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Protect yourself from Legionnaires' disease when working with compost and potting mix
19 October 2016
Labour Weekend is a popular time to get back in the garden and while gardening at this time of the year is enjoyed by many, it’s also important...
Some retailers are still selling tobacco to underage youth
18 October 2016
Eight local retailers sold tobacco to an underage person during a recent operation conducted by Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service...
Removal of Bay of Plenty region biotoxin warning
2 September 2016
The health warning advising the public not to collect or consume shellfish in the Bay of Plenty region has been lifted. Read the Ministry for...
Big Thumbs Up for Big Latch On
10 August 2016
New mums, their babies and other family members gathered across New Zealand recently to promote breastfeeding and its health benefits during the...
'Big Latch On' event encourages local mums to breastfeed their babies
1 August 2016
Breastfeeding mothers across the Bay of Plenty and Lakes region are being encouraged to join in with thousands of other women around the world as...
Influenza has arrived – immunise now
19 July 2016
Local residents are being urged to get immunised as influenza activity increases in the region. The number of people confirmed as having influenza...
Don’t let your grocery money go up in smoke
27 May 2016
Smokers are being urged to stub out that cigarette for good this Smokefree May. Following yesterday’s announcement by the New Zealand...
Health warning lifted for Lake Rotoehu
23 May 2016
The health warning issued in March for Lake Rotoehu has been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. Results of water testing by Bay of Plenty...
Are you and your family immune to measles?
19 May 2016
Are you and your family immune to measles? There is currently an outbreak of measles affecting three Waikato schools. Although there are not yet...
Taupo foodies key to improving local food system
26 April 2016
Volunteers, local food growers, hunger relief charities, restaurants, supermarkets and others involved in the local food industry are being asked to...
Health warning issued for Lake Rotoehu
18 March 2016
A health warning has been issued for Lake Rotoehu as routine monitoring results provided by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have confirmed a bloom...
Parents urged to protect their daughters from cervical cancer
24 February 2016
Parents across the Bay of Plenty are being urged to ensure their daughter is protected from cervical cancer by taking advantage of the free HPV...
Whakatane and Ohope communities will keep the benefits of water fluoridation
12 February 2016
Water fluoridation will be reintroduced for the Whakatane and Ohope communities now that Whakatane District Council has revoked last month’s...
Bay of Plenty District Health Board support for water fluoridation
10 February 2016
Bay of Plenty District Health Board’s CEO Helen Mason said she is disappointed with the Whakatane District Council’s recent decision to...
Warm weather prompts Rotorua lake blooms
11 January 2016
Warm weather prompts Rotorua lake blooms (08 January, 2016) - Rotorua Te Arawa Lakes Programme...
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