Covid-19: 3235 new community cases, five deaths

The Ministry of Health is today reporting 3235 new community cases of Covid-19, 356 current hospitalisations, and five deaths. There are five people... Read More

Meth addiction service launches in Eastern BOP

The Government has delivered on its commitment to roll out the free methamphetamine harm reduction programme Te Ara Oranga to the eastern Bay of Plenty,... Read More

Covid-19: 4404 community cases, 11 deaths

The Ministry of Health is reporting 4,404 new community cases of Covid-19, 356 current hospitalisations, and 11 deaths. Three people are in ICU. There... Read More

Pressure building on BOP health system

People are being encouraged to do their bit to stay well to reduce pressure on the local primary care system already feeling the strain of winter illnesses. The... Read More

Moving again: Chronically ill tenant in disbelief

A Whakatāne pensioner plans to go to arbitration with Kāinga Ora over the Government agency’s plans to develop the section he is living on. Kevin... Read More

One million New Zealanders vaccinated against flu

More than a million New Zealanders have already received their flu vaccine in time for winter. Despite this, Health Minister Andrew Little says we need... Read More

Covid-19: 5554 new cases, 11 deaths

The Ministry of Health is reporting 5554 new community cases, 368 current hospitalisations, and 11 deaths. There are seven people in ICU. There are... Read More

Murupara doctor back at practice

Murupara GP Dr Bernard Conlon is practising again after a being suspended by the Medical Council of New Zealand for the past four months. Dr Conlon... Read More

GP crisis: Some clinics not taking new patients

As many as half the country's GP clinics are not enrolling new patients, and others are asking people to wait weeks for an appointment. Family doctors... Read More

Leader for Public Health Agency appointed

The new Public Health Agency will be led by Dr Andrew Old when it is formally established on July 1 2022, Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield... Read More

Scoping underway to develop NZ nutrition survey

The Ministry of Health say that poor diet and high body mass index  - obesity - are leading causes of health loss in New Zealand. "These risk... Read More

Kiwis asked to give up alcohol for Dry July

With July just around the corner, Dry July NZ Trust is asking kiwis to give up alcohol for the month to raise funds for support services and care increasingly... Read More

Watch live: Omicron response update

WATCH LIVE: The Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield is hosting a media briefing at 1pm to provide updates on the response to the Omicron... Read More

Covid-19: 4413 new cases, five deaths

The Ministry of Health is reporting 4,413 new community cases, 352 current hospitalisations, and five deaths. One of the deaths is from the Bay of... Read More

New creative outlet for stroke survivors

Two local artists are working together to bring their passion for art and their professional knowledge to help stroke survivors find a new creative outlet,... Read More