InternetNZ and AUT University form strategic partnership 21 May 2013 InternetNZ (Internet New Zealand Inc) and AUT University’s Institute of Culture, Discourse and Communication (ICDC) have formed a strategic partnership that will see the organisations work more closely on Internet research initiatives.
Amnesty Award for AUT academic 13 May 2013 Tireless human rights work has seen AUT’s Professor Marilyn Waring receive the Amnesty International Aotearoa NZ Human Rights Defender Award for 2013.
The award honours one person or group’s remarkable contribution to the protection, defence and promotion of human rights.
Media academic warns over digital surveillance 8 May 2013 A leading journalism academic has voiced concern at the high levels of digital surveillance facing journalists today and has urged journalists to adopt a new ethical model of reporting for social good.
AUT Space Station App wins NASA Challenge 7 May 2013 An AUT University computer science team has won New Zealand’s first ever NASA Space Apps Challenge with a mobile phone application that allows users to share their sightings of the International Space Station.
AUT’s research performance more than doubles yet again! 12 Apr 2013 The results from the 2012 PBRF assessment show that AUT University has almost doubled the number of academic staff members who have been assessed as research active since the assessment in 2006, bringing the total to over 450.
Prime Minister Opens AUT’s Sir Paul Reeves Building 26 Mar 2013 The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Rt Hon John Key, formally opened the Sir Paul Reeves Building at AUT’s city campus on Friday 22 March, 2013. The building is named after the late Sir Paul Reeves, former AUT Chancellor, Governor General and Archbishop of New Zealand. Lady Reeves spoke at the opening on behalf of the Reeves family.
Ground-breaking moment at AUT Millennium 21 Feb 2013 Minister of Sport Murray McCully said last Wednesday was a very important day for the Government at the official commencement of construction of the National Aquatic Centre at AUT Millennium.
He told the assembled dignitaries and stakeholders at the ground-breaking ceremony that investing in sport was important for Kiwi success.
Awards entries open for 2013 18 Feb 2013 AUT Business School is now inviting entries for the 2013 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards.
The traditional concept of office workers stuck at desks all day is changing.
An increasing number of workplaces are allowing employees to work remotely (teleworking) but very little is known about the practice in Australasia. AUT researchers want to hear from organisations that can help them to learn more.
Stand up education 11 Feb 2013 Children sitting attentively listening to the teacher could be a thing of the past if research from AUT proves beneficial. While the students will still be listening to the teacher, they may be standing rather than sitting.
Eight AUT Bachelor of Design (fashion) graduates have been named as finalists in the iD International Emerging Designers Awards.
AUT student proud to be a chef 29 Jan 2013 AUT University student Jonny Bell is Proud to be a Chef, in more ways than one, and in one month's time he will prove it again.
Bell, who is studying a Diploma in Culinary Arts in AUT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism, won the opportunity to cook in Melbourne in February this year, thanks to his delicious dish in the Fonterra Proud to be a Chef competition.
Pole position at Mission Bay 24 Jan 2013 Olympic athletes will be competing alongside frisbee throwers and dog walkers this Saturday at Mission Bay Beach. Olympic decathlete and former AUT student Brent Newdick, who placed 12th at last year’s London Olympics, will be the star attraction when the Summer Vault pole vault competition continues this weekend.
AUT education lecturer Dr Ross Bernay decided to address this issue in his doctorate of education (EdD) which looked at whether mindfulness can be used as a coping strategy for new teachers
Workplace bullying- the ripple effects 15 Jan 2013 A Health Research Council-funded study led by Professor Bentley examined the level of bullying experienced in New Zealand organisations from the health, education, travel and hospitality sectors.
Lights, camera, pastry 7 Jan 2013 AUT's Diploma and Certificate in Patisserie students showed off their skills in a variety of ways last year, inventing new ice cream flavours and creating a room full of delectable treats.
New year goal already decided for AUT staff member 7 Jan 2013 As we get closer to the new year, many of us will be thinking about setting goals, but AUT staff member Kritteka Gregory already knows what her goal will be, to qualify in badminton for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Buck fronts rugby study 24 Dec 2012 A team of sports medicine experts have done what the All Blacks selectors refused to do and have brought back Buck.
The rugby great has signed on as an official ambassador for a major study looking at the long-term injury toll rugby has on players of all levels, as well as identifying ways to improve welfare offered to ex-players. Shelford's role comes 22 years after he played the last of his 22 tests.
And that is exactly how 16 teenagers from the AUT Refugee Centre in Mangere described their time at the Motutapu Outdoor Education Camp.
AUT making a difference in South Auckland 20 Dec 2012 AUT University is delivering on the Government’s promise to raise the achievement at degree and postgraduate level of groups under-represented in tertiary education.
Herald sportswriter and AUT journalism graduate Dana Johannsen has been named supreme journalist of the year at the 2012 Sir Terry McLean Sports Journalism Awards.
In addition to the top prize, Johannsen’s strong writing and sleuthing skills also earned her the awards for best sports news reporting and best sports feature writing.
Photo credit: NZ Herald
Making Global Links 3 Dec 2012 A unique and distinctly Māori team building experience was had by international company GlobalLinks when they were hosted by AUT University at the Ngā Wai o Horotiu Marae this week.
Ruth Naidoo has had a big couple of weeks. The SPRINZ staff member based at AUT Millennium won two world bodybuilding titles in Reno, Nevada and then took out lecturer of the year at the New Zealand Fitness Awards on Saturday night.
The future of New Zealand media even more unpredictable 26 Nov 2012 The ownership of New Zealand media companies has become even more tightly concentrated in hands of transnational corporations, financial institutions and private equity firms this year, according to a report by AUT’s Centre for Journalism Media and Democracy (JMAD).
All Black hosts free event at North Shore Campus 21 Nov 2012 All Black great Buck Shelford will be at North Shore campus next week telling Kiwi men to stop being so staunch. Coinciding with the end of Movember, the former All Black captain will be at AUT 27 November to discuss how men can live longer, healthier lives.
Prince Charles to visit AUT Millennium 8 Nov 2012 The first in line to the British throne and future New Zealand Head of State will be at AUT Millennium on Monday 12 November to meet top Kiwi athletes and AUT sport scientists.
World record at AUT Millennium open day 6 Nov 2012 Olympic champion Danyon Loader was part of a team that beat a swimming world record at the ActivePost open day at AUT Millennium on Sunday 4 November. The 1996 double Olympic gold medalist in the 200m and 400m freestyle helped the North Shore Swimming Club to smash the world record for the 100 x 25 metres.
A host of our top athletes will be on hand to meet the public on Sunday 4 November, in a rare glimpse behind the scenes at the elite AUT Millennium – New Zealand’s premier national sports training centre.
The ActivePost open day at AUT Millennium is a free family event to be held Sunday 4 November from 10am-2pm.
Three stressful hours and a box of 55 ingredients has seen an AUT University student take out a national cooking competition. Xin (William) Jing, a second year Diploma in Culinary Arts student, won the Taste of Japan New Zealand Japanese Fusion Cooking Competition at the Auckland Museum on Saturday.
Bachelor of Arts student and Football Ferns star Annalie Longo was the big winner at the AUT Blues Awards last week.
Held at the North Shore Campus on Wednesday 17 October, the Blues Awards is a celebration of AUT students’ sporting achievements.
Major IT research project announced 25 Oct 2012 The Institute of IT Professionals New Zealand (IITP) and AUT Business School’s Centre for Research on Information Systems Management (CRISM) has announced a major research project exploring the key factors that drive IT professionals.
Experts call for action on child obesity 25 Oct 2012 Former prime minster Jenny Shipley said the public had to be taken along in the battle against child obesity during a conference held in Auckland from 18-20 October.
Professor Elaine Rush from the Health and Environmental Sciences Faculty was the chair of the organising committee for the Australian New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) 2012 conference.
Hang on to hope 9 Oct 2012 Globally, depression affects around 350 million people. With World Health Organisation estimates of depression being the second highest cause of ill health and premature death globally by 2020 – are we facing a depression epidemic?
At AUT, new research is exploring the experiences of people diagnosed with depression.
Iconic All Black captain Buck Shelford was the keynote speaker at the opening of the Human Potential Centre (HPC) at AUT Millennium yesterday.
The function, attended by over 160 stakeholders, was also the official book launch of Buck Up, co-authored by Buck and HPC director Professor Grant Schofield.
Depression - a global crisis? 4 Oct 2012 It’s World Mental Health Day next Wednesday, 10th October. This year the focus is on depression - a critical health issue for New Zealanders. One in six experience serious depression and one in seven young people will experience depression before age 24.
AU Tea's winning brew 24 Sep 2012 The copious cups of tea have paid off for the AUT team in the Dilmah High Tea Challenge this week.
Third year Bachelor of International Hospitality Management student Nicole Gomes and Senior Lecturer in Culinary Arts John Kelleher were awarded a gold medal and the runner-up spot in the competition.
AUT sport labs open day 21 Sep 2012 On Auckland’s North Shore is one of the top three sport facilities of its kind in the world. That was how Dr Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee, described AUT Millennium at an official opening late last year.
This Saturday the public has an opportunity to see the AUT’s SPRINZ clinics in action and get a better understanding of how they too can benefit from the world-class facility.
Endangered languages in the 21st Century to be discussed 12 Sep 2012 How globalisation, technology and new media are affecting endangered languages in the 21st Century will be addressed at the XVI Foundation for Endangered Languages Conference starting this morning at AUT University.
AUT University Receives International Recognition 11 Sep 2012 The latest set of world rankings has placed AUT University in the top 500 for the first time. As New Zealand’s newest university it is a significant achievement to already be receiving international acknowledgment.
Communications graduate, Cameron Leslie has won gold in a world record time at the London Paralympics.
Cameron, who will soon take up a role with the Northern Advocate as a sports reporter, was the winner of the 150 metre Individual Medley.
Generation Excess: prepared to pay the price 21 Aug 2012 A recent AUT retail study has shown increased liquor prices do not deter youth alcohol consumption, a move the Government had considered. So where to from here? AUT academics add to the case for shifting social norms in order to curb consumption.
Careers NZ Summit 20 Aug 2012 AUT University recently played host to the Careers NZ Summit at their Manukau Campus. The theme of the Summit was “Improving economic growth through connecting education, business and industry”. Discussion focused on addressing the gap that exists, particularly for young people, between education, training and skills development, employment and the needs of employers in Auckland.
Graduate's golden goal 14 Aug 2012 AUT graduate Cameron Leslie is preparing to defend his Paralympic title at this year’s London Paralympics in the 150 metre individual medley.
Leslie, who thrilled the AUT community in 2008 by winning gold in a world record time at the Beijing Paralympic Games, will be competing in the 150 metre individual medley, the 50 metre backstroke and 200 metre freestyle.
Olympic gold for engineering student 13 Aug 2012 Jo Aleh and her partner Olivia Powrie won the gold medal in the 470 sailing class in one of the final events of the London Olympics
IRB study of sports injuries 3 Aug 2012 AUT’s Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) are joining forces with other experts from around the world in an effort to better understand the long-term physical and psychological effects of rugby injuries.
Winter graduation sets record for AUT 26 Jul 2012 AUT will celebrate its Winter Graduation on Thursday and Friday this week with a record number of 38 PhDs being awarded over two days of ceremonies.
The science of buyology 20 Jul 2012 There’s a world of choice out there for consumers, so marketers need to differentiate their product from those of their competitors. Hooking into our most deep-seated emotions is a sure way to get noticed.
Tension in the inner city 26 Jun 2012 Our Auckland inner city residents love and respect the area they live in, and wish visitors to their ‘space’ did too.
These findings and much more in the Parnell Trust and AUT University ‘Connectedness in Auckland’s Inner City’ Study.
AUT research well received in USA 8 Jun 2012 With topics ranging from digital online dictionaries to Māori in video games and revitalisation of Te Reo Māori, it is no wonder an AUT contingent at the Native American Indigenous Studies Association Conference were well received.
The group have finished off whirlwind engagements in New York with the conference in Uncasville Connecticut on June 6 (US time).
AUT in the Pink 1 Jun 2012 AUT University went Pink this morning for the first ever AUT Pink Ribbon Breakfast.
The breakfast was held in Four Seasons Restaurant on the City Campus and over 50 people attended the early morning festivities, supporting the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.
AUT goes international with language revitalisation 25 May 2012 A group of AUT University staff and students are in the USA this month, promoting the International Centre for Language Revitalisation, one year on from the centre's launch at the United Nations.
AUT's Four Seasons Restaurant is going Pink 22 May 2012 AUT University is getting behind the colour pink this month and is hosting its own Pink Ribbon Breakfast in Four Seasons Restaurant to support the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation (NZBCF).
Knee deep in osteoarthritis research 17 May 2012 Physiotherapist and AUT Master’s student Brydie Harris is currently investigating cardiovascular fitness in people with Osteoarthritis of the knee.
AUT leads world body composition archive 5 Apr 2012 A new clinic at AUT Millennium Campus will lead a unique global network of anthropometrists providing data enabling elite athletes to know more about their body composition than ever before.
The J.E. Lindsay Carter Kinanthropometry Clinic (JELC) and Archive was officially opened at the SPRINZ laboratory Friday 30 March by Professor Lindsay Carter from San Diego University.
Peter Maulder, of Ngati Kahungunu and Ngati Pahauwera graduated from AUT at the end of 2011. He completed his research by answering the question 'What is the role of joint coupling variability and joint stiffness in lower limb injury'.
New Chancellor announced 30 Mar 2012 The Council of Auckland University of Technology has announced the election of Mr John Maasland as the Chancellor of the University.
AUT takes on prestigious business awards 26 Mar 2012 AUT University Business School now owns the prestigious Excellence in Business Support Awards, brainchild of business support specialist Sarah Trotman.
Lecturer selected for Ministry Advisory Group 19 Mar 2012 AUT lecturer Mele Ileini Tautakitaki was recently named as a member of the Ministry of Education’s Early Childhood Taskforce Advisory Group for children under the age of two.
An AUT study in to the effects of price and alcohol content on buying behaviour suggests that social norms are stronger than price effects in New Zealand.
Shoot the messenger 29 Feb 2012 A controversial book about a report into the reconstruction of the Nuku'alofa Central Business District in Tonga was launched at AUT University on Monday.
Carving it up for Pasifika Festival 21 Feb 2012 The public is cordially invited to the 2012 Pasifika Festival preview at AUT University’s Manukau campus on Saturday, 25 February from 12.30pm.
Unique film opportunity for AUT professor 13 Feb 2012 AUT University professor Welby Ings has left for Amsterdam this week to take up an eight-week residency with a prestigious film institute. Ings is a professor of graphic design, but is also no stranger to the film making world; he has made two short films and is currently working on his first feature length film.
Export windfall for seaweed harvest 13 Jan 2012 Undaria pinnatifida is known as a highly invasive and unwanted organism under New Zealand biosecurity laws, yet AUT University researchers are touting it as the aquaculture sector’s next big thing.
Virtual galleries showcase student talent 11 Jan 2012 Virtual world technologies have long belonged to the gaming and online communities but recent developments are seeing it morph into the education sector, with retail not far behind.
Summer food safety tips from AUT experts 9 Jan 2012 Summer is upon us and with it comes outdoor eating and plenty of barbecues. But with warmer weather often comes less than ideal food preparation environments. Keeping food hygienic and safe to eat is not difficult, as long as people are aware of the risks and know how to keep food safe over summer.
New law professor starts at AUT 4 Jan 2012 Professor Julie Cassidy joined AUT's Law School in December 2011 and will be lecturing in the areas of corporate governance in the Bachelor of Laws. She will also lecture on the tax base paper in AUT's postgraduate masters programme in taxation. Professor Cassidy was previously a barrister and solicitor in Australia and brings with her to AUT a distinguished career in teaching and research.
Importance of sea and coasts needs to be recognised 30 Dec 2011 As we move into the summer months, our interaction with the sea and coasts will become an even more central part of our lives so it is worthwhile to reflect on the importance of our seas as part of our nation and culture according to an AUT professor.
The first year patisserie students from the AUT School of Hospitality and Tourism diploma and certificate programmes put on a colourful and tasty display of their hard work over the course of the year at AUT's Piko restaurant. The showcase had a theme of festivals and celebrations, with items ranging from cupcakes and macaroons to gingerbread houses on display.
Giant Squid at Auckland Museum 20 Dec 2011 Auckland Museum’s exhibition ‘The Poisoners’ calls on visitors to figure out who killed Professor Felix Splicer and which deadly insect, lethal animal or poisonous plant was used as the weapon. On display in one of the four suspects' lairs is AUT's plastinated giant squid, an incredible specimen which was filled with silicon to preserve its form.
Breaking her jaw, two cheekbones and fracturing her foot in a recent abseiling fall did not prevent Mikaela Blayney from attending AUT’s graduation ceremony on Wednesday 14 December.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Therapy,the 20-year-old Blayney was one of 3,245 students who graduated in one of the university’s six ceremonies on 14, 15 and 16 December
World's finance experts at AUT 14 Dec 2011 This month, AUT Business School will host the 2011 Auckland Finance Meeting. The two-day meeting will see finance experts from around the world gather to discuss their research. Attendees are expected from universities throughout the US, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. Special guest, Professor Robert Webb – editor of the Journal of Futures Markets, will also attend the event to give a keynote speech.
Business innovation on show to the world 12 Dec 2011 Representatives from the world’s best business incubators were given the chance to experience a slice of AUT innovation and Maori culture last week.
Facebook monopolises NZ's online social networking landscape 9 Dec 2011 Facebook has captured the hearts (and time) of Kiwis while MySpace has disappeared off our radars completely.
In 2009, 74 per cent of those with a membership to a social networking site said they used Facebook the most often. This figure has jumped to 96 per cent in 2011, the latest World Internet Project New Zealand survey has discovered.
AUT researchers recognised at VC awards 8 Dec 2011 Professor Elaine Rush was the big winner at the 2011 Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards at the City Campus on 7 December. The event was to celebrate outstanding research at AUT and to announce the Vice Chancellor’s Doctoral Scholarships for 2012.
Tortelloni takes out top honours 1 Dec 2011 Scampi tortelloni and hard-work has seen an AUT trainee chef make the top four in the annual Fonterra Foodservices Proud to be a Chef competition.
The 10 finalists were all celebrated at an event at AUT on Wednesday night and student Lyle Robertson from the School of Hospitality and Tourism, who works at Euro restaurant, was just one deserving chef.
Christmas shopping with a difference 1 Dec 2011 The end of year is usually marked by moments of gifting desperation brought on by the Christmas season. AUT’s ST PAUL St Gallery aims to alleviate the burden by hosting an End of Year Fair mixing art, craft, design and performance – a fair where some things are for sale and some things aren’t, and most things are under $100.
Today students at AUT University recognised teaching staff in this year's AuSM (Auckland Student Movement at AUT) Awesome Awards ceremony.
Hundreds of students at AUT acknowledged the value and passion of teaching staff that have contributed to their learning and education by nominating the best lecturers in AUT’s five faculties.
Voters urged to consider the bigger picture 25 Nov 2011 Ahead of the November 2011 General Election here in New Zealand, AUT academics have urged voters to consider the bigger picture when it comes to taxation policies. The academics say the New Zealand economy will only grow when the right economic, trade and foreign policies are in place, and that tax is simply a way to fund Government expenditure - it doesn't create booming economies.
All Blacks strength and conditioning coach, Dr Nic Gill, explained to delegates at an AUT conference that motivation was not a major challenge for the recently crowned World Champions.
The AUT research supervisor was one of the speakers at the Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand's (SPRINZ), Strength and Conditioning Conference on the North Shore Campus 17 and 18 November.
One year to go 16 Nov 2011 In just one year's time, the construction of our new city campus precinct will be complete. The new development will contain 12 floors, together with a glass atrium, plaza, and green quad. It will then take a couple of months to complete the fit-out, ready for the doors to officially open for semester 1, 2013.
Next Generation of Fashion Launched at AUT 11 Nov 2011 The local fashion industry will be out in force at Rookie 2011 tonight to see what the next generation of fashion design talent has to offer. AUT's fashion school end of year show features collections from 24 of its students, many of whom hope to follow in the footsteps of earlier Rookies who now work for some of New Zealand's fashion greats.
Cutting edge scientist receives RJ Scott medal 11 Nov 2011 Professor Stephen Henry, a pioneering scientist of cell surface modification technology, has been awarded the Royal Society of New Zealand's prestigious RJ Scott medal for engineering science and technology in recognition for his novel biotechnology research. Professor Henry is Director of AUT's Biotechnology Research Institute.
Research into site-based art projects has seen an AUT senior lecturer be the worthy recipient of a 2012 Fulbright New Zealand Senior Scholar Awards.
Senior lecturer in Visual Arts, Paul Cullen, has received one of only six Fulbright awards, which gives him the opportunity to research collaborative and non-gallery public art practices while based at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.
AUT responds to Maui gas leak 27 Oct 2011 AUT University is curtailing gas consumption in accordance with its contractual obligations until further notice. A directive to do so has gone to all commercial gas users, following the gas escape from the Maui pipeline located north of New Plymouth
A picture tells a thousand words 3 Oct 2011 After four months of submitting business plans, developing concepts and presenting ideas, the finalists of this year’s AUT Venture Fund gathered to hear their fate last week.
Accounting and Finance ranked top 15 in NZ and Australia 8 Sep 2011 The Accounting and Finance programmes at AUT University have ranked in the top 15 in Australia and New Zealand, according to a recent article in the AFFANZ (Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and NZ) Journal.
Success of Project Energize confirmed 27 Jul 2011 AUT research, led by Professor of Nutrition, Elaine Rush, indicates thousands of Waikato school children are fitter and healthier as a result of a regional health programme.
AUT serves up gold 22 Jul 2011 AUT School of Hospitality and Tourism students have had plenty of success at the recent National Culinary Fare.
AUT Enterprises part of new innovation network 15 Jul 2011 The opportunity to network and collaborate has seen AUT Enterprises be a founding member organisation of KiwiNet, a collaboration and bold advancement for science and technology commercialisation in New Zealand.
Wet night for Big Sleepout 12 Jul 2011 Lifewise’s Big Sleepout last Thursday night was a huge success with over $105,000 raised to help tackle homelessness in New Zealand.
Authentic leadership of utmost importance 11 Jul 2011 The importance of being an authentic leader has been highlighted by the director of the AUT Centre for Innovative Leadership on the heels of Leadership Week last week.
Big step forward for NZ-Aust SKA telescope network 7 Jul 2011 New Zealand and Australia’s bid to host the international SKA radio telescope has taken a leap forward, following the commissioning of a working optical fibre link between AUT University’s radio telescope and radio telescopes across Australia.
AUT to host Lifewise's Big Sleepout 5 Jul 2011 AUT Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack, will spend the night outdoors in the Hikuwai Plaza on Thursday 7 July with only a sleeping bag and a piece of cardboard as part of Lifewise's Big Sleepout.
Heritage helps inspire success 29 Jun 2011 Two AUT fashion graduates, both inspired by their heritage, have come up trumps at the 2011 Miromoda Maori Fashion Design Awards.
Knitting, but not as we knew it 13 Apr 2011 Change is in the wind, say knitting experts gathered in Auckland this week to talk about knitting as a topic of serious research and high fashion interest.
Auckland: Unsafe, polluted, discriminatory 11 Apr 2011 Aucklanders are more supportive of settlement assistance for immigrants than the rest of the country, yet many Asian Aucklanders still report both verbal and physical discrimination and harassment.
Facebook headhunts AUT alum 31 Mar 2011 New Zealander and AUT alumni Mark D’Arcy has been head-hunted by Facebook to be its director of global creative solutions.
NZ unis must make room for Pasifika models 25 Mar 2011 Universities have been challenged to “change their ways” if Pasifika and other minority cultures are going to achieve their potential, says New Zealand’s first professor of Pacific studies.
Japan earthquake and tsunami 15 Mar 2011 AUT University has support services for AUT students and staff affected by the Japan earthquake and tsunami.
New Piko cafe now open 2 Mar 2011 Piko has reopened in 2011 as a cafe and brasserie so pop in for a coffee and a muffin or sit down and enjoy the sumptuous new menus for lunch and dinner.
The impact of privatisation 10 Feb 2011 An international expert is coming to New Zealand to talk through the pros and cons of privatisation in the wake of the Prime Minister's comments around selling off some of the countrys' assets.
Businesses tap universities for R&D 21 Jan 2011 Smart professionals can find out how university research can benefit their business at an upcoming High Tech R&D Showcase being hosted by AUT University on February 9th.
A speech from Maori Party Co-Leader, the Hon Tariana Turia, to open the Maori Association of Social Science (MASS) conference, suggested there was a fascinating array of topics close to the hearts of Maori social scientists.
KAREN connects Australia and New Zealand over 5500 km 26 Nov 2010 AUT University's Institute for Radio Astronomy and Space Research (IRASR) and the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research at Curtin University in Perth completed a successful, high-speed data transfer trial this week.
Mysterious Victoria Cross decision unearthed 28 Oct 2010 Professor Paul Moon's latest book, Victoria Cross at Takrouna: The Haane Manahi Story, discusses why in 1943 Manahi was recommended for a Victoria Cross for his extraordinary bravery in the Second World War but was never awarded it.
AUT’s global Oxfam campaign 28 Oct 2010 AUT's event production students jumped on board with Oxfam's climate change campaign with results that went global.
Forum to meet on the future of communication networks 27 Oct 2010 From Oct. 31 to Nov. 1, engineers and researchers will meet to discuss telecommunications issues at the 16th Asia Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC 2010) and the Australasia Telecommunication Network Application Conference (ATNAC 2010) convened by AUT University’s School of Engineering, electrical engineering department.
NZ missing out on billions of potential tourist dollars 12 Oct 2010 NZ lags behind its major competitors in the world in terms of Access Tourism. The inaugural Access Tourism conference hosted by AUT's NZTRI, with the Hon Tariana Turia in attendance, tackled the issue recently.
A lively debate between mayoral candidates for Auckland's super city took place this morning between John Banks, Len Brown and Andrew Williams at AUT. Listen here.
AUT fashion grads continue winning streak 8 Sep 2010 AUT fashion graduate Sandra Tupu has pulled off a first, winning both the Supreme Award and the Runner Up prize at the Westfield Style Pasifika fashion show.
AUT scoops gold 3 Sep 2010 AUT staff, students and alumni all took part in the 2010 New Zealand Culinary Fare with some notable results.
Taking multicultural New Zealand into the newsroom 27 Aug 2010 AUT University’s new Graduate Diploma in Pacific Journalism, which aims to address the shortage of Pasifika journalists in New Zealand, is gearing up for its first batch of students in 2011.
Restaurateurs, food critics and food writers were treated to an exquisite menu and service from AUT University hospitality students and staff at the recent Cuisine NZ Restaurant of the Year 2010 awards.
Professor slams 'super-city' structure 23 Aug 2010 Professor Ian Shirley of AUT University's Institute of Public Policy slammed Auckland's new governance structure at a Wellington policy makers conference.
AUT Culinary Arts student, Gabriella Amebury's, winning pear dish will feature in a food industry luncheon hosted by the university and USA Pears.
From The Ritz to rags 19 Aug 2010 Former head chef at The Ritz in London, Michael Quinn, tells his story about being an alcoholic and the work he's doing now to educate people about the dangers of drinking on the job.
Performance Design takes centre stage at AUT 13 Aug 2010 Performance design will be centre stage at AUT University from August 13-28, when practitioners from across the country gather to generate and discuss New Zealand’s contribution to the 2011 Prague Quadrennial...
Smelly socks tell story of cultural identity 12 Aug 2010 Has the smell of sunscreen ever convinced you that there is sand between your toes? If so, you have experienced synthetic synaesthesia, when one sensory experience triggers another “phantom” sensory experience.
Sir Don McKinnon honoured for international conflict work 3 Aug 2010 AUT conferred the university’s highest honour, a Doctor of the Auckland University of Technology, on the Rt. Hon. Sir Donald Charles McKinnon ONZ GCVO for his significant contribution to restorative justice and conflict resolution in national and international forums.
New Zealand journalism schools need to be far more internationally minded and think outside the parochial square, says Pacific Media Centre director David Robie.
How to stay safe from scams 20 Jul 2010 How safe are you from scams? Leading Australian Criminologist, Dr Russell Smith, talks about the increase in online fraud and identity theft and how to avoid it.
An exciting new National Training Centre for high performance sport which is at the core of the Government’s sports strategy was announced today by Prime Minister John Key and Minister for Sport and Recreation, Murray McCully.
She may be small in size but she certainly packs a punch for women's rights and equality.
Election promises. Can they be delivered? 24 May 2010 In the race for Auckland's new super-mayoralty, Len Brown recently addressed AUT University's MBA Consulting Club breakfast with a serving of promises, a dollop of campaign panache and lashings of passion.
Pacific Island flair infused in book 17 May 2010 AUT University's School of Hospitality and Tourism hosted the launch of NZTRI member, Robert Oliver's, book Me'a Kai: The Food and Flavours of the South Pacific
Internet now integral to New Zealanders’ daily life 16 Mar 2010 Most New Zealanders are now the typical user of the internet. Latest World Internet Project figures show that broadband usage has jumped to over 80 per cent of users, taking Internet presence over a threshold which makes it an established part of most New Zealanders' lives.
AUT launches new primary specialty 2 Mar 2010 With the the Hon Dr Wayne Mapp, MP for the North Shore and Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, in attendance, AUT's School of Education launched a new primary specialty for its Bachelor of Education
Birth certificates of a nation 1 Mar 2010 AUT's Professor Paul Moon releases his latest book, New Zealand Birth Certificates, looking at 50 of the most important founding documents of New Zealand.
Rapid advances in technology are having a significant impact on gambling but international experts are in Auckland today (Feb. 22) debating whether the net impact will be positive or negative for gambling addiction.
Santa’s makeover uncovered 19 Nov 2009 As part of the campaign Heart of the City approached AUT’s Bachelor of Creative Technology students to make a viral video showing the ‘real story’ behind Santa’s condition.
Sir Don McKinnon: Time to look at Brazil 16 Nov 2009 Brazil Business Forum - Tuesday 17 November
11:30am – 6:00pm
AUT Conference Centre, AUT University City Campus, 55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland City
Vietnam looks to AUT for training 12 Oct 2009 When Vietnam’s government was looking to up-skill its public servants and give them a taste of the world outside Vietnam, it looked to New Zealand and AUT University.
AUT Astronomer welcomes SKA Announcement 21 Aug 2009 Professor Sergei Gulyaev from AUT welcomes the announcement that New Zealand and Australia will make a joint bid for the international Square Kilometre Array project.
SWAMP activist takes residency at AUT CoLab 21 Jul 2009 It looks like a dimple but the indent in Matt Kenyons left cheek is actually a hole through which he threads a cable connecting a video camera in his mouth to a barcode scanner.
Evolution faster in the tropics 29 Jun 2009 Mammal species living in the tropics are evolving faster than their counterparts living in cooler environments, according to research carried out by New Zealand researchers.
Multiple wins for AUT Media 26 Jun 2009 Four major awards at the 2009 MPA Magazine Awards have gone to the AUT Media magazine title Idealog.
Inaugural Professorial Address 22 Jun 2009 Professor of electrical and electronic engineering, Krishnamachar Prasad, will speak about the wonderful world of microelectronics.
Free Super City Seminar 15 Jun 2009 If you’ve got an opinion on the Super City and want to let the Select Committee know about it then don’t miss this free opportunity to learn from the best.
Leadership inspires wells 15 Jun 2009 Villagers in four Cambodian rural communities can now drink fresh water thanks to AUT’s MBA Leadership classes.
Students told to dream big 15 Jun 2009
Minister of Youth Affairs Paula Bennett told students to believe in themselves and dream big at the AUT University Prefects Training Programme (PTP) Leaders Summit last week.
Ropati Sportsperson of the Year 15 Jun 2009 Kiwis league star Jerome Ropati took top honours at the 2008 NZU Blues Awards held at Te Papa in Wellington this June, scooping NZU Sportsperson of the Year.
AUT celebrates sporting prowess 15 Jun 2009 AUT University students clinched the two top awards at this year’s NZU Blues Awards which were held at Te Papa in Wellington on Friday evening.
E-clothing expert visits AUT 15 Jun 2009 Singing shirts, purses with inbuilt touch alarms and cycling jackets that indicate when you turn are a few of the spinoffs of technology that allows fabric to respond to stimuli like light, sound and touch.
IBM Grant to AUT Boosts SKA Bid 15 Jun 2009 A grant of specialised hardware, software, and research time to AUT University by IBM will strengthen New Zealand’s chances of co-hosting the world’s biggest radio telescope project.
The AUT Business School Award ceremony 15 Jun 2009 Last night, AUT University Chancellor Sir Paul Reeves presented AUT’s highest undergraduate business award to one of the university’s most outstanding students.