St John’s new life saving initiative

Every day in New Zealand, eight people will suffer the most life-threatening form of heart attack, with only three of those surviving to immediate treatment. St... Read More

New clinic brings better support

Helping elderly patients who take multiple medications stay safe and well is the aim of a new outpatients clinic at Tauranga Hospital. For many older... Read More

Running is bringing a community together

Every Saturday morning at 8am runners, joggers, walkers, families, friends, kids and their dogs get together in Tauranga for a simple yet special event... Read More

When ‘the horrible monster’ called on Kaye

“Yeah, yeah, we know that.” Bev Dickson has just been reminded of some desperately dark times in her daughter’s 30-year struggle... Read More

Tauranga mum’s heartache: ‘My baby girl is dying’

A Tauranga mother is struggling to come to terms with the heartache of finding out her daughter has a terminal illness. “It is extremely stressful,... Read More

Another case of measles reported in the Mount

Another case of measles has been reported in the Bay of Plenty region. This now brings the total number of measles cases in the area in the last month... Read More

BOP bus company pleads guilty

Bay of Plenty bus company Ritchies has pleaded guilty to a health and safety charge laid over the 2016 Christmas Eve bus crash near Gisborne that left... Read More

Hurricane Dave making strides since assault

  Friends and family of a Tauranga man assaulted on The Strand are coming together to show their support.   Dave Karaitiana was found unresponsive... Read More

BOP community groups receive more than $900,000

Community groups in the Tauranga, Whakatane and Rotorua districts, along with 291 community groups across New Zealand has received a share of $2.422... Read More

PlunketLine celebrate 25th anniversary

PlunketLine are celebrating their 25th anniversary after launching in 1994 as an afterhours service. Now, PlunketLine operate 24 hours a day, seven... Read More

Providing guidance and support

Few teenagers visit their local GP, so school nurses in the bay of Plenty are filling the void with extra support particularly when it comes to emotional... Read More

Doctors to strike for five days

Resident Medical Officers who are members of the Resident Doctors’ Association (RDA) will strike for five days from Monday April 29. District... Read More

Midwives and DHBs settle pay talks

District Health Boards are very pleased to announce a settlement has been reached with midwives covered by the MERAS (Midwifery Employee Representation... Read More

First ever Mauao Beach Ultimate Frisbee Tournament

As a child I never thought throwing Frisbees would become a serious sport. I even used to joke that I might become a frisbeetarian - someone who adheres... Read More

Thames-Coromandel getting bike wise

The Thames-Coromandel District Council has gained ACC cycle funding to provide a great opportunity to deliver free cycle skills. Thames-Coromandel... Read More