Health & Beauty

Organ donation rates increase

Efforts to increase New Zealand's deceased organ donations and transplant rates have resulted in a record number being carried out in 2016, says Health Minister Jonathan Coleman. Organ Donation New Zealand figures show a total of 61 deceased organ... Read More

Take care of your child’s cough this win

Winter has arrived and along with it the sound of coughs. Coughing is common in children, especially when they are pre-school age, and is usually short-lived. However some coughs can be a sign of an infection. One cough to be aware of is a ‘wet... Read More

Attack winter’s demons with citrus

‘Tis the season of sniffles and sneezes, coughs and wheezes. And tissues. ‘Tis also the season for citrusy, tangy flavours. Mandarins, oranges and lemons are plentiful – they taste great and are a good source of vitamins and minerals... Read More

Gym membership up in winter

A number of Kiwis struggle to keep active and healthy when winter temperatures plummet, but a leading New Zealand exercise expert says gym membership numbers actually go up in winter. Richard Beddie, chief executive of Exercise NZ, says winter is no... Read More

ED for emergencies only

The Emergency Department at Tauranga Hospital is for just that – emergencies. That's the message Tauranga Hospital wants to reinforce going into winter as more people start turning up at the Emergency Department with non-emergency medical... Read More

There is no cure for the common cold

If you get a cold or flu this winter it might just pay to stay at home wrapped up, sipping lemon and honey and downing a few paracetamol. Because Consumer NZ suggests ditching the trip to the chemist to collect a myriad of cold and flu remedies, stating... Read More

Budget sweetener for the ambos

The Budget will provide for 375 new emergency medical and paramedic roles over the next four years. Fifty-nine of those roles will be based in the Bay of Plenty and will ensure all road ambulance call-outs are double crewed by 2021. “It'll... Read More

Have you tried tinting?

Have you ever gone out with your best friend to the movies? And when you came out after a tearjerker, your best friend looked fine while you've got the eyes of a raccoon. How did she do it? The answer: lash tinting. Women know that wearing mascara... Read More

Planning the big day

A bride-and-groom-to-be have a lot to plan from the moment she says ‘yes' to the moment they say ‘I do'. There's choosing the venue, the all-important wedding dress and so much more. The answers to all your questions can... Read More

Get ready for Pink Shirt Day

The global anti-bullying initiative Pink Shirt Day is coming up this month – and Bay of plenty residents are asked to celebrate diversity, promote positive relationships and raise awareness and understanding of bullying. Schools, workplaces and... Read More