Our Public Health system needs a thorough check-up

Peter Dunne Politician and commentator Austin Mitchell once described the New Zealand education system as “a complex balance of groups, so nicely deadlocked as to make change impossible.” Undoubtedly accurate, it was a description of educational administration at the time. It was also a description that could be applied, just as accurately, to our current health system. Complex Balance The…

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Fees-free tertiary study from New Year’s Day

Chris Hipkins Students are a step closer to a more affordable future as the new government fast-tracks work on its free-fees tertiary education promise. Cabinet has given the go-ahead for detailed implementation planning for the introduction of one year of fees-free tertiary education and a $50 a week boost to student allowances and loan entitlements. Officials have already started work…

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Depression is better treated as 12 separate disorders

Supplied Content The way depression is diagnosed and treated needs a major overhaul, authors of a new review article in the Scientific Journal ‘Brain, Behavior, and Immunity,’ have said. This is because current treatment of depression is ineffective and lacks a plausible, coherent theoretical basis, they claimed. A new theory for depression and its treatment is proposed in the article…

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Stars collisions create gold and heavy metals

New scientific discovery stirs the scientific community Sourced Content For the first time, scientists have measured the violent death spiral of two dense neutron stars via gravitational waves. This new discovery from the LIGO-Virgo collaboration comes weeks after the detection of gravitational waves won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics. The event on August 17, 2017 was detected by about…

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Young entrepreneurs develop new surgical stitching device

University of Auckland announces Velocity 100k Challenge Winners Supplied Content A new surgical stitching device is being developed in New Zealand that could prevent complications during the surgical process and even save lives by saving time. The team behind ‘Suture Future,’ made up of University of Auckland Medical students Joevy Lim and Adrian Ng, Commerce/Arts student Rui Han Yeu and…

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New Zealand receives respect and recognition in Haryana

Ten-Day Youth Festival highlights talent of Indian Diaspora Venkat Raman The Indian Diaspora in New Zealand received recognition and accolades at the ‘Haryana Swarna Utsav,’ that concluded on October 29, 2017 marking the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of this progressive North Indian State. Hamilton based Suman Kapoor, International Coordinator (Oceania) of the Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) and…

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Tertiary provider pulls out of business programmes

Supplied Content The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is assisting International College of Auckland (ICA) to transfer about 80 international students to a high-quality tertiary provider, after a voluntary withdrawal of accreditation by ICA. This voluntary withdrawal of accreditation relates to the following programmes offered by ICA: NZIM Diploma in Management (Level 5); NZIM Diploma in Management (Advanced) (Level 6);…

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More schools participate in National Can Collection

Staff Reporter More than 155 schools from around the country have signed up to take part in Wattie’s Cans for Good – national can collection to help struggling families with food support. With Salvation Army foodbanks around the country already running low on stock and higher demand for its services, the collection and education campaign being run by The Salvation…

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