Many vulnerable elderly from the Rangitīkei district have struggled throughout lockdown. But thanks to the small team of essential health workers from Te Kōtuku Hauora o Rangitīkei, life for many has been a lot easier.
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Every day around eight people are diagnosed with Bowel Cancer in New Zealand. The Whanganui DHB is rolling out a new campaign to provide regular testing for those over sixty in the Rangitikei district. One 82-year-old kuia who has experienced bowel cancer testing is encouraging other kaumātua to take bowel screening seriously and to get it done.
A report has found an eighty percent price hike in electricity since the 90's. However, Whangaehu Marae have their own solution, they're going solar.
Two years since being made a Dame Companion of the NZ Order of Merit, Dame Tariana Turia received an official ceremony at Pūtiki marae today in Whanganui.