Charity ride a huge success

More than $9,000 has been raised in a charity ride organised by Bayride Motorcycles. Three hundred bikers turned up at the Tauranga store last Sunday for the ride, which cost $20 a head to take part in. The event was a means of raising money to help... Read More

Eat your greens, get your gains

Just because you're pumping iron doesn't mean to have to be eating it in your red meats. Julie Therize-Conroy proves you can be superhuman, especially if you eat your greens. The vegan powerlifter says she's been plant-based for more... Read More

New trainee doctors for Whakatane

Eighteen fifth-year University of Auckland medical students will soon be working at Whakatane Hospital and in local GP rooms. Their placements are part of a new Regional-Rural Programme jointly run by the university and Bay of Plenty District Health... Read More

Boy hurt falling from tree

A nine-year-old boy sustained serious injuries after falling from a tree in Waihi Beach. The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Waihi Beach around 1pm yesterday to transport the boy to hospital. Pilot Todd Dunham says... Read More

Tents debut at Omanu

They can be a hub where congratulations are served, supporters cheer, belongings are stowed, and people huddle in anticipation or hide from the elements. Surf lifesaving tents are as integral as its members and are invaluable to any surf club and beach. They... Read More

Final day of three-day doctors’ strike

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board reports no serious concerns at either Tauranga or Whakatane hospitals as a result of this week's junior doctors' strike. About 100 junior doctors, who are members of the New Zealand Resident Doctors'... Read More

Medical callout to Te Kaha

Night vision googles were used to help fly a sick man to Waikato Hospital early this morning. The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was called to Te Kaha Medical Centre around 4.30am, where a 60-year-old man was suffering from a serious medical condition. Pilot... Read More

Santon completion ends $70M Project Waka

Work on the former Santon Building at Whakatane Hospital is nearing completion. Once completed it will mark the end of the $70 million Project Waka redevelopment project which began in early 2012 and has seen the redevelopment of much of the hospital... Read More

Prices of greens falling

Vegetable prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in December, led by cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. "This seasonal movement is expected as we move through summer – December has been the cheapest month for these kinds of vegetable for... Read More

Junior doctors now on strike

More than 100 Bay of Plenty resident doctors across both Tauranga and Whakatane hospitals have walked off the job this morning. About 235 planned surgeries and outpatient appointments are expected to be affected by the three-day strike which began at... Read More

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