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How a lifecourse aproach can promote long-term health and wellbeing outcomes for Māori

Tuesday, 30 July 2019 4:17pm

In a paper published today, NCLR investigators describe how using lifecourse approach can promote long-term health and well-being outcomes for Māori.

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New study finds issues with gambling for Pacific youth

Monday, 1 July 2019 4:56pm

NCLR partner, the AUT University's Pacific Island Families Study, has recently found that more than a third of Pacific youth gamble daily.

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How poverty influences Māori and Pacific child obesity rates

Monday, 17 June 2019 2:28pm

New research has suggested that if Māori and Pacific four-year olds experienced the same family and neighbourhood conditions as their European counterparts, rates of obesity would drop by half for Māori - and by a third among Pacific kids.

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NCLR Investigator Joe Boden talks about how alcohol affects NZ society

Friday, 7 June 2019 2:40pm

NCLR Investigator, Associate Professor Joe Boden recently appeared on the AM show to discuss the toll that alcohol has on our society.

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High cost means more than half of NZ's young adults don't access dental care

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 2:31pm

NCLR investigator Associate Professor Jonathan Broadbent's recent article in the Conversation focuses on inequalities in dental care in New Zealand.

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Importance of the first 1000 days of life

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 2:16pm

Professor Richie Poulton recently spoke about the impact of the first 1000 days of life on longterm health, wellbeing, behaviour and socioeconomic outcomes.

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Proposal for 'cautious path' forward for changing cannabis laws by Otago researcher

Friday, 18 January 2019 4:35pm

Otago researcher and NCLR investigator Associate Professor Joseph Boden proposes a cautious path forward for changing cannabis law in New Zealand.

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High fiber carbohydrates associated with lower risk of many chronic non-communicable diseases

Thursday, 10 January 2019 4:31pm

NCLR investigator Dr Lisa Te Morenga recently led a study that found that high fiber carbohydrates are associated with lower risk of many chronic non-communicable diseases.

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NCLR Co-director named as Chief Science Advisor to the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction

Tuesday, 18 December 2018 1:45pm

NCLR Co-director Professor Richie Poulton has been appointed as the Chief Science Advisor to the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction.

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Māori positive ageing

Monday, 29 October 2018 5:00pm

There is a call for attention to focus on "Māori positive ageing" as the number of older Māori is set to double over a short period with higher rates of disability and dependence than the general population.

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The pros and cons of cannabis

Friday, 19 October 2018 4:51pm

Christchurch Health & Development Study Deputy Director Associate Professor Joseph Boden outlines important information on the effects of cannabis use. This evidence comes from findings from New Zealand's longitudinal studies and can be used to inform the upcoming cannabis referendum.

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The major lifecourse symposium - He ora te whakapiri - will take place this Thursday at Te Papa in Wellington

Monday, 15 October 2018 3:35pm

On Thursday, lifecourse research experts from around New Zealand will be meeting to discuss the future of lifecourse research.The conference, He ora te whakapiri: Unleashing the potential of New Zealand's lifecourse research will take place at Te Papa Tongarewa.


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Emeritus Professor David Fergusson remembered

Thursday, 4 October 2018 2:22pm

Former Director of the Christchurch Health and Development Study and former co-Director of the National Centre for Lifecourse Research passed away overnight on Wednesday, aged 74.

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NCLR member Dr Lisa Te Morenga awarded the Rutherford Discovery Fellowship

Thursday, 4 October 2018 2:17pm

National Centre for Lifecourse Research member Dr Lisa Te Morenga has been awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship

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NCLR advisory group member to chair Govt panel on welfare system

Monday, 28 May 2018 2:06pm

NCLR advisory group member, Professor Cynthia (Cindy) Kiro, will chair a government appointed advisory panel that will come up with recommendations to improve the welfare system.

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Otago researchers claim inaugural Māori researcher fellowships

Monday, 30 April 2018 2:25pm

Two University of Otago researchers of Ngāpuhi descent are being rewarded with new prestigious four-year fellowships aimed at providing better health and well-being for Māori.

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What helped and hindered Pacific university graduates to complete their degrees

Tuesday, 13 March 2018 1:36pm

A newly published National Centre for Lifecourse Research paper reveals factors that Pacific university graduates describe as having helped or hindered their degree completion.

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Study reveals childhood factors which contribute to adult obesity

Friday, 23 March 2018 1:21pm

Otago researchers reveal childhood predictors of becoming overweight or obese

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The NCLR is supporting a free community 2018 Tai Tokerau Speaker Series in Whangarei

Saturday, 3 March 2018 1:47pm

The NCLR is supporting a free Tai Tokerau speaker series at the Whangarei Library. NCLR Co-director Professor Richie Poulton will be talking about "The science of wellbeing for children and young people" on 11 April.

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TSB Community Trust award major research funding to NCLR partner, Te Pou Tiringa,

Wednesday, 13 December 2017 11:41am

NCLR partner, Te Pou Tiringa, has been awarded $870,000 from the TSB Community Trust. This is the trust's first step in strategic philanthropy. The hope for the project, a collaboration between Te Pou Tiringa and the NCLR, is that it will lead to better outcomes for Māori children and whānau.