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Budget 2012 and tobacco taxes – Experts respond

John Kerr posted in on May 24th, 2012.

Included in today’s Budget 2012 announcements was the plan to increase tax on tobacco and allocate new funding to prevent the uptake of smoking and to help current smokers quit. Tobacco excise taxes will increase by 10 per cent a year on 1 January in each of the next four years as part of a […]

Experts Respond: Bipolar Disorder and Catherine Zeta-Jones

John Kerr posted in on April 15th, 2011.

The recent announcement from Catherine Zeta-Jones that she suffers from bipolar disorder has thrust the condition into the limelight. But what exactly is it? Catherine Zeta-Jones’ revelation has caused a flurry of attention regarding bipolar disorder, with major news outlets around the world covering the story – and the New Zealand media is no exception, […]

New report – public’s attitudes to science

Peter Griffin posted in on October 18th, 2010.

Today sees the launch of the Ministry of Research, Science and Technology’s third report on public attitudes to science. The research, which builds on studies previously conducted in 2002 and 2005 used surveys and focus groups to ascertain what areas of science New Zealanders place priority on. Attitudes towards the importance of science to the […]

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