BOPDHB COVID-19 weekly update

Community Based Assessment Centre update Community Based Assessment Centres are based at Trustpower Baypark Stadium, previously at the Tauranga Racecourse,... Read More

Algae in Papamoa waterways causing a foul stench

A potentially toxic algal bloom in the Papamoa stormwater canals is causing concern for residents. Jacqueline Edwards says the first thing she noticed... Read More

Flu vaccine available to the public on April 27

Priority groups, such as health workers and those aged over 65, now have more time to get their flu vaccine. The flu vaccine will be made public in... Read More

Keep your dog safe this Easter

Pet owners who have bought Easter chocolate are being reminded to keep it stored out of reach because of its toxicity to dogs. Southern Cross Pet Insurance... Read More

Tauranga COVID-19 patient in awe of health staff

The first COVID-19 positive patient treated and discharged from Tauranga Hospital has praised healthcare staff for the exceptional and compassionate... Read More

Rescue helicopter adapting to protect community

The streets may be quieter, the bike tracks empty, and the parks abandoned. But unfortunately, accidents still happen. From rolled cars, to serious... Read More

Four new cases of COVID-19 in the BOP

There are four new cases of COVID-19 in the Bay of Plenty today. The total number of cases in the Bay of Plenty District Health Board area is now 36,... Read More

COVID-19 mental health support begins

A range of support is being rolled out across New Zealand to help people look after their mental health during COVID-19. “COVID-19 has brought... Read More

Health Minister offers resignation over breach

Health Minister David Clark has offered his resignation following a breach of the Alert Level 4 lockdown. On the first weekend of the Alert Level 4... Read More

Patients to bring device to keep in touch

People coming into hospital are being reminded to bring a phone or other personal device with them so they can keep in contact with loved ones. Tight... Read More

White Island tour guide released from hospital

Whakatane's Jake Milbank suffered burns to 80 per cent of his body when the volcano erupted on December 9, killing 21 people. The 19-year-old was... Read More

Artist forges ahead with virtual exhibition

  A Mount Maunganui artist is launching their virtual exhibition ‘The Basaloid Project’ through the Incubator Creative Hub this week.... Read More

COVID-19 cases in the Bay of Plenty

The number of COVID-19 cases in the Western Bay of Plenty has risen by two since yesterday. Today Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfied announced... Read More

62 years of being a volunteer

Alan Pine is a stayer. He’s been with St John for 62 years and he is the latest person to be recognised in The Weekend Sun’s series on volunteers. He... Read More

LIVE: 82 new cases of COVID-19 today

UPDATED: There are 82 new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand today bringing the total number of cases to 950. Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfied... Read More