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Ayesha Scott

Online toolkit reduces money conflict

Business
27 Jun, 2022
Bespoke to New Zealand, the toolkit has been developed based on the findings from joint research by AUT and Good Shepherd NZ.
Professor Jarrod Haar

Covid cautious or Covid cavalier?

Business
20 Jun, 2022
New AUT research shows half of Kiwi employees have at least a moderate level of “office anxiety” - concerns about returning to the workplace.
Kate Bushs music

Why Kate Bush's music spans generations

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
20 Jun, 2022
Many people are newly entranced by the music of Kate Bush after Running Up That Hill was the soundtrack to a poignant scene in Netflix's Stranger Things.
Hon Marama Davidson (left) and Dr Claire Gear (right) with members of the Atawhai research rōpū and study participants.

Atawhai: Responding to family violence

Health sciences
17 Jun, 2022
AUT-led research is making it easier for healthcare workers to respond to family violence, by connecting primary care services with community knowledge.
Sabrina Naseem, receiving the ENZ Auckland Branch’s GT Murray Award

Engineering alumna honoured by ENZ

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
16 Jun, 2022
Engineering NZ’s Auckland branch has awarded AUT Construction Engineering alumna its GT Murray Award for best student presentation.
Tim Roth

AUT talent showcased at NZIFF

15 Jun, 2022
This year’s New Zealand International Film Festival sees two feature films with AUT connections premiering.
Dame Judy McGregor standing arms crossed and smiling in front of a Pacific tapestry

Judy McGregor made a Dame Companion

Social sciences and public policy
10 Jun, 2022
Dame Judy McGregor has “lifted the voices and improved the lives of women, children and older people around the world”.
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Game changer

Language and culture
09 Jun, 2022
Nick Jones’ fascination with storytelling started in his childhood. Now he’s joined Swedish games creator Sharkmob in London. AUT’s Insight meets him.
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Almost human

Law
09 Jun, 2022
AUT law alumnus Sam Ennor is deeply fascinated by the legal ramifications of the rapidly approaching AI revolution. AUT’s Insight magazine meets him.
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The power of Lisa

Business
09 Jun, 2022
As a leader in Deloitte’s forensic team Lisa Tai has helped uncover criminal activities, tackle fraud and fight white-collar crime. AUTs Insight meets her.
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For the greater good

Health sciences
09 Jun, 2022
Dr Mangor Pedersen is harnessing the power of AI to revolutionise the treatment of epilepsy, traumatic brain injury and dementia. AUT’s Insight meets him.
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Sleep, glorious sleep

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Jun, 2022
A new machine designed by AUT alumna Dalya Al-Mohamadamin could put a good night’s sleep back on the menu for thousands of Kiwis. AUT’s Insight meets her.
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This one precious life

Communication studies
09 Jun, 2022
Now a journalist for Māori Television and founder of the charity Brave, Jess Tyson is a beacon of hope for Māori youth. AUT’s Insight magazine meets her.
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Engineering a better world

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Jun, 2022
Creating life-saving implants and helping launch satellites into space are all in a day’s work for Kurt Schmidt. AUT’s Insight magazine talks to him.
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The making of a university

09 Jun, 2022
Derek McCormack was one of New Zealand’s longest serving vice-chancellors. AUT’s Insight magazine asked him to reflect on his, and AUT’s, journey.
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The best job in the world

Communication studies
09 Jun, 2022
It was a lightbulb moment during his comms degree that determined the career of Jeremy Olds who now works in Paris. AUT’s Insight magazine meets him.
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A beacon for human performance

Sport and recreation
09 Jun, 2022
Helping people live longer healthier lives has been a lifelong quest for AUT alumnus and LA native Matt Kritz. AUT’s Insight magazine catches up with him.
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Champion for digital transformation

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Jun, 2022
Spearheading the digital transformation at Fresh Direct NZ has cemented Avinash de Silva’s place in the fast-growing IT sector. AUT’s Insight meets him.
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Beauty entrepreneur’s winning formula

Communication studies
09 Jun, 2022
AUT’s Insight magazine meets Jaimee Lupton: PR whiz, entrepreneur and co-founder of MONDAY, a cult line of luxurious-yet-affordable haircare.
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AUT BioDesign Lab: Testing boundaries

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 Jun, 2022
At the AUT BioDesign Lab, engineers, designers, physiologists, neuroscientists & clinicians join forces to solve real problems. AUT’s Insight meets them.
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In pursuit of equity and excellence

Law
09 Jun, 2022
Her plan was to practise law - not teach it. Now Associate Professor Khylee Quince is the first Māori law school dean in Aotearoa. AUT’s Insight meets her.
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Driving change for diversity in golf

Sport and recreation
09 Jun, 2022
Tagging along with her sports-mad parents was the ultimate training ground for world champion golfer and AUT alumna Phillis Meti. AUT’s Insight meets her.
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Pushing boundaries in a global market

Business
09 Jun, 2022
AUT’s Insight magazine meets Will Farrell-Green who is now Amazon’s lead of creator product for audio and based in San Francisco.
Glasses of beer on a table

Does a lower drinking age reduce crime?

Business
08 Jun, 2022
The study compared criminal outcomes of youths who had just turned 18 and could buy alcohol to those who were not quite 18 and unable to legally buy it.
Professor Lester Levy

Five questions: Professor Lester Levy

Health sciences
01 Jun, 2022
We asked Lester five questions ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
A screenshot of the video showing a cartoon depiction of a Samoan island.

Samoa Language Week 2022

31 May, 2022
Episode two of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week Video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability – is live.
The official logo Te Tohu o Matariki, featuring nine coloured styalised stars.

AUT celebrates Matariki 2022

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
31 May, 2022
This year Aotearoa will have a Matariki public holiday, and AUT has a plethora of events happening around campus over the next month.
Gender and diversity threads

Sharing gender and diversity research

Business
30 May, 2022
Did you know that AUT has an interdisciplinary network dedicated to sharing and showcasing research into gender and diversity?
A picture of the word

NZ histories curriculum at AUT

26 May, 2022
The Auckland University of Technology is meeting the needs of teachers with the implementation of the new school history curriculum from 2023.
Jordan Tane

Opportunity to shine a light on Matariki

Art and design
25 May, 2022
Communication design student Jordan Tane (Ngāpuhi) has designed nine posters – one for each Matariki star – which will be displayed around AUT campuses.
Students constructing a bridge

A bridge to future engineering careers

24 May, 2022
AUT in partnership with industry groups are building interest in future engineering careers with the launch of the Bridges to Schools project.
Olga and Adrian

A glimmer of certainty for the NZ dollar

Business
19 May, 2022
Uncertainty in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has wreaked havoc with the international commodity markets. What does the future hold?
Anchor

Anchors cause damage to seafloor

Science
18 May, 2022
High-resolution mapping has produced the first ever global estimates of coastal habitat damage caused by anchoring.
Air of compromise

Emissions reduction plan lacks strategy

Social sciences and public policy
18 May, 2022
The newly released Emissions Reduction Plan was supposed to get real about urgent climate action – and it partially achieves this, but only partially.
Katherine Ravenswood

Women workers still less valued than men

Business
17 May, 2022
The latest Budget priorities and failed negotiations with care workers show that little has changed for women workers since the 2017 pay equity settlement.
Treat public health like transport

Treat public health like transport

Social sciences and public policy
16 May, 2022
The pandemic might have revealed the importance of robust public health infrastructure, but we still have trouble grasping the vital need to invest in it.
Erica Hinckson

Creating healthy and sustainable cities

Health sciences
16 May, 2022
A ground-breaking study has benchmarked urban planning policies that promote health and sustainability in cities around the globe.
A school aged girl eating chips and a donut out of a lunchbox.

School ban on sugary drinks won't help

Health sciences
11 May, 2022
Professor Grant Schofield thinks a ban on sugary drinks in schools will do nothing measurable and, at worse, it borders on virtue signalling.
Edwina Pio BW

Weaving work and worship on the job

Business
10 May, 2022
How do organisations consider the role of religion in the workplace, and the relationship between faith, diversity, and operations and management?
Tech Week 2022

Techweek 2022 – 16 – 22 May

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 May, 2022
AUT is excited to once again be a strategic partner for Techweek, with several on-campus events taking place next week.
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Rotuman Language Week 2022

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
09 May, 2022
The first episode of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability – has been released for Rotuman Language Week.
Pacific Language Weeks banner.

2022 Pacific Language Weeks

06 May, 2022
AUT is proud to participate in the 2022 Pacific Language Weeks series. This year’s theme is ‘sustainability’.
Media AUpaho

Putting 'me' at the heart of the media

Communication studies
06 May, 2022
AUT in partnership with GirlGuiding New Zealand has launched a badge designed to build critical thinking and media literacy skills for Guides and Rangers.
IOD web

AUT partnership launches tech bootcamps

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
05 May, 2022
AUT has partnered with the Institute of Data to offer intensive tech bootcamps for kiwis to upskill and support business growth.
Brand activism

Risks, rewards for brands taking a stand

Business
05 May, 2022
Many consumers want brands to take a stand, but it’s not always clear what that stand should be. So, is there a “second mover advantage” in brand activism?
Eleanor Holroyd

The legacy of lockdown

Health sciences
04 May, 2022
A new study, which examines the impact of COVID-19 on community healthcare workers in Aotearoa, shows that the negative effects were long-lasting.
2022 AUT University Ranking

AUT rises in global impact rankings

28 Apr, 2022
AUT has again been ranked amongst the world’s leading universities in the 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, rising 16 places from last year.
Dr Bill Wang

How can NZ prepare its supply chains?

Business
27 Apr, 2022
Dr Bill Wang shares his expertise on a just-released issues paper looking at the opportunities and challenges NZ faces in its supply chain management.
AUT Business School

Global endorsement for new AUT masters

Business
26 Apr, 2022
CIPS, the professional body for the procurement and supply profession, has accredited the new AUT Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM).
UniPrep students at South Campus

Collective support on journey to success

26 Apr, 2022
AUT's UniPrep programme equips Auckland school leavers with necessary skills and tools for transition into university.
BBM

Mastering delivery of nutrition skills

Sport and recreation
13 Apr, 2022
Master of Sport, Exercise and Health student Olivia Malamatenios (Ngāpuhi) always aimed to work in health promotion and inspire healthier lifestyles.
Aunti 1

A Pacific Feminist Agenda

Art and design
12 Apr, 2022
AUT’s latest sponsored exhibition at Auckland Art Gallery’s Declaration: A Pacific Feminist Agenda opens on 26 March.
Prof Jarrod Haar

Kiwis don't realise they're burnt out

Business
11 Apr, 2022
The latest data from AUT’s Wellbeing@Work study show most people who are suffering from burnout either don’t realise it or can’t assess how serious it is.
Nova Paul

Nova Paul's work in Indigenous Triennial

Art and design
11 Apr, 2022
Senior Lecturer of Visual Arts, Nova Paul, is exhibiting in the inaugural Indigenous Triennial at the Winnipeg Art Gallery/Qaumajuq in Winnipeg, Canada.
Amy Malcolm

AUT announces new Head of Vice-Chancellor’s Office

11 Apr, 2022
Amy Malcolm joins team at the end of June 2022
Dr David Williamson standing in a commercial kitchens with chefs busy making food behind him.

Voices from hospitality's front line

08 Apr, 2022
New AUT research looks at workplace practices in the hospitality industry and gives recommendations to improve working conditions.
IPCC Report

How NZ can reduce emissions faster

Social sciences and public policy
08 Apr, 2022
This week’s IPCC follow-up report on climate mitigation confirms the transition to net zero is underway, however inadequately.
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Trust in news falls alarmingly

Communication studies
07 Apr, 2022
The AUT research centre for Journalism, Media and Democracy (JMAD) has published its third Trust in News in Aotearoa New Zealand report.
Sports Web

Rural communities grow top athletes

Sport and recreation
07 Apr, 2022
Research on elite New Zealand hockey players from small-town and rural areas has produced new evidence on what can help make a top athlete.
Dion Enari

Five questions with Lefaoali’i Dion Enari

Sport and recreation
07 Apr, 2022
We asked him five questions about his research and the importance of placing sustainability at the heart of research activity.
Podcast web

NZ Podcast summit to be hosted at AUT

Communication studies
05 Apr, 2022
On Saturday 14 May 2022, AUT will host the inaugural NZ Podcasting Summit at its City Campus.
Prof Damon Salesa

Leading AUT’s mahi to boost student success

04 Apr, 2022
New VC Professor Damon Salesa inspired by achievement to date and committed to growing focus on equity and excellence.
Kawakawa

Moe mai rā: Moana Jackson

Law
01 Apr, 2022
Moana Jackson – esteemed teacher, lawyer, leader – had a profound impact on countless lives, including AUT Law School Dean, Khylee Quince.
Lida Ayoubi

Immigration policy discriminates

Law
29 Mar, 2022
The NZ government must revisit the criteria in our immigration policy that requires disabled applicants to show “acceptable standards of health”.
Sustainability presentation at AUT

AUT wins global sustainability award

28 Mar, 2022
An AUT initiative that has overhauled practical sustainability has been recognised at the inaugural 2021 Green Impact International Special Awards.
Jeff Seadon

Proposal punishes waste minimisers

Creative technologies
24 Mar, 2022
Auckland Council waste proposal punishes those already minimising waste says School of Future Environments Senior Lecturer Jeff Seadon.
Law Professor Kris Gledhill

Revoking the Licence to Kill

Law
23 Mar, 2022
Kris Gledhill examines serious questions arising from RNZ's Licence to Kill, an investigation into NZ's comparatively high rate of police shootings.
Sandra Mandic

Distance - the key to active transport

Sport and recreation
23 Mar, 2022
Distance is the strongest determining factor for how teenagers feel about walking or cycling to school according to new research.
Steve Henry

Prof Steve Henry new Royal Society Fellow

21 Mar, 2022
Congratulations to Professor Steve Henry of Kode Technology Innovation (DCT) and Kode Biotech, on being made a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand.
Nhut Nguyen

LGBT policies impact investor behaviour

Business
17 Mar, 2022
New research shows companies that adopted LGBT-supportive policies for the first time can affect the attitudes and activities of investors.
Nz Trees App

NZ Tree intel in your pocket, even offline

16 Mar, 2022
AUT’s popular NZ Trees app has been updated with more than double the number of native plants now included as well as an offline feature.
AUT donates furniture to Tongan relief

Extending manaaki to our community

16 Mar, 2022
A 40-foot container full of desks and chairs donated by AUT has been shipped over to Tonga to get schools up and running.
Te Tiriti: Two perspectives

Te Tiriti: Two perspectives

Health sciences
15 Mar, 2022
Q+A with ‘Te Tiriti-based futures + Anti-racism 2022’ event organisers – Heather Came (Pākehā activist-scholar) and Eridani Baker (Māori student-activist).
Ella Henry

Did protesters breach tikanga?

14 Mar, 2022
Tikanga is a noun, glossed as custom, practice, and protocol. Yet the debate over tikanga at the Parliament protest is not clear cut, writes Ella Henry.
Ziba Eidizada holding a loaf of bread.

A bakery programme with heart

Hospitality, tourism and events
10 Mar, 2022
Nine former refugees have been learning the art of bread making thanks to a new social enterprise, The Bread Collective.
Khylee Quince_Op ed

New friendships forge social cohesion

Law
08 Mar, 2022
Making a new friend at any time in life is an interesting process, forcing me to reflect on my own beliefs, experiences and values, writes Khylee Quince.
Katherine Ravenswood_Web

Lessons from the pay equity settlement

Business
07 Mar, 2022
AUT research shows the impact of the soon-to-expire Pay Equity Settlement Act – for good and not so good.
Nancy Johnson-Hunt and Emily Miller-Sharma sitting on stage smailing at the camera.

A talk on fashion and sustainability

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
07 Mar, 2022
A panel discussion at Auckland Art Gallery on the future of the New Zealand fashion industry was chaired by AUT doctoral candidate Nancy Johnson-Hunt.
Thor Hammer

If she be worthy – online backlash to The Mighty Thor

Communication studies
07 Mar, 2022
The sexist and negative response from Redditors following Natalie Portman’s return to the Thor franchise raises issues within the film industry.
IWD Science

Breaking bias must take effort

Science
04 Mar, 2022
In New Zealand, attracting women into science is a major problem. The issue is retaining and enabling them to advance at the same rate as men.
Jim Marbrook

LOIMATA wins best documentary

Communication studies
04 Mar, 2022
Loimata – a film produced by AUT Communications Studies lecturer Jim Marbrook takes home ‘Best Documentary’ at the New Zealand Television Awards.
Pandemic and NZ supply chain

Pandemic exposes NZ’s supply chain vulnerability

Business
04 Mar, 2022
The pandemic is hiking the costs of goods and services we import either for our own use or as components in our manufacturing and exporting processes.
Cartoon image of happy graduates holding up degrees.

Thesis Survivor Stories

Social sciences and public policy
01 Mar, 2022
An updated book reveals the deeply personal struggles of PhD candidates – and their practical advice for those who follow in their footsteps.
A stock image of a man knitting while looking at a laptop.

The masculine discourse of men who knit

Language and culture
01 Mar, 2022
Men who knit use language on social media that justifies their participation in the craft.
Techweek 2022 – 16 – 22 May

Techweek 2022: 16 - 22 May

Creative technologies
28 Feb, 2022
AUT is excited to once again be a strategic partner for Techweek.
Olga_dodd

Ukraine invasion will hurt Kiwi pockets

Business
28 Feb, 2022
New Zealand might geographically far from the crisis in Ukraine, but we can expect to feel the fallout of what's become known as “Europe’s darkest hour”.
Left to Right. Associate Professor David White and Dr Imran Khan Niazi

Yoga breathing changes brain activity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
24 Feb, 2022
A technique popular in yoga classes has been shown to affect brain activity by researchers at AUT’s BioDesign Lab.
Assoc Prof Khylee Quince

Ordinary activities or petty crimes?

Law
24 Feb, 2022
Managing “difficult” people in public spaces poses a challenge to authorities balancing the interests of ordinary people against those deemed problematic.
Headshot of Dr Tago Mharapara

AUT scholar wins Fulbright

Business
23 Feb, 2022
Congratulations to the Business School's Tago Mharapara, who will head to Brown University in the USA as a 2022 Fulbright New Zealand scholar.
Jarrod Haar_marae

Happy workers are hybrid workers

Business
22 Feb, 2022
New data show that hybrid workers – those who combine working from home and the office – are the happiest and most innovative employees.
Best Awards 2021

AUT at Best Awards 2021

22 Feb, 2022
AUT’s Art and Design students have won a total of 40 awards at 2021’s Best Awards, including 14 Gold, 12 Silver and 14 Bronze.
Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack

VC receives university award for leadership

22 Feb, 2022
AUT Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack has received a special University Medal acknowledging his leadership of AUT over the last 18 years.
Lead author of the study Dr Margaret Sandham.

Predicting changes in clinical status

Health sciences
21 Feb, 2022
New research in palliative care shows that machine learning can predict changes in patients’ clinical status, enabling early medical interventions.
AUT equipment arrives to Tonga aboard a New Zealand Defence Force plane. Supplied: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Graduate and AUT help Tongan recovery

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
18 Feb, 2022
An AUT engineering graduate living in Tonga reached out to AUT staff to help reconnect vital communications following the devastating volcanic eruption.
Climate chagne_RM

Can big oil help save the planet?

Social sciences and public policy
17 Feb, 2022
Culpability for past actions aside, there might be a way we can use the fossil fuel industry to combat climate change.
Assoc Prof of Law Khylee Quince

To prosecute or not?

Law
11 Feb, 2022
Decisions to prosecute must be supported by transparency and oversight to ensure the process is consistent, equitable and reflects public input.
Professor Jarrod Haar

Wellbeing at work expert wins top award

Business
10 Feb, 2022
AUT has awarded its preeminent academic award, the AUT University Medal, to the Business School’s Professor Jarrod Haar (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Mahuta).
Preparing students to make an impact

Preparing students to make an impact

Business
08 Feb, 2022
There’s growing recognition of the value of entrepreneurial skills, and the AUT Business School’s entrepreneurship courses help students make an impact.
Engineering the future of air travel

Engineering the future of air travel

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
08 Feb, 2022
Technical skills are only one part of the job for software engineers, which is why AUT engineering students spend hundreds of hours working with industry.
‘Switching on’ drugs to target disease

‘Switching on’ drugs to target disease

Science
08 Feb, 2022
To improve drug treatment outcomes and reduce side effects, researchers are looking for ways to more accurately target drugs to work on diseased cells.
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