- 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.
- Treats on display at AUT
23 Dec 2011
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.
- 14 metre fall survivor graduates
19 Dec 2011
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.
Last updated: 02 Dec 2011 6:47pm