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COVID vaccine passport

COVID vaccine passports

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
05 Mar, 2021
Vaccine passports would need to be linked securely to travellers and be almost impossible to illegally copy or modify, writes Professor Dave Parry.
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AUT funding helps Kiwis talk about money

Business
05 Mar, 2021
Newly funded research from AUT aims to tackle financial abuse by helping Kiwis feel comfortable and talk constructively about money with their loved ones.
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New name for AUT recruitment service

02 Mar, 2021
A successful AUT on-campus recruitment service has rebranded to better reflect the services offered to students and graduates.
Mahsa Mohaghegh

Promoting Equality In The Future of Tech

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
02 Mar, 2021
Closing the gender gap in STEM starts with educating girls at school and cultivating their interest throughout their education, writes Dr Mahsa Mohaghegh.
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AUT at Alert Level 3

05 Mar, 2021
Auckland will move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 at 6.00am on Sunday 7 March. Teaching and learning will be face-to-face from Monday 8 March.
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AUT at Alert Level 3

05 Mar, 2021
Auckland will move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 at 6.00am on Sunday 7 March. Teaching and learning will be face-to-face from Monday 8 March.
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Covid-19 stimulus a lost opportunity

Social sciences and public policy
25 Feb, 2021
Did the NZ government embrace the call to "build back better" by directing COVID-19 stimulus towards a low-emission economy?
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Freedom camping needs new regulations

Hospitality, tourism and events
24 Feb, 2021
Massive growth in freedom camping has inevitably led to resentment in local communities, writes Professor Michael Lüeck and Sabrina Seeler.
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Visual arts alumna revives Niuean art

Art and design
24 Feb, 2021
Artist and AUT visual arts graduate Cora-Allan Wickliffe is reviving the ancient Niuean art of hiapo.
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More help needed for parents

Health sciences
23 Feb, 2021
A new study examines the mental health of parents of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
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New low cost COVID-19 antibody test

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
23 Feb, 2021
A new Kode Technology COVID-19 antibody test costs a fraction of current diagnostics using existing laboratory technology.
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AUT Council elects new Chancellor

22 Feb, 2021
Auckland University of Technology has a new Chancellor, Rob Campbell CNZM, who has been elected by the University’s Council.
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Hospitality professor heads top journal

Hospitality, tourism and events
19 Feb, 2021
One of the world’s top journals in the field of hospitality and tourism has a new executive editor – AUT's Professor Peter Kim.
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AUT alumnus wins major artist residency

Art and design
19 Feb, 2021
AUT visual arts alumnus Kalisolaite 'Uhila has been awarded the Art Foundation’s prestigious $100,000 Harriet Friedlander Residency.
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Sacred concept of the vā underpins study

Business
18 Feb, 2021
New research puts the sacred concept of the vā at the heart of its study, examining low literacy and numeracy skills among Pacific peoples.
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Passion for entrepreneurship and design

Art and design
18 Feb, 2021
Alumnus Sam Gray shares with us how his passion for entrepreneurship and design led him to become the CEO and founder for two companies.
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COVID-19 - Message from the Vice-Chancellor

17 Feb, 2021
Read the Vice-Chancellor's update about AUT at Alert Level 2 sent on Wednesday 17 February.
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Leafless Kauri stump

Science
16 Feb, 2021
Such undead tree stumps have been observed for almost 200 years, but the evolutionary and physiological processes leading to their existence remain a myste
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Would 'COVID loans' be more affordable?

16 Feb, 2021
Faced with a COVID-19 pandemic of unknown severity and duration, governments are looking for effective and sustainable ways to maintain their economies.
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LOIMATA film wins Grand Prix at FIFO

Communication studies
16 Feb, 2021
Documentary LOIMATA, The Sweetest Tears, has won the Grand Prix du Jury at Tahiti’s prestige FIFO, (Festival International du Film Documentaire Océanien).
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Business lessons from the Māori tie

Business
11 Feb, 2021
The tie vs taonga stoush gives the opportunity for businesses to move from diversity to inclusion, writes Professor Jarrod Haar.
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Analysis of Kiwis’ physical activity

Sport and recreation
10 Feb, 2021
A series of global report cards on physical activity shows New Zealanders increased their level of physical activity by six percent between 2015 and 2019.
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Aotearoa Bike Challenge

09 Feb, 2021
The Aotearoa Bike Challenge is on now! Hear from Senior Lecturer Dr David Hall to see why he bikes and what advice he has.
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Greater media literacy is vital

Communication studies
09 Feb, 2021
In an age of digital disinformation, dropping level 1 media studies in NZ high schools is a big mistake, says Professor Wayne Hope.
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A 20th century adage with a COVID twist

Business
09 Feb, 2021
It’s rare that I find comfort in cliches, but one 20th century adage has 21st century sticking power, writes Kate Kearins.
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Independent Review

04 Feb, 2021
AUT Council and Vice-Chancellor accept the findings and recommendations of the Independent Review, with work starting immediately to address the issues.
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A Heartfelt solution

Creative technologies
04 Feb, 2021
Two students at AUT have designed a simple yet powerful answer to the distance and isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Using data to create social equity

Using data to create social equity

Social sciences and public policy
03 Feb, 2021
Researchers at the AUT Centre for Social Data Analytics help agencies use data to make better decisions about how to support the most vulnerable people.
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Evolving architecture for future needs

Architecture and built environment
03 Feb, 2021
With the increased pace of technological and ecological change, designing for the future is critical. AUT’s architecture programmes address this challenge.
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Climate Science 2020 – 10 New Insights

Science
02 Feb, 2021
Professor Sebastian Leuzinger outlines some of 2020's significant findings within the field of climate science.
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Brands back away from Australia Day

Business
29 Jan, 2021
For increasing numbers of Aussie brands, waving the flag around Australia Day is losing its appeal. Marketing expert Patrick Van Esch explains.
The legal rights of Kiwis coming home

The legal rights of Kiwis coming home

Law
29 Jan, 2021
The right to return to your home country is not absolute, writes AUT Law School's Professor Kris Gledhill.
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Beyond labs and lecture theatres

Science
29 Jan, 2021
Research opportunities and field trips to estuaries, zoos, marine parks and intertidal shores are key components of AUT’s marine science programmes.
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Preparing entrepreneurs for success

Business
29 Jan, 2021
The CO.STARTERS programme at AUT is helping aspiring entrepreneurs like business alumnus Geoff Holmes turn their ideas into a successful start-up.
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HRC funds Business School study on COVID

Business
28 Jan, 2021
Health Research Council is funding Business School-led research into the impact of COVID on community support workers.
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BioDesign Lab delivers new solutions

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
28 Jan, 2021
New facemask technology is one of many innovative technologies and therapies developed by researchers at the AUT BioDesign Lab.
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World-class accommodation at AUT

26 Jan, 2021
Applications for AUT’s new Mayoral Drive Student Accommodation are now open.
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Relationships matter in health choices

Business
26 Jan, 2021
New research finds personal and professional interactions can determine how, how much, and how satisfyingly people use child healthcare services.
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Trump's Twitter legacy

Communication studies
20 Jan, 2021
Trump’s time is up, but his Twitter legacy lives on in the global spread of QAnon conspiracy theories, writes Professor Verica Rupar.
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2021 NZ Sustainability survey launches

Business
18 Jan, 2021
Eligible participants are invited to complete the second annual survey on NZ's sustainability profession.
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Internships for our MFAT NZ Scholars

18 Jan, 2021
Summer got busy for four AUT students as they embarked on a 10-week summer internship programme.
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Engineering Awards 2020

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
17 Dec, 2020
The 2020 Engineering Awards, hosted online for the first time, recognised the success and talent of AUT's great engineering graduates.
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Assassin's Creed: Why is it successful?

Language and culture
17 Dec, 2020
Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed series is one of the world’s best-selling video game series.
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Art and Design Awards

Art and design
17 Dec, 2020
The 2020 Art and Design Awards recognise students' scholarly excellence as well as their outstanding contribution to the school and wider community.
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Communication Studies 2020 Awards

Communication studies
17 Dec, 2020
Students were recognised for their outstanding accomplishments at this year's Communication Studies Awards.
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Future Environments Awards

17 Dec, 2020
The success and achievement of our amazing students was recognised by the School of Future Environments at their annual awards ceremony.
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Computer and Mathematical Sciences Awards

17 Dec, 2020
AUT’s Department of Computer and Mathematical Sciences recognised students' talent, achievement and success in their annual awards ceremony.
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Vavanga hospo returned

Science
15 Dec, 2020
Marine ecology staff have raised $4000 toward a new primary school in the Solomon Islands.
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Brand activism moves up the supply chain

Business
14 Dec, 2020
Brand activism and supply chains raise questions about corporate accountability and commercial censorship, write Sommer Kapitan and Jessica Vredenburg.
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PHANZ Pasifika Award

Health sciences
11 Dec, 2020
Associate Professor El-Shadan Tautolo has been recognised for his outstanding achievement and leadership in Pacific public health.
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Director of Pacific Media Centre retires

Communication studies
11 Dec, 2020
Professor David Robie, founding Director of the AUT Pacific Media Centre, has announced his retirement from the role.
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Te Ruānuku: The Alchemist in te reo

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
10 Dec, 2020
The Alchemist is now available to read in te reo Māori as Te Ruānuku, thanks to AUT te reo Lecturer Hēmi Kelly.
PM Jacinda Ardern and commemoration of mosque attack victims

Mosque attack report a start, not an end

Law
14 Dec, 2020
The royal commission report on the Christchurch atrocity is a beginning, not an end, writes Law Professor Kris Gledhill.
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Industry praise success in difficult times

10 Dec, 2020
Fulfilling academic study this year has been tough, yet 80 AUT students also successfully completed Edge and Beyond Awards despite the challenges.
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The worlds first Islamic mindfulness app

Communication studies
08 Dec, 2020
AUT alumnus Mohd Akhtaar has created Mindful Muslim, the world’s first Islamic mindfulness app.
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Interns on the front line

04 Dec, 2020
Trade Commissioner and Consul-General Matt Ritchie was pleased to have alumni Alex Mackenzie and Ayaka Archer in his Vancouver team when the pandemic hit.
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Prof. awarded IFOMPT Life Membership

Health sciences
04 Dec, 2020
Professor Duncan Reid has been awarded Life Membership by IFOMPT, in recognition of his outstanding contribution.
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Independent NZ media ownership booms

Communication studies
03 Dec, 2020
The 2020 JMAD Media Ownership report highlights key trends, including the impact of COVID-19 on readership, ad revenue and journalism jobs.
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BCIS final projects showcase diversity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
03 Dec, 2020
Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences graduating students’ industry projects have developed solutions for a range of organisations.
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AUT strengthens ties with India

02 Dec, 2020
AUT has signed an MOU with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, the first agreement between IIT Madras and any university in New Zealand.
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Climate emergency: Inspire hope not fear

Social sciences and public policy
01 Dec, 2020
A declaration of a climate emergency is not the same as action.
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New Professors and Associate Professors

30 Nov, 2020
Nine academics have been appointed to the position of Professor, effective from 1 January 2021. 19 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
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Stamping out the racism epidemic

Art and design
26 Nov, 2020
Graduating Industrial Design student Phoebe Lee has imagined a future Aotearoa where the epidemic of racism has been stamped out.
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Saving our seasonal growers and workers

Business
26 Nov, 2020
It’s time to find a new approach to managed isolation – one that allows migrant workers to help save our seasonal crops industry, writes Swati Nagar.
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AUT Chancellor John Maasland Retires

25 Nov, 2020
The Chancellor of AUT, John Maasland, will retire at the end of 2020.
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Breaking into the workforce

Sport and recreation
24 Nov, 2020
After having her internship delayed due to COVID-19, fourth year student Caitlin Farnham is excited to finally be working with the Sky Sport Breakers.
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AD20 virtual showcase

Art and design
24 Nov, 2020
Graduating Art and Design students’ work has been showcased in a virtual exhibition for the first time.
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Prof Orams recognised at Blake Awards

Health sciences
24 Nov, 2020
Prof Mark Orams and Governor General of New Zealand Dame Patsy Reddy
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Masking a good thing

Business
23 Nov, 2020
Whether we’re in the throes of, or at the tail-end of this (or any other) pandemic, the lessons from lockdowns are applicable, writes Kate Kearins.
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AUT Pacific researchers win HRC funding

Health sciences
23 Nov, 2020
Five Pacific researchers have received 2021 Pacific Health Career Development Awards’ from the Health Research Council (HRC).
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A quiet activist

Health sciences
17 Nov, 2020
Ayan Said has walked alongside migrant and refugee communities for a decade, unpacking a deeply cultural and sensitive issue, and holding space for change.
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Best Awards Winners 2020

17 Nov, 2020
AUT has had another successful year at the Best Awards – the Design Institute of New Zealand’s annual awards recognising excellence in design.
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Get ready for new data privacy rules

16 Nov, 2020
It’s time for New Zealand to prepare for new legislation that will affect the way businesses and consumers use online data.
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Tim Roth stars in new film by Welby Ings

16 Nov, 2020
Production has begun on a new feature film PUNCH, written and directed by Professor Welby Ings, of AUT’s School of Art and Design.
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Scorchers: A climate-fiction anthology

Language and culture
13 Nov, 2020
A new antipodean anthology of climate change short fiction might just contribute to humanity imagining its way out of this existential crisis.
Dr Cassandra Fleming

AUT success with Marsden funding

12 Nov, 2020
Two AUT academics have won 2020 Marsden funding for research projects.
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City Campus staff working from home

12 Nov, 2020
As a precaution the Ministry of Health has advised Auckland CBD workers should work from home on Friday 13 November.
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Honorary fellowship for culinary hero

Hospitality, tourism and events
10 Nov, 2020
Ted Bryant, a long-time hospitality industry stalwart, has been awarded the title of Reeves Honorary Fellow of AUT.
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A roadmap to action for climate finance

Social sciences and public policy
10 Nov, 2020
AUT academics have helped put together a comprehensive new report on how we can reform our financial system to help fight the climate crisis.
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Tautoko lends students a helping hand

06 Nov, 2020
AUTSA’s Foodie Godmother service has rebranded as Tautoko - a Māori concept to support, uplift and encourage.
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Business School wins health funding

06 Nov, 2020
The Health Research Council (HRC) has awarded funding to two research proposals led by academics in the Business School.
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Green Impact 2020

05 Nov, 2020
This year AUT teams completed an impressive 153 sustainability related actions aimed at making our university more environmentally friendly.
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What could this become

Art and design
05 Nov, 2020
Staff member Monique Jansen from the School of Art & Design and renowned artist Xin Cheng have given new life to AUT’s waste.
Jade and Rachel

Graduate roles and internships growing

05 Nov, 2020
On-campus recruitment service AUT talenthub had a record placement of interns and graduate candidates last month, despite the impact of COVID-19.
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David Towns awarded professor emeritus

Science
04 Nov, 2020
One of NZ’s most influential conservation scientists, Professor David Towns, has been awarded the title of professor emeritus.
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A new PhD scholarship

Language and culture
03 Nov, 2020
A new scholarship worth $10,000 will support a student starting or undertaking their PhD at AUT in a topic focused on Southeast Asia.
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Evocative new work at the Art Gallery

Art and design
03 Nov, 2020
AQI2020 is a new commission by New Zealand performance and installation artist and AUT alumna, Alicia Frankovich.
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A special book on modern Maori cuisine

Hospitality, tourism and events
02 Nov, 2020
When Associate Professor Tracy Berno was asked by Chef Monique Fiso to help write Hiakai she was “absolutely blown away” and jumped at the opportunity.
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Business School excellence at AI event

Business
02 Nov, 2020
Lena Waizenegger (Business Information Systems) welcomed the chance to share her research in person at the recent Artificial Intelligence show in Auckland.
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Is running good for your knees?

01 Nov, 2020
A new study from the University of Maryland has found that running could actually be good for your knees.
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5 questions: Prof. Sebastian Leuzinger

Science
30 Oct, 2020
We asked Professor Sebastian Leuzinger five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
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2021 Tuition fees to increase

29 Oct, 2020
The AUT Council has approved the proposal to increase tuition fees for domestic students by 1.1% in 2021.
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Language fluency and mental disorders

Health sciences
28 Oct, 2020
A study of Pacific mothers in New Zealand reveals that being fluent in both English and Pacific languages may decrease the likelihood of postpartum mental
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Indigenous names valuable to science

Science
27 Oct, 2020
Professor Len Gillman says indigenous names for plants and animals should be restored within the scientific naming system.
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Business scholarships for rugby stars

Business
27 Oct, 2020
A new partnership between AUT and Counties Manukau Rugby will support outstanding young rugby players in their academic careers.
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Students focus on sustainable food

Sport and recreation
27 Oct, 2020
Around 50 students within the School of Sport and Recreation spent Semester 1 thinking, writing and studying food and nutrition.
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A study exchange without the travel

Hospitality, tourism and events
27 Oct, 2020
American breakfast foods and ANZAC biscuits - find out how our School of Hospitality created a ‘virtual exchange’ with a university in New Jersey.
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5 questions: Professor Niven Winchester

Business
23 Oct, 2020
We asked Professor Niven Winchester five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
Rosa Kalauni smiling in front of a classroom whiteboard.

Hope for the Niuean language in Aotearoa

23 Oct, 2020
Learning the Niuean language and the culture embedded within it can bring identity and self-esteem, AUT alumna Rosa Kalauni says.
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