Hundreds of Kiwis going veg for 2020

People across Aotearoa have signed up for the NZ Vegetarian Society’s 21-day plant based challenge. The popularity of the challenge has exceeded... Read More

Whooping cough bug becoming ‘smarter’

Australian researchers are warning that whooping cough is evolving, and new vaccines will be key to combat it in the future. New South Wales researchers... Read More

Rescue helicopter wait time ‘unacceptable’

Mike King spent an hour lying on the road thinking he would die waiting for a rescue helicopter after a motorcycle accident. The comedian and mental... Read More

New campaign to tackle low awareness of ACC’s role

Anyone who grows up in New Zealand, or visits from overseas, is naturally drawn to our bodies of water. Whether it's our beaches, our lakes or our... Read More

Swimming again for an anti-drug campaign

A Tauranga hospital psychiatrist is planning on swimming the Cook Straight at 8.30am today. Bronwyn Copeland, one of the psychiatrists that works in... Read More

A sunrise paddle to start the New Year and decade

It was the early hours of New Year’s Day. On the last day of the year I’d been working until well after midnight so was planning a sleep... Read More

NZ and Fiji defence forces head to Australia

The Defence Force is sending more soldiers to help the fight against Australia's deadly bushfires. The NZDF continues to support the Australian... Read More

One person has died on Mauao today

Police report that a person has suffered a medical event on Mauao today and has passed away. Police received the report at 11.30am. Emergency services... Read More

The Adventures of Benjamin Boogie

Kourtney Troon’s children’s book has arrived. Full of fun illustrations ‘The Adventures of Benjamin Boogie’ tells the interesting... Read More

That’s quite a run

‘IronMike’ Stowers has run more than five kilometres, every day, for the last 2116 days of his life. He hasn’t had a rest day since... Read More

Doing great things in the name of accessibility

Nominations are now open for the Inaugural Access Alliance People’s Choice Accessibility Awards for Business. The Access Alliance is calling for... Read More

Aiming for zero

“Be proactive, not reactive.” That’s the motto for surf lifesaving clubs across Tauranga and members are making it their mission to... Read More

St John apologises for leaving Katikati man alone

St John has apologised to an 87-year-old man left alone and helpless for more than two hours after pressing his medical alarm. The organisation... Read More

Tooth-conscious mokopuna win health challenge

  Children and their parents have triumphed in an Eastern Bay of Plenty oral health challenge. Kohanga Reo from across the Eastern Bay were invited... Read More

Mental health before marks says education expert

  As NCEA results are being released this week, it’s important that students and whanau remember that mental health is more important than... Read More