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New Zealand researchers help re-write the historical record of Vanuatu
Friday, 23 March 2018
Researchers from The University of Otago are playing a key role in revealing previously unknown information about prehistoric settlement in the South Pacific.

Otago researchers reveal childhood predictors of becoming overweight or obese
Friday, 23 March 2018
Childhood predictors of becoming overweight or obese as adults in New Zealand include being male, born into a single-parent family, having parents with larger body size and limited or no breastfeeding, new University of Otago research reveals.

More sustainable transport for better health in New Zealand cities
Friday, 23 March 2018
Can your local council stop you getting heart disease or cancer? Yes, say researchers in a new study led by the University of Otago, Wellington.

Research suggests promoting smokefree homes may help reduce teen smoking
Thursday, 22 March 2018
New Zealand children and teens growing up in smokefree homes are less likely to take up smoking, even if their parents are smokers, a University of Otago, Wellington, study has found.

University of Otago researcher at forefront of discovery to help end tuberculosis
Thursday, 22 March 2018
As World Tuberculosis Day looms on 24 March, one of the University of Otago’s latest Sir Charles Hercus Health Research Fellows, Dr Htin Lin Aung, is building relationships to help combat the top infectious disease killer in the world.

Highlanders coaching staff head back to school for the day
Wednesday, 21 March 2018
With the Highlanders Super Rugby side at the top end of the Super Rugby points table and currently unbeaten in 2018, it’s no surprise their coaching staff are looking for every opportunity to maintain the side’s peak performance.

Extreme weather brings rafts from the sub-Antarctic to New Zealand
Wednesday, 21 March 2018
An unusually large amount of storm activity in southern New Zealand over the past 12 months has provided new insights into how extreme weather events can impact marine biology.

University of Otago researchers unravel knowledge in dolphin teeth to provide environmental insights
Wednesday, 21 March 2018
University of Otago researchers are using bottlenose dolphin teeth to help them understand coastal contamination.

Māori student numbers continue to climb at Otago

Monday, 19 March 2018
The University of Otago is inching its way towards an important target, thanks to a spike in the number of new Māori students.

Research highlights pathways to Pacific tertiary participation and success
Thursday, 15 March 2018
University of Otago research has revealed what works and what doesn’t when it comes to the success of Pacific students, and highlights the need for a tailored university preparation programme.


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