Crate Day headaches prompt ban call

The head of Waikato Hospital's Emergency Department is calling for ‘Crate Day' to be banned after the ED was flooded with intoxicated people on Saturday night. While a number of parties across New Zealand spiralled out of control on... Read More

Busy Sunday for rescue helicopter

An unwell woman and two patient transfers kept the Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter busy yesterday. The helicopter was dispatched to Matamata around 1.30pm after a 70-year-old woman become unwell with a serious medical condition, says... Read More

Sunrise with Sunlive and Rosalie

Today's weather and tides, how many layers of clothing you'll need to wear, and a view of the sunrise over Welcome Bay, it must be Sunrise with SunLive and Rosalie time again!   Do you have any fantastically awesome photos or video from... Read More

Two rescues on the fly

Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter received one job after another on Saturday afternoon, arriving at Waikato Hospital with a medical patient from Waihi, only to be despatched to Waharoa to collect a critically injured six year old boy. The flight from... Read More

Woman hit by truck in Hauraki

A woman in her 40's was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition after being hit by a truck near Turua in the Hauraki Plains on Wednesday Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust spokesperson says the woman suffered serious head and trauma... Read More

Bay woman collapses of unknown causes

A 36-year-old Bay of Plenty woman was flown to hospital after collapsing of unknown causes. The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Waihau Bay at 3.30pm after the woman had collapsed. Pilot and base manager Liam Brettkelly... Read More

Lions make valuable donation

Five local Lions clubs have pooled funds to buy a new automated external defibrillator for the Coastguard. The vital piece of medical equipment was presented today at the Coastguard's regional headquarters in Nikau Crescent, Mount Maunganui. Papamoa... Read More

Listening to the children

Nearly a quarter of New Zealand children taking part in an international survey say their schools are only sometimes safe for them. While 63 per cent say their school was always safe, the information shows one in three children are feeling scared or... Read More

Algal bloom at Lake Rotoehu

A bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae in Lake Rotoehu has resulted in a health warning being issued. “The health warning means that people should avoid any activity which results in significant contact with the lake water,” says Medical... Read More

Students join Kaz on the road

For much of Kazushi ‘Kaz' Noiri's epic journey from Bluff to Cape Reinga he's walked the streets and roads alone.   But it was a different story on Wednesday for the 29-year-old Otago Polytechnic nursing student who... Read More



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