Enlisting patients to find new doctor

A Rotorua medical centre has taken a novel approach to finding a new doctor and has enlisted its patients help to make a video where they ask a series of questions directed at potential candidates. Owhata Medical Centre owners Dr John and Ata Armstrong... Read More

Watch your kids, not your cell phone

The New Zealand Recreation Association is reminding caregivers to keep an eye on their little ones at pools in their new Poolsafe campaign. According to Water Safety New Zealand, on average six infants under the age of five drown each year with a further... Read More

Half car, half couch goes up for auction

It's probably best suited to a petrol head, a Ford fanatic or someone with a unique taste in furnishings. It's the butt of a Mark 3 Zephyr, which has been fashioned into a couch. It's been sitting in the corner of the smoko room at... Read More

Beach goers warned to avoid puffer fish

Mount Maunganui beach goers are being warned to steer clear of a number of puffer fish washed up at popular spots along the shorelines. The fish which have been described as having a spiky exterior, have been spotted in the dozens near Mount Main beach... Read More

Pilot Bay safe for swimming

Pilot Bay is once again safe for swimming, with the follow up water quality tests for Pilot Bay returning bacterial test results within safe levels. The health warning signs which have been at the beach since the weekend, will be removed as soon as possible. A... Read More

New health council to be established

Community-minded people are being asked to help shape healthcare services as a new Bay of Plenty Health Consumer Council is established. The council, being set up by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB), will look to members of the public... Read More

Teen injured falling from rope swing

A teenager is suspected to have suffered a spinal injuries after falling from a rope swing in the Bay of Plenty. The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Te Kaha Medical Centre just before 11.30pm on Tuesday, to meet a road ambulance who... Read More

Aerial bike show raises $14,000

The Wheels for Cure Kids show at Fraser Cove is gaining international attention, says organiser Luke Price. Drawn by likes of stars from the NITRO CIRCUS including FMX redbull Xfighters Champion, Levi Sherwood, star of the BMX Quadruple Back flip BMX... Read More

More restless, sleepless nights coming

Struggle falling asleep last night? Struggle to stay asleep? The humid, warm weather overnight in northern New Zealand saw some places in the low to 20 mid 20s at midnight. For those opening windows there hasn't been much of a breeze - plus flies... Read More

New trust helps youth achieve

New charitable trust MAHI Performance is launching at the Bethlehem Sports Club. The core team will be joining the launch of the Hangarau Storm rugby league team, and director Aidan Butterworth says it will be a great opportunity for people to come down... Read More



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Looking back from Mount main beach. Photo: Alan Forward.

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