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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 >>

Big Thumbs Up for Big Latch On

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 1:44 pm | Toi Te Ora

New mums, their babies and other family members gathered across New Zealand recently to promote breastfeeding and its health benefits during the global ‘Big Latch On’ event. In New Zealand, 1951 women ‘latched on’ and simultaneously breastfed their ... More >>

Taupō foodies key to improving local food system

Tuesday, 26 April 2016, 2:21 pm | Toi Te Ora

Volunteers, local food growers, hunger relief charities, restaurants, supermarkets and others involved in the local food industry are being asked to unite to help improve Taupō’s food systems. Taupō District Council and Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service ... More >>

Allandale School achieves Health accreditation

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 12:48 pm | Toi Te Ora

Allandale School in Whakatane is the latest school to achieve bronze accreditation as part of the Health Promoting Schools (HPS) programme delivered by Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service. The HPS programme supports participating school communities ... More >>

Public Health Supports Local Government Remit

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 3:20 pm | Toi Te Ora

Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service (Toi Te Ora) supports the recent Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) decision to advocate for legislation to prohibit smoking in the outdoor areas of bars, cafes and restaurants. More >>

Leaving home for Uni? Get your immunisations up to date

Wednesday, 21 January 2015, 11:16 am | Toi Te Ora

If you’re getting prepared to head off to University or other tertiary study, now is a good time to check you’re up to date with your immunisations. It is never too late to catch up and most immunisations are free until you turn 18. More >>

Caution advised over swimmer’s itch

Tuesday, 20 January 2015, 9:50 am | Toi Te Ora

Members of the public are being advised to exercise caution when in contact with shallow water following two reports at the south end of Lake Taupo to Toi Te Ora – Public Health Service (Toi Te Ora) of allergic rash. More >>

James Street School strides toward gold

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 2:49 pm | Toi Te Ora

Whakatane’s James Street School has become the latest school in the Eastern Bay to achieve a Bronze accreditation award as part of the Health Promoting Schools programme. More >>

Shellfish health warning issued for part of Bay of Plenty

Friday, 28 November 2014, 5:42 pm | Toi Te Ora

A health warning has been issued for the Bay of Plenty coastline, from Mount Maunganui, including Maunganui Beach and Pilot Bay, to Whakatane Heads. Routine monitoring within this area has found increased levels of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) toxin ... More >>

Drinking-Water Subsidy Scheme

Tuesday, 18 November 2014, 11:24 am | Toi Te Ora

Smaller, disadvantaged communities within the Bay of Plenty and Lakes regions are being encouraged to apply for the Government’s Drinking-Water Subsidy Scheme (DWSS) to help improve their drinking water supply systems. The scheme aims to help communities ... More >>

Shellfish toxin warning lifted for the Bay of Plenty

Friday, 13 June 2014, 1:32 pm | Toi Te Ora

The paralytic shellfish toxin health warning, which has been in place since December 2011, has been lifted for the Bay of Plenty coastline. The area for which the health warning is lifted includes the entire coastline from Waihi, east along the Bay of ... More >>

Kai @ the Right Price comes to Whakatane

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 10:08 am | Toi Te Ora

Kai @ the Right Price comes to Whakatane People can now access affordable, quality fruit and vegetable packs from two stores in Whakatane – The Fresh Market and Top of the Crop. Starting from Monday 14th April, The Fresh Market and Top of the Crop ... More >>

Health warning lifted for Whakatane River by Ruatoki Bridge

Monday, 24 March 2014, 1:29 pm | Toi Te Ora

The health warning in place since February for Whakatane River, near Ruatoki Bridge, in the Eastern Bay of Plenty has been lifted. Medical Officer of Health, Dr Phil Shoemack says “monitoring of the river performed by Bay of Plenty Regional Council ... More >>

Toxic shellfish warning revised

Friday, 14 February 2014, 4:32 pm | Toi Te Ora

Regular shellfish monitoring along the coast has seen Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) levels fall along part of the Bay of Plenty coastline. More >>

Toxic shellfish warning revised

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 3:40 pm | Toi Te Ora

Regular shellfish monitoring along the coast has seen Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP) levels fall along the eastern Coromandel Peninsula. More >>

World Breastfeeding Week in the Bay

Wednesday, 24 July 2013, 3:33 pm | Toi Te Ora

This year’s World Breastfeeding Week will see mothers across New Zealand attempting to break the record set last year of 1571 women breastfeeding simultaneously. More >>

Protect our most valuable taonga – immunise at 6 weeks

Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 4:50 pm | Toi Te Ora

Whooping cough in the Bay of Plenty and across the country has prompted a push to vaccinate more babies on time. More >>

Shellfish in the Bay of Plenty still affected by toxin

Thursday, 17 January 2013, 4:21 pm | Toi Te Ora

Bay of Plenty residents and visitors remain at risk of paralytic shellfish toxin poisoning. “Levels of toxin found in shellfish are still high and there have been two further cases of illness reported over the Christmas and New Year holiday,” ... More >>



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