In MidCentral, free bowel screening is now available for Māori and Pacific people aged 50-74 and from 60 years old for everyone else.
Around your birthday, you will receive an invitation, followed by a bowel screening test kit.
The bowel screening test is quick and simple to do by yourself at home. Make sure you do the test as soon as possible and send it back.
For further information, see the Time to Screen website, call 0800 924 432, or talk to your doctor.
You've likely heard about the shoppers encountering those cheeky rodents in our local supermarkets around the country. Have you yourself stumbled across something unexpected while shopping?
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MM Linen have just dropped their 2024 Autumn/Winter collection whilst celebrating their 10th anniversary.
The collection is inspired by bright floral and dramatic botanicals and come in homeware and bedding.
(Our favourite is the Heidi which comes in duvet covers, aprons and kitchen tea towels).