Health & Beauty

Public help to get drunk-driver off roads

Waikato Police would like to acknowledge drivers in Otorohanga who called *555 this morning and reported a dangerous driver and helped us get him off the roads. Police received calls shortly before 11am of a person driving erratically south through...... Read More

Broadening your sense of taste

  Milk on a stick or a vegetable sorbet sounds like a recipe for a disaster, but 15 tertiary students are making it work by serving up some tasty, locally-grown dishes. Toi Ohomai culinary students, in collaboration with Tauranga Farmers Market,...... Read More

Beds for rest home residents being sorted

Beds are being made available for rest home residents after the announcement of a rest home closure in Whanganui. Nazareth Rest Home and Hospital made the announcement of their closure earlier this month, and since this time Whanganui District...... Read More

Warning to take care when drinking raw milk

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is reminding consumers to take care when drinking raw unpasteurised milk as raw milk is a high risk food. “We have seen a number of recent recalls of raw milk and it’s important that consumers remember...... Read More

Ministry had been warned over cancer screening system risks

The Ministry of Health was warned four years ago about a risk people would unknowingly miss out on a bowel cancer screening programme, but did little about it until late last year. Health Minister David Clark announced last month that 2500 eligible...... Read More

Warning issued over ’bad ecstasy’

A warning is being issued after a number of people were admitted to Christchurch Hospital's Emergency Department suffering from a 'bad batch of MDMA/ecstasy'.  Nine people, including a 15-year-old,  were admitted over the...... Read More

KiwiRail worker exposed to asbestos

A KiwiRail employee has been exposed to asbestos after working on part of a train that wasn't correctly labelled to alert staff of the mineral's presence. Asbestos was first discovered in 40 locomotives imported from China in 2014. Two years...... Read More

Taranaki teenager dies of meningococcal disease

A New Plymouth teenager has died of meningococcal disease. The New Plymouth Boy's High School student died on Saturday, but it was not confirmed he died of the disease until Monday. Taranaki medical officer of health Greg Simmons said the case...... Read More

Defence force delivering BOP dental care

The New Zealand Defence Force is providing free dental care and education in a small town in Bay of Plenty as part of a two-week exercise.  The 25-member NZDF team is providing dental treatment at a temporary clinic in Taneatua, which has a population...... Read More

Bay suffers midwife crisis

After years of unfair pay and increasing demands for midwives, Tauranga is described as being in “crisis mode”, with many women desperately looking for a midwife as soon they find out they are pregnant. Papamoa midwife Cara Kellett says...... Read More