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Tauranga St John Ambulance station is set to get a $4 million state-of-the-art upgrade with visions of the premises becoming a central Bay of Plenty hub. Construction on the project at the existing 17th Avenue premises is expected to start later this...

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A financially struggling Welcome Bay mother is upset at being denied medical care for her nine-year-old daughter due to an unpaid bill. Solo mother-of-four Jules Watson phoned 2nd Ave Health Centre this month when her daughter's recurring bladder...

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Expectant mothers in Tauranga and the wider Western Bay of Plenty will have another option available to them from October, when the Bethlehem Birthing Centre opens its doors. The privately-owned birthing facility will be available for woman having natural,...

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More than half of Tauranga City driver's licence holders would donate an organ after death, according to the latest figures from NZ Transport Agency. Motorist's willingness to tick the yes box to donation puts Tauranga in the top New Zealand...

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Health authorities in the Bay of Plenty are on high alert with more cases of measles being reported. People are being urged to make sure they're immunised against measles if they haven't already had the vaccine when younger. Since mid-December...

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Sugar-free checkouts will hit the sweet spot with 34 per cent of New Zealanders a new Horizon Research study finds. The survey found that 34.1 per cent of adults nationwide think supermarkets should remove confectionary and sugary items from all checkout...

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A Tauranga Hospital Emergency Department doctor is hoping not to see people coming to the hospital with complications from drugs that mimic LSD and other illegal substances. Her concern is due to an increase in seizures of blotter tabs at New Zealand...

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Glass fragments found in two bottles of the Actavis brand of amoxicillin oral liquid – a frequently prescribed antibiotic often used for treatment in children's ailments – is prompting a nationwide recall of the product. An Actavis spokesperson...

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With winter flu cases rising and the peak not yet reached, the Government has extended its seasonal influenza vaccine programme by one month – to finish the end of August. The programme offers free vaccines for people aged 65-plus, pregnant women,...

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Dennis Beach has 40 people signed up to his new coffin-making club in Katikati – but without a base the group will die out before it comes to life. The retiree is currently seeking a location where he and 40 Katikati residents, along with another...

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Early morning near Maungatapu. By Dementi Raj.
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