GPs put in mahi to make Super Saturday a success

The Bay’s General Practice teams are pulling out all the stops to get behind Super Saturday with huge efforts behind the scenes to make it a success.   “This... Read More

Covid update here and around the globe

Thousands of New Zealanders are expected to roll up their sleeves for Super Saturday. Today is the nationwide drive to raise Covid-19 vaccination rates... Read More

OPINION: What’s the point of exercising at my age?

Following my last column, debunking the myth that ‘skinny is healthy’, in this month’s column I want to explore the myth that you don’t... Read More

Tauranga woman’s “baby” to kickstart the heart

Tauranga’s Tina Neville was left relieved after lifeguards and doctors saved the life of a friend who suffered a “massive heart attack”... Read More

Countdown limits ibuprofen sales

Countdown supermarkets will limit the sale of ibuprofen and items containing ibuprofen to one pack per customer, following similar limitations on the... Read More

Assisted dying law change welcome

The Government have announced the final details of how euthanasia will work in New Zealand when it becomes legal on November 7. The law change was spurred... Read More

Busy month for Tauranga‘s rescue chopper

Twelve inter-hospital transfers, five medicals, six rescues and three motor vehicle accidents have kept the TECT Rescue Helicopter crew busy. The crew... Read More

Traditional healing‘s positive impact on health

Traditional Māori healing, known as rongoā Māori, can have a big impact on improving the health and wellbeing of all New Zealanders, says Rotorua-based... Read More

Pain psychology trial yields promising results

A New Zealand-first trial looking at the psychology of pain, has shown promising results in helping reduce patient treatment times. The trial of a Health... Read More

Covid ward upgrades underway at BOP hospitals

Work is underway at Tauranga Hospital to upgrade a ward for any Covid-19 patients in the city. The Bay of Plenty District Health Board says the work... Read More

Principals confident most staff will vaccinate

School principals are confident their staff will comply with the government's order to get vaccinated before January 1. They are also relieved Cabinet... Read More

Exposure event at Middlemore Hosital, 74 contacts

A patient at Middlemore Hospital has returned a positive Covid-19 test with 74 contacts identified. There are 34 staff and 40 patients, 25 of whom are... Read More

Mandatory vaccines for health and education sector

Vaccines will be mandatory for workers in large parts of the health and disability and education sectors.   Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins... Read More

Streaks of Pink at this year’s Hot Pink Walk

Around 3500 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in New Zealand each year. Breast Cancer Support Service Tauranga walks in honour of them all and... Read More

Katikati location of interest opens for one hour

Shortly after Pete Renwick opened his Hammer Hardware store in Katikati on Sunday, he had to close it again. Renwick’s store is one of six businesses... Read More