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At age seven, Japleen Kaur is only just learning to walk unassisted. For now, she uses a walker to get around or her father helps to steady her steps. It's because the Te Puke Primary School pupil was born blind. “I feel really sad for her...

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Thousands of Bay of Plenty patients had a date with the surgeon's scalpel over a three month period last year. Data from the Ministry of Health's National Patient Flow project show the Bay of Plenty District Health Board received 10,813 First...

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Police are asking for witnesses to a serious crash in the Bay of Plenty to come forward. Two silver Toyota vehicles crashed head-on on State Highway 2 Otamarakau, near Pukehina, on Sunday afternoon. Two cars crashed on State Highway 2 Otamarakau near...

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A three-year-old boy has been flown to hospital after he was found floating on the surface of a hot pool. The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Okauia Springs, near Matamata, at 2pm yesterday. The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue...

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The Waikato District Health Board fears more people could be infected with measles following the discovery of two more cases – taking the total of confirmed cases in the region to five. The most recent case attended the Tainui Waka Kapa Haka festival...

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Police have named the 22-year-old woman who was killed in a fatal crash on State Highway 29, near Matamata, on Monday. Waikato Road Policing Manager Inspector Freda Grace says officers are continuing their investigation into crash which killed Donna Gou,...

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A 57-year-old man suffered a serious back injury after falling down a bank earlier today. The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whitianga Bay on the East Cape at 11.30am after the man fell down the bank. The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter. “The...

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The Meat Workers Union believes the conviction and $30,000 fine for the injury of a worker caught by a meat hook at Affco Talley's Rangiuru plant is not a sufficient deterrent. Affco Talleys was convicted and sentenced in Tauranga District Court...

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The Ministry of Health's newly updated Health Strategy will set a clear direction for the health system over the next 10 years. Health Minister Dr Jonathan Coleman says the strategy will guide changes in the health sector and lead the transformation...

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Bay firefighters Quentin Hamilton and Jeffrey Hall are determined to conquer Auckland's Sky Tower. Taking part in the annual Stair Challenge is not as easy as it sounds. Rotorua Airport firefighters Jeffrey Hall and Quentin Hamilton are taking...

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Autumn beauty. By Tracy Hardy. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. Email: photos@thesun.co.nz