Cooking Competition heats up in Tauranga

The challenge is on for pairs of year five and year six school pupils to grate, slice, cook, create and plate a vegetable-based meal from ‘root to tip’, leaving little or no food waste. Root to Tip Competition 2018, run by Garden to Table,...... Read More

Muller to be face of ‘responsible drinking’

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller has today put his hand up to be a champion for responsible drinking in Parliament, in response to the Ministry of Health report on the impacts of alcohol on our community and a call out from the AM Show for a MP to front...... Read More

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

Opinion Poll

Should schools be able to fine parents for parking illegally?

Yes, schools should have the right to fine those putting children in danger.
No, it should be left for police to handle.