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Anchor has launched a new consumer campaign in Ethiopia to help local children reach their full potential. Anchor entered the emerging Ethiopian market in August last year with Anchor Fortified Milk Drink, a milk powder developed by Fonterra and the Food...

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The Whakatāne Aquatic & Fitness Centre will be closed to the public for scheduled maintenance from July 25 to August 7. The closure will allow for the pools to be drained, cleaned and tiling repairs to be made. A major redesign of the reception area...

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Tauranga Moana school students are being challenged to come up with Māori names for gym equipment and commonly used fitness lingo. The wero has been issued by broadcasters Moana Radio who've teamed up with Bodyzone to run the competition in celebration...

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A 16-year-old has been flown to Tauranga Hospital after falling from a deck on Motiti Island. The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Motiti Island this afternoon after the boy suffered a back injury as a result of the fall. The Trustpower...

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The Ministry of Health has released an updated guideline to help guide health professionals confronted with suspected cases of family violence. The new six-step process includes the identification of actual or suspected abuse, validation and support,...

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The contribution they make to New Zealanders' health and wellbeing is priceless, but St John estimates its 9447 volunteers contribute more than $30 million dollars in value each year to its ambulance service and community health programmes. St John...

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A 13-year-old girl suffering from breathing problems had to be airlifted to Whakatane Hospital overnight. The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the tiny settlement of Te Arararoa on the East Cape at about 6.30pm.  Night...

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A $600,000 boost to Rural Mental Wellness initiative has been welcomed by The Bay of Plenty Rural Support Trust. The boost will be jointly funded by the Health and Primary Industries ministries, and was announced by ministers Jonathan Coleman and Nathan...

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Mount Maunganui College students raised more than $1660 this week after students ran towards the freezing water in memory of people close to the school. Even though temperatures were in the single digits, the students donned their orange for leukaemia...

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The launch of Facebook's new suicide prevention tools in New Zealand has been welcomed by The Mental Health Foundation. The social media company has rolled out new tools allowing users to report content posted to Facebookby friends, family or strangers...

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