Foundation food tick flicked

Twenty-five years after being launched to help consumers make healthier food choices, the Heart Foundation's Tick will be phased out next year. Tick Programme manager Deb Sue says the Heart Foundation is retiring the Tick programme due to changes... Read More

Te Aroha rescue flight

A 17 year old with a severe leg injury was flown to Waikato Hospital by the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter last night. The youth fell from his trail bike on a rural property at Te Aroha late in the afternoon. His father administered... Read More

Pharmac Tauranga public forum

Pharmac is asking Bay locals to help it make changes to how medicine and medical device funding applications are made. The Government agency responsible for deciding which pharmaceuticals are publicly funded is holding a public forum at the Arataki... Read More

Working out for 24 hours

It's called the Winter Warrior and it's held in spring. But the season is the last thing on competitors' minds as they work out for 24 hours non-stop this Labour Weekend. “We did a smaller version in winter and we've crossed... Read More

Cold sores under attack from bees

Cold sores, the unsightly social occasion killer. But a Tauranga healthcare entrepreneur believes he's on the brink of bringing relief to sufferers with medical grade honey. And in doing so, grabbing a slice of an international market valued at... Read More

‘Band-aid solutions’ for dirty water

A small number of water suppliers are dealing with contaminated water problems through band-aid solutions, according to the authors of a study on failing drinking water standards. The report, Failing the Drinking-Water Standards – Insights from... Read More

Walking in pink for a cause

Don't go straight home after work today – instead, get your pink on and get ready to march for breast cancer awareness this afternoon. To get the blood pumping ahead of the event, everyone taking part in the HOT Pink Walk 2016 will meet up... Read More

Everything running smoothly: BOPDHB

There were no serious issues or concerns during the first day of the junior doctors' strike, reports the Bay of Plenty District Health Board. About 145 Bay of Plnety doctors, who are members of the New Zealand Resident Doctors Association, have... Read More

Eight Bay shops nabbed in tobacco sting

Eight Bay of Plenty shops have been busted selling tobacco to an underage person during a recent Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service operation. The worst result was in Ōpōtiki where three out of seven shops visited sold tobacco to the underage... Read More

Suicide rate climbing

More people committed suicide in the 2015/16 year than were killed on New Zealand roads, according to suicide statistics released today by the Chief Coroner. Chief Coroner Judge Deborah Marshall has today released the annual provisional suicide statistics,... Read More

Opinion Poll

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