Free Hepatitis C check in Rotorua

A free finger prick to test for Hepatitis C virus is being offered by the Lakes District Health Board. The move is in response to an estimated count... Read More

DHB’s given $1.7 billion for hospital facilities

The government is giving cash-strapped district health boards $1.7 billion towards the cost of building new hospital facilities. The announcement was... Read More

Lakes DHB to hold info session

An evening meeting for candidates eyeing an elected position on the Lakes District Health Board has been set for July 1. Seven of the 11 members of... Read More

Cruising free as the breeze

He’s done it a million excruciating times since Sunday November 19 – reliving the Taupo fire truck accident that robbed him of the use of... Read More

Rotorua Councillor comments on state of health

    Rotorua Councillor Charles Sturt is a man who has seen a lot of local body elections and is no stranger to being in the public eye. Since... Read More

Rotorua Hospital bursting with patients

Rotorua Hospital is bulging with patients. The public has been asked to attend the Emergency Department only if the emergency is ‘real’. Few... Read More

Vast majority of measles patients not vaccinated

The number of measles cases in New Zealand has now reached 132 and the vast majority of those who have contracted the illness were not vaccinated. A... Read More

Rotorua woman registered nurse of the year

Joanna Price from the Mental Health and Addictions Service has been named the 2019 Lakes DHB Registered Nurse of the Year is Joanna Price. A senior... Read More

Rotorua marathon offers stunning experience

More than 3,500 runners and walkers are expected to participate in today's Rotorua Marathon. Offering a full marathon, off-road half marathon, 10km... Read More

St John’s new life saving initiative

Every day in New Zealand, eight people will suffer the most life-threatening form of heart attack, with only three of those surviving to immediate treatment. St... Read More

BOP mum’s heartache: ‘My baby girl is dying’

A Bay of Plenty mother is struggling to come to terms with the heartache of finding out her daughter has a terminal illness. “It is extremely... Read More

Strike by technicians will affect surgeries

About 150 surgeries will be cancelled while Rotorua anaesthetic technicians are on a seven-day strike. Disagreement over rest breaks between shifts... Read More

BOP is not immune

A public health official has issued a timely reminder to the Bay of Plenty population to check their medical records and catch up on immunisations. Local... Read More

St John shift to new premises

Plans for new $1million HQ for St John in Rotorua appear to be moving slowly. In April 2017, St John announced plans to leave its Pererika St site of... Read More

Passive St John protest action in Rotorua

Rotorua St John members affected by strike action appear to have adopted a mufti protest. Otherwise essential services have not been affected. St John... Read More