Calls for tax on sugary drinks

  Sugar in drinks is more dangerous than sugar in foods, according to a major new review of international evidence.   Leading child health... Read More

Acorn funding round opens on Monday

The Acorn Foundation 2019 funding round will open on Monday May 6. Preliminary applications will be available online via the Acorn website from 10am,... Read More

Tauranga Olympian fun running for heart health

The Jennian Homes Mother’s Day five kilometre Fun Run/Walk is taking place on Sunday, May 12 for the eighth year in a row, shining a light on heart... Read More

Triple gold for seniors tennis

The Tennis Seniors Western Bay of Plenty club did us all proud at Easter, bringing home three golds, and second and third placings at the Tennis New... Read More

Health groups urge NZers to sign petitions

A range of health groups are calling on members of the public to sign petitions by May 6. These will be presented to Parliament on May 7. They call... Read More

Rotorua marathon offers stunning experience

More than 3,500 runners and walkers are expected to participate in today's Rotorua Marathon. Offering a full marathon, off-road half marathon, 10km... Read More

Measles cases in BOP at 17, more expected

The total number of measles cases in the Bay of Plenty is currently sitting at 17. Since yesterday’s report, there have been no additional cases... Read More

Measles in Taupo: 14 cases in BOP & Lakes district

Health authorities have confirmed another two cases of measles – this time in Taupo. This brings the total number of confirmed cases across the... Read More

Junior doctors enter day three of five-day-strike

Thousands of junior doctors are currently on their third day of their five day strike. Members of the junior doctors’ union, the Resident Doctors’... Read More

Pharmac to decline more drugs

Pharmac is set to become more transparent about its funding decisions by taking the step of formally rejecting medications it decides aren't worth... Read More

Further two cases of measles identified in the BOP

Health authorities have identified further two cases of measles in the Bay of Plenty, bringing the total number of confirmed measles cases over the past... Read More

Tauranga melanoma survivor calling for change

Mount Maunganui College teacher Leisa Renwick is enjoying her two week holiday and is making the most of life. Four years ago she didn’t know... Read More

Hiker found and lucky to be alive

An Auckland hiker on Mt Ngauruhoe last night was lucky he was found by 7pm because by then it was dark and he was very cold.  He was located by... Read More

Investigation following Opotiki death

Police have launched an investigation following the discovery of a man's body near Opotiki this morning. The body of the man, in his late 40s, was... Read More

PHARMAC rejects own experts’ view on drug

PHARMAC has refused funding for Kadcyla, an important drug that has recently had a high media and public profile. “This is a huge blow for women... Read More