Healthy Environments

By Niki Bezzant What is hemp?Hemp is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant. It’s been cultivated for thousands of years for its fibre, edible seeds, edible oil, lubricant, and for use as a fuel.The hemp plant is highly versatile. It’s been used for centuries to...

This study of the nutritional quality of online food delivery in Auckland and Sydney, found that the most popular food outlets on the market-leading online food delivery service are unhealthy and popular menu items are mostly discretionary foods. Read research Listen to panel discussion ...

Toi Te Kupu is a Māori-to-English and English-to-Māori dictionary about kai, cooking, our body and our mind. It is the result of the commitment of the Heart Foundation and Māori Health Provider, Toi Tangata, to improve the health of families and whānau in New Zealand.  The resource was developed to empower everyone in Aotearoa to have conversations...

The Healthy Built Environment Checklist is a practical tool developed by the NSW Government to help deliver quality local environments needed for well-connected and liveable communities.The checklist supports the capacity to provide informed, health-focused advice on development policies, plans and proposals to promote healthy planning as...

Hutt City Council CBD Development Manager Cyndi Christensen said Massey University students approached the Council in search of an under-utilised space they could energise. The Council closed Andrews Avenue to allow the students to bring the space to life through placemaking.“The area was reutilised with...