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

BOP schools and parents helping to prevent cancer

All Year 8 children can receive free immunisations at participating schools to protect against human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus that can lead... Read More

DHB labels APEX claims ’misleading and incorrect’

The Lakes District Health Boards says claims from APEX surrounding negotiations are "incorrect and misleading". In a statement released to... Read More