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Unite against Racism

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.
John Maasland

AUT Chancellor retires

25 Nov, 2020
The Chancellor of AUT, John Maasland, will retire at the end of 2020.
AUT student Caitlin Farnham and Matt Walsh, CEO of the Sky Sport Breakers

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.
Prof Mark Orams and Governor General

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.
Dr Sione Vaka

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).
Ayan

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.
Otairongo

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.
Ted Bryant and Derek McCormack

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.
Green Impact

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.
Xin Cheng and Mon Jansen

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.
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Graduate roles and internships growing

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

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.
Professor Tarling

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.
AQI2020

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.
Tracy Berno holding the book Hiakai and smiling.

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.
Professor Sebastian Leuzinger

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.
Associate Professor El-Shadan Tautolo

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.
Jonah Lomu and Kieran Read in action

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.
Sustainable food

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.
ANZAC biscuits

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.
Professor Niven Winchester

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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Increasing doctor wellbeing

Social sciences and public policy
22 Oct, 2020
New research establishes an association between the daily mood of trainee doctors and their intention to quit.
Screenshot from AUT's Niue Language Week video showing a woman waking up with her hand on her head, in front of the Niuean flag.

Pacific language videos: Niue

Health sciences
21 Oct, 2020
This week is Niuean Language Week and to celebrate AUT has launched a Niuean instalment of its Pacific language video series.
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25 leap years – AUT alumnus Rex Howe turns one hundred

20 Oct, 2020
Three generations of Rex Howe's family have studied at AUT.
Professor Denise Wilson

Election 2020: Māori Health

Health sciences
14 Oct, 2020
AUT Professor of Māori Health, Denise Wilson, looks at how far policies targeting Māori will go towards improving Māori health equity and outcomes.
Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell

5 questions: Prof Lorna Piatti-Farnell

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
13 Oct, 2020
We asked Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell five questions about her research ahead of her Inaugural Professorial Address.
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Employment relations journal now free

Social sciences and public policy
13 Oct, 2020
The New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations will now make itself available free on Tuwhera, AUT’s open access journal hosting service.
Girls playing netball

Sport clubs face COVID financial pain

Sport and recreation
09 Oct, 2020
Sports clubs connected to NZ’s most traditional codes report being “hit hard” by the impact of COVID-19 according to the 2020 National Sport Club Survey.
Dr Bradley Case

Sheep and beef farms near carbon neutral

Science
09 Oct, 2020
AUT research has found New Zealand’s sheep and beef farms are already close to being carbon neutral.
MBIE investigators

Data Science for Mental Health

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Oct, 2020
AUT has secured more than $2.1m to develop new data science technology for mental health diagnosis in MBIE Catalyst Programme.
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Celebrating Pink Shirt Day - 16 October

09 Oct, 2020
Pink Shirt Day is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting positive social relationships.
Professor Jarrod Haar

Evidence crucial in uncertain times

Business
08 Oct, 2020
For Professor Jarrod Haar, COVID-19 has provided a chance to learn and share valuable findings about how the pandemic impacts Kiwi workplaces.
Professor Lorna Piatti-Farnell sitting at a desk and holding a book.

Professor gets horror studies editorship

07 Oct, 2020
The new Principal Editor of Lexington Books Horror Studies plans to expand the reach of horror into the broader landscape of popular culture.
Guy Littlefair

Design & Creative Tech Postgrad Awards

07 Oct, 2020
The 2020 Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies Postgraduate Awards recognise the top honours, master’s and doctoral students who graduated in 2020.
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Do we follow or lead on climate change?

Social sciences and public policy
06 Oct, 2020
When the Zero Carbon Act was passed, back in pre-Covid times, the Prime Minister insisted “New Zealand will not be a slow follower” on climate change.
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Pacific language videos Fiji

Health sciences
05 Oct, 2020
It’s Fiji Language Week in Aotearoa, and to celebrate, AUT has launched the Fiji episode in its Pacific language video series.
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Spenders & winners, social media & the election

Business
05 Oct, 2020
If social media engagement rates determined who’s in charge, NZ’s next government might surprise you, write Sommer Kapitan and Patrick van Esch.
Professor Nicola Kayes

Understanding changes in grey matter

Health sciences
01 Oct, 2020
An AUT health design project aims to alleviate the uncertainty that older people experience as they navigate changes to their memory and thinking.
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Does travel insurance have a future?

Law
01 Oct, 2020
The Law School’s Christopher Whitehead discusses the complex world of travel, insurance, and legalese in pandemic times.
Aspen Awards

AUT wins Ideas Worth Teaching prize

Business
01 Oct, 2020
Four scholars who teach an AUT Business School course have been acknowledged for their innovative teaching during global crises.
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Carb cut could improve Covid-19 outcomes

Health sciences
30 Sep, 2020
Simple diet changes can reduce Covid-19 potential impact says an AUT author in the British Medical Journal.
Dr Thomas Owen

Privilege loss

Communication studies
29 Sep, 2020
Thomas Owen, senior lecturer, writer, film maker and researcher in AUT’s School of Communication Studies is researching privilege loss.
Blue Economy research

$2.7m for offshore aquaculture

Science
29 Sep, 2020
AUT ecologist Dr Kay Vopel is leading a project to develop new protocols for offshore fish farming.
School sport on TV

School sport on TV takes a toll

Sport and recreation
29 Sep, 2020
A deal to televise and live stream more secondary school sports has attracted significant debate.
Professor Jun Lu

Five questions with Professor Jun Lu

Science
29 Sep, 2020
We asked Professor Jun Lu five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
A man and a woman from Tuvalu smoking.

Pacific language videos: Tuvalu

Health sciences
28 Sep, 2020
The Tuvalu instalment in AUT’s Pacific language video series – ‘Adapting to a changing world, shaping resilient futures’ is out now.
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A reverse vending machine

24 Sep, 2020
A Reverse Vending Machine that takes rather than gives is up and running at AUT.
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Eating healthy is hard on a Covid budget

24 Sep, 2020
More of us are now facing food insecurity - with children, Pacific peoples and Māori the most impacted, writes Emeritus Professor Elaine Rush.
Assoc Prof Khylee Quince

My annual anxiety as an monolingual dinosaur

24 Sep, 2020
September brings excitement and anxiety about te reo, writes Law expert Khylee Quince.
Associate Professor Andrew Gibbons standing in a classroom.

ECE positive for social outcomes

23 Sep, 2020
New research has found that children who attend ECE have fewer emotional difficulties and better peer relations, but are more prone to common illnesses.
Swimming with whales

Swimming with whales know the risks

Science
23 Sep, 2020
Swimming with whales: you must know the risks and when it’s best to keep your distance
Keith Tudor

Reimagine wellbeing together

Health sciences
22 Sep, 2020
AUT Professor of Psychotherapy, Keith Tudor, discusses wellbeing for Mental Health Awareness Week (September 21-27).
Power grid

Joint research of NZ’s future power grid

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
22 Sep, 2020
AUT researchers are part of a multi-university project on New Zealand’s future power grid.
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New tool to help the homeless

Social sciences and public policy
21 Sep, 2020
A world-first machine learning tool developed at AUT for a county in the United States, accurately prioritises requests for housing help.
Better recycling is less waste more jobs

Better recycling is less waste more jobs

Architecture
21 Sep, 2020
Investment in New Zealand’s recycling industry will not only reduce waste to landfills, but create jobs as part of our COVID-19 economic recovery.
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AUT 2020 Best Awards finalists

18 Sep, 2020
Thirty-six projects from AUT are finalists for the 2020 Best Awards.
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Wellington Phoenix partnership

Sport and recreation
17 Sep, 2020
AUT partners with the Wellington Phoenix on sport education
Jarrod Haar

Good leadership and te reo Maori

Business
17 Sep, 2020
A “servant” style of leadership can enhance the way employees understand and use te reo Māori, according to new research by Professor Jarrod Haar.
Heather Came

The public sector ethnic pay gap

Health sciences
17 Sep, 2020
A new study reveals significant ethnic pay disparities within the top tiers of New Zealand’s core public sector and district health boards.
Maori language week

Making te reo Māori cool

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
16 Sep, 2020
Making te reo Māori cool: what language revitalisation could learn from the Korean Wave
Maori language week

Kia parekareka te reo Maori

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
16 Sep, 2020
Kia pārekareka te reo Māori: ko ngā akoranga o te Ngaru Kōrea mō te whakarauoratanga o te reo
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The Sound of a Quality Education

15 Sep, 2020
PhD scholar in architectural engineering Megan Burfoot says better classroom acoustics will result in better education outcomes.
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2020 X Challenge Finalists

15 Sep, 2020
Read about the eight finalists of X Challenge, AUT's entrepreneurship competition.
Research funding story

Enhancing urban regeneration

15 Sep, 2020
A research team has secured $7.95m to quantify the societal impact of major urban regeneration projects currently taking place across the country.
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New app to learn te reo Maori

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
14 Sep, 2020
A free AUT app that teaches how to use te reo Māori in real life situations is now available for download.
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Time to overhaul paid parental leave

14 Sep, 2020
Paid parental leave needs an overhaul if governments want us to have 'one for the country', writes Patrick van Esch and colleagues.
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He taupanga hou e akona ai te reo Maori

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
14 Sep, 2020
E wātea ana tētahi taupānga utukore e whakaako ana me pēhea te whakamahi i te reo Māori i ētahi horopaki tūturu ki ō tātou ao, hei mea tiki ake mā te marea
Y25 Hui

Supporting our future leaders

10 Sep, 2020
Y25 supports young women who are raising their voices, challenging the status quo and fighting for a fairer Aotearoa.
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Te Wiki o te Reo Maori 2020

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
10 Sep, 2020
It's Māori Language Week, from September 14. Here's how to get involved at AUT.
Energy efficiency

Lowest energy intensity of NZ universities

10 Sep, 2020
AUT has rated as one of the lowest energy intensity universities in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
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Award-winning designer Haydn Jack changing the world

Art and design
10 Sep, 2020
AUT alumnus Haydn Jack says he fell in love with design because it has the power to change the world.
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Freemasons Scholarship recipients 2020

09 Sep, 2020
Meet Joshua Iosefo and Olaf Wrieden, the 2020 AUT recipients of the Freemasons Scholarship.
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Finance Department celebrate milestones

Business
09 Sep, 2020
Despite the challenges of 2020, the AUT Finance Department has achieved two significant milestones.
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Meet the AUT 3MT Competition winners

08 Sep, 2020
Read more about the winners of the 2020 Virtual AUT 3MT Competition.
NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

The Facebook PM

Business
07 Sep, 2020
Jacinda Ardern’s Facebook following is four times greater than those of the other seven main party leaders combined, writes Dr Sommer Kapitan.
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Pacific language videos: Tonga

Health sciences
07 Sep, 2020
The Tonga episode in AUT’s Pacific language video series – ‘Adapting to a changing world, shaping resilient futures’ has been released.
Sustainability in Spring

Sustainability in Spring

04 Sep, 2020
Spring is here and AUT has some events coming up later in September where you can enjoy being outside and learn or try something new.
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AUT launches new advertising campaign

04 Sep, 2020
AUT graduates are telling the story in their own words of how their AUT experience inspired them and shaped their lives and futures.
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AUT retains top 300 in THE university rankings

04 Sep, 2020
The latest Times Higher Education University Rankings have been released and AUT holds its place as #3 in NZ and in the top 1% in the world.
A pair of anemonefish hiding from divers in tentacles of their host anemone. Picture by Evan Brown, Auckland University of Technology, taken during an AUT marine biology fieldtrip for Pacific Island Ecosystems to the Solomon Islands

Scaring Nemo

Science
03 Sep, 2020
How do clownfish on coral reefs react to encounters with humans?
Rita

Study reveals low stroke awareness

Health sciences
03 Sep, 2020
A national survey shows that stroke is not recognised as a major cause of death. It also reveals low-level awareness of stroke among Pacific peoples.
Helen Dervan

Law scholar wins Trans-Tasman prize

Law
03 Sep, 2020
The Law School’s Helen Dervan has co-authored award-winning research about how to improve NZ’s approach to financial regulation.
Hostile media environments pose growing challenges to Melanesia’s democracies, finds AUT’s latest Pacific Journalism Review.

PJR spotlights media strain in Melanesia

Communication studies
02 Sep, 2020
Hostile media environments pose growing challenges to Melanesia’s democracies, finds AUT’s latest Pacific Journalism Review.
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