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Falls resulting in fractured hips and brain bleeds along with a death from misdiagnosis are just some of Bay of Plenty District Health Board's medical mishaps in the last year. The Health Quality & Safety Commission today released its annual report...

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Tauranga residents suffering from smoker's cough are being urged to take part in a worldwide study to test a potential new treatment for the condition.  People affected by chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder – also known as chronic...

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When Tina Connolly and Julie Torrey attend tonight's premiere of the movie ‘Decoding Annie Parker', they'll be celebrating the fact they've faced some pretty big odds together. The pair are among the estimated 0.002 per cent...

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Bay of Plenty residents are being reminded of the risks of potting mix and compost when gardening heading into the summer months. Compost, potting mix and garden soils often contain the bacteria which cause legionellosis – also known as Legionnaires'...

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UPDATE 12.25PM:A third deliberate fire in Tauranga Hospital's Acute Mental Health Unit, in the space of a month, has officials pondering how to put an end to the dangerous actions. Firefighters and police were called to the hospital's unit...

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Bay of Plenty tourism operators remain confident the current cruise ship season will not be hampered by fears of Ebola arriving on New Zealand shores. Cruise lines are currently implementing strict new screening tests on passengers boarding ships around...

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‘Slip, slop, slap and wrap'. For one Tauranga school, being able to complete the SunSmart message after introducing optional sunglasses to its school uniform is something to take pride in. Otumoetai Intermediate students Josh Christie and...

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Matt Hohua was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia more than 13 years ago, but thanks to a mental health provider in the Eastern Bay, he now runs three microbusinesses. Before joining Pou Whakaaro's Microbusiness Programme, Matt says he had difficulty...

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New Zealanders' daily drinking habits mean many are exceeding their recommended sugar intake, says a public health expert. Bay of Plenty residents are being asked to think twice about that soft drink, juice, energy drink or flavoured milk they pack...

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Countdown staff across the Bay have come up with inventive ideas to raise money for the 2014 Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal. Both Tauranga and Whakatane hospitals have benefited from this fundraising initiative, which has raised nearly $7 million since...

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