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Hospice services in the Bay of Plenty are in line for $2.8 million in additional funding for the next four years. Bay of Plenty DHB will receive around an extra $720,000 a year for Hospice Eastern Bay of Plenty and Waipuna Hospice. The opening of Waipuna...

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Choice Hotels is hoping to raise $15,000 for Cystic Fibrosis NZ by donating $2 from every night stayed at any of their hotels across the country from May 25-31. With more than 35 establishments across New Zealand, including the local Comfort Inn Academy...

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Relationships Aotearoa branches nationwide will close by the end of the week with the loss of 183 jobs in a move that will directly affect 7000 clients. An announcement this morning revealed the country's largest professional counselling and family...

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An outbreak of measles in the Waikato has prompted a warning from health officials in the Bay, despite only one confirmed case in the region in recent months. The outbreak saw students quarantined to prevent any further spread. There has only been one...

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Bay patients are experiencing shorter waits for operations as the Bay of Plenty District Health Board continues to exceed its contracted elective surgery volumes. In the first three quarters of the 2014/15 financial year, the BOPDHB performed 7,123 operations...

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It's the smiles on the faces of four-year-olds Kaleb Carter of Welcome Bay and Elli Gandras-Dudding of Auckland which say it all. Both have mobility issues caused by cerebral palsy, which makes it hard for Kaleb and Elli to get out and explore the...

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A Bay of Plenty paediatrician says his prestigious Australasian award for services to rural medicine is a reflection of teamwork rather than individual accomplishment. Consultant paediatrician John Malcolm will receive the Royal Australasian College of...

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They'd do anything for their five-year-old son James Reid. He swam more than 12km from Motiti Island to Maketu and she's organised a 50km walk from East Papamoa to Mauao, around the track twice, and back again. Rochelle Straker, Sonja Reid,...

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This is how it's meant to happen. A woman has her baby, nurtures it, cuddles it and takes it home to love and to hold. Cuddle Cot fundraisers Jenna Garrett and Amy Franz with her daughter Madelyn. Photo by: Tracy Hardy. But a tragically high number...

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More than 1300 doctors and nurses are taking care of Bay of Plenty patients Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says a record number of doctors and nurses are working at the Bay of Plenty District Health Board.  Tauranga Hospital ED ClinicalDirector...

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