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Law change to curb vaping ineffective
University of Canterbury research supports hands-off approach to childcare | University of Canterbury
For women with antenatal depression, micronutrients might help them and their babies – new study
NZ Budget 2024: ‘tax relief’ for the ‘squeezed middle’ – but who’s paying? 7 experts follow the money
Climate change increases risk of cryptosporidiosis outbreaks
Underage vaping is on the rise: here’s how young New Zealanders are finding it so easy to access
Flu vaccines are no longer free for all under-12s in NZ – children living in poverty and at higher risk will bear the brunt
Flood damage a growing risk for NZ’s kelp forests | University of Canterbury
Origins of extinct duck revealed
Ancient DNA from an extinct native duck reveals how far birds flew to make New Zealand home
Otago contributes almost $2b to NZ economy
Improving support for mental health ED presentations
Denser housing can be greener too – here’s how NZ can build better for biodiversity
Cancer is increasingly survivable – but it shouldn’t depend on your ability to ‘wrangle’ the health system
Improved RHD treatment delivery trial popular
Otago work protects power grid during aurora
Academic wins esteemed Critic and Conscience award
Confused or playing for time? 3 possible reasons NZ is taking so long to make a call on AUKUS
New Zealand HIV diagnoses for 2023 released – downward trend overall
Early onset bowel cancer on the rise
Study debunks concerns about baby feeding methods
NGOs raise concerns about child abuse reporting
Despite a tenfold increase in ADHD prescriptions, too many New Zealanders are still going without
tautahi Christchurch to host the southern hemisphere’s largest multi-disciplinary surgical meeting
Otago launches new tohu, ikoa Māori
Parents the key to tackling kids’ picky eating: research findings
Granting legal ‘personhood’ to nature is a growing movement – can it stem biodiversity loss?
Police and Otago University urge residents to keep your property secure from thieves
International doctors struggle with cultural adaptation
Rugby stadiums are sold as an economic asset – but NZ needs to ask if they’re really worth it
Housing, Support Benefits Homeless
Light pollution affects coastal ecosystems too – this underwater ‘canary’ is warning of the impacts
Escalation in harassment of MPs threatens democracy
Have New Zealanders really been ‘misled’ about AUKUS, or is involvement now a foregone conclusion?
Cause of rare genetic condition discovered
Study finds alcohol ED presentations increasing among older New Zealanders
Researchers Identify Fossil Dolphin
Critics of NZ joining AUKUS need to answer a crucial question: what exactly is an independent foreign policy?
New Ketamine psychotherapy trial for treatment-resistant depression
How will you age? World-leading Dunedin Study launches next phase
Alternative proteins are here – the next 30 years could be crucial for NZ’s meat and dairy sectors
Not just a headache: migraine causing significant disability
Government announces $5m fund for regional events
Government commits nearly $3 million for period products in schools
Piopiotahi/Milford Sound regenerative tourism proposed
Otago academics propose resuscitation strategy for doctor shortage
Adventure tourists can only be warned of risks: industry expert
We need faster, better ways to monitor NZ’s declining river health – using environmental DNA can help