One of New Zealand’s best-selling and most-respected historians, Professor Paul Moon, was last night acknowledged for his contributions as a researcher, academic and teacher. The AUT Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate excellence in the university’s community. Professor Moon was awarded the top accolade - the AUT University Medal - for sustained and exceptional academic achievement.
To be recommended for a Victoria Cross for bravery is an achievement reserved for few but to never have been awarded it, even after extraordinary documented bravery, is a mystery that AUT’s Professor Paul Moon has solved in his latest book about Lance Sergeant Haane Manahi.
Dr Paul Moon, Professor of History at Te Ara Poutama – AUT’s Faculty of Māori and Indigenous Development – says that a recent failed court action to ban Bible lessons from schools will not be the last attempt to remove religious instruction from the country’s state schools - and it puts karakia under threat as well.
Hei tērā wiki puta mai ai tētahi pukapuka hou e titiro ana ki te whakahemohemotanga o te reo Māori i te rautau 19, ka kitea iho e ōna kaipānui te whakamārama mō ngā tini āhuatanga i tata ngaro ai i te mata o te arero te reo taketake o Aotearoa.
AUT University and community newspaper Indian Newslink have launched a journalism scholarship in a bid to boost the standard and practice of the profession.