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The Government is looking at taking up a Tauranga mental health model that treats people in their homes instead of institutions. LINC Support Services has been operating in its present form since March 27. ‘Living Independently, Navigating Communities'...

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Tauranga motor racing couple Grant and Lorraine Brennan are defending 88 charges of ACC fraud in the Tauranga District Court. The Judge alone trial before Judge Glen Marshall is set down for six weeks. The Brennan trial is set down for six weeks. The...

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Following ongoing monitoring the Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning toxin warning area has now been extended along the Coromandel coast and Bay of Plenty. The warning now extends from the mouth of the Otahu River at the southern end of Whangamata Beach to...

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An elderly woman had to be flown to Rotorua Hospital after falling ill in an Eastern Bay of Plenty township. The Rotorua BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Te Urewera settlement of Ruatahina on Monday afternoon after one of the marae's...

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The Fire Service believes 8000 recalled washing machines similar to one that caused a fire and left a woman needing hospital treatment are unaccounted for. Fire risk management officer Dan Greene says a woman was recently treated for smoke inhalation...

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Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says there is still time for people to get vaccinated before the worst of the flu season arrives. “It takes up to two weeks to develop immunity, so it is best to be vaccinated before influenza spreads,” says...

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From today, every New Zealander under 16-years-old will be able to have their eyes regularly tested for free at any Specsavers store throughout the country. The free eye exams are part of a permanent offer reaching a potential 930,000 New Zealanders,...

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The new Starship National Air Ambulance plane may look fun on the outside – but there's serious stuff going on in the inside. The new Starship Air Ambulance. Photo: Tim Whittaker. Revealed yesterday, the new version is a King Air 350 turbo...

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Tauranga City Councillor Gail McIntosh has been diagnosed with lymphoma. She is taking a two months leave of absence to concentrate on treatment, Tauranga City Council released today. Councillor Gail McIntosh has asked for privacy at this time. Gail was...

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Nearly 50,000 people presented to Tauranga Hospital's Emergency Department last year with that figure set to rise. But ED Clinical Director Dr Derek Sage says his staff are being swamped with patients who should be at their GPs or visiting a pharmacist. Tauranga...

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