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More than half of Tauranga City driver's licence holders would donate an organ after death, according to the latest figures from NZ Transport Agency. Motorist's willingness to tick the yes box to donation puts Tauranga in the top New Zealand...

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Health authorities in the Bay of Plenty are on high alert with more cases of measles being reported. People are being urged to make sure they're immunised against measles if they haven't already had the vaccine when younger. Since mid-December...

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Sugar-free checkouts will hit the sweet spot with 34 per cent of New Zealanders a new Horizon Research study finds. The survey found that 34.1 per cent of adults nationwide think supermarkets should remove confectionary and sugary items from all checkout...

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A Tauranga Hospital Emergency Department doctor is hoping not to see people coming to the hospital with complications from drugs that mimic LSD and other illegal substances. Her concern is due to an increase in seizures of blotter tabs at New Zealand...

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Glass fragments found in two bottles of the Actavis brand of amoxicillin oral liquid – a frequently prescribed antibiotic often used for treatment in children's ailments – is prompting a nationwide recall of the product. An Actavis spokesperson...

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With winter flu cases rising and the peak not yet reached, the Government has extended its seasonal influenza vaccine programme by one month – to finish the end of August. The programme offers free vaccines for people aged 65-plus, pregnant women,...

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Dennis Beach has 40 people signed up to his new coffin-making club in Katikati – but without a base the group will die out before it comes to life. The retiree is currently seeking a location where he and 40 Katikati residents, along with another...

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A fresh approach to child cancer fundraising is running this month through a growing initiative titled One Day. During July people, businesses and groups are encouraged to choose one day and an event or activity of their choice, to raise funds for the...

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People with minor ailments are being urged not to clog Tauranga Hospital's Emergency Department, to ensure help is not delayed for those in need of critical care. ED clinical lead Dr Suzanne Moran says the department's workload is being unnecessarily...

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Three years after Tauranga man Brad Milne's death, an annual memorial concert in his name to raise awareness of depression is stepping up a gear with comedian Mike King supporting the cause. Tickets for this month's Brad Milne Memorial Charity...

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