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Health warning issued for the Uretara River in Katikati
14 December 2018
A health warning has been issued for the Uretara River in Katikati as monitoring results have shown persistently high levels of bacteria that may...
Meningococcal advice for Bay of Plenty and Lakes district residents
3 December 2018
There is an outbreak of Meningococcal disease (type W) in Northland.  In response, the Ministry of Health has begun rolling out a targeted...
Reminder to avoid swimming for 48 hours after heavy rain
30 November 2018
With heavy rain forecast for much of the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts, the local Medical Officer of Health would like to remind the public of...
Health Warning Issued for Lake Okaro and Lake Rotoehu
27 November 2018
Health warnings have been issued for both Lake Okaro and Lake Rotoehu because of the presence of blooms of potentially toxic blue-green algae...
Look Before You Leap and Enjoy our Waterways this Summer
9 November 2018
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...
Health warning issued for Waihi Estuary at Pukehina
17 August 2018
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...
'Big Latch On' event encourages local Mums to breastfeed
26 July 2018
Breastfeeding mothers across the Bay of Plenty and Lakes region are set to join thousands of other women around the world simultaneously...
Health warning lifted for Lake Rotoehu
8 June 2018
The health warning issued in November 2017 for Lake Rotoehu has now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. Results of water testing by Bay of...
Clearing the air to Smokefree 2025
9 May 2018
Teen tobacco use has dropped to a historic low across New Zealand, bringing renewed hope of progress on our nationwide journey to smokefree...
Keep your family healthy this winter with a warm and dry home
4 April 2018
As the weather gets colder help keep your family healthy with a warm and dry home.  Homes that are warm, dry, uncrowded and smokefree can help...
Health warnings lifted for Lake Ohakuri and Lake Maraetai
23 March 2018
The health warnings issued earlier this month for Lake Ohakuri and Lake Maraetai have now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. Results of...
Health Warning Lifted for Lake Okaro
8 March 2018
The health warning issued in November for Lake Okaro has now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. Results of water testing by Bay of...
Public health follow up of mumps cases
1 March 2018
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...
Protect your family from whooping cough with immunisation
21 February 2018
With the current national whooping cough epidemic, it’s important to check that you and your family are up-to-date with your immunisations...
Reminder to avoid swimming for 48 hours after heavy rain
13 February 2018
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...
Possible algal blooms in parts of Tarawera
2 February 2018
Possible algal blooms in parts of Tarawera - Bay of Plenty Regional Council...
Caution required using recreational water after heavy rain
9 January 2018
Now that we are all drying out after the heavy rain last week and at the weekend, a cooling dip might seem attractive.  However, caution is required...
Last modified: 06 Mar 2018
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