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Gambling in a mobile era: a wrap on last month’s 5th International Gambling Conference in NZ

Marie McInerney March 14, 2014 1 Comment

The recent 5th International Gambling Conference in Auckland had its focus on: Gambling in a Mobile Era: Developments, Regulation and Responses. The biennial conference is a well-established New Zealand event hosted by three organisations; Maori public health provider Hapai Te Hauora Tapui, the Gambling and Addictions Research Centre at Auckland University of Technology, and the […]

How can technology be harnessed to help young people & “mental wealth”?

Melissa Sweet August 22, 2011 7 Comments

Here’s a thought: if you’re over 30, you belong to the last generation to know a world without computers. It’s not surprising that efforts to harness technology for youth health are using young people as the teachers and experts, as was outlined in an event at the National Press Club last week. Below is an […]

An invitation and a note of explanation to Croakey readers

Melissa Sweet July 12, 2011

If you have read the funding arrangements for Croakey, you will understand that editing this blog is, by necessity, very much a part-time activity for me. I am usually writing and editing articles in haste around multiple other commitments. Often I am wanting to alert readers to new reports/research etc that may be of interest, […]

Crowdsourcing feedback on research proposals

Melissa Sweet May 17, 2011

The power of crowdsourcing is transforming many activities and sectors, with great significance for public health. And here is one more application that may be of interest to Croakey readers: Dr Kishan Kariippanon (who will be familiar to the #hcsmanz Twitter group as @yhpo and is self-described as an “e-public health blogger”) is crowdsourcing feedback […]

A wrap of news from the national rural health conference

A wrap of news from the national rural health conference

Melissa Sweet March 18, 2011 2 Comments

Croakey readers had a long wish list for what you wanted covered at the national rural health conference in Perth this week. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get to nearly as many of the sessions as I would have liked. But I can refer you to this footage of the keynote presentations, and the ABC’s online coverage […]