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With the second round of public consultation beginning, Kiwis are being encouraged to give their feedback on the first draft of the disability strategy. Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner says since the current Disability Strategy was released in...

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The Labour Party has dispatched one of its powerbrokers to Tauranga to test public feeling on what it considers to be two of the big political issues affecting the region. They are cuts to health services due to what the party calls “chronic underfunding...

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A German GP who works with palliative patients has visited the Bay of Plenty to learn about the local approach to future care planning. Dusseldorf resident Dr Kornelia Hoppi Götze spent two weeks travelling New Zealand learning about, and undergoing,...

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The city council decision to revoke its health bylaw is resisted by Medical Officer of Health Dr Phil Shoemack, saying the council has an obligation to promote and protect public health. Medical Officer of Health Dr Phil Shoemack Phil says that under...

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The story of a Tauranga man's near-death experience has prompted calls for more life-saving heart defibrillators to be positioned strategically around the city. A non-smoking, moderate-drinking and “pretty fit” 53-year-old Cliff Tolley...

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Solutions to the housing problems in New Zealand will be a key item at this year's National Māori Housing Conference being held in Tauranga. Tauranga Moana National Māori Housing Organising Committee chairman Puhirake Ihaka says he's pleased...

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Paralytic shellfish toxins in Bay of Plenty and Coromandel shellfish remain at toxic levels, says the Ministry of Primary Industries. The latest testing of shellfish show levels of PSP are now climbing to potentially harmful levels and the MPI is...

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An 18-month-old is being treated in Tauranga Hospital after being flown there via rescue helicopter last night. The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter flew to Matakana Island to help treat the infant who was having breathing difficulties due to a medical...

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One person was reported as missing when firefighters were called to a fire at the Tauranga Hospital secure mental unit Te Whare Maiangiangi in 20th Avenue last night.   Firefighters were called to a burning chair last night. Picture: Supplied. “We...

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For the first time ever snapshots of Māori health in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board region have been released in te reo Māori. The Ministry of Health commissioned 2015 Māori Health Profiles focus on the health status of Māori across New...

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