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Posts Tagged ‘ Otago University ’

Inequities in health linked to high stomach cancer rates for Maori

Mar 28th, 2015 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Most Popular, News, Student Features

An Otago University stomach cancer report highlights over-representation of Maori in stats. FINN RAINGER reports.



NZ boys born in 2012 can expect to live to eighty

May 21st, 2014 | By | Category: Diversity, Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

New Zealand placed in top ten of life expectancy for baby boys in global league table.



Young Warkina finding his roots and making a difference in Africa

Feb 11th, 2014 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Lead Story, Most Popular, News

Warkina Tujuba is heading to Africa on voluntary work thanks to a big fundraising effort. KHALID AHMED met the 17 year-old who talks about why he is making the journey back to where he was born, and where he will walk in his late father’s footsteps.



Mayoral hopefuls angry at being dismissed by academic

Oct 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Front Page Layout, Latest News, Local body elections, News, Other

Management lecturer’s comments in story described as irresponsible and a disservice to democracy.



Labour pledges good news for Living Wage campaigner

Sep 9th, 2013 | By | Category: Editor's Picks, Lead Story, News

LIVING Wage Aotearoa tries to stay apolitical, but has welcomed the issue’s entry into the Labour leadership battle of the past week. Organisers also know where to buy their bread now after a Miramar bakery pledges support. KHALID AHMED.



Summer scholarships for Maori and PI students

Nov 8th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

OTAGO UNIVERSITY is helping develop the Maori and Pacific health workforce by offering summer school scholarships for the first time. Wellington Campus Associate Dean Nandika Currey says the courses cover a broad range of topics that can impact on health including climate change, geography, ethics, and law.



Health workers must be culturally competent

Nov 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Radio News

HEALTH PROFESSIONALS need to have an understanding of Pacific culture if they want to work effectively with Pacific communities. Otago University’s Associate Dean Nandika Currey says being able to relate well to someone from a different cultural background is a key skill for anyone who wants to work with Pacific people.



Obama’s handling of Sandy in contrast to Bush and Katrina

Oct 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Lead Story, News

Two New Zealand politics lecturers say the signs are already there that Obama is acting like a President in his disaster management and it may help in the polls – unless frustration sets in. ANTHONY SCADDEN reports.



Rising stars keep New Zealand opera young

Aug 28th, 2012 | By | Category: Arts/Entertainment, Front Page Layout, Latest News

Youngest finalists in Lexus Song Quest in several years.



Protesters demand end to gill net killing of our Maui

Apr 3rd, 2012 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Bethune leads stand for the last 55 native Maui dolphins



Maori cancer death rate rockets after childhood

Nov 17th, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, News

Kiwi kids of all ethnicities have a good chance of surviving cancer, but that changes in adulthood, reports NATALIE FINNIGAN.



Kiwis splurged on travel while dollar was strong

Sep 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Visitor numbers up even before Rugby World Cup.



Top Whitireia dance teacher leaves her treasure of 21 years

Sep 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Featured Article, Features, Front Page Layout, Student Features

Gaylene Sciascia talks to KATIE McALISTER about her 21 years as a dance teacher at Whitireia.



Why local body elections aren’t occupying our minds

Jul 1st, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Article, Front Page Layout, Local body elections

Ministry of Social Development data shows local government voting is on the decline, with less than half of those enrolled bothering to vote, reports ANNA MATHIESON.



Organic product sales ignore downturn

Jun 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Consumers’ lifestyle choice driving demand



Journo tells of struggle in a man’s world

Dec 18th, 2009 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News

Sharyn Steel describes 20 years in male domain of journalism.



National unlikely to get weather it needs

Nov 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Latest News, News

Weather on Election day could influence voter behaviour.



Kiwi medical researchers help find genetic heart risk

Sep 17th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Article

One in four Kiwis has a genetic hotspot that boosts heart disease. JENNY MEYER reports a lecture by Otago University Professor Vicky Cameron about what scientists have found.