Twelve Focus Groups report on online bullying

Julie Anne Genter A New Report shows how girls experience online harm differently than boys, and tailored prevention approaches are needed. The Report ‘Insights into digital harm: The online lives of New Zealand girls and boys,’ was launched on December 1, 2017. Focus Groups It covers young people’s experiences with digital harm and draws on insights from 12 focus groups from…

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Tertiary education students get allowance boost

Chris Hipkins The Government has taken a big first step towards making tertiary education and training more affordable for all New Zealanders. The Government’s first 100 Days Programme includes introducing $50 a week boost to both student allowances and loan entitlements for living costs and making the first year of tertiary education fees-free from January 1, 2018. Today we are…

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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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