Media

Click the links below for recent New Zealand news items, interviews and media releases. If you know of any others, please email melnet@melnet.org.nz and let us know.

Experts warn Kiwis to take extra care in the sun as UV levels in NZ are higher than last year
NZ Herald - 21 October 2022
Newstalk ZB - 21 October 2022
RNZ - 21 October 2022

New Zealand researchers use world-first technology to discover how melanin protects skin from UV radiation
Newshub - 17 October 2022

Winning student designs tackle real world problems
RNZ - 23 September 2022

Sunscreen Safety Bill comes into force
Newshub - 8 September 2022
TVNZ - 8 September 2022
RNZ - 8 September 2022
AM Show - 8 September 2022

Minimum standard of care for treatment of melanoma
RNZ - 31 August 2021

New Surgical Facilities Set To Reduce Waiting Times For Kiwi Skin Cancer Patients
Scoop - 4 July 2022

Cancer Control Agency report: Analysis of cancer medicines publicly funded in Australia compared to New Zealand 
Stuff - 28 April 2022
Radio NZ - 28 April 2022
TVNZ - 28 April 2022

Using artificial intelligence to diagnose cancer
Voxy - 13 April 2022

From lab to shelf: How sunscreen is made, tested, and certified as safe in NZ
Stuff - 1 April 2022

New Zealand has highest melanoma death rate in the world
NZ Herald - 31 March 2022
Newshub - 31 March 2022
Stuff - 31 March 2022
Guardian - 30 March 2022

Only one sunblock met SPF label claims - Consumer NZ
TVNZ - 18 March 2022

Sunscreen Bill Adds Heat To Manufacturers
Scoop - 2 March 2022

Better training for GPs to improve early detection in rural areas
Stuff - 10 March 2022
NZ Herald - 10 March 2022

Fair Go: Pricey melanoma checks leads to different advise
TVNZ - 15 February 2022

What is the UV index? An expert explains what it means and how it's calculated
The Conversation - 21 December 2021

Promising Kiwi sunscreen habits revealed
Hauraki-Coromandel Post - 16 December 2021

A Call to Action on Skin Cancer
Newsroom - 10 November 2021

Mixing sunscreen types might be obliterating your sun protection - study
Newshub - 14 October 2021

Poor sunscreens stay on shelves as product safety billl remains in transition period
Newshub - 13 October 2021

Kiwis raise thousands to test sunscreens
SunLive - 24 August 2021

Otago University study recommends rowers have better sun protection
Voxy - 30 July 2021

'Entirely preventable': Kiwis hospitalised because of sunburn, study finds
NZ Herald - 13 May 2021

Calls for mandatory sunscreen standard after US lab admits fraud
Stuff - 13 May 2021

Owner of sunscreen testing lab used by NZ companies admits $63m fraud
Stuff - 11 May 2021

Two more sunscreens fail to meet SPF claims
TVNZ National - 8 April 2021
Stuff - 8 April 2021

Sunscreen safety member's bill passes first reading in parliamant
Radio NZ - 7 April 2021
TVNZ - 8 April 2021

Shortage of dermatologists forces kids to miss school for months - doctor
Newshub - 25 March 2021

New Zealand is falling behind when it comes to Melanoma
Newshub - 17 March 2021
Radio Live - 17 March 2021

Sunscreen (Product Safety Standard) Bill highlights need for mandatory standard
Voxy - 11 March 2021
Sunlive Tauranga News - 12 March 2021
TVNZ National - 12 March 2021

New test developed to help fight deadly melanoma - QIMR research
Voxy - 16 February 2021

Melanoma NZ runs hidden advertising message to make a point about spots
NZ Herald - 15 February 2021

Melanoma NZ launches free spot mole check van, as 10 Kiwis a day are diagnosed
TVNZ - 5 February 2021

Decreasing waiting lists for skin cancer surgery
Waimea Weekly - 26 December 2020

Lack of mandatory sunscreen standard not good enough
Stuff - 8 December 2020

Government to move on sunscreen regulation next year
Newstalk ZB - 7 December 2020

Five out of ten sunscreens tested by Consumer NZ do not meet SPF claims
TVNZ - 7 December 2020
Newshub - 7 December 2020
NZ Herald - 7 December 2020
Radio NZ - 7 December 2020

Skin cancer screening at home
Radio NZ - 18 November 2020

Skin cancer prevention app ends year with double win
NZ Entrepreneur Magazine - 13 November 2020

Pharmac review: Drug firms challenged to cut prices
Newsroom - 30 October 2020

Lifesaving bequest for skin cancer checks
Nelson Weekly - 29 October 2020

Melanoma Awareness Week: get skin checks to save lives
Radio NZ - 20 October 2020

The harsh reality of melanoma: 'There's no ambiguity about the word cancer'
NZ Herald - 17 October 2020

Cancer services ramp up after detection falls during lockdown
Radio NZ - 7 August 2020

Rural communities set to benefit with virtual skin cancer check-ups
Newshub - 29 July 2020

Scientists identify new target for melanoma immunotherapy
Voxy - 30 June 2020

Tod Muller undergoes minor surgery to remove pre-cancerous mole
TVNZ - 10 June 2020

Skin cancer in men over 55 pushes Marlborough above national average
Stuff - 3 March 2020

Prosecution for offering teen sunbed use
Otago Daily Times - 25 February 2020

Are we paying too much for sunscreen in New Zealand?
TVNZ - 12 February 2020

Skin cancer detection apps are not reliable
Newshub - 11 February 2020
Stuff - 11 February 2020

Confidence in our sunscreens
SunLive - 24 January 2020

'Most sunscreens are dangerous': Pete Evans speaks on new study, but experts say keep up the SPF
Yahoo Lifestyle - 23 January 2020

Eye melanoma: Flashing light in Auckland mum's eye leads to cancer diagnosis
Stuff - 16 January 2020

A year after she couldn't afford a mole removal, young mother diagnosed with cancer
Stuff - 13 January 2020

Wellington families slip, slop, slap for summer sun
Stuff - 13 January 2020

Rise of immune therapy for melanoma a 'revolution' in treatment
Stuff - 13 January 2020

Nine sunscreen brands fail Consumer NZ latest testing
TVNZ - 21 November 2019

Precision Driven Health partners with MoleMap in AI project 
Voxy - 19 November 2019

Blood test for deadly eye melanoma
NZ Doctor - 15 November 2019

Petition calls for Government to subsidise sunscreen
Newstalk ZB - 7 November 2019

New UV-monitoring app aims to keep Kiwis safer in the sun this summer
TVNZ - 12 October 2019

Montreal Protocol's successful protection of ozone averts rise in skin cancer 
Stuff - 3 September 2019

Pain-free vaccine patch might one day prevent melanoma
NewsHub - 31 August 2019

Firstcheck crowdfunding to raise $1.2 million
Stuff - 15 August 2019

Calls for Government to follow Australian model in tackling melanoma
Stuff - 12 August 2019

Why are so few Kiwi cancer patients in clinical trials?
NZ Herald - 14 July 2019

'Miracle drug’ Keytruda approved for use earlier in melanoma treatment
Health Central NZ - 5 July 2019
NZ Herald - 5 July 2019

MoleMap's Concern Over High Rate of Skin Cancer in Tauranga
Info News - 30 April 2019

Melanoma survivor calling for change
The Weekend Sun - 26 April 2019

Kiwi companies collaborating to combat skin cancer
Scoop - 27 March 2019

Bright move: Optometrist donates sunnies to pupils
T
he Northern Advocate - 19 February 2019

New Zealand melanoma rates no longer worst in world
Stuff - 8 February 2019

Large tattoos covering dangerous melanomas concern experts
Newstalk ZB - 4 February 2019

More sunscreens fail SPF rating - Consumer NZ
Newsie - 31 January 2019

Sun catches up with 'blase' baby boomers
Sunday Star Times - 27 January 2019

Make sunscreen part of your morning routine: Sun safety experts
NZ Herald - 26 January 2019

Australian scientists believe they can 'turn off' melanoma
Newshub - 6 January 2019

Kiwi skin-checking app expands to Australia
Newshub - 2 January 2019