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Early learning success builds children’s wellbeing

Wednesday, 16 October 2019, 11:36 am | A Better Start National Science Challenge

The foundations of early literacy success and subsequent educational achievement and healthy wellbeing are developed in the early childhood period. New research funded by A Better Start National Start Challenge advances science at international levels ... More >>

New research to get a better night’s sleep for tamariki

Wednesday, 9 October 2019, 2:10 pm | A Better Start National Science Challenge

A new strategic research project with the aim of improving sleep for pepi and their whanau has been awarded $1.7 million over three years by A Better Start National Science Challenge. As well as improving sleep, this project also aims to reduce excessive ... More >>

Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy of upmost importance

Friday, 30 August 2019, 10:23 am | A Better Start National Science Challenge

“The Government’s Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, which was released yesterday, is an extremely positive step towards improving the lives of tamariki in New Zealand,” says Professor Wayne Cutfield, A Better Start National Science Challenge Director. More >>

Tight budgets, time pressures leave takeaways the easy meal

Monday, 24 June 2019, 2:11 pm | A Better Start National Science Challenge

Tight budgets, time pressures and other stressors leave takeaways the easier meal choice for low-income Māori parents More >>

Social disadvantage a key prediction of child obesity rates

Monday, 17 June 2019, 9:08 am | A Better Start National Science Challenge

Differences in socioeconomic conditions are a major driver of unequal obesity rates among Māori, Pacific and European children, a new study shows. More >>

All children should be encouraged to play sport

Tuesday, 4 June 2019, 11:22 am | A Better Start National Science Challenge

Over the past 11 years there has been a large increase in ACC claims for sports injuries in teens. Since 2008 there has been a 60 per cent increase in ACC lodged sports injuries in 10-14 year olds. ACC are concerned that children are over doing it. Is that really ... More >>

A Better Start National Science Challenge endorses Budget

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 10:16 am | A Better Start National Science Challenge

“We are pleased to endorse the Prime Minister’s first Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy, which will be released later today,” says A Better Start Challenge Director, Professor Wayne Cutfield. More >>

Symposium focuses on giving our tamariki a better start

Tuesday, 21 May 2019, 1:52 pm | A Better Start National Science Challenge

Better Together 2019 symposium focuses on ways to give our tamariki a better start in life More >>

 

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