Seventeen contest Lakes District Health Board

The final nominations have been confirmed for the Lakes District Health Board 2019 triennial elections, with seventeen to contest the seven vacancies.... Read More

DHB urges people to stand in the 2019 DHB election

Outgoing Lakes DHB Chair Deryck Shaw wants people to consider standing for the DHB in the October elections so they can contribute to improving the health... Read More

Measles alert for basketball U15 nationals

Toi Te Ora Public Health is urging those who attended the Basketball New Zealand Under 15 Nationals tournament held at Trustpower Arena in Mount Maunganui,... Read More

Free Hepatitis C check in Rotorua

A free finger prick to test for Hepatitis C virus is being offered by the Lakes District Health Board. The move is in response to an estimated count... Read More

DHB’s given $1.7 billion for hospital facilities

The government is giving cash-strapped district health boards $1.7 billion towards the cost of building new hospital facilities. The announcement was... Read More

Lakes DHB to hold info session

An evening meeting for candidates eyeing an elected position on the Lakes District Health Board has been set for July 1. Seven of the 11 members of... Read More

Cruising free as the breeze

He’s done it a million excruciating times since Sunday November 19 – reliving the Taupo fire truck accident that robbed him of the use of... Read More

Rotorua Councillor comments on state of health

    Rotorua Councillor Charles Sturt is a man who has seen a lot of local body elections and is no stranger to being in the public eye. Since... Read More

Rotorua Hospital bursting with patients

Rotorua Hospital is bulging with patients. The public has been asked to attend the Emergency Department only if the emergency is ‘real’. Few... Read More

Vast majority of measles patients not vaccinated

The number of measles cases in New Zealand has now reached 132 and the vast majority of those who have contracted the illness were not vaccinated. A... Read More

Rotorua woman registered nurse of the year

Joanna Price from the Mental Health and Addictions Service has been named the 2019 Lakes DHB Registered Nurse of the Year is Joanna Price. A senior... Read More

Rotorua marathon offers stunning experience

More than 3,500 runners and walkers are expected to participate in today's Rotorua Marathon. Offering a full marathon, off-road half marathon, 10km... Read More

St John’s new life saving initiative

Every day in New Zealand, eight people will suffer the most life-threatening form of heart attack, with only three of those surviving to immediate treatment. St... Read More

BOP mum’s heartache: ‘My baby girl is dying’

A Bay of Plenty mother is struggling to come to terms with the heartache of finding out her daughter has a terminal illness. “It is extremely... Read More

Strike by technicians will affect surgeries

About 150 surgeries will be cancelled while Rotorua anaesthetic technicians are on a seven-day strike. Disagreement over rest breaks between shifts... Read More