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London calling for AUT law scholar

London calling for AUT law scholar

15 May, 2018

AUT Law School graduate to gain work experience in the heart of the British criminal law system after receiving Pegasus Scholarship

Hazel Umaga and Taylor McDonald are winners of the 2018 Pacific Youth Awards.

Prime Minister recognises AUT students

23 Apr, 2018

Hazel Umaga and Taylor McDonald are winners of the 2018 Pacific Youth Awards.

Radilaite Cammock

Fijian reproductive health worse in NZ

28 Mar, 2018

A new study shows that indigenous Fijian women living in New Zealand are not benefitting from the higher level of resources available.

Edmond Fehoko at AUT South Campus

Kava drinking research highlighted in global report

20 Mar, 2018

AUT PhD student, Edmond Fehoko, continues to garner international attention with his master’s thesis on the experiences and perceptions of New Zealand-born Tongan males participating in the faikava or kava drinking circle.

Langi Latu

Langi Latu wins case competition at Beta Gamma Sigma Global Leadership Summit

13 Dec, 2017

Langi Latu, an AUT Business School graduate, and fellow team members won their case category during the Team Case Competition, sponsored by KPMG, at Beta Gamma Sigma’s 2017 Global Leadership Summit. The team was selected as a winner based on their innovative and creative solution for their assigned business case, as well as the effectiveness of their presentation.


AUT alumna to attend world-class conference

01 Nov, 2017

AUT business graduate, Langi Latu, is heading to the U.S to attend the Beta Gamma Sigma Global Leadership Summit later this week.

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Tokelau Language Week 2017

25 Oct, 2017

Fakafeiloaki (Greetings). Mālo ni (Hello). Vaiaho o te Gagana Tokelau (Tokelau Language Week) celebrates Faka-Tokelau (the Tokelauan way of life) from October 23-29.


Niuean Language Week 2017

16 Oct, 2017

Fakaalofa lahi atu! (Great greetings to you!) We are celebrating Niuean Language Week from 15–21 Oketopa (October).


Tuvalu Language Week 2017

05 Oct, 2017

Tālofa! (Greetings!) AUT is proud to support Tuvalu Language Week from October 1-7.
This year marks the fifth annual Tuvalu Language Week.


Tongan Language Week 2017

06 Sep, 2017

Malo e lelei – (hello). Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga (Tongan Language Week), from 3-9 September, provides an opportunity to celebrate Tongan culture here in New Zealand.

Radilaite Cammock

Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme

02 Sep, 2017

A new generation of Māori and Pacific lecturers is taking up residence at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

The 2018 Early Career Academic Programme offers up to six Māori and Pacific scholars their first, full-time, permanent appointments as research-active lecturers.


Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme

30 Aug, 2017

A new generation of Māori and Pacific lecturers is taking up residence at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).


Brothers graduate to achieve dream of higher education

21 Aug, 2017

Usually students graduating are lucky enough to witness performances from The Oceanian Voices choir during their graduation ceremonies, but at the most recent Business School graduation, two brothers got to pick up their degrees and entertain their fellow graduates.


Pacific mental health expert scoops national leadership award

14 Aug, 2017

Dr Monique Faleafa was last week named winner of the 2017 eHealth Innovation Leadership Award by AUT’s Centre for eHealth.


AUT alumna bound for The Happiest Place on Earth

03 Aug, 2017

AUT communications graduate, Molly Dagger, is heading to the U.S to take part in the annual Disney World Cultural Exchange Programme.


Cook Islands Language Week 2017

02 Aug, 2017

Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani – Happy Cook Islands Language Week!


Pacific youth leader in ocean conservation

07 Jul, 2017

AUT Marine Biology student, Antony Vavia, was selected by the Aotearoa Youth Leadership Institute to attend the first United Nations Ocean Conference in New York last month.


Big result for Pacific health research at AUT

20 Jun, 2017

AUT’s Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study has been awarded three research grants, each worth $1.2 million over three years, by the Health Research Council of New Zealand.


Happy Samoan Language Week 2017!

30 May, 2017

Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa (Samoan Language Week) – 28 May to 3 June – is time to celebrate and reflect on the rich culture here in New Zealand.


Preventing Tongan youth suicide

23 May, 2017

AUT research students launch New Zealand’s first evidence-based resource for Pacific suicide prevention.


2017 Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarship recipients announced

04 Apr, 2017

The names of thirteen new Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarship recipients were announced at a celebration event at AUT’s City Campus last week.


Pacific Journalism Review research - Journalists working harder, women disadvantaged

03 Mar, 2017

New Zealand journalists are working longer hours, and feeling more pressure, both ethically and resource-wise, than they were only two years ago, a new research survey has found.

AUT receives funding for Pacific health study on ageing

05 Dec, 2016

The Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study at AUT South Campus has been awarded almost $1 million for innovative research as part of the ‘Ageing Well’ National Science Challenge.

An education in diversity

03 Aug, 2016

Sini Tagiloa was toiling on the factory floor, working hard and wondering why he was going nowhere. Wishing he knew what his manager was looking for. And, contemplating what he might do differently if their roles were reversed. He decided to study HR.

AUT students explore Life Below Water for Cook Islands Language Week

02 Aug, 2016

This year, AUT is honouring our Pacific Language Weeks through a series of short videos.

Each provides a platform for Pacific students to share their thoughts on one of the United Nations’ sustainable development goals, which aim to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all.

Pacific high schoolers encouraged to be tomorrow’s leaders

28 Apr, 2016

More than a hundred Pacific Year 13 high school students from 30 high schools across Auckland recently attended a special programme with a vision to inspire them to achieve their very best, and assist them to explore and make informative decisions for their educational and career pathways.

PMC director calls for ‘voice for the voiceless’ at Pacific human rights forum

26 Apr, 2016

Giving voice to the voiceless and championing the rights of all people by telling the truth was the message given to the Human Rights and the Media forum in Fiji organised by the region’s Pacific Community.

NZ a world leader in island conservation, says new research

22 Apr, 2016

An international study has shown that mammal eradication on islands has delivered great conservation gains for New Zealand’s native species and island biodiversity.

The research was part of a global effort across eight countries to assess the value of removing invasive mammals, such as rats, goats and cats, as a conservation measure. The results were published earlier this month in prestigious journal PNAS, and point to clear benefits for endangered fauna.

AUT Pacific Islands Families study: Findings to be translated into international context

18 Apr, 2016

Researchers at Auckland University of Technology’s South Campus in Manukau will join forces with four other leading research groups in the field of child development studies, thanks to Government funding of $429,017 from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Catalyst Fund.

Eye on health and well-being of Pacific youth: research symposium at AUT South Campus

11 Apr, 2016

The latest round of findings from the 14 year measurement wave of the Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study will be examined at a research symposium being held at the AUT South Campus in Manukau this week.

Veiqia Project at AUT reawakens women’s role in Fijiian society

24 Mar, 2016

The Veiqia Project Exhibition is now open at AUT’s St Pauls St Gallery Three as a result of the journey of seven women reconnecting with a ‘sleeping’ practice.

Students benefit from 2016 Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT scholarship

23 Mar, 2016

Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is proud to announce eleven students have become recipients of the 2016 Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarship.

This is the second year that the scholarship has been available to young people from families with no history of successful university education to complete a university degree.

Three universities unite to advance Pacific research

22 Mar, 2016

Research into the challenges and opportunities facing the Pacific Islands and their communities will flourish thanks to the uniting of the resources and expertise of three New Zealand universities.

AUT makes waves at PolyFest 2016

21 Mar, 2016

AUT joined in the celebrations of Auckland’s diverse island cultures at ASB PolyFest 2016.

Proud sponsor of the Cook Islands Stage, AUT played host to secondary school students competing in traditional Cook Island dance, song and speech.

AUT culinary team lending skills to Fiji fundraiser

17 Mar, 2016

AUT culinary graduates will be working side-by-side with some of New Zealand’s top chefs this weekend to help raise money for Fiji in the wake of Cyclone Winston.

Budding “hero marine biologist” takes home top science prize

11 Jan, 2016

It’s been a great end to the year for second year AUT marine biology student Antony Vavia, who has taken home this year’s science prize at the prestigious 2015 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards.

PMC director gives media awards keynote, research seminar at Pacific university

05 Jan, 2016

Pacific Media Centre director Professor David Robie has visited Fiji as the guest of the regional University of the South Pacific to present a keynote address at the annual journalism awards night and to present a research seminar for academics.


New Tongan ECE book to protect Pacific culture

03 Nov, 2015

Protecting cultural principles and values is at the heart of a new book of Tongan nursery rhymes and poems launched at AUT South Campus on 31 October 2015.


AUT research links tourism to sustainable development in the Pacific

16 Oct, 2015

Research to create sustainable livelihoods for our Pacific neighbours: this is the key goal for AUT Professor of Tourism Simon Milne.


Taberannang Korauaba: Why Tuvalu? A call to regain leading role on climate change

02 Oct, 2015

PhD candidate Taberannang Korauaba from AUT’s Pacific Media Centre gives us some insight into what drove him to research climate change communications in the South Pacific.


Professor of Pacific Studies receives national honour

14 Sep, 2015

Tagaloatele Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop was appointed a companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit at an investiture ceremony at Government House last week.


Book launch: 30 years on from the Rainbow Warrior bombing

27 Jul, 2015

Call for a region-wide push for real nuclear justice in Pacific needed, says Dr David Robie


Top Asia-Pacific media award for AUT Pacific Media Centre director

29 Jun, 2015

Auckland University of Technology Professor in Communication Studies David Robie was recently honoured for his significant contribution to the Asia-Pacific media landscape at the 24th Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) conference held in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.


Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholars lead the way

16 Mar, 2015

AUT University is proud to announce twelve inaugural recipients of the 2015 Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarship. The scholarships are aimed to support and encourage young people from families with no history of successful university education to complete a university degree.


UniPrep 2015: high school leavers ready to take on University

27 Feb, 2015

It was a busy start to the year for AUT University’s South Campus.


AUT’s Pacific Media Centre condemns Paris atrocity

09 Jan, 2015

The director of AUT University’s Pacific Media Centre, has condemned the “outrageous and cowardly” attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, describing it as a despicable assault on global media freedom.


Edmond Fehoko: inspiring our Pacific youth

10 Dec, 2014

AUT University graduate, student and employee, and 2013 recipient of the Inspiration Award at the Prime Minister's Pacific Youth Awards, Edmond Fehoko spoke last night at the 2014 Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Awards Ceremony.


AUT Pacific journalism students win Ossie Award for Fiji elections coverage

02 Dec, 2014

AUT University’s Pacific Scoop has won a major student journalism award for its coverage of the Fiji post-coup general election in September.


Vanuatu Minister for Lands and Natural Resources to speak at AUT’s South Campus

21 Oct, 2014

AUT is proud to be hosting the Honourable Ralph Regenvanu at a free public lecture at its South Campus in Manukau on Thursday 23 October.


First-in-Family Scholarships to open the door for university study

23 Sep, 2014

The Woolf Fisher Trust and the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) have combined to establish the Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarships.

Pacific focus for new gambling research

02 Sep, 2013

The most detailed study to date of Pacific people’s gambling and the impacts of problem gambling in New Zealand has been carried out by AUT University researchers.

The study was commissioned by the Ministry of Health to improve understanding of the impact of gambling on Pacific people, inform risk factors and better understand causes of problem gambling.

New Pacific Journalism Review challenges Pacific censorship, political 'shackles'

28 May, 2013

Fiji’s brand of post-coup media censorship and other Pacific political curbs have been challenged in the latest Pacific Journalism Review.

“Even if the Fiji media are shackled, conferences in 2010 and 2012 provided opportunity and space to engage in some open dialogue, including criticism of the regime authorities,” the AUT-published international journal says.

Pacific Media Centre wins grant for PMW freedom of expression project

27 Jan, 2010

The Pacific Media Watch freedom of expression monitoring project at AUT University has been awarded a $15,000 development grant to expand its regional database and journalism resource.

Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop joins AUT University in October

Foundation Professor of Pacific Studies appointed to AUT University

16 Oct, 2009

Professor Peggy Fairbairn-Dunlop has been appointed as the Foundation Professor of Pacific Studies at AUT University and takes up her role at the end of October.

As Professor of Pacific Studies, the former Director of Va’aomanu Pasifika will continue to develop her research looking into the influence of societal changes on Pacific families and communities as well as fostering and facilitating Pacific research and scholarship at AUT University.