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Improving child wellbeing in the 2019 Budget

Thursday, 30 May, 2019 - 14:02

Key Budget initiatives:

- New programmes and funding to break the cycles of child poverty and family violence

- Stopping children from falling through the cracks - a $1.1 billion investment to protect our most vulnerable kids

Ray Avery takes on challenge of NZ kids nutrition

Monday, 27 May, 2019 - 10:36

The 28th of May is World Hunger Day and we know New Zealand children are going to school hungry every day.

"As a teenager living on the streets of London food was always top of mind as I begged for the left overs from the bakeries or anyone that would share." Sir Ray Avery. 

Celebrate Samoa Language Week in Porirua

Friday, 24 May, 2019 - 11:43

Talofa lava. This Monday (27 May) we begin the first of 2019’s Pacific Language Weeks - Samoa Language Week.

FIZZ petition 'ignores fact sugar taxes do not work'

Friday, 24 May, 2019 - 05:00

The New Zealand Beverage Council (NZBC) says a petition launched this morning by FIZZ advocating the introduction of a sugar tax is ignoring the mounting international evidence that sugar taxes do not work.

Experts launch new petition calling for a tax on sugary drinks

Friday, 24 May, 2019 - 05:00

Aotearoa New Zealand is spending more than $20 million every year to anaesthetise children so they can undergo multiple tooth extractions as a consequence of consuming sugary drinks.

Keep your placenta healthy by exercising while pregnant

Wednesday, 22 May, 2019 - 13:00

Over 1.9 billion adults worldwide are overweight or obese, and by 2025 this is projected to increase to 2.7 billion. Obesity significantly raises the risk of developing 11 different types of cancer, stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Symposium focuses on giving our tamariki a better start

Tuesday, 21 May, 2019 - 15:32

Our Aotearoa New Zealand tamariki are facing an increasing number of serious health and wellbeing issues from the day they are born.

Netball superstar inspires fans ahead of the Beko Netball Final

Friday, 17 May, 2019 - 14:50

On Sunday, May 19, Beko Netball League wraps another successful season with Central Manawa and Waikato Bay of Plenty (WBOP) going head-to-head at the Grand Final at Horncastle Arena in Christchurch.

Cultural approaches to activity the key to tackling obesity for women

Thursday, 16 May, 2019 - 12:20

The health benefits of a physically active lifestyle are widely known and have been extensively examined. However, no such investigations have focused on New Zealand women from different ethnicities, nor on their physical activity in relation to health.

Advice, not probiotics, helps pregnant mums gain less weight

Sunday, 12 May, 2019 - 15:05

Women gain less weight during pregnancy when given personalised healthy eating advice, but probiotics do not reduce health risks in pregnant women with obesity, according to a new University of Auckland-led study.