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Signature Homes employees will be heading back to work with bald heads after shaving off their locks for in support of CanTeen this week. Jared Williams, 12, with a pile of hair he had shaved off this week. Photos: Tracy Hardy. The now bare-headed team's...

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A catamaran skipper has revealed the moment he thought his crewmate was going to die in front of him. Graeme Delaveau was sailing back to Auckland on Superbird to Cruz when his 28-year-old crewmate began experiencing ‘very bad pains' to the...

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Bay of Plenty men diagnosed with prostate cancer are being called upon to participate in a survey on how they use social networks to help with their health. Waikato University PhD student Dot Brown hopes to develop a scale medical people can use to identify...

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People have a little less than 24 hours to bid on a painting and help change a little boy's life. Papamoa five-year-old James Reid was born with spastic quadriplegia cerebral Palsy, epilepsy and hydrocephalus – or water on the brain. James...

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There's little sympathy or support for Australia's ‘No jab, no pay' policy from Mr Immunisation here in Tauranga. Australian parents face losing thousands of dollars in benefit payments if they don't allow their children...

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They might sometimes be difficult conversations but they are conversations that count says future care planning advocate Anna Thurnell. Future care planning is the process of thinking about, talking about and sharing thoughts and wishes for future and...

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A Tauranga eye doctor with a clinic that treats and monitors Bay of Plenty residents for glaucoma believes there are more unsuspecting locals with the disease. “We expect there to be a couple of thousand more undiagnosed in the BOP community,”...

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Figures released by Statistics New Zealand prove that when you shop in season, you are shopping smarter and saving money, says HortNZ.  The figures on prices for fruit and vegetables compare prices paid at different times of the year for the same...

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A Tauranga medical officer is backing New Zealand's decision not to follow Australia's benefit crack down on parents refusing to vaccinate their children. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott this week announced the federal government's...

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Central North Island residents living with leukaemia or blood cancer now have better access to support services thanks to a dedicated Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand (LBC) office space in Hamilton East.  LBC's Midlands office was officially...

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