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Bay of Plenty District Health Board will receive an extra $32 million in new money this year, taking the DHB's total funding to $718 million for 2016/17. That's an extra $202 million in funding over the last eight years. “Delivering...

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Top honours have been bestowed on two Tauranga surgeons. The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons has awarded Tauranga Hospital orthopaedic surgeon Mr Chris Dawe the ESR Hughes Medal for distinguished contributions to surgery at its annual scientific...

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What effect does singing and music have on Parkinson's disease sufferers? They don't know. But it's important to find out. Tauranga speech and language therapist Robin Matthews says it is known physical exercise, although essential for...

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Bay of Plenty District Health Board have surpassed their target for elective surgery. The third quarter results from the Ministry of Health for 2015/16 show Bay of Plenty have again achieved the national target for elective surgery. File. District Health...

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A Tauranga artist has offered to use his unusual skills and ‘tattoo' all the sick children at Auckland's Starship Hospital. Benjamin Lloyd says he had painted fake tattoos on several children and he got the idea of...

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Bay of Plenty health authorities have registered the third case of Zika virus in the last year. The latest case involved a traveller returning from Fiji this month. Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service has confirmed to SunLive they have had three...

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The Cancer Society's inflatable colossal colon is making a return to Papamoa next month to give the public a unique hands on introduction to the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer. The pink, six metre inflatable walk-through returns to Papamoa...

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Tauranga local and music entertainer Tiki Taane is the first to admit he has had a colourful life but what some may not know about him is at 11 he was huffing glue and selling “tinnies”. Although he's not proud of it, he's not...

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How do you train to run up the 1103 steps – that's 51 flights – of the Sky Tower wearing 25kg of fireman's equipment? Volunteer firefighter Steve Hutchinson says it's simple, really. Just use one of the most natural resources...

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No thank you! We're the conservative Christian bastion of Tauranga. Nude yoga may be okay in ‘anything goes' Auckland enclaves like Westmere, but here in the Bay of Plenty it seems we prefer to keep our T-shirts on and our shorts up...

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