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Tauranga health officials are “disappointed” that four Western Bay of Plenty dairies have been handed down warnings or infringement notices after being caught illegally selling tobacco to minors. In the last five months Toi Te Ora –...

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A long-awaited primary birthing facility in Tauranga has today opened its doors for the first time. Bethlehem Birthing Centre is for women having natural, non-complicated births. Prime Minister John Key opened the Bethlehem Birthing Centre in October....

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A research study at Massey University on the dietary habits of pregnant women is urgently seeking more participants. Good nutrition during pregnancy is essential for both mother and baby, but little is known about what New Zealand women are eating at...

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Smaller, disadvantaged communities in the region are being encouraged to apply for the Government's Drinking-Water Subsidy Scheme to help improve their drinking water supply systems.  The scheme targets disadvantaged communities and areas with...

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A Tauranga man who has been playing guitar for over 50 years is helping lift the spirits of hospital patients with free performances. Doug Cook, who started playing the guitar aged 15, is the wandering minstrel currently delighting Tauranga Hospital patients...

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Waipuna Hospice needs to grow its fundraising to net $48,000 per week in order to cope with an increasing number of patients, and continue providing services free to those in need. Waipuna Hospice chief executive Richard Thurlow, speaking at the hospice's...

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Scott Smith can't be away from home for more than one or two nights at a time, and he hasn't been able to visit family living out of Tauranga for more than three years. He's a haemodialysis patient. Hooking up to a dialysis machine for...

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They may be imaginary friends – but the cardboard buddies created by Mount Maunganui Intermediate School pupils are sending out a strong message today. As part of Buddy Day, the pupils joined children from Hamilton, Auckland and Wellington this...

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More than 30 senior managers and staff at Tauranga Hospital will be spending the day with their ‘buddies' on Friday. Buddy Day is a nationwide event that sees people carry cardboard cut-outs of children (‘buddies') around with...

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A suspected Norovirus stomach bug has struck more than 45 residents and staff at Bob Owens Retirement Village for the third time in the last year. Toi Te Ora Public Health confirm it was notified by the Bethlehem retirement home on November 6 of the...

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