Students receive mental health support

Otumoetai students have access to specialist mental health support at school as part of a health funded pilot focused on building children's resilience and general wellbeing.  Nine schools in Otumoetai have formed a Community of Learning/Kahui... Read More

Drug-resistant bug infects burn patients

An outbreak of a multi-drug resistant organism at Middlemore Hospital's National Burns Centre has infected three already very sick patients. Three patients in the unit at Middlemore Hospital have fallen ill with carbapenem-resistant organisms. These... Read More

Using experience to help others

Open heart surgery hasn't slowed Yvonne Flett down – in fact, it's given her the kick-start she needed to continue following her passion for helping people. The 81-year-old leads a community-based strength and balance class in Bethlehem... Read More

Woman injured while mountain biking

A mountain biker has been airlifted to hospital after falling from her bike on Sunday. A spokesperson for the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter says crews were dispatched at about 2.30 pm to a mountain bike track near Bennydale. “A 63-year-old female... Read More

Trial run brings hope

For most of us swallowing is something we do easily without thinking. But for patients like Mount Maunganui man Brian MacDonald, doing this has required a general anaesthetic and an overnight stay in hospital every couple of months. Brian was diagnosed... Read More

Police appeal for missing Hamilton woman

Police continue to appeal for sightings of 48-year-old Elenoa Phillips who was reported missing on Monday January 8 2018. She was last seen leaving her home address in Hamilton on Thursday December 4 2017 at about 10pm, driving her Toyota Camry. She... Read More

Service launched to help homelessness

A dedicated service for people sleeping rough in Tauranga will be established in the CBD following the announcement from the Minister of Housing and Urban Development that The People's Project will deliver a Housing First service in the city. The... Read More

Discoloured water after two mains break

Two water mains broke in the Otumoetai area causing some water discolouration to the network this morning. Tauranga City Council posted on Facebook last night that two water breaks had effected some houses in Bellevue, Otumoetai and Matua. Maintenance... Read More

From grad cap to stethoscope

A nursing graduate record has been achieved by Toi Ohomai, with a majority of last year's graduate moving straight into work from study. Around 88 per cent of Bachelor of Nursing graduates for 2017 have been employed as Registered Nurses within... Read More

Putting an end to homelessness

A new programme hoping to end homelessness is setting its sights on Tauranga. A local provider has been selected as one of two recent additions in the expansion of the successful Housing First programme. “This Government firmly believes that every... Read More



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