2 Feb 2018

Not enough drinking fountains in playgrounds

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 2 February 2018

One of the great, free options for keeping the kids occupied in summer is taking them to the local park.

But on a hot day they may be hard pressed to cool off with a drink of water - An Otago University study has found only a fifth of playgrounds in the lower North Island have drinking fountains.

We talked to Professor Nick Wilson, from Otago's Department of Public Health, last year about the state of drinking fountains in Wellington. He says this new research shows it's time something is done to address the problem.  

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