national, regional, professional,...

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