Coroner recommends bed levers removed after death

A coroner has recommended the Ministry of Health remove all bed levers that carry the risk of head entrapment, following the death of a 74-year-old woman. Bed leavers are used to assist patients get in and out of bed. Jane Mansfield Lee was found...... Read More

Is riding a bike faster than a car?

A video launched in 2017 has been relaunched to help promote bike month. The two minute video features a spoof Top Gear ‘Stig’ versus cyclist contest, in a race to get from Welcome Bay to the Tauranga Hospital. In five locations across...... Read More

Still no sign of missing Maketu man

The search for missing Maketu man John Kohi Mohi, otherwise known as Johnny Moses, has reached its fourth day. Yesterday afternoon, police renewed an appeal for sighting of John as another day of searching ended up unsuccessful. The Maketu Health...... Read More

King talks mental health to kiwifruit industry

Two-hundred people from the Bay of Plenty’s kiwifruit industry yesterday heard Mike King share his mental health challenges as well as ways to deal with improving their own wellbeing and that of their friends and colleagues. The talk –...... Read More

Basketball involvement surges in secondary schools

Basketball has overtaken rugby as the second-highest participated secondary school sport in New Zealand behind netball. Figures from the recently released School Sport New Zealand Census show 26,481 secondary school students played for a basketball...... Read More

Police appeal for sightings of John Kohi Mohi

Police are continuing to investigate the disappearance of missing local man John Kohi Mohi otherwise known as John Moses. On Monday evening, February 11, police received a missing person’s report regarding John, who suffers from a medical condition. Tauranga...... Read More

Older renters cutting food to cover costs

Elderly people are skimping on food and doctors' visits to pay for skyrocketing accommodation costs, a study has found. A Victoria University study published today found poorer health in elderly New Zealanders living in rentals, compared with those...... Read More

Junior doctors on third two-day strike

Junior doctors are on another two-day strike but DHBs say they are well prepared and confident of progress in resolving the dispute. An estimated 1700 doctors are off the wards from 8am until early Thursday in their row with their employers over proposed...... Read More

Heatwave causing animals distress

The SPCA is calling out all pet owners to take extra care of their animals during the hot weather. Across the country this week, temperatures have been reaching over 30 degrees, and SPCA CEO Andrea Midgen says that heat can harm the health of animals. “Every...... Read More

Crutches amnesty issued at Tauranga Hospital

  Tauranga Hospital is running a crutches amnesty after spending $500 a week replacing those not returned by patients.   The amnesty is being run by the hospital’s Emergency Department (ED) after those loaned to injured patients were...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Should the speed on SH2, between Katikati and Bethlehem, be reduced to 80km/h?