Tree breaks forestry worker’s leg

A forestry worker is in hospital with a broken leg after a tree fell on him. The 25-year-old man was working at a forestry block east of Taneatua at 10am yesterday when the incident happened. The Tauranga-based Truspower TECT Rescue Helicopter was called... Read More

Hundreds ride for charity

More than 200 motorcyclists rode from Papamoa Plaza to Tauranga Hospital today as part of their fundraising event for the TECT rescue helicopter and St. John Ambulance. Organised by the Tauranga Ulysses Motorcycle Club, the ‘toy run' also... Read More

In home therapy appreciated

A new health service provided by the Bay of Plenty District Health Board is supporting people to live safely in their homes. For people like Kath Gardiner, being able to see an occupational therapist just a few minutes from her home in Te Teko has been... Read More

Tackling mental health head on

New Zealand Rugby is tackling mental illness and the stigma associated with getting help with the launch of a new website and social media campaign targeting the rugby community. The Headfirst website offers players, parents, coaches, referees, volunteers... Read More

Tauranga Ulysses getting ready to rumble

Get your motor running and head out on the highway because the annual Tauranga Ulysses Motorcycle Club Charity Easter Egg & Toy Run is roaring back into life. Now into it's 26th year, hundreds of motorcycles will rumble through the streets of Papamoa... Read More

Largest food price rise in six years

Higher prices for fruit, vegetables and dairy products resulted in a 2.2 per cent increase in food prices to the end of February 2017. Food prices rose 0.2 per cent in the month, compared with a 2.8 per cent increase in January. With seasonal adjustment,... Read More

LeaderBrand issues full recall list

LeaderBrand Produce has issued a list of all the salad products it has recalled after one of its salad product lines tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. While listeria was detected in only one of its products – LeaderBrand Caesar... Read More

Listeria scares prompts product recall

LeaderBrand Produce is recalling its salad product range after one of its salad product lines tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. Listeria can be harmful to ‘vulnerable' populations if ingested. The term ‘vulnerable'... Read More

Cardiac team celebrates 1000th heart op

The Bay Of Plenty District Health Board's Cardiac Services Team is celebrating performing its one-thousandth Percutaneous Coronary Intervention. Along with being an important milestone, cardiologist Dr Jonathan Tisch says the achievement also... Read More

Mums encouraged to get immunised

We're not off to a good start. That's Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service Medical Officer of Health Dr Phil Shoemack assessment of the number of small children who've been admitted to hospital with whooping cough already this... Read More



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