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February 28, 2016

He aha te mea nui o te ao What is the most important thing in the world? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata It is the people, it is the people, it is the people   The above whakataukī is a perfect way to introduce the people of Mauri Ora on the Kelburn Campus. The […]

October 1, 2012

Travel is exciting. It provides an opportunity to explore other countries, experience different cultures and meet new people. Since we live in a country, which has a high standard of public health, few potentially fatal infections, poisonous animals or insects, it is easy to think that the rest of world is similar. The reality is […]

September 17, 2012

At this time of the year life can feel overwhelming. The holidays are over and the work seems to be stacking up with assignments all due in the next few weeks, and on top of all your study you may have many other commitments.

August 13, 2012

For the guys who like lifting big weights at the gym (or girls, depending what you’re into), is throwing too much tin at the gym giving you shoulder, neck or back pain?

August 6, 2012

You know it’s an issue when increasing numbers of clinicians and researchers around the world identify increasing numbers of people (including university students) with debilitating internet dependence.

July 30, 2012

Are Late Nights Worth It? If you haven’t looked at the course material until the day before the exam then chances are you’ll perform better with the benefit of a night’s learning, despite having to drink multiple coffees and pinch yourself repeatedly to stay awake. Not that caffeine provides a full answer. I well remember […]

May 21, 2012

Recently my brother visited New Zealand with his wife and children. Natalie, my four-year-old niece, was really excited because she thought she would be able to spend time with her Grandma. At kindergarten she had heard friends talk about their Grandmothers. When anyone asked Natalie about her impending trip she would talk about when she got here she […]

April 2, 2012

Sexual Health Checks available at Victoria University. How convenient is that! The Student Health Service (SHS) offers all current students free* or low cost sexual health consultations at our clinics on the Kelburn and Pipitea campuses. Worried about having a check? Don’t be— we will be able to put you at ease about how simple […]

March 26, 2012

MYTH: CRACKING KNUCKLES CAUSES ARTHRITIS. Is the person sitting next to you in lectures making that annoying cracking sound with their knuckles? Have you told them they will get arthritis, just to shut them up? Fear not knuckle crackers, for there is no empirical proof of a link between this habit and arthritis. The audible noise […]