‘Do Your Thing’ scholarships from AMP


    Launching its ‘Do Your Thing’ Scholarships, AMP is looking for talented, passionate and determined Kiwis who are ready to do their thing and own their tomorrow, by applying for an AMP Scholarship.   Whether it’s a community project, a business idea, education or a dream to represent New Zealand at the highest level – AMP ...
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    Dental Society urges DHBs and local councils to take a firm stance against sugar-sweetened beverages


    Sugar-sweetened beverages are a major contributor to dental disease, obesity and Type II diabetes and public health strategies should be introduced to reduce consumption, says the New Zealand School and Community Oral Health Services Society (‘the Society’). At the recent School and Community Oral Health forum, it was affirmed that sugar-sweetened beverages were a key ...
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    Young children hit hard with winter flu


    Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has announced that the seasonal influenza immunisation programme will be extended to the end of August, and is free for the most vulnerable. This winter, A-H1N1 appears to be the most common strain of influenza. This strain affects adults and young children more severely than other strains. “The good news ...
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    Kiwis want smaller class sizes – survey


    More than eight in 10 New Zealanders – across the political spectrum – want to see secondary school classes at 25 pupils or less. A UMR research poll commissioned by Post Primary Teachers Association (PPTA) last month revealed that more than half of Kiwi parents thought class sizes were too large, said PPTA general secretary ...
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    About the Family Times video parenting podcasts featuring Miriam McCaleb and Nathan Mikaere-Wallis


    How do the Family Times video parenting podcasts work? Head to the podcasts section, decide on a podcast you’re interested in, click on the read more icon on a podcast post and then click on the arrow on the video and voilà – you will be listening to Miriam and Nathan.   What are the ...
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