Health professionals going the extra mile in BOP

People should have confidence in the preparations being made on their behalf by their healthcare professionals, says the person leading the Bay of Plenty... Read More

Patient portals provide ease of access - MOH

  The Ministry of Health is encouraging people to sign up to patient portals for easier access to their doctor’s surgery.   “Patient... Read More

Pharmac funded medication limited to one month

  Under the new COVID-19 Alert Level Four restrictions, pharmacies will now only be able to dispense one months’ Pharmac funded medication... Read More

Turning some lights on may brighten your day

SAD (seasonal affective disorder) happens when the days get shorter. The lockdown doesn’t help either. If you feel your are suffering from this,... Read More

Calls for blood donors to keep appointments

As the country prepares to go into lockdown tomorrow, the New Zealand Blood Service is reminding people that blood donation is an essential service. Donor... Read More

Case of Covid-19 Confirmed in Taupo

A Taupo resident has tested positive for COVID-19 after recently returning to New Zealand from London. In this instance, the case rang ahead to a local... Read More

LIVE: 11 new cases of COVID-19

There have been 11 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number to 39. The Ministry of Health's Director-General of... Read More

Coronavirus wrap: What happened on March 19

With the closure of international borders, New Zealanders are being told to prepare but not to panic, after confirmation of eight new cases of the Covid-19... Read More

Single case of COVID-19 confirmed in Rotorua

The first case of COVID-19 in Rotorua is now confirmed after a French national was tested prior to arriving in the Lakes district.  This test has... Read More

Eight new cases of COVID-19, one in Rotorua

There are eight new cases of COVID-19 in New Zealand since yesterday - bringing the total number to 28. The Ministry of Health's Director-General... Read More

BOP school students tested for coronavirus

A Bay of Plenty school is awaiting tests results of a staff member and two students amid concerns they have coronavirus. In a post on Facebook, Rotorua's... Read More

Latest COVID-19 developments in NZ

As the COVID-19 crisis worsens with 20 confirmed cases, the government is set to announce more restrictions on mass gatherings shortly. This week, when... Read More

LIVE Coronavirus: 20 confirmed cases

The Ministry of Health's Director-General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield and  Secretary of Education Iona Holsted are providing an update on... Read More

BOP community rugby on hold

New Zealand Rugby suspended all forms and levels of community rugby (including RIPPA, Junior and Secondary School rugby) until Saturday, April 18. This... Read More

Coronavirus: Call for all NZers to return home

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is urging New Zealanders travelling overseas to consider returning home as soon as possible as the coronavirus... Read More