Noted gratitude from Tauranga man on the brink

The kindness of strangers has shown one Tauranga man his life is worth something. The man, who wishes not to be named, was pulled off a bridge by members of the public on Monday, November 26. The man had climbed over the railing on the Cambridge Road...... Read More

Winding down the window isn’t enough

Bay of Plenty health campaigner Candy Blackwell, from smokefree organisation Hapainga, says she loves the idea of a possible ban on smoking in cars around children and pets. Second-hand smoke contains more than 200 poisons, including 50 that are known...... Read More

Half of NZ infants have tried junk food before one

More than half of New Zealand infants have tried junk food like chips and sweets by nine months of age, but only a third have more than one portion of vegetables daily, a study has found. The research, released as part of the Growing Up In New Zealand...... Read More

Cause close to her heart

It’s a cause close to her heart, and now Sarah Bolt is stepping up to volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association. “I started volunteering as I wanted to give back to the community that are living with Alzheimer’s,” she...... Read More

Evicted HNZ tenants on the cusp of compensation

State housing tenants kicked out of their homes due to flawed meth testing will soon start to have their compensation claims paid out. A regulation change is needed to go ahead before any beneficiaries are able receive payments, to ensure the pay-outs...... Read More

Family Planning nurses to go on strike

About 100 members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation will go on strike for a day next month. Their negotiations for a collective agreement with the Family Planning Association have broken down. The members - who include nurses, community health...... Read More

Thousands donated to Tauranga Hospital

More than $50,000 has been raised for children at Tauranga Hospital. Countdown Papamoa have been a part of the annual Countdown Kids Hospital Appeal for a few years now and this year, Countdown Papamoa raised $59,000 to go the Tauranga branch of the...... Read More

Turning photos to puzzles

Over the past months from July to October, Caleb McGregor has been going around the community with his volunteer Sara Hillier-Jones taking photos. Now 20 images have been narrowed down to 12 favourites and have been turned into puzzles and donated...... Read More

Medicinal cannabis legislation changes signalled

Proposed changes to the Government’s medicinal cannabis legislation will mean more people can get access to medicinal cannabis faster. “This legislation will greatly increase availability of quality medicinal cannabis products, and...... Read More

Mental health advocates slam working group make-up

Mental health advocates are slamming the make-up of a Ministry of Health working group to advise the government on how to respond to the Mental Health and Addiction inquiry. The 21-member "leadership team" will respond to the recommendations...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you think free parking in the CBD on Saturdays will bring more business to retailers?

No it’s going to add to the parking problems
Yes and it should be extended throughout the week