Health & Beauty

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

Speaking about macular degeneration

“Will I go blind?” is a question ophthalmologist Dr Andrew Thompson is often asked when patients are newly diagnosed with macular degeneration. Andrew will be speaking about macular degeneration at a seminar at Tauranga RSA's Hinton... Read More

Top notch dental services

A new team of dentists have been operating at Omokoroa Dental Surgery since March. And while not everything is new and different, the new owners' vision of dental services is light years away from the old “drill and fill” type of dentistry... Read More

Achieving 20/20 vision

The professional team at Visique Greerton Optometrists want Bay of Plenty residents who are fed up with wearing glasses or contact lenses to know there's another way to achieve clear vision without laser eye surgery. Visique Greerton optometrist... Read More

Celebrating 90 years

Women and children arriving scared, cut and bruised at the Women's Refuge will now receive care packs from the youth of St John. The Tauranga division of St John Youth, one of five running in the area, wanted to mark 90 years of their continuous... Read More

Muller masters the Mount

Bay of Plenty MP Todd Muller finally conquered the Mount Everest Challenge on Monday, completing his 38th and final summit of Mauao in an effort to raise both funds and awareness for the Tauranga Women's Refuge. The More FM Mount Everest Challenge... Read More