Window fall requires helicopter rescue

A 17 year old Whakatane man who tripped and fell through a window at a house on Motiti Island today, was flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment to deep cuts to his right wrist. He was tended to by the onboard St John paramedic before being flown to... Read More

US food guru to speak in Tauranga

American food and agribusiness guru Roland Fumasi has today been announced as one of the keynote speakers for the Horticulture Conference 2017 in Tauranga on July 14. Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says Roland is a well-known worldwide... Read More

Mission to remove hazardous chemicals

Firefighters resumed work at first light today removing the final 25 of a total of 84, 200 litre drums of resin and ferric chloride that fell into the Mangorewa Gorge. The drums came off a truck and trailer unit that crashed on State Highway 36 on Monday... Read More

More under-13s seeing the doctor

New Ministry of Health data shows the average number of GP visits for under-13s has increased almost 14 per cent between July and December 2016, compared to the same period in 2014. Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says this is due to more than 99 per... Read More

Controversial film screening in Tauranga

A controversial film about vaccinations will be screening at Rialto Cinema in Tauranga tonight. Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe drew condemnation earlier this month from health professionals who disagreed with the film's message. BOP Environment... Read More

Simple act of kindness a 'no brainer'

A simple act of generosity shown by Pacific Toyota recently has left the Bay of Plenty District Health Board feeling immensely grateful. The dealership loaned five Hilux 4WD trucks to the district health board so its emergency response team staff could... Read More

Hunter falls down gully, breaks leg

A man was airlifted to hospital after breaking his leg, while hunting on his property in the Kaimai Ranges on Tuesday evening. The man, who is in his 40's, broke his leg after falling down a steep gully in thick bush at the back of his property... Read More

Historic payday for aged care workers

Some of the health sector's lowest paid workers will share in a $2 billion pay equity settlement over five years. More than 55,000 workers in aged and disability residential care, and home and community support services across New Zealand are set... Read More

A 200km hikoi for Ka’iulani

The whanau of a toddler who's fighting a rare and aggressive form of cancer have set off on a 200km hikoi to raise money for her treatment. Ka'iulani Forbes was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma late last year and the aggressive cancer has so... Read More

‘Sensory skating’ at Bayfair

In light of Autism Awareness Month, Bayfair Shopping Centre is making sure everyone is catered for these holidays. This week Bayfair Shopping Centre is hosting a faux ice-skating rink, with a special early morning session on Thursday dedicated to those... Read More

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