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Friday, October 03, 2014

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An extra 200 car parks will soon be available for patients and visitors at Tauranga Hospital as management look to ease ongoing issues with the hospital's lack of available parking. Figures released to SunLive under the Official Information Act...

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The word 'crazy' might spring to mind for most, including his late father, but running 105km from Whakatane to Tauranga means $10,000 worth of healthcare support and goodwill to Peter Dowzall. While the majority were tucked away in bed overnight,...

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The new birthing centre in Bethlehem has been officially blessed by the kaumatua from Te Runanga o Ngati Kahu. The new Bethlehem Birthing Centre has been officially blessed by a local kaumatua. Local iwi representatives and the centre's management...

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A rotavirus outbreak in Wellington doesn't have Bay of Plenty health officials worried. At least four early-childhood centres in the capital city and the Lower Hutt have reported recent outbreaks of the virus. The rotavirus vaccine is now part of...

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While hospitals across the country report doses of drugs and incubators going missing, in the Bay of Plenty patients are sticking to wheelchair, walking frame and shoehorn thefts. Information released to SunLive under the Official Information Act shows...

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Bay of Plenty women are investing in their hands … and investing heavily. They want younger looking hands and fingers and are prepared to pay hundreds of dollars for cosmetic surgery procedures to achieve the look. There was a bit of a fashion...

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Half of the midwives employed by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board chose not to be vaccinated in-house against influenza this flu season. BOPDHB statistics show 63 of the midwives working for the health board in autumn and winter, 33 were vaccinated...

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An icy afternoon was had by 12 Z Energy staff today as they endured buckets of ice in the name of charity. Staff from Z petrol stations throughout the Bay came together at the company's Hewletts Road site to completed ice challenges to raise funds...

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A 21-year-old Katikati mother is taking legal action against Tauranga Hospital after she claims staff almost killed her two-year-old daughter twice with the same basic error. Krystal Clark says her toddler Bailey-Rose's weight was incorrectly recorded...

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Social media is proving an effective marketing tool for Zespri in the world's most “connected” nation– China. Simon Limmer, Zespri's Acting General Manager of China Operations says there many consumers would rather trust...

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