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The mother of the baby who swallowed a button battery – Amanda Hacche – speaks to SunLive reporter Zoe Hunter from Starship Children's Hospital. Devon was just doing what any baby would do – he picked something up and put it...

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A Tauranga sunbed operator thinks an outright ban on commercial sunbeds will do nothing more than take vital power away from the Ministry of Health and drive the operation underground. Earlier this week, Consumer NZ and the Cancer Society became the latest...

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Bay of Plenty patients are spending less time in Emergency Department waiting rooms thanks to the local health board reaching a 95 per cent national health target. Bay of Plenty District Health Board chief operating officer Pete Chandler calls the organisation's...

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The countdown is on for Kiwis to take part in what is set to be the biggest single day of action in New Zealand health care history. Change Day on March 11 is a movement designed for all health care professionals to press for change to improve the quality...

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Imagine planning a bucket list at age 19. Tauranga's Troy McVeigh is writing his. He has a rare muscle cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma and it's incurable. Troy and Jessica McVeigh. Photo: supplied. His 24-year-old sister Jessica McVeigh wants...

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Feet are notoriously the most neglected part of the human body – and now they're causing a professional stink all the way from Tauranga to the corridors of power in Wellington. Podiatrists, the foot doctors, are demanding the right to prescribe...

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I don't want your sympathy, I want your understanding. I don't want your money, I want the benefit of your wisdom. I don't want hand-outs, I do want a hand up – I want you to help me help myself. That's how Luke Bright's...

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A leading advocacy group has revealed that over 90 per cent of New Zealanders are in favour of smoke-free cars. Figures released by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) suggest that concerns voiced by the public further emphasise the importance of a continued...

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Health warnings have been put in place for Lake Rotoehu after routine monitoring results confirmed a bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae. “The health warning means that people should avoid any activity which results in significant contact...

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The last time Shane Dufaur shaved his head he'd lost a bet on the 1995 Rugby World Cup's All Blacks versus South Africa game. He bet on the All Blacks. Shane Dufaur will shave his head in support of the Child Cancer Foundation next month....

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