Straight talking about health

Gemma McCaw, Dr Anna Rolleston, Sam the Barter Barber and Harold the Giraffe are inviting you to breakfast, and all for a good cause. Guests at the Life Education Breakfast on Friday, May 4 will be treated to breakfast before meeting and listening...... Read More

Shampoo, leg shaves and sauvignon

Dead skin, clumped together with body oils; itchy, flaky scalp; dried perspiration; rank-smelling secretions from the sebaceous glands; accumulated grime; beastly bacteria hiding in belly buttons and other very dark and uncharted places. Isn’t...... Read More

Student finds passion for ocean life

From an early age, Fenna Beets was determined to be a scientist – although exactly what type of scientist has evolved from her initial aspirations as a five year old. “Pursuing a science-based career was always a given for me,” she...... Read More

New species of ancient whale identified

University of Otago palaeontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand’s ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of baleen whale, alive more than 27.5 million years ago and found in the Hakataramea Valley. The new genus...... Read More

What’s the hurry? Five-year-olds not in rush for school

More children than ever are staying on at pre-school after they've turned five, Ministry of Education data shows. In 2017, 2491 five-year-olds were enrolled in early childhood education (ECE) - a 17 percent increase since 2015. That is despite...... Read More

Raw fruit and veg good for mental health - study

Seeking the feel good factor? Go natural. That is the simple message from University of Otago researchers who have discovered raw fruit and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables. Dr...... Read More

Kawe Kōrero app scoops top award at SOLGM awards

Waikato Regional Council’s cultural intelligence app Kawe Kōrero has taken out the Supreme Award at the annual SOLGM Local Government Excellence Awards. The app was launched last September after being developed specifically to help staff, councillors...... Read More

Tauranga rowers excel at Maadi

The Tauranga Girls College Rowing squad has excelled at the New Zealand Secondary School Champs held at Lake Ruataniwha in Twizel.   With 2089 students competing from 120 schools across New Zealand, the regatta was one of the largest many of...... Read More

NCEA pass rate improvements may be over

The era of steady increases in NCEA pass rates may be coming to an end, but it's no surprise to some in the education sector. NCEA pass rates have been rising steadily for many years, but Qualifications Authority figures show a slowdown in 2017,...... Read More

Fears books will be burnt if university library closes

Auckland university staff fear thousands of books will be burned as specialist libraries there are closed. Libraries for architecture and planning, music and dance and fine arts books are tipped for closure and are merging with the general library. A...... Read More