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Vaccination rates are not high enough yet in the Bay of Plenty to fully protect babies and children from preventable diseases such as measles and whooping cough, according to a doctor described as a national immunisation champion. Dr Pat Tuohy is visiting...

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Today dawns a new era in state-of-the-art radiation therapy with Tauranga's new $35 million Kathleen Kilgour Centre officially blessed. At 6am the 3000m2 facility was blessed with the centre's managing director Mark Fraundorfer, Minister of...

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More than $12,000 has been raised to help young Tauranga woman Diane Wilson's recovery after she was severely injured in a crash in Australia. Friends of the Wilson family set up the fundraising page through the Give a Little website with the goal...

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A $3.6million extension of Waipuna Hospice allowing for an increasing number of patients is expected to be completed next month. The Te Puna-based centre's new Day Services Wing is part of a wider hospice construction project, now entering the “disruptive”...

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Concerns for the health of children and pets are being aired following the laying of possum bait in a Brookfield park, with one resident upset with a lack of community knowledge. To Rynae Butler's knowledge, bait stations appeared in and around...

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With an estimated 35-45 per cent of older adults falling at least once a year in the Bay of Plenty, a programme is being set up to help reduce the statistic. In addition to an increased risk of falling, many people who fall over develop a fear of falling,...

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When Erica Hume of Katikati was struggling with the death of a friend and realised she was at risk she sought help, she went to a safe place and trusted people to look after her. “She deserved to think she was doing everything right by going to...

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Patients who've stayed at least one night in Tauranga or Whakatane hospitals are being asked to give their feedback on their experience. About 400 patients have already taken part in the patient experience survey, now the Bay of Plenty District...

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The Bay of Plenty District Health Board has met its national target of 90 per cent for B4 School Checks. Nearly 3000 Bay of Plenty preschool children have received B4 School Checks this year. More children are receiving before-school checks. The B4 School...

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Tauranga Farmer's Market will be abuzz tomorrow, with stallholders flying home the message to visitors of how important bees are to the creation of produce at their stalls. Market manager Trixie Allen says stallholders are getting behind September's...

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A Royal Spoonbill on the Wairau Lagoon. Photo by Will Parsons.
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