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Social Volleyball - player needed

Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Our social volleyball team is looking for another player. Games are Monday night, either 7 pm or 8 pm (varies week to week), at St Hilda's in central Dunedin. Contact if interested in learning more!

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Seeking mānuka study participants

Friday, 20 January 2023

Seeking mānuka honey study participants

The SOOTHE Study is seeking people with functional dyspepsia (indigestion) to participate in a 10-week research study, to investigate the health effects of consuming mānuka honey.

More information and how to get involved.

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Work and Family Support Programme

Tuesday, 10 January 2023

SAVE THE DATES: New 2023 Work-Family Support Webinar Series!

At Otago, we want to help you to succeed at home and at work, so to help reduce family stress and support family wellbeing, you’ll have access to the Benestar Win Win Parenting, Work and Family Support Program from January 2023 to December 2023.

Throughout the year you will:
• receive practical strategies on supporting family wellbeing and managing day-to-day parenting challenges on a range of common issues;
• learn about research findings on wellbeing, parenting and child development;
• enjoy tips to better manage work and family - develop your confidence and skills as a parent so you can reduce family stress and be more focused and productive at work.

You’ll find the complete list of LIVE interactive webinars and other resources below and in the Work and Family Support Resource Centre.

Already registered in 2022? If you've already registered for the program in 2022, you’ll automatically be registered for the 2023 program. Just enter the days and times in your calendar so you don’t miss a thing!

Not registered in 2022?How the program works:
STEP 1: Please Register for the program at the link below
STEP 2: You will receive an email reminder 1 week prior to the webinar. Then the link to join the webinar 1 day and again 1 hour before the session start time. You can choose to join live or
STEP 3: Watch the replay in the Resource Centre where you will find replays, podcasts, handouts and articles.
Once you’ve registered, all that’s left to do is enter the dates and times into your calendar, so you don’t miss a thing!

10 January 3pm NZDT Getting Organised: Strategies for managing work and family
14 February 3pm NZDT Building Resilience: Supporting children to navigate life's ups and downs
14 March 3pm NZDT Parenting Support: Avoiding the pitfalls of parenting by “what others will think”
4 April 3pm NZST Family Wellbeing: Thriving as a family during the pre-teen and teen years
16 May 3pm NZST Family Relationships: Harmful versus nurturing communication
13 June 3pm NZST Managing kids screen time: Strategies for safe technology use
18 July 3pm NZST Family Wellbeing: Self-care for working parents and kids
15 August 3pm NZST Relationships: Overcoming sibling rivalry and peer conflict
12 September 3pm NZST Mental Wellbeing: Strategies to support children’s mental health
17 October 3pm NZDT Self-regulation: Supporting children to develop this important life skill
14 November 3pm NZDT Family Safety: What parents can do to help stop violence against girls and women
5 December 3pm NZDT School Holidays: Navigating the work and family juggle
NOTE: 3pm New Zealand Daylight Time October to March and 3pm New Zealand Standard Time April to September

ACCESS the BONUS Resources NOW!

Login to the Resource Centre at the link above to access many great articles to download and enjoy now!
We're excited to see you on the program!

Best wishes from Rosina and the Benestar team!
Dr Rosina McAlpine, Parenting Expert

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Participants Wanted: Impact of COVID-19

Friday, 21 October 2022

Have you had COVID-19?

We are conducting a study looking at the impact of COVID-19 infection on food choices. We are looking for university students aged 18 or older who have been infected with COVID-19 (confirmed via PCR test or RAT). Individuals will be excluded if they have a chronic sensory dysfunction, are taking regular medication, have been diagnosed with an eating disorder, or are on a weight-gain or weight-loss dietary programme.

Eligible participants will be asked to complete an online survey and 24-hour food record after a short in-person assessment at the Food Science Sensory Lab. Participants will be entered into a prize draw to win up to $100 in vouchers.

If you are interested in taking part, go to to read the Participant Information Sheet and compelte the Consent Form.

If you have any questions about the study, email

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Become a host family for the University of Otago

Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Now that international travel is opening up we are currently enlisting new host families.

If you are a family who has some spare time for hosting an independent international tertiary-aged student in your home, please contact us (details below).

Host families will receive a weekly payment, along with support and training to assist with hosting.

Some requirements are that hosts should have a well maintained home, a spare room for a student and enough space to cater for another resident in your home. We look for hosts who are interested in sharing their home, embracing a different culture and offering occasional support. This can be a very rewarding experience.

Hosts should live within 8-10 kilometres of Dunedin city and be on a good bus route to the city.

If this is you, please email us at or phone us on 03 4794184 or 03 4795710 to find out more

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Korean language tutor sought

Friday, 12 August 2022

The Dunedin Korean Language and Culture Society holds classes on Fridays 5.30-6.30 pm at the Dunedin Community House.

This language progamme is funded by the Dunedin City Council and the Ministry of Ethnic Communities.

We currently have three teachers, who take basic, low intermediate and conversation classes. We are looking for one more fluent Korean speaker to join our team. $50 per hour of teaching is offered as a token of gratitude.

Please email for more information.

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Editing, assessing, and proof-reading

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Editing, assessing, and proof-reading.

I'm a published author and editor with wide academic and book experience.

Contact Raymond Huber: