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Top line-up for National Rural Health Conference

Friday, 24 March, 2017 - 12:05

Dr Peter Moodie, Dr Robyn Toomath, Dr Eric Crampton, mental health campaigner Matt Shirtcliff, former All Black Norm Hewitt, and clean water campaigner Marnie Prickett are amongst the line-up of keynote speakers at this year’s National Rural Health Conference in Wellington.

Play.Sport having an impact one year on

Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 - 15:13

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman says up to 20,000 children are benefiting from a pilot programme which seeks to transform the way physical education (PE) is taught in schools.

Is a sugar tax the best solution to obesity?

Tuesday, 21 March, 2017 - 08:35

Increased use of sugary food and drink plays a big role in New Zealand’s high obesity rate. It also contributes to other health problems, such as type two diabetes and dental issues.

Taxes on soft drinks have been implemented by some countries to help reduce obesity rates.

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Jonathan Boston

Saturday, 18 March, 2017 - 12:02


Calls for a four year fixed parliamentary term, and for no early elections unless in extreme circumstances

Thousands to benefit from new charitable initiative

Friday, 17 March, 2017 - 12:07

Thousands of children are expected to benefit from a new charitable initiative which will see $1million donated to those living in poverty as well as a range of other health, cultural and other causes.

Major science symposium on obesity and diabetes today

Friday, 17 March, 2017 - 07:39

Getting teenagers more active and how our gut hormones impact on obesity are just two of a wide range of topics being discussed at a major gathering of top national and international researchers at Auckland City Hospital today. (Friday, 17 March).

$1.6 million study to validate new diabetes prevention programme

Wednesday, 15 March, 2017 - 15:41

$1.6 million study to validate new diabetes prevention programme The New Zealand Health Research Council (NZHRC) has injected $1.6 million into a research project to study an innovative self-management programme for people with pre-diabetes and diabetes.

University of Otago’s flagship research centres confirmed

Wednesday, 15 March, 2017 - 09:48

The University of Otago has reconfigured the line-up of its flagship research centres after a rigorous evaluation process.

Ten existing centres at the University have been reconfirmed and a further two added: One Health Aotearoa (OHA) and the Otago Global Health Institute.

Waikato DHB consults on maternity services

Tuesday, 14 March, 2017 - 09:10

The Waikato DHB is reviewing maternity services in Tokoroa, Te Kuiti and Taumarunui, to ensure that women and their whanau in the region can have a healthy birth and as healthy a baby as possible.

New rugby league programme for schools

Friday, 10 March, 2017 - 12:08

Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman has today launched a new Rugby League Education programme at Auckland’s Birkdale North School.

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