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‘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 >>

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 >>

 

 

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