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Research reveals pressures facing tour guides
Friday, 20 April 2018
The rapid growth of adventure tourism has created opportunities in New Zealand, but the wellbeing of tourist guides is often overlooked.

International agreement provides Otago opportunity to help shape global cancer agenda
Friday, 20 April 2018
In a New Zealand first, the University of Otago has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

Now is the time to consider a regulatory body on AI predictive analytics
Friday, 20 April 2018
With Immigration New Zealand recently joining ACC and The Ministry for Social Development on the list of Government departments courting controversy over the use of predictive analytics systems, leading University of Otago researchers say now is the time to consider a regulatory body to oversee the rising use of artificial intelligence (AI) systems in New Zealand Government departments.

Divine return to Otago for new Māori chaplain
Thursday, 19 April 2018
Reverend Wayne Te Kaawa’s spiritual journey has gone full circle, thanks to a new opportunity at the University of Otago.

New species of ancient whale identified and named by Otago palaeontologists
Wednesday, 18 April 2018
University of Otago palaeontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand’s ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of baleen whale, alive more than 27.5 million years ago and found in the Hakataramea Valley.

Safety warning labels needed on fresh chicken, say researchers
Tuesday, 17 April 2018
New research has found that many New Zealand consumers are unaware of the high levels of Campylobacter contamination of fresh chicken and most want safety labelling about the risks on poultry products.

Raw fruit and vegetables provide better mental health outcomes: Otago research
Monday, 16 April 2018
Seeking the feel good factor? Go natural. That is the simple message from University of Otago researchers who have discovered raw fruit and vegetables may be better for your mental health than cooked, canned and processed fruit and vegetables.

Time for spotlight on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder: Otago researcher
Friday, 13 April 2018
Given about 5 per cent of New Zealanders suffer Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder with resulting productivity losses ranging from an estimated $49 to $200 million, a University of Otago lecturer is calling for more attention on the disorder.

Threats from tobacco industry stalled New Zealand plain packs legislation
Friday, 13 April 2018
Threats of lawsuits by the tobacco industry helped delay the New Zealand legislation for plain tobacco packs by at least three years, new University of Otago research suggests.

New Zealand dentists pick up the pieces when ‘dental tourism’ goes bad
Thursday, 12 April 2018
New Zealand dentists are increasingly having to provide remedial treatment where things have gone wrong for “dental tourists” who travel abroad for dental work.

 

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