Council propose new funding policy

Tauranga City Council is proposing a new Community Funding Policy to determine how council provides funding to community organisations. The proposed... Read More

TECT Rescue Helicopter saving lives over April

The TECT Rescue Helicopter has averaged more than one life-saving mission a day during April. A total of 46 missions were completed during the month,... Read More

Local women building brighter futures

Feeding hungry bellies and hungry minds, and helping people achieve their financial goals faster will be the hot topics of conversation at Lyon O’Neale... Read More

Nurses vote to strike for eight hours

Nurses have voted to strike for an eight-hour period in a month's time over a breakdown in pay offer negotiations. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation,... Read More

No Vaping signs to be displayed in schools

Changes to the Smokefree Environments and Regulated Products Act means vaping is no longer allowed on school grounds. On November 11, 2020, changes... Read More

COVID-19: No new community cases, two in MIQ

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today. There are two new cases to report in recent returnees in our managed... Read More

NSW travel pause to be lifted at midnight

COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says the current travel pause with New South Wales will lift today – subject to no further significant... Read More

Battling Covid pneumonia while pregnant

Laying in a hospital bed in an air-sealed isolation room, lungs filled with fluid caused by pneumonia from Covid-19, Ruthie Nielsen prayed for her unborn... Read More

COVID-19: No new community cases, three in MIQ

There are no new cases of COVID-19 to report in the community in New Zealand today. “There are three new cases to report in recent returnees in... Read More

Tim Seifert tests positive for COVID-19

BLACKCAPS batsman Tim Seifert has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be travelling back to New Zealand on the charter flight with New Zealand’s... Read More

Bubble trouble: hopeful travellers out of pocket

Kiwi Sam Hegarty and his wife Nicki Hegarty had planned to reunite with family in New Zealand, but say the wrong information from the Government has... Read More

Frustrating wait for cataract surgery

Diane Martin loved playing badminton, it kept her fit and active, but now due to cataracts, her eyesight is so blurry she can no longer get out on the... Read More

NZ shows continued decline in HIV diagnoses

The number of people diagnosed with HIV in New Zealand declined in 2020 to the lowest annual number since the early 2000s. Figures released by the AIDS... Read More

Rest home residents receive Covid-19 vaccine

Ninety-three-year-old Ben Tientjes is a “great believer in vaccines” and says getting the Covid-19 vaccination will ensure everyone is kept... Read More

Farmers urged to look after themselves this winter

Farmers are great at looking after their animals and their farms, but they also need to look after their most important assest on the farm, themselves... Read More