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Big Latch On’ supports local mums to breastfeed

Thursday, 25 July 2019, 3:17 pm | Toi Te Ora

Breastfeeding mothers across the Bay of Plenty and Lakes are set to join thousands of other women around the world to simultaneously breastfeed their babies in public. Big Latch On events are held during World Breastfeeding Week; an annual worldwide ... More >>

Celebrating Council Leadership on World Smokefree Day

Friday, 31 May 2019, 12:18 pm | Toi Te Ora

To mark World Smokefree Day, Toi Te Ora Public Health is celebrating local councils who have gone the extra mile to support their community, and the nation, to achieve Smokefree Aotearoa 2025. More >>

Measles in Mount Maunganui

Monday, 8 April 2019, 3:09 pm | Toi Te Ora

There are currently cases of measles in Christchurch and Auckland, and now a case of measles has been confirmed in Mount Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty. The vaccine that protects against measles is the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine. “With ... More >>

Measles – make sure you and your family are immune

Friday, 1 February 2019, 12:50 pm | Toi Te Ora

With recent cases of measles in our region and students returning to school, the local Medical Officer of Health is urging parents to ensure their children have been immunised against measles. More >>

Health Warning Issued for Lake Okaro and Lake Rotoehu

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 5:36 pm | Toi Te Ora

Health warnings have been issued for both Lake Okaro and Lake Rotoehu because of the presence of blooms of potentially toxic blue-green algae. More >>

Look Before You Leap and Enjoy our Waterways this Summer

Friday, 9 November 2018, 12:35 pm | Toi Te Ora

Swimming and collecting shellfish is a favourite pastime for many. While it is safe to do so in many of our local estuaries, beaches, rivers and lakes, it’s important to know when it is not safe, how to recognise signs of water contamination, and where ... More >>

Health warning issued for Waihī Estuary at Pukehina

Friday, 17 August 2018, 2:42 pm | Toi Te Ora

A health warning has been issued for Waihī Estuary at Pukehina because of a bloom of potentially toxic algae. The algae are forming mats in the shallow areas of the estuary and these may float free and spread through the estuary. Contact with toxic ... More >>

‘Big Latch On’ event encourages local Mums to breastfeed

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 3:17 pm | Toi Te Ora

‘Big Latch On’ event encourages local Mums to breastfeed Breastfeeding mothers across the Bay of Plenty and Lakes region are set to join thousands of other women around the world simultaneously breastfeeding their babies in public. The ‘Big ... More >>

Health warning lifted for Lake Rotoehu

Friday, 8 June 2018, 9:54 am | Toi Te Ora

The health warning issued in November 2017 for Lake Rotoehu has now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. More >>

Clearing the Air to Smokefree 2025

Wednesday, 9 May 2018, 10:16 am | Toi Te Ora

Teen tobacco use has dropped to a historic low across New Zealand, bringing renewed hope of progress on our nationwide journey to smokefree. More >>

Health warnings issued for Lake Ohakuri and Lake Maraetai

Monday, 12 March 2018, 3:29 pm | Toi Te Ora

A health warning has been issued for Lake Ohakuri and Lake Maraetai as routine monitoring results provided by Waikato Regional Council have confirmed a bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae. More >>

Public health follow up of mumps cases

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 3:07 pm | Toi Te Ora

Toi Te Ora Public Health, the public health service for the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts, has been notified of several mumps cases at the Fire and Emergency New Zealand National Training Centre in Rotorua. More >>

Reminder to avoid swimming for 48 hours after heavy rain

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 2:53 pm | Toi Te Ora

With the heavy rain in much of the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts, the local Medical Officer of Health would like to remind the public of the standard public health advice to always avoid swimming in streams, rivers and beaches for 48 hours after heavy ... More >>

Health warning issued for Otautu Bay of Lake Rotoehu

Thursday, 19 October 2017, 11:32 am | Toi Te Ora

Health warning issued for Otautu Bay of Lake Rotoehu A health warning has been issued for Otautu Bay of Lake Rotoehu because of the presence of algal blooms that are likely to be caused by blue-green algae. Sampling has been undertaken to confirm if the ... More >>

Fairhaven School Shoots for the Stars

Friday, 19 May 2017, 10:49 am | Toi Te Ora

Fairhaven School’s ongoing commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of their school community has recently been recognised by Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service. More >>

Young people urged to get free HPV immunisation

Monday, 3 April 2017, 12:07 pm | Toi Te Ora

Young people across the Bay of Plenty are being urged to ensure they are protected from a common virus that can cause some cancers. The human papillomavirus (HPV) immunisation is now available for both males and females, aged 16-26. It’s free and helps to ... More >>

Health warning issued for Lake Okaro

Friday, 16 December 2016, 11:55 am | Toi Te Ora

A health warning has been issued for Lake Okaro, near Rotorua, as routine monitoring results provided by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have confirmed a bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae. “The health warning means that people should ... More >>

Breastfeeding Friendly at Central Kids Strathmore

Monday, 21 November 2016, 2:02 pm | Toi Te Ora

A focus this year for Whakatane’s Central Kids Strathmore Kindergarten has been improving the health and wellbeing of the children in its care, and their wider family and whānau. This has seen the kindergarten become the latest organisation to achieve ... More >>

Protect yourself from Legionnaires’ disease

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 10:00 am | Toi Te Ora

Labour Weekend is a popular time to get back in the garden and while gardening at this time of the year is enjoyed by many, it’s also important to keep yourself safe from a potentially serious illness. Compost and potting mix often contain the ... More >>

Some retailers are still selling tobacco to underage youth

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 3:06 pm | Toi Te Ora

Eight local retailers sold tobacco to an underage person during a recent operation conducted by Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service. Fortunately, another 46 shopkeepers complied with the law, asked the underage teenager for their proof of age and refused ... More >>

 

 

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