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Otago study finds link between teen chewing pace and obesity

Overweight teenagers chew slower and spend less time eating compared with their thinner peers, a University of Otago study has found.

Breath of Endeavour project for Māori along the Whanganui River

Tū te Ngana Hau – the Breath of Endeavour project is different from other initiatives introduced to Māori communities along the Whanganui River.

Kiwi kids to get helping hand with managing life’s challenges

A free programme aimed at equipping school children with tools to navigate life’s ups and downs will soon be available to any primary or intermediate school in New Zealand.

Dyslexia an advantage, says business owner

Dunedin-based business owner David Begg hasn’t let Dyslexia hold him back from growing two successful cleaning companies; in fact, he says it’s been an advantage.

Kindergartens involved in new study aimed at improving early literacy among Kiwi kids

A new research project involving nearly 600 preschoolers from Canterbury and Central Otago is aiming to improve Kiwi kids’ early literacy development.

New research shows declining alcohol and cigarette use in New Zealand youth

A new study shows that cigarette smoking is now rare in high school students, and binge drinking has declined since 2012.

Health and Wellbeing Diploma a great fit for the financial mentoring sector

The Careerforce New Zealand Diploma in Health and Wellbeing is designed to qualify advanced support workers who work closely to support people with complex needs.

Novel approach enables improved capabilities for autism research in New Zealand

A method for identifying children and young people on the autism spectrum/Takiwātanga using health data within the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) has been developed.

College students raise funds for Pacific healthcare provider 

In June, 68 students from Porirua College raised funds and chose to donate them to public healthcare provider Pacific Health Plus.

New study of impact of COVID-19 pandemic on global education

IEA and UNESCO are launching a study with the European Commission to draw a more comprehensive picture of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on global education.
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