More opportunities to donate blood in BOP

New Zealand Blood Service is announcing it will more than double the opportunities to donate and the frequency of visits by the service to Rotorua with... Read More

DHB’s go to court over nurse’s strikes

District Health Boards have asked the Employment Court to help resolve a disagreement about ensuring emergency cover during strike action by nurses,... Read More

Nurses to strike again on August 19

Nurses have formally declared they will walk off the job again in just over two weeks. They rejected the latest pay offer by the district health boards... Read More

Enzyme research targets antibiotic resistance

A joint University of Canterbury and ESR research team is investigating whether a new enzyme treatment could help solve the global problem of antibiotic... Read More

Tauranga eight-year-old jumping for joy

    Tauranga eight-year-old Chloe Crump’s life revolves around physiotherapy and the constant battle to keep her lungs clear of mucus. Chloe... Read More

Tauranga family to split to save daughter‘s life

A Tauranga couple is splitting up their family so their daughter can access treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) in Australia, which Pharmac... Read More

COVID-19: No new community cases, four in MIQ

The Ministry of Health advise that there are no cases of COVID-19 to report in the community today. “There are four new cases of COVID-19 to report... Read More

Mobile vaccine clinics hit Eastern Bay of Plenty

An iwi health provider is urging people in the Eastern Bay of Plenty to take advantage of mobile vaccine clinics available from today. Te Puna Ora o... Read More

Group ride to raise funds for cancer fighter

The response to an online auction offering a ride on a 2021 Harley Road Glide has galvanised the organiser to go further to help a Bay of Plenty cancer... Read More

Have you recently returned from Queensland?

Remaining travellers from Queensland are being reminded to remain vigilant and check locations of interest. Public health officials in New Zealand have... Read More

Health system failing young bowel cancer patients

Bowel Cancer New Zealand is launching their Never Too Young campaign for the fourth year, increasingly concerned by the number of young people misdiagnosed... Read More

Covid update here and around the globe

A staff member from Middlemore Hospital was placed in quarantine as a precaution, after a "PPE protocol incident" during the management of... Read More

Rescue reunion 21 years on

Emotions are visibly on show as a special reunion at Tauranga’s Ian Pain Memorial Hangar, home of the TECT Rescue Helicopter, takes place. Lathan... Read More

Vaccinations going mobile a win for equity

Mataatua whānau will have better access to their Covid-19 vaccinations as Te Puna Ora o Mataatua launches mobile vaccinations. The regional health,... Read More

New ambulance station for Rotorua

  A milestone has been achieved for St John Ambulance and the people of Rotorua today with the official opening of Mauri Tau, Whare Waka Manaaki... Read More