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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
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5210 – The Healthy Way to Go

Tamariki across the Bay of Plenty are being given a head start on healthy habits thanks to a brand new range of health resources...
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Nurse-led cardiac procedure at Tauranga Hospital first in Australasia

An award-winning Australasian first at Tauranga Hospital is seeing faster access for patients needing long-term heart monitors implanted. Properly certified nurses carrying out implantable loop...
Te Whānau a Apanui Community Health team from left: Nurse Waimate Ngamoki, GP Rachel Thomson, Administrator Ripeka Te Haara and nurses Toma Walker and Kiritahanga Savage. Absent Nurse Dorothy Keir and Practice Manager Phillipa Callaghan.

Te Kaha GP’s work with trainee doctors recognised

An Eastern Bay GP who goes above and beyond to train the next generation of doctors has been recognised with a prestigious award. Te Kaha...
Dr. Leonard Coldwell cancer expertvideo

OPINION: Every Cancer Can be Cured in Weeks explains Dr. Leonard Coldwell

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgbdNNfotwM&feature=related The idea that cancer needs an acidic environment in which to survive is not new. In simple terms Dr. Leonard Coldwell, explains about the idea...
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Tauranga hosts two free live performances of ‘SHOT BRO’ – ARCHIVE ONLY

Diary 17th, or 18th August 2018 SHOT BRO – Confessions of a depressed bullet – Live performances from 7:00 pm To 8:30 pm – 17th...
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Why not meditate?

Many people are curious about mediation but wonder if it is suitable for them. The good news is that anyone can meditate! In fact, meditation...
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Teddies on Call at Tauranga Hospital Emergency Department

Emergency Departments are frightening places when you are small, unwell or hurt. The people you meet seem bigger and if you are in pain it...

Home visits by beauty consultations needed

Home visits by beauty consultations needed In need of advice about your Health or your Beauty regime? Are you putting it off because of time...
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Baywave dials up the fun

Baywave’s dialling up the fun, with the introduction of a bombing platform, plus extended hydro slide hours and more waves. Manager Mike Page says three...
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Friendly Bacteria for Health – it works!

What have the Bay Waka and friendly bacteria (also called Probiotics) got in common? They both are both great communicators! The Bay Waka communicates...

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Speed Critical to a Better Recovery says Stroke Survivor

The fact that Barry Anderson is on his way to a full recovery after a major stroke is down to one...
Whakatane-based programme aimed at increasing the recruitment of rural health professionals has received recognition for its outstanding work.

Rural Health Programme Receives Student Award

A Whakatane-based programme aimed at increasing the recruitment of rural health professionals has received recognition for its outstanding work.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council

Kōkako Project Shows Council Community Funding at Work

Western Bay of Plenty District Council’s annual Community Matching Fund opens today with $140,000 available for not-for-profit community groups.

Council Boosts Community Matching Fund to $140,000

DWestern Bay of Plenty District Council has boosted its annual Community Matching Fund by $40,000 this year to $140,000 – and...

New Clinic Brings Better Support for People Taking Multiple Meds

Helping elderly patients who take multiple medications stay safe and well is the aim of a new outpatients clinic at Tauranga...

Bay of Plenty MS Faces Uncertain Future

Financial woes have pushed the Bay of Plenty Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society to the brink of closure, so members are rallying...
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Syphilis is On the Increase – Know How to Stay Safe and When to...

An increase in the number of syphilis cases across New Zealand, and including the Bay of Plenty, has prompted a sexual...

Flying Start for Pest-free Te Puna

Te Puna’s pest-free programme got off to a flying start on Saturday, 2 March, with more than 100 people attending and...
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Poor Data Collection is Holding Our City Back

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller is calling the Government to account for a lack of accurate data on Tauranga’s growth...

Global First for Tauranga

Business leadership is crucial, says Dr Graham Little, it is the foundation of our wealth, and with almost every person employed,...

Stray Dogs Captured by Council

Animal services officers from the Western Bay of Plenty District Council have captured a pack of roaming dogs that has allegedly...

KiwiCamp Location to Go Out for Consultation

Western Bay of Plenty District Council has put the new KiwiCamp facility at Waihi Beach on hold until next summer.

Groundbreaking Tauranga Prostate Research Could Improve Life Quality for Older Men

Groundbreaking research underway in Tauranga could improve the quality of life for older men worldwide with a common condition.

‘Wanted Down Under’ Television Show Doctor Returns to Tauranga

“We love New Zealand and I can’t see us going back to England now,” says paediatrician Dr Angus Goodson after starting...

Council Acts on Te Puna Village Feedback

Western Bay of Plenty District Council has made recommendations relating to the future development of the Te Puna Village commercial area.

Active Seniors and Retirees Annual Expo 23 – 24 March 2019

*  Lots to see and all for Free !!  * When: Saturday, 23rd March 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Sunday, 24th March 2019, 10:00 am - 3:00...
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Relief in Sight for Tauranga Bus Network with New School Service

Bay of Plenty Regional Council is exploring alternative school bus options to help make the Tauranga Urban bus service more reliable.
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Matinees on Sundays: 31st March and 7th April

Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda.
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What is Real Love?

Many of us believe love is a feeling of infatuation we get for someone we are attracted to, but what about the...
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A Christmas Working Bee

Christmas day was a busy buzzy day at this clinic. Five dogs were seen that day and every single case was because...

Pain? Tension? Soreness? Headaches?

When the body is moving and functioning well, life can be productive. An integral part of that functionality is the nerves in...

Local Felters Fighting Fit for National Competition

A small group from Tauranga Creative Fibre have entered a National Creative Fibre Festival Competition, one of 13 teams nationally.
Eleanor Bodge Eldernet

Eldernet – NZ’s leading Online Knowledge Base for Older Adults

Bay Waka first met with Eleanor Bodger at the Tauranga Successful Aging Symposium hosted by SUPA NZ in October 2018. 
Surf Club

Surf Club Names Boat After Sports Official

Tauranga resident and Omanu Beach Surf Club member Bruce Matheson has been around surf boats for many years having started in...
Happy Puku

The Happy Puku is Much More than Good Kai

The Happy Puku as a concept came about when Te Tuinga Trust realised that to be a self-sustaining not for profit organisation...
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Hashtag Street Food: Street Food at its Finest

So, a Swiss guy, a Filipino girl and a Japanese girl walk up to a food truck…no really, it’s no joke! 
Lemon Tart

Lemon Tart – Creamy, zesty-Sweet and Rich

Kia Ora everyone! I must say what an amazing summer we've had. Absolutely marvellous. Now that everyone is back...

Zara McIndoe Principal, Otumoetai Primary School

He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata. What is...
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Jamie de la Haye Principal, Welcome Bay Primary

Ma te huruhuru ka rere te manu Adorn the bird with feathers so that it can fly!
Tane Bennett

Tane Bennett – Principal, Maungatapu Primary School

I am honoured and humbled to be the new principal of Maungatapu school starting in 2019. I would...
Anisha at BaySwim

Anisha’s BaySwim Experience

I first started lessons at BaySwim with Anisha when she was 10-months old. At our first lesson the...

Water, water everywhere…

Cr. Paula Thompson Regional Councils are primarily responsible for the management of the region’s natural resources –...
Craig Nees

Tauranga Boxing Academy – The End Game is to Get Them into Work

In our Spring 2018 issue we wrote an article, “Turning Kids Lives Around Through Boxing”. “Bearing in mind, some...
Tod Muller

Grassroots Politics at its Finest

Where have the summer holidays gone? It’s almost as if you blink and miss it. While our community...

Regional Council all at Sea in its Dealings with NZ Bus

Bay Waka investigation – Monday, 11 February 2019, 10:00 PM Cr Thompson refers to bus service as a...
Candida albicans

Candida May Cause Memory Loss

 There are many different types of yeasts one called Candida albicans can cause mild or severe health problems. Candida...

Cyber Resilience

Kiwi businesses and individuals have long held the belief that “she’ll be right” and “it won’t happen to me”.

Running Your Business in the Cloud

We continue to see businesses moving to the cloud for more of their business processes. The cloud...