Newsletter #5                                        March 2017

The Diabesity Crisis research symposium
Friday, 17 March 2017
9am-5pm, Clinical Education Centre, Auckland DHB

Places are filling fast for The Diabesity Crisis research symposium. Register now to avoid disappointment!

Diabetes and obesity are on the rise worldwide.  We are facing a societal crisis of serious proportions.  It is therefore very timely to look at the latest research and interventions that can make a real difference.

With a stellar line up of speakers from NZ, Australia and the UK, this research symposium will be of interest to all those involved in research, policy making, health delivery and working with communities.
For more information and to register please click here.

The ‘cost’ of sugar public forum SOLD OUT
Thursday, 16 March 2017
7-9pm, Clinical Education Centre, Auckland DHB

The ‘cost’ of sugar public forum chaired by Kim Hill has proved incredibly popular, selling out within 2 weeks.  To join the waiting list, please email

This event will be recorded by Radio NZ and we hope it will be broadcast at a later date – keep an eye on our webpage and twitter for an update.

For more information please click here.

Healthier Lives is delighted to be joining forces with A Better Start National Science Challenge  and the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre and to host these two events.
Te Ritorito 2017: Towards whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing
3-4 April 2017
Pipitea Marae, Wellington

Te Ritorito 2017 is a whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing forum, jointly hosted by Te Puni Kōkiri and Superu.

This two-day forum will provide an opportunity for researchers, policymakers, advocates and practitioners to discuss whānau, hapū and iwi wellbeing in our day-to-day practice and what the bigger picture means for both Māori and Government.

Te Ritorito 2017 will provide attendees with an opportunity to explore:
  • whānau, hapū and and iwi wellbeing research, policy and implementation
  • wellbeing and what works with whānau, hapū and iwi
  • the relevance of this work in light of their own experiences
  • future implications
  • potential gaps in the approach, including engagement with whānau, hapū and iwi on these topics.
See the provisional programme here.

Cost: $70 (includes all meals, and forum dinner on 3 April 2017)
Secure your place now

For more information:
Superu: Kahukore Baker (04) 917 7076, 0274 641 516,
Te Puni Kōkiri: Nicola Grace: (04) 819 6015, (027) 554 4407,


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Healthier Lives - He Oranga Hauora National Science Challenge is hosted by the University of Otago and funded by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

The Challenge partners are AgResearch, Auckland University of Technology, ESR, Malaghan Institute, Massey University, University of Auckland, University of Canterbury, University of Otago, Victoria University of Wellington, and University of Waikato.
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