Tamaki College hosts launch of A Better Start

Feb 19, 2016Media release

Tamaki College in Auckland’s Glen Innes hosted the launch of A Better Start by Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce.

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce has launched A Better Start, calling it “a massively important piece of work.”

The new National Science Challenge has up to $34.7 million in government funding over up to 10 years to find better ways to predict, prevent and treat obesity, learning and mental health problems in children and teenagers.

Auckland’s Tamaki College hosted the launch on their marae in the Auckland suburb of Glen Innes on Friday 19 February, 2016.


(L to R) A Better Start’s Science Leadership team – Professor Wayne Cutfield (obesity), Professor Gail Gillon (literacy), Professor Sally Merry (mental health), Professor Barry Taylor (big data) and Professor Angus Macfarlane (Māori research).

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