Santon completion ends $70M Project Waka

Work on the former Santon Building at Whakatane Hospital is nearing completion. Once completed it will mark the end of the $70 million Project Waka redevelopment project which began in early 2012 and has seen the redevelopment of much of the hospital... Read More

Prices of greens falling

Vegetable prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in December, led by cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. "This seasonal movement is expected as we move through summer – December has been the cheapest month for these kinds of vegetable for... Read More

Junior doctors now on strike

More than 100 Bay of Plenty resident doctors across both Tauranga and Whakatane hospitals have walked off the job this morning. About 235 planned surgeries and outpatient appointments are expected to be affected by the three-day strike which began at... Read More

New cardiology centre

Tauranga Hospital heart care takes up a new beat with the opening on Monday of the new Cardiac Cathererisation Laboratory or Cath Lab. The Cath Lab will take its first patient on Monday afternoon. The Cath Lab forms part of the Cardiac Services Building... Read More

The difficulty of leaving town

They're about four months old, all fluffed up and cocksure and ready to confront the world head-on. But with nature, if things can go wrong they probably will. Add youthful bravado, distractions and confusion to the mix and they'll certainly... Read More

Junior doctors to strike next week

More than 100 Bay of Plenty junior doctors across Tauranga and Whakatane hospitals will walk off the job for 73 hours next week. The three-day strike is expected to affect about 235 planned surgeries and outpatient appointments, when it begins at 7am... Read More

Blood service remains closed

The Tauranga Blood Donor Centre will remain closed for at least another week as repairs to fix flood damage continue. Last week SunLive reported the centre's closure after some minor flooding from a broken water filter connection. It's the... Read More

DairyNZ appeals advertising ruling

DairyNZ is appealing the Advertising Standards Authority's decision to reject its objections to the controversial Greenpeace television advertisement which blames dairying for polluting waterways. “We're appealing the decision as we... Read More

Teen seriously injured in crash

A 14-year-old boy suffered serious injuries when a car rolled down a bank near Thames. The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the crash on the Kopu-Hikuai Road around 2.45pm, after a car with four people came off the road... Read More

Toxic shellfish east of Tarawera River

The warning against eating shellfish in the Eastern Bay of Plenty remains in force, following ongoing testing. Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning toxins have been detected in shellfish at levels over the safe limit of 0.8mg/kg set by MPI. Ongoing testing... Read More

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