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He dazzled on the rugby pitch, and now Matua Parkinson has chimed in to promote the welfare and health of the nation's children. The dynamic open-side Blues flanker and NZ Sevens squad member is now one of “the faces” of the Bay of Plenty...

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The mighty Chiefs Super 15 rugby team need your help and are calling on their fans to support a new campaign. If you have new and warm sleepwear, singlets and socks for kids then please donate them to “We Need your PJs” campaign being supported...

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Over the busy winter period people were treated more quickly in emergency departments across the country than previous years, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. Released this week, the first quarter results of the 2014/2015 National Health Targets...

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Nearly 22,000 Bay of Plenty smokers have received quitting advice from their GPs in the past year, surpassing the national health target for the first time. The Ministry of Health's Better Help for Smokers to Quit target is part of the government's...

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Bay of Plenty District Health Board patients are being invited to have their say on hospital stays. A random selection of patients in the BOPDHB district who spent at least one night in hospital from November 3 to 16 have been invited to participate in...

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Tauranga health officials are “disappointed” that four Western Bay of Plenty dairies have been handed down warnings or infringement notices after being caught illegally selling tobacco to minors. In the last five months Toi Te Ora –...

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A long-awaited primary birthing facility in Tauranga has today opened its doors for the first time. Bethlehem Birthing Centre is for women having natural, non-complicated births. Prime Minister John Key opened the Bethlehem Birthing Centre in October....

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A research study at Massey University on the dietary habits of pregnant women is urgently seeking more participants. Good nutrition during pregnancy is essential for both mother and baby, but little is known about what New Zealand women are eating at...

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Smaller, disadvantaged communities in the region are being encouraged to apply for the Government's Drinking-Water Subsidy Scheme to help improve their drinking water supply systems.  The scheme targets disadvantaged communities and areas with...

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A Tauranga man who has been playing guitar for over 50 years is helping lift the spirits of hospital patients with free performances. Doug Cook, who started playing the guitar aged 15, is the wandering minstrel currently delighting Tauranga Hospital patients...

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The Historic Village at night. Photo by Rob Vile. Send us your photos and stories from around the Bay of Plenty. photos@thesun.co.nz