Pedal power in Papamoa

Bicycles may outnumber cars in central Papamoa on Sunday as up to 500 cyclists come out for the annual Pedal Papamoa event. The free family-friendly ride leaves from the Papamoa Plaza at 10am and will follow the off-road stormwater trail to Evans Rd. There... Read More

Future secured from playing hockey

Ngahuia Muru's dream to become a nurse will become a reality next year, thanks to a new Wintec scholarship. The young Maori female achiever from Whakatane will study a Bachelor of Nursing as the first recipient of the Wintec Midlands Hockey Scholarship. Last... Read More

New ambulance for Tauranga

A dental emergency has resulted in the donation of a brand new St John Tauranga Ambulance. Bob and Martha Clarkson were acknowledged for their kind donation yesterday in a special ceremony at the St John Mount Station in Mount Maunganui. The new ambulance... Read More

Walking in memory

Mount Maunganui will be awash in a sea of purple on September 23 as people take to the streets to raise awareness of dementia. The Alzheimers Tauranga Memory Walk, now in its fourth year, falls during World Alzheimer's Month and is for people of... Read More

Suspected Norovirus Outbreak in Bay

Precautionary measures remain in place after a suspected norovirus outbreak in the acute care unit at Whakatane Hospital Acting Director of Nursing Rosalind Jackson says that as of midday there have been no new cases of suspected norovirus either in patients... Read More

Cerebral palsy no barrier for Mark

  When Mark Wilson was younger his parents were told he'd never walk or talk. Born with cerebral palsy, a disorder that affects around 7000 New Zealanders, Mark has had to overcome more than most. He's had to endure high school bullies,... Read More

More mumps discovered in the Bay

A case of mumps discovered in the Bay of Plenty has prompted a health reminder for the region. Toi Te Ora – Public Health service have sent out a reminder after a Tauranga Intermediate School student was recently diagnosed with mumps. Medical Officer... Read More

Little Yoga Festival a little hit

Yoga enthusiasts and fans of alternative arts and wellness flocked to May Street Reserve this weekend to experience the Little Yoga Festival. The boutique festival boasted workshops, food, and live music, and for some was the perfect way to usher in... Read More

The shame of stuttering

Vivienne loved her name. She just couldn't say it. She stuttered. And it would take 40 years of input and help from speech language therapy, drama teachers and psychologists, to name a few, before she would beat her affliction. Today there's... Read More

The gift of sound

It's the little things that give Charlotte de Jong her greatest delight. Hearing her two boys chatter in the back seat of the car, listening to music and watching a movie without sub-titles. Her cochlear implant has been life-changing. The government... Read More



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