Health

Free and easy activities

Play and sports equipment is being made freely available in Western Reserve, Ōrewa twice a week for the rest of summer, as part of a new programme from Kelly Sports. Funding has been provided by Harbour Sport for the initiative, which aims to increase...... Read More

Caps in theatre

Anaesthetist Dr Sarah Preissler-Hunt, made 72 theatre caps for her team. Northland District Health Board theatre staff are switching to personalised theatre caps as part of a patient safety initiative.  Anaesthetist Sarah Preissler-Hunt said that...... Read More

Funding available for healthy food initiatives

Applications are open for funding that will help whānau and communities access healthy food in Northland. Through the Kai Ora Fund, community groups, social enterprises and small businesses can apply for up to $5000 to support initiatives...... Read More

Sky Tower jump ‘no biggie’ for 90-year-old

Vince Harris’s relatively quiet life in the Peninsula Club in Whangaparāoa is fitting for a 90-year-old, but every now and then he likes to get the adrenalin pumping. His most recent daredevil activity was the 192m SkyJump off Auckland’s...... Read More

Car seat safety checks in Kaiwaka

Free baby and children’s car seat safety checks are being held in Kaiwaka on the morning of Monday, February 22. Plunket’s car seat and injury prevention technicians will be at the St John’s Hall, at 1 Gibbons Road, between 9am and...... Read More

Long walk to raise funds

A full 12 hours of walking lies ahead for Loren O’Sullivan, who is raising funds for a charity she has been involved with for almost a decade. Alongside her for part of the 40km walk will be her parents, Marita and Martin O’Sullivan, of...... Read More

Charities join forces to fight personal debt

National Party MP for Kaipara ki Mahurangi Chris Penk, left, discusses New Zealanders’ personal debt problems with Christine Liggins, from Debtfix, and Michael Ward, from Christians Against Poverty. Representatives of organisations dedicated to...... Read More

Centenarian celebrations at Summerset

Margaret Pratt celebrated her century in style. The phrase “100 years young” could have been invented for Margaret Pratt, who celebrated her landmark birthday at Summerset Falls in Warkworth on Friday, February 5. The sprightly centenarian,...... Read More

Helicopter missions in Rodney

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust has released a map showing missions undertaken in Rodney during 2020. Trust communications manager Lincoln Davies says there was an increase of 10 missions over the previous year, bringing the total in the Greater Auckland...... Read More

Dangerous walk for highway residents

A lack of footpaths or cycleways along sections of Hibiscus Coast Highway has been brought to the attention of Auckland Transport (AT) for years, but so far nothing has been done. The issue is of particular concern to residents of 24 houses on the...... Read More