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Finding 'nature's cure' drives Zonta Science Awardwinner - Victoria University

Wednesday, 3 March, 2021 - 13:06

Seeking natural cures for human ailments based on traditional medicines drives the research of Dr Helen Woolner, the winner of the 2020 Zonta Club of Wellington Science Award.

Second season of Michelle Dickinson's Kitchen Science TV show

Monday, 1 March, 2021 - 11:37

New Zealand has the third highest adult obesity rate in the OECD, and our rates continue to increase. One in ten children are currently obese in New Zealand and research shows that children struggling with obesity are more likely to suffer health challenges as adults.

Kiwi kids consume five unhealthy snacks a day - research

Thursday, 11 February, 2021 - 09:26

On average, 12-year-old children snack on unhealthy food and beverages five times a day, according to new research from the University of Otago.

ExerciseNZ wants to meet the PM over kids' activity and mental health

Thursday, 4 February, 2021 - 09:47

Schools are reopening after the summer break and ExerciseNZ wants to see greater efforts to address the serious fact of New Zealand having some of the least physically active children in the world, resulting in high levels of obesity and other health conditions.

Transported to the future, what do you think? - council

Monday, 1 February, 2021 - 12:56

The community is being encouraged to have their say on a plan for the future of Hawke’s Bay’s transport network.

Public health campaign urges "phase out the fizz"

Monday, 1 February, 2021 - 12:29

Back for the fifth year, Fizz Free Whānau, is a multifaceted public health campaign to engage whānau to be involved in the healthy lifestyles kaupapa by taking a pledge to go without Sugar Sweetened Beverages (SSB’s) throughout the month of February and beyond.

Brown Buttabean trainers 'getting skills recognised through hands-on education'

Friday, 22 January, 2021 - 10:58

Thousands of people have regained their health and fitness with the help of the Brown Buttabean Motivation bootcamp and its founder, Dave Letele. Now BBM is supporting its staff to broaden their horizons with on-job exercise qualifications through Skills Active Aotearoa.

Resisting fatphobia in the time of COVID-19 - Massey University

Thursday, 21 January, 2021 - 16:18

A research paper co-written by a Massey academic takes a critical look at a public health narrative she says links fatness to risk factors for COVID-19, despite little evidence for this.

Kiwis leaping into exercise in 2021

Wednesday, 6 January, 2021 - 06:04

ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says people wanting to exercise again after the long holiday break should start gently with less intensity.

The state of the NZ exercise industry post-covid

Tuesday, 5 January, 2021 - 07:06

New Zealand has been helping other countries’ exercise industry organisations and registration bodies to open fully up post-covid lockdown and as nations start returning to business as normal, ExerciseNZ chief executive Richard Beddie says.