Oxygen machine to change Tauranga toddler’s life

  Life is about to change for Tauranga 11-month-old Harry Ward, after receiving a grant from the Mazda Foundation to purchase an Airvo Humidification... Read More

Calls to dig deep to help those fighting cancer

The Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society is asking people to dig deep to help Kiwis facing cancer when they donate on Daffodil Day, Friday 30 August. As... Read More

Car smoking fines a punitive waste of time

A public health academic has told the Health Select Committee plans to fine parents for smoking in a car with children will be a waste of time and won’t... Read More

Measles cases on the rise

More than 100 new cases of the measles have been confirmed in the past week, according to new figures from the Institute of Environmental Science and... Read More

Packaged food is ‘ultra-processed, unhealthy’

A new, in-depth snapshot of packaged food sold in New Zealand supermarkets reveals most of it is unhealthy, with nearly 70 per cent classified as ultra-processed. Authors... Read More

One stabbed in Tauranga fight

One person has been stabbed following a fight in Tauranga overnight. Emergency services were called to the disorder on Henderson Crescent at 9.15pm. A... Read More

Govt announces $54 million for homeless initiative

The Government has announced additional measures to prevent and reduce homelessness focused on ensuring at-risk individuals and whanau have access to... Read More

Running festival at the Mount

Next Saturday, Mount Maunganui will be the location for a popular running festival, requiring some lane closures along the seaside course.   Hundreds... Read More

Tauranga teen‘s race against time as muscles waste

Jessie Russell gave birth to her daughter in 2005, and 14 years later, she says it's still like she is caring for a newborn. Her daughter Maija... Read More

Mouldy, damp homes linked to hospitalisations

Māori and Pasifika children made up two thirds of children under two hospitalised with a respiratory infection, according to a new study. A research... Read More

More evidence of public hospitals under pressure

“Reports of yet another full public hospital struggling to cope with the winter influx of patients is more evidence of a public health system under... Read More

Getting behind the boys this ‘Steamtember’

  Steampunk Tauranga are going blue for the boys this September.   The group are making prostate cancer awareness month their own by calling... Read More

Only 4 per cent of NZ‘s population donates blood

Every 18 minutes in New Zealand, someone needs blood. For some, it’s the difference between life and death. Sir Graham Henry is teaming up with... Read More

Get ready for a severe thunderstorm and gales

1.08pm update: A severe thunderstorm watch remains in place for much of the upper North Island on Sunday afternoon. The MetService has reported that... Read More

Tauranga waste guru applauds Govt move

Tauranga-based Waste Watchers Network is applauding the Government for advancing the plan for a product stewardship scheme to deal with environmentally... Read More