Health & Beauty

Tutus banana cake and marathons

Ross Steele certainly put in his eight hours – eight hours, one minute and 55 seconds to be exact. “And 20 minutes of that was photo opportunities” says Ross Steele after his fundraising Kirikiriroa marathon in Hamilton. It wasn't... Read More

Renowned Buddhist monk visiting Tauranga

We live in stressful times. And because of the constant pressures of life, this stress often spills over into our personal and professional relationships. With this in mind, Meditation for Modern Life Tauranga is inviting the community to a workshop to... Read More

Charity auction buys new exercise equipment

A total of $21,000 raised from a charity auction has provided an opportunity for SwitchedOn Exercise and Wellness Centre to purchase a specialised piece of equipment.The Harcourts Foundation hosted a charity auction last October with special guest paralympian... Read More

The truth about herbs…

Coriander, red clover, chamomile and puha – you've probably already heard of them before. But do you know the unique medicinal or cosmetic talents they hold? March 6-12 is Herb Awareness Week – offering people the opportunity to learn... Read More

Asking for help

Sometimes families need more than the police to help them find loved ones in the grip of meth. Occasionally, they need services such as those provided by International Private Investigations Limited. The Tauranga-based firm has been operating since November... Read More

A heart attack that broke my heart

He stuck me on a New Zealand Railways bus in Ashburton bound for Dunedin on Sunday, April 6, 1969. “Your dad's not well. You should go home.” It was a laconic South Canterbury farmer couching the news that my father was dead. Struck... Read More

An elegant dress from Tauranga

The dress of a Tauranga designer wandered its way to Monaco and into this week's international Laureus World Sport Awards on the hips of New Zealand's most successful Paralympian. Sophie Pascoe – known for representing NZ in swimming... Read More

Creating successful futures in hair

One of the Bay of Plenty's largest hairdressing training providers Hair to Train is delivering the New Zealand Certificate in Barber Skills Level 3 for the very first time. They will also open a new barber shop and academy at the Mount Maunganui... Read More

Imaging in melanoma diagnosis

It is the aim for any doctor involved in skin cancer diagnosis to detect melanoma at the earliest possible stage. Imaging has become an invaluable tool, not just at the Skin Centre but also at specialist clinics worldwide says Skin Centre's Dr... Read More

Medicinal cannabis laws relaxed

This week Associate Health Minister Peter Dunne made the decision to delegate responsibility for all cannabis-based product prescriptions to the Ministry of Health. Peter says as of February 8, 2017, applications from specialists to the Ministry to prescribe... Read More