Health & Beauty

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

Five tips for a healthy school lunch box

Cooking up new ideas for school lunches can be a challenge, but seasonal produce provides lots of variety for a healthy lunch, says charitable trust 5+ A Day. Nutrients are vital in helping children concentrate in class and getting them through the school... Read More

Dieting to live

Losing weight is a common New Year's resolution, but for one Tauranga woman it could be a matter of life and death. Michelle Wilson was 19 when she was diagnosed with myotonic muscular dystrophy, a genetic, muscle-wasting condition. “Twenty... Read More

Streamlined cardiac centre at hospital

It's a flash new facility for heart patients at Tauranga Hospital – a new cardiology centre providing close-to-home, one-stop-shop care. The Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory, or Cath Lab, started receiving patients this week. The lab means... Read More

Fluoride decisions at national level

Water New Zealand says the Government's new bill giving District Health Boards the responsibility of managing the fluoridation of local public water supplies is a good move but the legislation could go further. Water NZ chief executive John Pfahlert... Read More