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Health warning lifted for Lake Okaro
6 August 2020
The health warning issued in June for Lake Okaro has now been lifted by the Medical Officer of Health. Results of water testing by Bay of Plenty...
Virtual ‘Big Latch On’ Supports Local Mums to Breastfeed
27 July 2020
Mums and bubs across the Bay of Plenty and Lakes are invited to join thousands of others around the world to breastfeed together at the first ever...
Recall to manage listeria risk - product list
25 July 2020
The Ministry for Primary Industries has issued a media release - Recall to manage listeria risk - product recall - click here to read the release....
Reducing the risk of illness from listeria
23 July 2020
Following three recently reported cases of listeria infection in Tauranga, Toi Te Ora Public Health and the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) are...
Test result negative for COVID-19
18 June 2020
A flight attendant who recently visited Rotorua has tested negative for COVID-19.  The flight attendant was on the same flight as the two people...
Health warning issued for Lake Okaro
17 June 2020
A health warning has been issued for Lake Okaro, near Rotorua, as routine monitoring results provided by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council have...
Health advisory for Lakes Rotoehu, Rotoiti and Rotorua
25 April 2020
The local Medical Officer of Health has issued a health advisory for Lakes Rotoehu, Rotoiti and Rotorua. Recent sampling results confirm that there...
Sore throats matter - get your tamariki and rangatahi checked by a health professional
24 April 2020
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...
BOP HEALTH COVID-19 Response Launches New Website
6 April 2020
The BOP HEALTH COVID-19 Response has created a new website to help address the Bay of Plenty and Lakes community’s COVID-19 questions.  The...
COVID-19 community testing centre starts in Tauranga
24 March 2020
A drive-in only community assessment centre for coronavirus (COVID-19) opened in Tauranga today. The centre allows people with suspected COVID-19...
GPs open for business – but changing the way they see patients
24 March 2020
Bay of Plenty doctors (GPs) will be open for business, but consulting with more of their patients by phone, email and video while COVID-19 Alert...
Covid-19 Spreads to Tauranga
22 March 2020
Our local Medical Officer of Health is reminding residents of the importance of washing your hands regularly, and where you can, keeping space...
Case of Covid-19 Confirmed in Taupō
21 March 2020
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...
Single Case of Covid-19 Confirmed in Rotorua
19 March 2020
The first case of COVID-19 in Rotorua is now confirmed after a French national was tested prior to arriving in the Lakes district.  This test has...
COVID-19 - ways to protect you, your family and community
12 March 2020
With a small number of cases of coronavirus now confirmed in New Zealand, many people are feeling understandably anxious.  We knew that coronavirus...
Protecting our borders from COVID-19
10 March 2020
With a small number of cases of COVID-19 now confirmed in New Zealand, many people are feeling understandably anxious.  We knew that COVID-19 was...
Boil water notice lifted for Tokaanu water supply
28 February 2020
Read the media release from Taupō District Council for the full details: Boil water notice lifted for Tokaanu water supply....
Boil water notice for Tokaanu residents
24 February 2020
Read the media release from Taupō District Council for the full details: Tokaanu residents must boil water following pipe breaks....
‘Summer Latch On’ event encourages local Mums to breastfeed
11 February 2020
Mums and their bubs are invited to gather at Whakatāne River Edge Park and playground tomorrow from 10am to 1pm, to celebrate the health benefits of...
Health warning lifted for Lake Ohakuri
7 February 2020
The health warning issued last December for Lake Ohakuri has now been lifted by the local Medical Officer of Health. Results of water testing by...
Health warning lifted for Lake Okaro
7 February 2020
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...
Novel coronavirus considered unlikely
28 January 2020
A person who died unexpectedly in Te Puke on Sunday had recently travelled to China. Where someone dies unexpectedly follow up investigations...
Novel coronavirus: Follow up of possible flight contacts
27 January 2020
Media release from Lakes District Health Board, issued Monday 27 January: Novel coronavirus: Follow up of possible flight contacts...
Pharmacies join the fight against measles in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes
10 January 2020
Protecting yourself and your family from measles just got more convenient. Selected pharmacies across the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts are now...
Boil water notice for Kawerau residents lifted
7 January 2020
The boil water notice that was issued on Saturday 4 January 2020 for all Kawerau residents using the Kawerau district water supply was lifted on...
Urgent: Boil Water Notice for Kawerau residents
4 January 2020
A routine sampling result of the Kawerau District Council drinking water supply has shown the presence of E.coli bacteria. All residents connected...
Measles Alert
2 January 2020
Measles alert A further case of measles has been confirmed in the Bay of Plenty and Lakes area bringing the total number of cases in the last 12...
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