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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Te ao Māori lens key to media major

Te ao Māori lens key to media major

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
08 Feb, 2022
AUT’s Māori Media major offers many opportunities for students like Zayne Collier (Ngāti Porou me Te Rarawa) to create their own short films and apps.
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CS4HS open to more digital technology teachers

04 Feb, 2022
The CS4HS workshop will take place online on Thursday 10 February and will now be able to host even more teachers from throughout New Zealand.
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RespirAq secures $1.5m investment

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
26 Jan, 2022
A company formed to commercialise innovative respiratory technology, RespirAq, developed by AUT researchers has secured $1.5m of investment.
Wearing chef outfits and standing close to each other in a row: chefs Michael Lopesi, Rakesh Pillai, Sid Sahrawat, Laura-Jane Muller and Esther Olatunbosun

AUT graduates showcase NZ cuisine

Hospitality, tourism and events
20 Jan, 2022
The world's countries have gathered in Dubai to display what they have to offer. In the middle of the excitement are AUT culinary arts graduates.
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A1 project to resume

13 Dec, 2021
Recently the AUT Council approved the recommencement of A1 after a lengthy retendering process.
AUT to teach Climate Action

AUT to teach Climate Action

Social sciences and public policy
09 Dec, 2021
How to change society in order to combat climate change can now be studied at AUT.
Supreme Winner Delta Waterways Team - Judges Q&A

AUT X Challenge 2021 – The Final Pitch

09 Dec, 2021
Eight teams pitched to win at X Challenge – The Final, competing for a share of the $20,000 cash prize pool and over $10,000 of goods and services.
Returning International students

AUT's returning international students

08 Dec, 2021
Working with the government’s border exception allocations, AUT has so far supported the return of 116 international students.
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Post Fossil Fashion

Art and design
07 Dec, 2021
Final year Bachelor of Design Fashion Majors exhibit at Auckland Art Gallery alongside Quant: Fashion Revolutionary
Hope Ralph

AUT Sportsperson of the Year

Sport and recreation
02 Dec, 2021
36 AUT students from disciplines ranging from athletics to waka ama have been awarded an AUT Blue Award.
Surf Safe

Surf Safe wins local Lexus Design Award

Creative technologies
02 Dec, 2021
Creative Technologies student Lachie Douglas has won for his entry ‘Surf Safe’, a GPS life-saving wrist band.
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AD21 showcases student work

Art and design
30 Nov, 2021
Graduating Art & Design students' work is being showcased through AD21.
Heather Came

Public Health Champion 2021

Health sciences
26 Nov, 2021
Associate Professor Heather Came has been named this year’s Kāhui Hauora Tūmatanui Public Health Champion.
Monique Cooper

AUT’s first Rhodes Scholar

23 Nov, 2021
Product development engineer Monique Cooper is the first ever AUT graduate to be awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship.
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New scholarships discover diverse talent

Communication studies
22 Nov, 2021
AUT has partnered with Discovery NZ to launch a new scholarship, open to third-year Bachelor of Communication Studies students.
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AUT distributes $1.2M in hardship funding

22 Nov, 2021
AUT has distributed more than $1.2 million through its Student Hardship Fund this year, supporting 1526 students with 2482 financial assistance cases.
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Award extended for Business School

Business
18 Nov, 2021
The prestigious AACSB International (AACSB) has extended its accreditation of AUT Business School for five years.
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Paul Moon gets first higher doctorate

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
18 Nov, 2021
Professor of History Paul Moon is the first academic to be awarded a higher doctorate by Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
Dong-Xu Liu

Epigenetic research in breast cancer

15 Nov, 2021
The International Breast Cancer Consortium for Epigenetic Discovery will be announced at the opening of the AUT-hosted Breast Cancer Research Symposium.
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AUT appoints Dr Damon Salesa as new VC

15 Nov, 2021
Pacific scholar and senior university sector leader Dr Damon Salesa has been appointed to be the next Vice-Chancellor of AUT.
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Spotlight on sustainability

09 Nov, 2021
AUT’s inaugural Sustainability Report assesses our progress in creating a greener and more sustainable future.
Associate Professor Willem van Straten (left) and Lecturer Patricio Maturana Russel (right)

Gravitational waves Marsden success

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
04 Nov, 2021
Deciphering gravitational waves and decoding signals from the Universe.
Sustainable Intent

The sustainable in-tent: fashion design

Art and design
01 Nov, 2021
For final-year fashion student Molly Whitehead, sustainability and bringing old back has been central to her study at AUT.
Prototype knife and chopping board

Easier cooking for diverse needs

Art and design
01 Nov, 2021
Mt Richmond Special School students developed a design for a knife and chopping board for their SouthSci project, supported by Good Health Design at AUT.
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Students go global with APEC logo design

Art and design
27 Oct, 2021
Five AUT design students are thrilled their work has gone global, after they created the APEC Voices of the Future 2021 logo on behalf of New Zealand.
Recycled Reuse-cup, Jake Clayton

Teaching sustainability in design

Art and design
20 Oct, 2021
For Industrial Design students at AUT, light-proof milk bottles are a valuable resource to be reimagined in a circular economy challenge.
Offshore fish farms

Research: offshore fish farms

Science
19 Oct, 2021
AUT is leading a large 36-month international project to develop a technique to assess the environmental impact of offshore aquaculture.
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Meet law graduate Natalie

Law
18 Oct, 2021
Meet Natalie Devery, one of the four graduates featured in AUT’s Find Your Greatness Campaign.
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Pacific language videos: Niue

Health sciences
18 Oct, 2021
Episode eight of this year’s AUT Pacific Language Week video series has been released.
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Closing the gap in STEM diversity

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Oct, 2021
Electric Kiwi has joined forces with Auckland University of Technology to make a tangible step in closing the gap in STEM diversity.
Lauren FYG

Meet sport and rec grad Lauren

Sport and recreation
11 Oct, 2021
Meet Dr Lauren Keaney, one of the four graduates featured in AUT’s Find Your Greatness Campaign
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Click & Collect Sculpture Exhibition

Art and design
07 Oct, 2021
Second and third year sculpture students have put together Click & Collect, a live, socially distanced exhibition opening online on Friday 8 October.
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Pacific language videos: Fiji

Health sciences
05 Oct, 2021
It’s Fiji Language Week and episode seven of this year’s AUT Pacific Language Week video series has been released.
Fees increase

2022 tuition fees to increase by 1.7%

04 Oct, 2021
The AUT Council has approved an increase in tuition fees for domestic students by 1.7% in 2022.
Steve Henry

Should I get vaccinated?

Science
04 Oct, 2021
A view from a bioengineer working on COVID-19: Professor Steve Henry went from hesitant to believing mRNA vaccines are the way of the future.
Find Your Greatness

AUT launches Find Your Greatness phase 2

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
04 Oct, 2021
AUT is today launching phase two of our Find Your Greatness advertising campaign. Meet the four new graduates featured in the campaign.
A screenshot from the video showing a hand dialing emergency services on a smartphone.

Pacific language videos: Tuvalu

Health sciences
28 Sep, 2021
To acknowledge Tuvalu Language Week, episode six of this year’s AUT Pacific Language Week video series has been released.
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Khylee Quince NZ’s 1st Māori Dean of Law

Law
28 Sep, 2021
Following an international search, AUT has appointed the country’s first Dean of Law who is Māori, Associate Professor Khylee Quince.
Lorenzo

SfTI funds bio-inspired underwater robot

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
24 Sep, 2021
Dr Lorenzo Garcia has secured $200,000 of funding in the latest round of the Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge.
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Te Wiki o te Reo Māori 2021

Te Ara Poutama: Māori and indigenous development
14 Sep, 2021
Find out how AUT is celebrating Te Wiki o te Reo Māori (Māori Language Week).
Acquaculture

Year 11 students try AUT research

Science
13 Sep, 2021
Year 11 students flex their research muscles at AUT on real-life problem of climate change impacting aquaculture under Prof. Andrea Alfaro’s leadership.
X Challenge finalists 2021

Meet the 2021 X Challenge Finalists

10 Sep, 2021
Read about the eight finalists who will be battling to win $20,000 of cash and prizes in AUT's entrepreneurship competition.
Supporting students

Supporting our students during lockdown

08 Sep, 2021
Find out how we’re supporting students - from financial support and wellbeing programmes to those who have innocently contracted COVID-19.
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AUT climbs up the global rankings

02 Sep, 2021
AUT continues to climb up the global university rankings joining the University of Otago in second place in NZ and the top 250 universities in the world.
What's Wrong With You

What's Wrong With You?

Communication studies
01 Sep, 2021
What's Wrong With You? is a new podcast produced by two AUT alumni that provides an authentic insight on life as a disabled person.
BEL scholar

Notable award for AUT Business student

Business
01 Sep, 2021
An international honour society has recognised an AUT Business School postgraduate, highlighting the dedication of the society’s NZ alumni chapter.
ORCA success for AUT students

ORCA success for AUT students

Communication studies
30 Aug, 2021
Advertising Creativity Team Reece O’Gorman and Connor Cully have taken second place at the Outstanding Radio Creative Awards (ORCA).
Kelly Luo

Creating change in the community

Engineering, computer and mathematical sciences
13 Aug, 2021
Meet Kelly Luo, recipient of the 2021 Freemasons University Scholarship, who is passionate about creating change in her community.
Shanghai ranking

AUT’s Clinical Medicine first equal

Health sciences
06 Aug, 2021
AUT’s Clinical Medicine has been ranked joint first place amongst New Zealand universities.
HES Maori Celebration of Graduation

The mahi behind Māori graduates

Health sciences
05 Aug, 2021
In the midst of a global pandemic, unprecedented health sector reform and cultural change, Māori health students are still graduating.
L-R Taituwha King, MP for Auckland Central Chloe Swarbrick, VC Derek McCormack

Official opening of Te Āhuru

28 Jul, 2021
MP for Auckland Central, Chlöe Swarbrick, joined AUT representatives to officially open Te Āhuru Student Accommodation and Recreation Centre.
Professor Rhema Vaithianathan sitting arms crossed and looking at the camera.

CSDA screening tool in the spotlight

Social sciences and public policy
22 Jul, 2021
The work of AUT's Centre for Social Data Analytics in using computer algorithms for social good has been getting a lot of international news attention.
STEMtastic

Guides have a STEMtastic time at AUT

20 Jul, 2021
Recently nearly 80 Guides explored AUT during STEMtastic, an event presented by She Sharp and hosted by AUT, for GirlGuiding New Zealand.
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AUT staff behind canoe racing bid

Sport and recreation
19 Jul, 2021
AUT senior research fellows, Dr Dan Plews and Dr Adam Storey, are helping the New Zealand women's canoe racing team in their bid for Olympic gold.
Tony Astle Dinner

A recipe for a successful evening

Hospitality, tourism and events
13 Jul, 2021
16 second-year hospitality students and staff were given the opportunity to prepare and serve a meal for renowned restaurateur, Tony Astle.
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