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Healthcare questions the dish of the day at Tauranga Hospital

Encouragement for patients to ask questions about their care will now be served up alongside meals at Tauranga Hospital.

"Ditch the Fizz" call from celebrities and community leaders

On New Year’s Day 2018, the second Fizz Free Whānau challenge will begin. With the support of some big stars and high profile community leaders, the challenge promises to be even more successful than the inaugural challenge to go sugary drink free for January, launched in 2017.

Algal bloom health warning for Rakahuri/Ashley River

The Community and Public Health division of the Canterbury District Health Board have issued a health warning for Rakahuri/Ashley River in the areas around the Bridge on State Highway 1 near Waikuku.

Award-winning project aims to 'stop wasting patients' time'

‘Stop wasting our patients’ time’ is a mantra which has been adopted with award-winning commitment by staff at Tauranga Hospital.

Keeping babies safe over the holiday season

During the holiday season, families are more likely to be on the move. It is important that those with babies always have a safe place for baby to sleep. Make every sleep for baby a safe sleep this holiday season.

Health warning issued for Lake Whangape

A new health warning has been issued (25 December) for Lake Whangape, due to a rise in cyanobacteria levels. Lakes Waikare and Ngaroto also continue to have cyanobacterial health warnings in place.

Reconsideration of student drug testing policy welcomed

Hāpai Te Hauora a national public health organisation congratulates Rotorua based Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, for reconsidering their student drug testing policy.

Social venture gives sanitary products to women in need

We are used to giving food and toys to people in need around Christmas, but one social enterprise wants to make sure they get another often-overlooked female necessity - sanitary products.

Collection of shellfish warning lifted for Kawhia and Raglan

The Ministry for Primary Industries today has reduced the public health warning advising against collecting shellfish on the North Island west coast.

Phone your GP day or night for medical advice

Phone your GP day or night for healthcare advice is the message going out to Bay of Plenty residents this Christmas and New Year.