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The latest health targets results released show the gains made in the previous quarter have been largely maintained, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. The six targets are a set of national performance measures designed to improve the performance...

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After the devastating events of the Bethlehem house fire last week, Bay residents may be thinking twice about how they heat their homes. Initially, it was reported the residents of the Bellfield Place home had no smoke alarms installed in the house, and...

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Hay fever sufferers have the warmer winter to blame for the fast start to the sneeze season as pollen blankets the region. The Bay of Plenty and Coromandel has this week been covered in a dusting of pollen, evident on the roads, puddles...

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Lakes District Health Board recorded a mixed bag of results following today's release of the quarterly national health targets results for April to June 2016. The district heath board achieved only one of the six targets which are designed to improve...

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A Tauranga man had to be flown to hospital after colliding with another rider near Pongakawa. The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a trail ride event yesterday afternoon after the 51-year-old and another rider were involved...

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State Highway 5 is open following a fatal three car crash south of Rotorua. Investigations are underway into the cause of the crash, which happened about 4.45pm at Waumangu. Six people have been injured and one person is dead after a three car crash yesterday...

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Working together to improve quality and safety in the Bay's aged care facilities is the focus of a new service showing encouraging early signs of success. The Aged Residential Care (ARC) sector is growing rapidly and Bay of Plenty District Health...

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Cherie Bennett didn't want to speak to The Weekend Sun,contacting the newspaper was simply a “last resort”. At the heart of her complaint is a sore throat. Cherie Bennett's son Nicholas during his second visit to Bayfair Doctors...

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A new programme to fight child obesity in New Zealand has received $765,000 in funding from The Warehouse Group's Gala Dinner on Thursday night. Over a two year period 32,000 Kiwi children attending 170 schools across the country are set to benefit...

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He was the anaesthetist who assisted the recovery of lungs from the donor and personally couriered them to Auckland. But he didn't know who the lucky recipient of those lungs would be – not until he saw the story of Tauranga's Nikki...

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Steven the peach-faced lovebird trying to share Mintee the cat’s dinner. By Karen Peters.
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