Callout to seriously ill man in Te Kaha

An elderly Te Kaha man has been airlifted to Whakatane Hospital for treatment after suffering from a serious medical condition. A Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter spokesperson says the crew assisted the man on Sunday. “The Trustpower TECT Rescue...... Read More

Give so others may live

They’re giving thanks all around the world to a bloke called Karl Landsteiner this week, because heaven knows how many millions of lives he has saved. He won the Nobel prize, his image is on an Austrian banknote, there are bronze busts and they...... Read More

Wigs on for Wig Wednesday

  For most of us, wearing is a wig usually involves dressing up in something whacky and having fun. But for Kiwi kids living with cancer there often isn’t much fun to be had.   Wig Wednesday on June 20 is the Child Cancer Foundation’s...... Read More

National nursing strike looms: ’People are fed up’

As the prospect of the first national nursing strike in 30 years looms, nurses believe they have the public's support - despite rejecting a half a billion dollar pay offer. Hospitals could be left with a skeleton staff as nurses gear up to walk...... Read More

DHBs look to prevent strike action

District Health Boards will do everything they can to settle this agreement and find a way to prevent industrial action following the NZNO members’ rejection of the latest DHB pay offer. DHB spokesperson Helen Mason says DHBs will work with the...... Read More

Minister disappointed nurses reject offer

Health Minister Dr David Clark says he's disappointed that nurses have voted against the District Health Boards’ half-billion dollar offer, the largest made to nurses in more than a decade. “Nurses are a vital part of our health workforce...... Read More

Finding fulfilment

Volunteering with Alzheimer’s Tauranga/WBOP was a natural fit for Bruce Inglis. Bruce’s father had passed away with Alzheimer’s and he wanted to make a difference to someone else’s journey. “Volunteering has given me...... Read More

Seasonal produce provides winter wellness

Winter feels like it is well and truly here, and seasonal fruit and vegetables play a vital role in boosting immunity and fighting off unwanted ills and chills. Niki Bezzant, food and nutrition writer and editor-at-large for Healthy Food Guide, says...... Read More

TECT donation boosts diabetes services

Diabetes Help Tauranga can now provide more services to those at risk in the Western Bay of Plenty, thanks to a $15,000 donation from TECT. Diabetes Help Tauranga manager Debbie Cunliffe says the organisation has been around for more than 30 years,...... Read More

Volunteers who make the hospital tick

Doreen Birchfield is a compulsive giver – of her love, time and goodwill. Every Wednesday, the 81-year-old mother, grandmother, great grandmother and volunteer, walks to Tauranga Hospital where she puts in a two hour shift at the children’s...... Read More




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