Advisory group to monitor govt‘s Covid-19 response

A independent advisory group is being established to ensure the government continues to improve its response to Covid-19. Covid-19 Response Minister... Read More

Winders finds the balance to be NetballSmart

Sam Winders is back where it all began. It’s nostalgic and surreal to be walking the halls and grounds of John Paul College in Rotorua. The Silver... Read More

Baby died after pregnancy issues restricts growth

A first-time mother lost her newborn baby after the midwife failed to record her severe morning sickness and weight loss which restricted her baby’s... Read More

Covid vaccine purchased for all citizens

The government has purchased enough of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for every New Zealander, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. Prime Minister... Read More

Taupo Hospital to have a CT scanner

Lakes District Health Board is going to have a second CT scanner that will be located at Taupo Hospital. The whole initiative has a capital cost of... Read More

Covid-19: No new community case, one in isolation

There are no new cases in the community to report today. There is one new case of COVID-19 in managed isolation. The new case arrived from South Africa... Read More

University study identifies key cancer factors

  The leader of two three-year studies says that New Zealand continues to have poor cancer outcomes compared to other developed countries.   “A... Read More

Auckland drops to level 2, rest of NZ to level 1

Auckland has moved down to alert level 2 this morning after six consecutive days of no new community case of Covid-19. The rest of New Zealand is... Read More

A shining star for youth

Plush carpets underfoot, a large modern kitchen with a fully stocked walk-in pantry, a map of the Tauranga Moana rohe on the dining room wall and a piano... Read More

Vaccinations underway in Bay of Plenty

The Te Moana a Toi vaccination programme kicked off this week, with 28 workers at the Port of Tauranga receiving the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine. Huge... Read More

OPINION: Five markers of healthy ageing

  Following our last article, which introduced the concept of healthy ageing, this week we’ll look at ‘starting from exactly where... Read More

Screening programme aims to save lives in BOP

A potentially life-saving bowel screening programme is coming to the Bay of Plenty in 2021. The National Bowel Screening Programme was recently rolled... Read More

Youth cancer survival rates increased

Unlike most 29-year-olds, Haley Thomas is looking forward to turning 30. For a long time, she didn’t think she’d live that long. The Papamoa... Read More

LIVE: Covid alert levels to lower on Sunday

UPDATED: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced that the Covid alert levels will lower on Sunday. Auckland will move to level 2 and the rest of... Read More

Another 88,000 children to get free school lunches

An additional 88,000 students in 322 schools and kura across the country are starting the school year with a regular lunch on the menu, thanks to the... Read More