Study confirms positive youth development in Māori and New Zealand European teens through adventure education
Monday, 20 August 2018 2:38pm
University of Otago researchers have identified adventure education as a potential tool to help tackle the mental health challenges facing Māori and New Zealand European adolescents in New Zealand. The findings of the study have recently been published in Kōtuitui: New Zealand Journal of Social Sciences.
Wednesday, 1 August 2018 10:09am
A University of Otago researcher has received funding from the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand to investigate a new therapy which could potentially prevent disorders developing in children born prematurely.
Wednesday, 11 July 2018 7:56pm
A University of Otago frog expert who has dedicated more than 30 years at the forefront of amphibian conservation, was last week recognised for his lifelong commitment to science at an awards ceremony to launch the 11th biennial New Zealand International Science Festival.
Tuesday, 5 June 2018 10:31am
In the first experimental test of the potential of natural disasters to produce stronger bonds within a group, University of Otago researchers asked residents of Christchurch, New Zealand, to recall their experience of the city's devastating 2011 (Feb 22) earthquake.
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.
Wednesday, 16 May 2018 10:24am
A call is being made to recognise Otago’s science heroes with nominations now open for the biennial Otago Daily Times Otago Science Awards – a joint initiative between the New Zealand International Science Festival and the ODT. Nominations can be made online via the New Zealand International Science Festival scifest.org.nz website and will close on Thursday 28 June at 5pm. Winners will be announced at the launch of the New Zealand International Science Festival on Friday 6 July.
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.
Monday, 16 April 2018 2:31pm
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.