A week of healthy eating, moving and learning awaits students at Arataki Primary School in Mount Maunganui.
Purple-fleshed kumara could reduce the chance of colon cancer by up to 75 per cent, research shows.
Sleep experts agree that teens need at least nine hours of sleep a night. But by 2015, 43 percent of teens reported sleeping less than seven hours a night on most nights
Researchers are sounding alarms over young people smoking cannabis, as the incoming government promises a referendum on legalising the drug.
A programme tailored for obese kids has yielded some promising results, with children reporting better physical and emotional health after just a year.
A full review is to be launched into how a "frail" man was able to leave the rehabilitation unit at a Dunedin hospital and go missing this week, the district health board says.
Expectant mothers in South Auckland will now have more choice of where to give birth and one midwife says it will help alleviate a "dire shortage" of postnatal beds in the area.