Health & Beauty

Straight talking about health

Gemma McCaw, Dr Anna Rolleston, Sam the Barter Barber and Harold the Giraffe are inviting you to breakfast, and all for a good cause. Guests at the Life Education Breakfast on Friday, May 4 will be treated to breakfast before meeting and listening...... Read More

Mother’s Day fun run returns to Bay of Plenty

New Zealand’s biggest Mother’s Day event, the Jennian Homes Mother’s Day Fun Run/Walk, is returning to Tauranga on May 13 – with tickets now on sale. Runners and walkers will set off from Kulim Park at 10am, in support of women’s...... Read More

Move to rid Papamoa waterways of weeds

Ministry for Primary Industries is working with the Tauranga City Council and Bay of Plenty Regional Council to contain and eradicate an infestation of the aggressive aquatic weed Salvinia molesta in the Wairakei Stream in Papamoa. Salvinia...... Read More

Shampoo, leg shaves and sauvignon

Dead skin, clumped together with body oils; itchy, flaky scalp; dried perspiration; rank-smelling secretions from the sebaceous glands; accumulated grime; beastly bacteria hiding in belly buttons and other very dark and uncharted places. Isn’t...... Read More

New seats bring enjoyment back

A Tauranga couple who took a public stand last year against inadequate seating for wheelchair patrons and their companions at Event Cinemas Tauranga finally got to sit together at the movies in style last week. Merle and Dion Seeling approached The...... Read More

An app to save a life

The Good Smartphone Activated Medics smartphone app, which is saving lives in the UK has now landed in New Zealand, fully embedded into the St John and Wellington Free Ambulance emergency ambulance dispatch systems. The app turns CPR trained members...... Read More

PGF processes to be strengthened

The Provincial Development Unit has announced the Provincial Growth Fund is strengthening its systems and processes for assessing and approving requests for funding following an internal review. Provincial Development Unit head Nigel Bickle made...... Read More

Proposed change could save more premature babies’ lives

Tiny premature babies could soon have a better chance of surviving as doctors consider lowering the age at which they can be resuscitated. A working group consisting of neonatal specialists, obstectricians, midwives, and patients are considering lowering...... Read More

Man injured in quad bike rollover

A 28-year-old sustained a possible spinal injury after a quad bike accident. The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Poripori at 5pm following the crash. A spokesperson for the rescue helicopter says the 28-year-old...... Read More

Hunger striker weak and tired, but not giving up

A Christchurch man who is on a hunger strike outside Southern Response's office says he is weak and tired, but is not giving up. Peter Glasson began a hunger strike on Tuesday in front of the Southern Response's offices after years of fighting...... Read More