According to the NZ Herald, sensitive patient files and high-level data have been stolen from Pinnacle Midlands Health Network (Pinnacle) who operate several Thames Coromandel GP practices around including Medical Centres in Thames, Coromandel, Whitianga, Tairua and Whangamata, as well as other centres throughout the North Island. The information in the breach includes high-level data […]

Covid-19 is spreading and we are now in Phase 3 of the Covid-19 plan. If you have symptoms then you should get tested. The following details have been advised in regard to where you can go to get tested.  Rapid Antigen Tests (RAT) This arrangement commences from today – Tuesday 1 March 2022 RAT’s will […]

Update 11:50am Jacinda Ardern stated at the press conference  “the whole New Zealand will move into the sitting of the traffic light system at 11:59pm tonight. She said “the evidence from overseas is that boosters significantly reduced the likelihood of getting sick and needing to go to hospital. It also helps to reduce the transmission […]

The Government has today announced a number of sweeping changes to help manage the Covid-19. A 3 stage traffic light Green, Orange and Red has been established. You can see an illustration of this here. The 3 stage traffic light system will come into force when vaccination rates reach 90% for the second dose. New […]

A Section 70 notice is in effect on an area of Northern Hauraki in the Firth of Thames. This follows 3 positive cases from people in the area and 2 of which who attend the Mangatangi School. The details on this can be found in the notice here. The Director-General of Health, Dr Ashley Bloomfield, […]

Rex Simpson today addressed the petition regarding the Rescue Helicopter which was rejected by the Health Select Committee. He spoke to Committee Chair Dr Liz Craig, along with former committee member and National MP Simon Watts. This interview addressed the reasoning behind the Health Select Committee rejection of the petition, and where to from here.

So, what is Dry July ? It’s a fundraiser that challenges you to go alcohol-free and raise funds for New Zealanders affected by cancer. The funds raised by participants of Dry July 2021 will help improve the comfort, care and wellbeing of people affected by cancer. I participated in Dry July a few years ago, and […]

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