Game on for workplaces in Lunchbreak Battle

  Tauranga workplaces are being challenged to get out from behind their desks and get active in three “hilariously fierce” lunchtime... Read More

Relay back in the Bay of Plenty

Relay For Life returns to the Bay in 2020 and the Cancer Society is challenging people to do something remarkable by signing up to be part of the event... Read More

Government to fund Aids research

The Government is committing $300,000 to fund research to update behavioural information to make sure HIV and sexually transmitted infections prevention... Read More

Serious head injuries in BOP incidents

  A 21-month-old Papamoa girl is in hospital with a serious head injury after falling from the back of a ute. The TECT Rescue Helicopter flew... Read More

Recovering White Island guide making huge progress

A tour guide critically injured on Whakaari/White Island says she is covered in scars and skin grafts but is making "huge progress".  ​Kelsey... Read More

Birthing unit in BOP reopens without night staff

Some Ōpōtiki women are worried they will be left waiting in a dark carpark to be let into the birthing unit, as it reopens with limitations. People... Read More

Octogenarians go skydiving

The trio of octogenarians were chuckling as they came towards me down the Oakland driveway in 13th Ave. Rex OConnor, age 86, Jennifer Mundy, 81, and... Read More

Nurses fundraise for Bangladesh

Three Tauranga nurses who were inspired by a grassroots healthcare programme in Bangladesh are fundraising to see its continuation. Lyn Elliot travelled... Read More

Living with one of life’s quirks

Ilma Shergold, the grandmother, is younger than her grandsons. Go figure. The boys are aged 25,26 and 30, or thereabouts, and Ilma, the grandmother,... Read More

Who’s your hero?

Super heroes from all over the Bay will dust off their masks and capes to answer the beckoning call from Waipuna Hospice. Calling all super heroes in... Read More

Don’t Let A Rip Get The Better Of You

Rips claim the lives of dozen of New Zealanders every year – people who are caught unawares, panic and exhaust themselves trying to swim back to... Read More

At-risk suffer from mask buy-up

Surgical masks are almost impossible to come by in the Bay of Plenty as people prepare for the impact of a possible Coronavirus outbreak. Tauranga pharmacists,... Read More

People still in Wuhan urge further govt action

As dozens of evacuees flown from China start their 14-day coronavirus quarantine at Whangaparāoa, others who are still there are calling on the government... Read More

CBD oil ‘markedly eases symptoms’ – research

Medicinal cannabis could be used in the treatment of anxiety, chronic pain and schizophrenia, according to new research. The joint study, by the University... Read More

Improved cancer care for Kiwis

World Cancer Day today is a perfect time to take stock of our progress so far in delivering improved cancer prevention and care for New Zealanders, health... Read More