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Why will you live 10 years longer in Remuera than in Manurewa? 

Answer:
Poverty kills.

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Dr Sue Bagshaw is the founder of Youth One-Stop Shop, a free medical service for young people in Christchurch.

Millions of people around the world do not have what we take for granted. Safe drinking water.

I came across this open source invention today by Italian designer Gabriele Diamanti (@GabDiamanti) .

Damp homes make children sick. Around 35,000 of our children end up in hospital every winter with respiratory illnesses caused in large part by cold damp houses .

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Britain's decision yesterday to impose a sugar tax on fizzy drinks will generate a lot of debate over the coming days. I saw John Key for example say on TV ONE news last night that we won't be doing it because "they don't actually work".

Nearly half of New Zealanders surveyed  in the just released New Zealand General Social Survey say their homes are too cold.

The richer you are the longer you can expect to live. The poorer you are the shorter your life is likely to be.  

Should we remove GST from food? When I asked the political parties that question in my recent survey, Mana, Maori Party , Alliance, Conservative Party , Democrats for Social Credit said Yes.

In Sweden I visited a state school where a doctor visits  twice a week and there is a school nurse on site everyday to look after the 300 children who attend.

Answer = about 60 years.

This is a frame from a lunch scene I filmed in a school in Espoo Finland for the documentary I am working on about Education.

24,588 surgical procedures were performed on children under 14 last year at a cost of 142 million dollars. If half of these were preventable that's 71 million. There are 894,170 kids under 14 living in NZ. At $20 a visit to a G.P.

According to the MOH 24,588 surgical procedures were performed on children under 14 last year at a cost of 142 million dollars. If half of these were preventable that's 71 million. There are 894,170 kids under 14 living in NZ.

Who is Bryan Bruce?

Bryan Bruce is an award winning documentary maker, and best selling author. Born in Scotland in 1948, his family emigrated to New Zealand in 1956. He grew up in Christchurch and attended the University of Canterbury where he graduated with an M.A.[1] in Sociology and Philosophy and Christchurch Teacher’s College where he earned a Diploma in Teaching.

Bryan is best known for his work on 'The Investigator' documentary series, 'Inside Child Poverty' and 'Mind The Gap'.