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Residents of a small Bay of Plenty town credit the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) for helping reverse a generation of dental health neglect after about 550 adults were provided dental treatment as part of a two-week exercise.   Feedback from the patients has been overwhelmingly positive.   “Big mihi to the NZDF for helping our people. Now everyone is smiling again,” one patient...

The third building project undertaken by Ngai Tuhoe since its 2014 Crown settlement will open its doors next month.   The project, Te Tii, is a hub in Ruatahuna, and according to Tuhoe leader Tamati Kruger, is on target and on budget.   "The Ruatahuna locals tell me they are very happy with proceedings," Kruger said.   Te Tii follows Te Kura Whare in Taneatua, which was recently certified as...

The New Zealand Defence Force is providing free dental care and education in a small Bay of Plenty town as part of a two-week exercise.   The 25-member team is providing dental treatment at a temporary clinic in Taneatua which has a population of 786 and is in the traditional boundaries of the Tuhoe iwi.   Warrant Officer Class 2 Ross Heald said the programme was being conducted in partnership with the Tuhoe and Bay...

  The New Zealand Defence Force is providing free dental care and education in a small town in Bay of Plenty as part of a two-week exercise.    The 25-member NZDF team is providing dental treatment at a temporary clinic in Taneatua, which has a population of 786 and is in the traditional boundaries of the Tuhoe iwi.    The programme was being conducted in partnership with the Tuhoe iwi and Bay of...

Army dentists provide free care for Tuhoe town Army and Navy dental personnel are providing free dental care to residents in the small Bay of Plenty town of Taneatua as part of a two-week community outreach exercise. Taneatua has a population of just over 700 and is within the traditional boundaries of the Tuhoe iwi. Team leader Warrant Officer Ross Heald said it gave the 25-strong team a chance to practise their skills in the field as...

OPINION: A recent stay at a marae in Te Urewera has got me thinking (and feeling).  I've been working as a waste minimisation facilitator in Māngere/Ōtāhuhu for several years now, trying to do my bit to fight the rising tide of waste in our communities through education and the finding of practical, local solutions.  But something's been missing.     The words of Lorna, a Tuhoe woman born, raised...

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