Taupo family seeks charity to save a life

They say as a parent, you do anything you can for your child. Elyse Johnson’s parents are one of many examples of it. The four-year-old Taupo girl has had a challenging start to life having been diagnosed with diffuseintrinsic pontine glioma,...... Read More

Nurses striking across the Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty nurses are taking are joining their colleagues from around New Zealand in strike action today. In Whakatane, nurses are at the Landing Road bridge roundabout. A reporter at the scene says there are a lot of people tooting in support. The...... Read More

Nurses’ strike begins: What you need to know

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) rejected the latest pay offer from their DHB employers and are on strike for 24 hours. Here is everything you need to know: Who's on strike? Up to 29,500 nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants...... Read More

Live: Nurses 24-hour strike begins

Nurses are on strike nationwide after voting to reject the latest district health board pay offer. A further round of talks between the Nurses Organisation and district health boards yesterday failed to avert the industrial action - the first strike...... Read More

Minister checks in on Housing First services

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has met face-to-face with those working on-the-ground to combat homelessness in Tauranga. The meeting was held at the People’s Project office in Grey Street and involved the Minister, along...... Read More

DHBs will still try to avoid strike

District Health Boards are disappointed nurses have rejected the revised offer recommended by their union after facilitation. DHB spokesperson Helen Mason, says DHBs’ primary concern at this point is ensuring the safety of patients and staff.  “We...... Read More

Man injures hand in drop-saw accident

A man needed emergency surgery after injuring his hand in a drop-saw accident. The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 1pm on Tuesday to transport a 30-year-old from Tauranga Hospital to Waikato Hospital. “The man required emergency...... Read More

Countdown withdraw frozen veggie product

Countdown supermarkets have withdrawn a frozen vegetables product after concerns it may be contaminated with a dangerous strain of bacteria. Yesterday, Food Standards Australia New Zealand issued an alert for a number of brands of Belgium-made vegetable...... Read More

SunLive’s Rosalie has big new responsibilities

She’s an institution around Tauranga. You will know her. Because Rosalie’s voice is the one that comes up with the sun each morning on the SunLive’s weather report. But there’s more to Rosalie. Now her academic background is...... Read More

Bay DHB preparing for nurses’ strike

The Bay of Plenty District Health Board says services at Tauranga and Whakatāne hospitals will be reduced to a minimum for the nurses’ strike on Thursday. The news comes as NZNO (nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants’ union) members...... Read More




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