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District Health Board workers across New Zealand are withdrawing threats of strike action over pay disputes which would have affected more than 400 Bay of Plenty staff. The Public Service Association today announced it is withdrawing notices of industrial...

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A Tauranga counselling centre director is stunned a website has listed her service as a place refusing to provide abortions and contraception and says it is not the case at all. The newly-launched MyDecision.org.nz invites people seeking services like...

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Bay of Plenty residents eligible for free influenza immunisation have until August 31 to get vaccinated before the Government-subsidised campaign ends for this year. Medical officer of health Jim Miller says this year's influenza season has started...

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An impressive student from Aquinas College with a record of service to school and community has been recognised as the winner of the Trustpower Youth Community Spirit Award. Adam van Leeuwen was named as the winner of the award jointly run by Trustpower...

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Parents of Tauranga canoeists are concerned a recent sewage overflow into Waikareao Estuary poses health risks to the youngsters practising at Kopurererua Stream. But Tauranga City Council staff are assuring residents the spills are not significant and...

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Mount Maunganui Primary School pupils' hearty approach to fundraising has secured almost $300 for Bay of Plenty children and families suffering heart problems. The pupils today collected $285 in gold coin donations as part of the Heart Kids Awareness...

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A Waihi family devastated by the death of their three-year-old son want the world to know “that he was a beautiful boy” who will go on to save the lives of other toddlers. Julia and Jason Tapp lost their son Ezra when he escaped his child...

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Waipuna Hospice is welcoming a boost in funding as part of an extra $20million a year Government investment to provide more hospice palliative care services in New Zealand. Toady's Government announcement will see $13m go to the country's...

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Tauranga residents are suffering from the winter blues with only 42 per cent of the city registering as happy, according to online data. NZ MoodMap reports an average happiness rating of 42 per cent from June to July, putting Tauranga in the lowest third...

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Disabled people in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes area will receive continued support in the community with the help of ImagineBetter, which has been selected by the Ministry of Health to continue Local Area Coordination in the Bay of Plenty. ImagineBetter...

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Camellia flower. By Rebecca Parkes, 8, from Matua School.
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