- 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.
- Want to save money these holidays? Pay with cash
26 Dec 2012
Shoppers are more likely to spend extra money when paying by eftpos than when paying in cash, according to research by an AUT Business School academic Dr Jashim Khan.
- 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.
- Students get first experience of NZ camp
22 Dec 2012
When an experience is described as “the best weekend of my life” you know it was success.
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.
- It’s time to celebrate our summer graduates
11 Dec 2012
We are celebrating our biggest graduation on record – with a total of 3922 students graduating in one of 10 ceremonies over the next four days.
- Journalism grad wins top sportswriter prize
10 Dec 2012
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.
- Lecturer of the year wins bodybuilding gold
3 Dec 2012
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).
- 36,000 new brain injuries in NZ each year, incidence at “epidemic proportions”
22 Nov 2012
The number of people with traumatic brain injuries in New Zealand is at “epidemic proportions” according to the lead investigator of a study published today in the international medical journal The Lancet.
- 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.
- AUT supports Joyce’s call for more qualified engineers
21 Nov 2012
AUT University supports Minister Hon Steven Joyce’s call to increase the number of engineering places at universities from 2013 and is responding accordingly.
- Sistema Aotearoa making a difference in the lives of children- AUT report
21 Nov 2012
An AUT University report evaluating the Sistema Aotearoa programme has discovered that the programme has not only enjoyed a successful initial year, it is also having a marked effect on the participating children, their families and the Otara community.
- Royals draw big crowd
13 Nov 2012
Prince Charles met some of New Zealand’s top athletes and an enthusiastic crowd at AUT Millennium on Monday 12 November.
Elbows and shoulders were being used to catch a glimpse of the future King of New Zealand and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker-Bowles.
- AUT Rookie show a success
12 Nov 2012
AUT University’s Rookie show last night delivered on its promise to be unlike any other.
The show, held in underground car park Shed 15, included a 100m runway, a ‘wall of sound’, music from Electric Boutique and Voom as well as plenty of collections that had the crowd talking.
- Four Palmes for AUT Business School
12 Nov 2012
AUT Business School has been ranked ‘Four Palmes’ in the 2012 Eduniversal ranking – the second highest university ranking in New Zealand
- Child's play helps combat obesity
9 Nov 2012
Research published today in the New Zealand Medical Journal suggests children can benefit more from active play compared to structured exercise.
- Top night for winners at AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards
8 Nov 2012
Thirteen of New Zealand’s most significant business support organisations stole the limelight at the Langham Hotel last night as winners of the 2012 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards.
- 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.
- AUT’s graduating art and design students show their best
6 Nov 2012
AD12 Unexpected Spaces, a five-day exhibition by the graduating students of AUT University’s School of Art + Design, opens today and runs until Sunday 11th November.
- AUT Business Dean wins Auckland Central Business Leadership Award
5 Nov 2012
Dean of AUT Business School, Dr Geoff Perry has won the Excellence in Business Leadership category at the Westpac Auckland Central Business Awards.
- Vice Chancellor's Awards for Academic Excellence in Teaching and Research
5 Nov 2012
On Wednesday 31 October, AUT University held the inaugural Vice Chancellor’s Awards for Academic Excellence in Research and Teaching at the Auckland Art Gallery.
- ActivePost open day at AUT Millennium
2 Nov 2012
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.
- Fusion cook takes out top prize
31 Oct 2012
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.
- Journalism prof warns on media ‘blind spots’
30 Oct 2012
Restoring public trust and opening media’s eyes to “blind spots” were on the agenda for the inaugural professorial address of Dr David Robie this month.
- Olympian wins Blues Award
26 Oct 2012
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.
- Bolt from the blue
9 Oct 2012
The fastest runner on the planet told assembled journalists at AUT Millennium that he will be defending his 100m and 200m Olympic titles in four years.
Usain Bolt, who was in New Zealand for a one day promotional stopover for sports drink Gatorade, also revealed that he feels he is capable of running 9.40s for 100 metres.
- Bolting into AUT Millennium
8 Oct 2012
The fastest runner of all time will be at AUT Millennium this afternoon to coach some of New Zealand’s best sprinters.
Usain Bolt, Olympic champion and world record holder for 100m and 200m is in New Zealand for one day only following his performance at London 2012 where he retained both his 100m and 200m titles.
- Buck at Human Potential Centre opening
5 Oct 2012
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.
- Today's 9 year olds – tomorrow's problem gamblers?
12 Sep 2012
A study of gambling habits in Pasifika families (mothers and children) has revealed children as young as nine are betting with money.
- 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.
- Gold for Cameron
3 Sep 2012
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
- Dame Anne Salmond to give Sir Paul Reeves Memorial Lecture
7 Aug 2012
Dame Anne Salmond will give the inaugural Bishop Sir Paul Reeves Memorial Lecture in Auckland next week.
- 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.
- Big brother keeps an eye on NZ environment
10 Jul 2012
Threatened species in New Zealand like the Maui Dolphin will receive a helping hand thanks to state-of-the-art reconnaissance technology better known for its military intelligence use.
AUT University has just taken ownership of a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) - commonly known as a drone – to monitor species conservation and map New Zealand’s environment.
- PM opens AUT’s new campus
3 Jul 2012
Prime Minister John Key confirmed his commitment to sport science at the official opening of the AUT Millennium Campus on Friday 29 June.
- Refugee expert warns NZ against immigration law change
29 Jun 2012
After two asylum-seeker boats capsized in Australian waters within a week an international refugee expert has called for the New Zealand government to reconsider proposed immigration law changes.
- 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 hosts NZ’s first Health Fusion Team Challenge
14 Jun 2012
AUT University hosted New Zealand’s first Health Fusion Team Challenge last week.
- 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 University takes crucial role in first private space mission
23 May 2012
AUT University is proud to be playing an integral role in the first private space flight to the International Space Station (ISS).
- 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.
- Condolence message from the Vice Chancellor
14 May 2012
We are all truly saddened to hear of the death of Austin Brashears.
Austin died as a result of a tragic car accident on State Highway 46 south of Turangi at about 7.30am on Saturday morning.
- First ever study finds relationship between feng shui and hotel success
14 May 2012
A study, the first of its kind, produced by AUT University researchers, has proved there is a link between the reported success of a hotel and feng shui evaluations.
- Professor heading to London as Olympic coach
3 May 2012
An AUT University professor has been named as a coach in the London 2012 New Zealand Olympic Sailing Team.
Dr Mark Orams, a Professor of Marine Tourism, has been confirmed as an accredited coach on the New Zealand Olympic Team.
- AUT University students win Microsoft Imagine Cup
1 May 2012
AUT-led Team Mobile Eye has won the 2012 Microsoft Imagine Cup impressing the judges with software it developed to help the blind.
- 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.
- PhD graduate wins Maori Excellence award
3 Apr 2012
An AUT PhD student was recognised on Friday 30 March at the Te Amorangi National Māori Academic Excellence Awards held at Wintec, Hamilton.
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.
- Increasing cost of alcohol won't stop youth drinking
14 Mar 2012
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.
- Science stars to shine at astronomy conference in Auckland
8 Feb 2012
Top international scientists including the inventor of Wi-Fi and the astronomer who downgraded Pluto converge on Auckland next week for an astronomy conference hosted by AUT University.
- 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.