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A Bay of Plenty District Health Board speech and language therapist believes discussing death can be empowering for a dying patient. With today's Conversations that Count Day focussing attention on Advance Care Planning (ACP) nationally, Fiona Hewerdine...

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Bay of Plenty parents are being urged to protect their children against measles following an increasing number of cases in the North Island. Since the start of the year there have been about 120 cases of measles in New Zealand, with the majority of these...

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A Tauranga woman is looking to personally thank three strangers who rushed to help her friend when he collapsed and had a seizure on a Mount Maunganui street at the weekend. Anita Stollery's 33-year-old friend, who suffers from epilepsy, suffered...

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Tauranga's Independent MP Brendan Horan remains in Tauranga Hospital today where he is being treated for blood poisoning. The Mount Maunganui resident was admitted to hospital on Friday due to an infection in his leg that led to blood poisoning. Brendan...

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Bankers are trading the booths for bikes today as they use pedal power to raise money for the annual St John Appeal. The cycleathon at ASB in Papamoa is one of a number of fundraisers, along with school mufti-days, happening this week for St John's...

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A new innovation centre will be built at Scion's Te Papa Tipu Innovation Park after BOP Regional Council signed an agreement with the Crown research institute. The centre's purpose is to foster innovation in forestry and wood processing industries...

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Katikati has a problem with people addicted to drugs – and if legal highs can't be banned Western Bay District Council needs to make it tougher to sell them. That was the message from Te Puke and Katikati residents who pleaded with Western...

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A Tauranga shop owner which sells synthetic cannabis has no hard feelings after people choose to protest the sale of legal highs outside his store on the corner of Cameron Road and 16th Ave today. Special T Discounter, formerly known as Puff n Stuff,...

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People are expected to gather on the corner of 16th Ave today to protest against legal highs in an attempt to get them banned. The rally in Tauranga is part of nationwide protest throughout New Zealand where people will be standing outside shops selling...

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Bay of Plenty District Health Board is making strides in its effort to reduce the number of patient falls. The Bay of Plenty District Health Board is making gains in achieving its targets. The Health Quality and Safety Commission's second quarterly...

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