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Mount Maunganui school to host pilot diabetes education programme

A week of healthy eating, moving and learning awaits students at Arataki Primary School in Mount Maunganui. Two key messages for the children would be positive and simple: drink more water, eat real food.

Wearable cameras will record the marketing of ‘healthy’ food to children

Children will wear small portable cameras on their clothes as part of a new Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Auckland study that will investigate how the marketing of healthy products and lifestyles affects children’s everyday lives.

Local teachers grow mos for a cause

John Paul College teachers Tim Bell, Mat Synge, Jason Liddall and Tom Walker will be looking to raise awareness for the cause.

New child health and education hub to open at queenstown’s remarkables park

A health and education hub incorporating a new Early Learning Centre, extra-curricular facility Kip McGrath and offices for much-needed child wellbeing services will open next year at Queenstown’s Remarkables Park.

More mental health issues being seen at a young age, counsellor says

A Tauranga counsellor says she is seeing increasing levels of anxiety in children and would like counsellors to be brought into primary schools to address the issues earlier.

Boy shot with BB gun at Tauranga Boys’ College

A high school student was held down and shot in the leg with a BB gun by bullies who later joked about it on social media.

Putting counsellors in primary schools ‘best thing Government has done’

A move to address child mental health and behavioural issues by piloting counsellors in primary schools has been dubbed "the best thing the Government has done" by a Rotorua counsellor.

Life and death on the front lines of teen health: Why we have health...

A comprehensive school health clinic is making all the difference in the lives of kids who otherwise might not get the care they need.

Quarter of kids in low decile schools need food support

A school food charity says demand for emergency food supplies in low decile schools has doubled over the past 6 years.

Parents want more life skills taught at school

A new study shows Kiwi parents want their children to be taught life skills as part of their education.
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