Hart donates $10 million for Auckland Dental School

RNZ, Auckland, December 9, 2018 A $10 million donation to the University of Otago by New Zealand’s richest man will help the institution open a new $28.2 million dental teaching facility in South Auckland. The University confirmed the donation by businessman and philanthropist Graeme Hart and wife Robyn in an announcement on December 7, 2018. Single largest donation It represented…

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Tooth decay remains a major problem among children

Lucy Wyndham Auckland, December 9, 2018 Around 40% of five-year-old children who had dental check-ups in 2017 had tooth decay, according to data compiled by New Zealand’s Ministry of Health. However, in poorer areas such as Tairāwhiti and Northland, children are faring worse – with about half having cavities. In areas like Northland, around 56% of children showed some signs…

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