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JULY 25: PROSTABLOG NZ:  Barry Young, long-serving president of the NZ Prostate Cancer Foundation, was re-elected for his sixth term today, but this may be his last.

Barry, who has been involved with the foundation for a decade and has become known as its media figurehead, says he will be stepping down as foundation CEO, but will continue as president for at least another year to ensure continuity.

About 50 people attended the foundation’s annual meeting in Napier today, electing a new executive committee.

The meeting got a first look at a new series of DVDs on prostate cancer, fronted by prominent urologists Robin Smart and Peter Davison, and featuring celebrity patients like broadcaster Paul Holmes, as well as former All Black captain Buck Shelford, who suffered a different form of cancer but who campaigns on behalf of Maori men who suffer prostate cancer.

The series explains all aspects of prostate cancer screening and treatment and is now available on the foundation’s website.


Barry Young at today’s prostate cancer foundation AGM showing Lin Tucker one of the balloons – coloured blue to match the organisation’s new fund-raising brand, Blue September – used in a marketing demonstration.

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JULY 17: PROSTABLOG NZ: We’ve arrived!

Prostablog has been “adopted” by the Prostate Cancer Foundation of New Zealand as its blog and there is now a link to us from the foundation’s website.


It’s been a good week for Prostablog in other ways: on Wednesday we had 225 hits, our biggest ever readership since the site began on April 1.

Page loads now average about 150 a day, not counting those who have an RSS feed (not counted by StatCounter).

The site has had 8385 hits in its two and a half months.

This is the 599th post.

The biggest readership is from the US (about 45%), while NZ viewers make up between 25% and 30%. The chart below shows where some of the last 2000 hits came from (the chart on StatCounter is much longer than this):


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