Calls to vaccinate to stop illness spreading

With the year drawing to a close and summer holidays fast approaching, the local Medical Officer of Health is urging Bay of Plenty and Lakes residents... Read More

Movember charity calls for after work ‘happy hour’

A men's health organisation hopes to change the way people view and use the traditional happy hour, asking businesses to finish early so their employees... Read More

St John welcome paramedic registration

New Zealand paramedics will now be registered under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (2003). A move that is being welcomed by St John. The... Read More

Tauranga teen designs bot for anxiety sufferers

  The grip of anxiety was so strong for Will Waters he would get to bottom of the stairs in the morning and be unable to get out the door. During... Read More

More progress on cancer medicines, says Labour

PHARMAC’s decision to fund a new leukaemia treatment means three new cancer medicines have now been funded so far this year, Health Minister David... Read More

Poor diets and dental habits lead to tooth damage

Dental experts are calling for Kiwis to make dietary changes and reduce their consumption of food acids to protect their oral health following the release... Read More

Pharmacists to deliver MMR vaccinations

Trained pharmacist vaccinators in 450 pharmacies across New Zealand will soon be able to deliver MMR vaccinations to people aged 16 and over. Associate... Read More

Children exposed to measles at Rotorua camp

Children and adults who were at a Seventh Day Adventist camp in Rotorua may need to go into quarantine if not immune to measles, after being exposed... Read More

Dear Boobs – a cancer survivors story

Breast cancer survivor Emily Searle will be sharing her experience with the disease at a presentation at the Rotorua Library. As part of Breast Cancer... Read More

Seven elected to the Lakes District Health Board

The progress results are in for the election of seven members to the Lakes District Health Board. Johan Morreau, Merepeka Raukawa-Tait, Christine Rankin,... Read More

Check on health of teeth in Rotorua

A mobile community health vehicle set up on Saturday had few teething problems. Yet, it was parked adjacent the community area of Rotorua Library for... Read More

Shedding positive light on mental health

With suicide rates in New Zealand at an all-time high and Mental Health becoming more of a major issue, Bay of Plenty woman Rachelle Hawes is creating... Read More

Radiographers to walk off the job again today

More than a 1000 workers who provide x-rays and scans will walk off the job at public hospitals again today. It's the second 24-hour strike by radiographers,... Read More

Rotorua children learning to develop empathy

In a world where empathy is becoming endangered and we are becoming increasingly disconnected, the Roots of Empathy programme is connecting Rotorua children... Read More

Rotorua Multicultural Hospice support group meets

Last week the Rotorua Multicultural Council had its first meeting of the Multicultural Hospice Support Group. “It was a historic day for the Rotorua... Read More