Children’s programme benefits more schools

Staff Reporter –  info@indiannewslink.co.nz About 1500 children studying in low decile schools from Northland to Nelson were among the beneficiaries in the new school year that began on January 30. Seventeen schools in this region received food, raincoats, shows and basic health and hygiene items under the ‘KidsCan’ Programme, run by the KidsCan Charitable Trust since 2005. Impressive performance The…

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Varsity partnership to develop cancer vaccines

Sourced Content –  The University of Auckland is partnering with an American drug development company to launch a biotech start-up that will research novel cancer vaccines. The new start-up, ‘SapVax,’ was formed by scientists from the University of Auckland and BioMotiv, an accelerator company in Cleveland in Ohio that is part of a $300 million initiative for advancing medicine. SapVax…

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Joint study to showcase Maori language and Treaty

Dr Leonel Alvarado – Sharing and comparing experiences of colonialism, indigenous language revitalisation and art will be the focus for a group of New Zealand and Colombian students and academics, thanks to a Prime Minister’s Scholarship. A group of Massey University students will forge links with indigenous students of Colombia later this year when they showcase innovative Te Reo Maori…

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Teachers’ Association calls for funding applicants

Staff Reporter info@indiannewslink.co.nz The New Zealand Association of Fiji Teachers (NZAFT) has appealed to philanthropists and members of the Indian community for financial and other support in providing support to needy school children in New Zealand and Fiji. Association President Chandra Prakash has also appealed to teachers in New Zealand to identify needy students from the schools with which they…

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Alcohol advertising crosses the limit

Sourced Content People watching televised sport are exposed to high rates of alcohol marketing and sponsorship says a report published in the latest issue of the New Zealand Medical Journal published on January 13, 2017. The report, based on a survey of televised sports during the 2014-2015 summer season, found that people watching these programmes were exposed to 1.6-3.8 alcohol…

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