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Health Warning Issued For Lake Okaro

Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 12:16 pm | 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 >>

Sore Throats Matter – Get Your Tamariki And Rangatahi Checked By A Health Professional

Friday, 24 April 2020, 3:15 pm | Toi Te Ora

All tamariki/children and rangatahi/young people with a sore throat should be checked right away by a health professional because sore throats may be caused by COVID-19 or Strep A. Strep A can lead to rheumatic fever, which is a serious preventable disease ... More >>

Key Primary Health Services Available During COVID-19 Alert Level 4

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 5:41 pm | Toi Te Ora

Young people, those with diabetes, and people requiring support for mental health will be among those who continue to receive specialist health services from the Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation during COVID-19 Alert Level 4. Flu vaccines ... More >>

Case Of Covid-19 Confirmed In Taupō

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 2:30 pm | Toi Te Ora

A Taupō resident has tested positive for COVID-19 after recently returning to New Zealand from London. In this instance, the case rang ahead to a local GP Practice and arrangements were made for him to be seen and tested. Medical Officer of Health, ... More >>

COVID-19 – Ways To Protect You, Your Family And Community

Thursday, 12 March 2020, 10:03 am | Toi Te Ora

With a small number of cases of coronavirus now confirmed in New Zealand, many people are feeling understandably anxious. We knew that coronavirus was likely to arrive in New Zealand at some stage, and our local District Health Boards, along with GP ... More >>

Health warning lifted for Lake Okaro

Friday, 7 February 2020, 10:32 am | Toi Te Ora

The health warning issued in December for Lake Okaro has now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. Results of water testing by Bay of Plenty Regional Council confirm that the algal bloom has subsided in the lake. Despite the lifting of the ... More >>

Health warning lifted for Lake Ohakuri

Friday, 7 February 2020, 9:24 am | Toi Te Ora

The health warning last December for Lake Ohakuri has now been lifted by the local Medical Officer of Health. Results of water testing by Waikato Regional Council confirm that the algal blooms have subsided in the lakes. Despite the lifting of these warnings, ... More >>

Novel coronavirus considered unlikely

Tuesday, 28 January 2020, 12:09 pm | Toi Te Ora

A person who died unexpectedly in Te Puke on Sunday had recently travelled to China. More >>

Health warning issued for Lake Okaro

Monday, 16 December 2019, 11:10 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. More >>

Health warning issued for Lake Ohakuri

Friday, 6 December 2019, 11:32 am | Toi Te Ora

06 December 2019 A health warning has been issued for Lake Ohakuri as routine monitoring results provided by Waikato Regional Council have confirmed a bloom of potentially toxic blue-green algae. “This health warning means that people should avoid any ... More >>

Children should be up-to-date with MMR immunisation

Friday, 25 October 2019, 1:05 pm | Toi Te Ora

New Zealand’s largest measles outbreak in many years is not over yet. Cases continue to be confirmed daily in Auckland and elsewhere. More >>

Measles Alert for Taupō

Wednesday, 2 October 2019, 12:37 pm | Toi Te Ora

Toi Te Ora Public Health is urging people to be vigilant for the signs and symptoms of measles after being notified of another confirmed case of measles in Taupō. More >>

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 >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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