A new Budget programme will fund 15 health promotion officers to promote healthy diet and 110 physical activity advisers in schools.
Kiwi kids are suffering hearing loss at alarming rates as they spend hours listening to loud music on headphones.
Cats and farm animals are making their presence felt in classrooms, with allergens rubbing off children’s clothes and on to classroom carpets, researchers have found.
Another 20 New Zealanders have contracted measles in the last week, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 135 so far this year.
Susan Bates raises concerns about the potentially damaging effects of the high noise levels in many early childhood education centres in New Zealand and asks: what is being done about it?
Tertiary students in the greater Wellington region are pleased to see the expansion of Piki, a free youth mental health support pilot.
Northland health authorities have asked schools to consider sending children home for at least two weeks if they have not been vaccinated against measles.