News

There is always plenty of interesting things happening at Te Papa Hauora and within our partner institutes. Find the latest news, activity and information here.

WE’RE TALKING HEALTH RESEARCH TALKS 2021

This year’s 2021 ‘we’re talking health’ research talks once again showcased health researchers from Canterbury and their work. Our theme this year was ‘starting well, living well and ageing well, with a range of interesting talks from across the age spectrum. A special thank you to our speakers. It was enriching to hear about the […]

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University of Canterbury researchers join public health talks

Click here to enjoy this article featuring the UC speakers at Te Papa Hauora’s 2021 ‘We’re talking health’ Research Event – starting well, living well and ageing well. […]

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Message from the Chair

Hear about some of Te Papa Hauora’s latest activities from Peter Townsend, Chair of the Te Papa Hauora Advisory Council, in this month’s Metropol. […]

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Message from the Chair

Enjoy the latest message from Peter Townsend, Chair of the Te Papa Hauora Advisory Council – coming to you this time in the Metropol. […]

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Message from the Chair

It was a real pleasure to hold the Future Leaders Programme in mid May and see a different perspective of health issues through the eyes of students reaching the end of their formal training. We had 21 students from a range of health disciplines come together for the week, their closing task was to design […]

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Techweek2021 Techie Brekkie

Thanks to everyone who joined our recent Techweek2021 Techie Brekkie. Our guests were treated to a wonderful mihiwhakatau, karakia and waiata from Te Korowai Atawhai team members. A special thank you to event MC Peter Townsend from Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct and keynote speakers the Hon Dr Ayesha Verrall and New Zealand Health Innovation […]

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Future Leaders Programme 2021

Congratulations to the 21 enthusiastic final-year health students who took part in our Future Leaders Programme recently. The Programme was designed to encourage the students to think beyond their roles and explore their leadership potential. The course concluded with a full-day group challenge where students designed a South Island health system. IMPRESSIVE! We wish the […]

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Message from the Chair

Health and well being are very much centre stage at present. With the recent announcements on the Health and Systems Disability Review and ongoing developments with COVID 19, nationally and internationally, the public preoccupation with health-related issues is perfectly understandable. This underlines the import role Te Papa Hauora plays in coordinating activities relating to health […]

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Canterbury Health Innovation Network

We were thrilled to be involved in the re-ignition of the Canterbury Health Innovation Network first. Thanks to the New Zealand Clinical Research (formerly CCST) for hosting the first event for 2021. It was great to re-connect and hear a little about what’s happening in the Canterbury health tech sector. Visit the CHI website for more details […]

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The Influencers – Metropol magazine

Read Peter Townsend’s article in the latest Metropol’s The Influencers.  He talks about the need to improve the interface between education and the workplace. https://metropol.co.nz/the-influencers-peter-townsend-5/ […]

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Message from the Chair

I hope most of you will get quality time over Easter to relax in what is a very busy and pressured health sector. To those of you providing health services over the Easter period, thanks for all you do, and for the commitment you make. At Te Papa Hauora we continue to build up our […]

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Message from the Chair

Leadership in Health. Te Papa Hauora is now in the lead up to the ‘Future Leaders’ Programme’ scheduled for May 17 to 21. This will involve Health Students who are advanced in their training being exposed to a wide range of health- related interesting topics with a variety of leading health professionals. It is focused […]

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The Influencers – Metropol Magazine

Read Peter Townsend’s article in the Metropol where he talks about Health at the forefront. https://issuu.com/metrospublis…/docs/04_feb_issu_export/59 […]

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Message from the Chair

2021 is promising to be another challenging year in health. At Te Papa Hauora we are well prepared for that. We have planned a series of events that will increase the profile of health in our region, encourage research findings to be widely disseminated, and support health education at various levels in the system. We […]

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM TPH

As 2020 draws to a close, We leave the year behind us. A year that put us to the test, But identified our finest. The Health Precinct carried on, Despite the Covid troubles, We continued to just get along, By working in our bubbles. Research was brought to the fore, As was collaboration, We promoted […]

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The Influencers – Metropol Magazine

Enjoy Peter Townsend’s article in the latest Metropol where he talks about two key players in Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct (TPH) receiving high recognition from their respective institutions. – Page 54 https://issuu.com/metrosp…/docs/issu_export_17_dec_2020/54 […]

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Manawa Christmas Seminar 2020

A huge thank you to Stella Ward, and our amazingly talented group of presenters who shared a taste of their innovations at our Manawa Christmas event. It was a fun evening, where we all learnt about some of the technology that’s being developed within our partner institutes to improve health outcomes. A great evening! […]

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PROFESSOR DAVID MURDOCH AWARDED THE DISTINGUISHED RESEARCH MEDAL

A huge congratulations to our very own TPH Council Member, Professor David Murdoch, who was recently awarded the Distinguished Research Medal – the highest honour of the University of Otago. Professor Murdoch, based in Christchurch, is a recognised world leader in the study, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, particularly respiratory infections. […]

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PROFESSOR GAIL GILLION RECEIVES THE UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY 2020 RESEARCH MEDAL

Congratulations to Professor Gail Gillon, a founding member of the Te Papa Hauora Advisory Council. Gail has received the University of Canterbury’s highest research honour for her internationally renowned work aimed at improving children’s learning and wellbeing, the UC 2020 Research Medal. https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/…/helping-children-read… […]

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HEALTH RESEARCH SOCIETY OF CANTERBURY’S ANNUAL POSTER EVENT

Thanks to everyone who attended the Health Research Society of Canterbury’s poster evening here at Manawa. Congratulations to Gretel and Sam who won the top prizes on the night. It was great to read about some of the excellent studies taking place here in Canterbury by local researchers. Here are the winner’s photos – Gretel […]

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2020 INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND PRACTICE SHOWCASE – HELD BY AUT AND AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY

Thank you to those who came and joined us at Manawa on Friday to link into the 2020 Interprofessional Education and Practice Showcase – held by AUT and Auckland University. It was a highly informative day, and great that we could be together. Thanks also to our local clinicians and researchers who presented virtually on […]

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HEALTHTECH SUPERNODE CHALLENGE 2020

Winners of the inaugural HealthTech Supernode Challenge – a national innovation challenge powered by ChristchurchNZ, Kiwinet, and Ryman Healthcare – were announced at the Awards Ceremony held at Manawa in the Health Precinct on 22 October. After an electrifying and inspiring series of pitches, Richard McCulloch from NextStep was crowned as the Best Startup Team […]

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WE’RE TALKING HEALTH….RESEARCH TALKS 2020

Thank you to everyone who attended our research talks – held here at Manawa and online. It was a great evening, some very interesting facts learned and lots of laughs thanks to our singing haematology lecturer Sean! A special thank you to our speakers. It was enriching to hear about the exceptional research that is […]

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CANTERBURY COLLABORATION SIMULATION EVENING

Recently the Canterbury Collaborative Simulation Interest Group together with Te Papa Hauora held a simulation evening at Manawa. The event showcased the latest innovation and practices in healthcare simulation in the Canterbury region. Guests enjoyed a range of presentations from health professionals across various institutions on how they collaborate together and use simulation for education, […]

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LOCAL PROFESSOR INVOLVED IN OXFORD UNIVERSITY COVID-19 VACCINE DEVELOPMENT

Professor David Murdoch, University of Otago, Christchurch Dean, and member of Te Papa Hauora’s Advisory Council, is on the Oxford University trial steering committee providing expert oversight on the vaccine development. Click here to read the article. […]

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COVID 19 – The Latest on the Virus, the Vaccine and the Ongoing Impacts on our Community’s Health and Well Being

Thank you to those who attended Te Papa Hauora’s free public information evening on COVID 19 Thursday 23 July.  If you missed it, please feel free to watch the recording here.  It was a great opportunity to hear from our four experts on the following topics: Vaccine development –  Professor David Murdoch, University of Otago Christchurch Dean & […]

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Te Papa Hauora – Healthy Future Series

Enjoy these excellent articles from our Te Papa Hauora Advisory Council Members and other key leaders in health delivery, research and education in Canterbury. These articles focus on how health services, education, and research will change, improve and what needs to be prioritised as a result of COVID-19. Please share with your colleagues, friends and […]

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Research team unlocks strategies driving neuron connections

Collaboration at work – Professor John Dalrymple-Alford of UC’s School of Psychology, Speech and Hearing joined University of Oregon and University of Auckland researchers on a study that used high-resolution imaging and 3-D computer modelling to understand neuron connections. https://medicalxpress.com/…/2021-03-team-strategies… MEDICALXPRESS.COM Research team unlocks strategies driving neuron connections […]

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How do the Covid-19 saliva tests stack up? – Expert Reaction

The Science Media Centre asks experts from TPH’s partners, Otago University and University of Canterbury, to comment on Covid-19 saliva testing. https://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/…/how-do-the…/ […]

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CELEBRATING CANTERBURY: Te Papa Hauora Newsletters May 2020

The Canterbury health, education and research sectors have been front and centre during the COVID-19 crisis, and every part of our health system has worked hard to prepare for, and respond to this unprecedented situation. We have always known what extraordinary, dedicated people we have in Canterbury and how good we are at collaborating and […]

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COVID 19 – THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 AND WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct hosted a public information evening on Coronavirus Covid-19 Monday 9 March where more than 150 people got the chance to ask questions of a panel of Canterbury-based experts. Thank you to our panellists, particularly Professor David Murdoch, for participating in our public information evening on the rapidly developing Coronavirus Covid-19 […]

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TALKING TO TAMARIKI ABOUT COVID-19

Child and Family Psychologist Sarah Whitcombe-Dobbs spoke to RNZ’s Jesse Mulligan about how parents can manage their children’s anxiety or questions about COVID-19. Sarah is on the panel for Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct’s public event on Monday 9 March “The science behind the Coronavirus Covid-19 and what it means to you and your family”. […]

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MANAWA CHRISTMAS SEMINAR

On December 3rd Te Papa Hauora held its first Manawa Christmas event. This was a highly successful evening with networking drinks and nibbles followed by dynamic short presentations from researchers within Te Papa Hauora’s partner institutes. Click here for photos and more information. […]

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NEW HEALTH PRECINCT ADVISORY COUNCIL CHAIR APPOINTED

Well-know Cantabrian Peter Townsend has been appointed as the new Independent Chair of Te Papa Hauora Health Precinct’s Advisory Council. Media Release […]

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CHAIR OF HEALTH PRECINCT ADVISORY COUNCIL TO STEP DOWN

After five years leading the development of Canterbury’s Health Precinct Advisory Council (HPAC) its Independent Chair, Professor Ian Town is stepping down. Media release […]

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