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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...

BABY eel, or 'elver' numbers in the Waikaremoana catchment have significantly dropped. Numbers peaked at 160,000 in 2015/16 and fell to around 30,000 last year. Veteran eel specialist and 2012 Science Communication Award winner Jacques Boubee, recently retired from NIWA, provided an update at the annual Genesis consultation meeting late last year. He said the elver trapping and measuring programme began in 1996 and became an...

The damage inflicted by ex-tropical cyclones last autumn were discussed at Genesis Energy's annual Waikaremoana consultative meeting. Key maintenance challenges Genesis dealt with last year included damage to the Kaitawa tailrace from erosion at the Kaitawa carpark. Read more...

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