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NZ needs to clear the barriers to social enterprise

Friday, 22 July 2016, 1:41 pm | University of Auckland

Innovation in the fast-growing sector of social enterprise is being hampered by a lack of knowledge, outdated laws and under-developed capital markets. More >>

Charity supports medical research in Auckland

Thursday, 21 July 2016, 11:42 am | University of Auckland

Medical research into aspects of autism, brain injury, the ageing eye, endometriosis, vaccination, brain cancer, and preterm birth are some of the University of Auckland projects that will benefit from the latest round of funding from the Auckland Medical ... More >>

Rio-bound footballer flies flag for resilience

Wednesday, 20 July 2016, 10:45 am | University of Auckland

Third-time Olympian and Football Fern vice-captain Katie Duncan will be “waving lots of flags” as she heads to Rio with the national women’s team this week. More >>

Taniwha human-powered sub world champion

Tuesday, 19 July 2016, 12:43 pm | University of Auckland

The New Zealand human-propelled submarine Taniwha, has won a world title for human propelled submarines after a week of timed races in Gosport in England. More >>

Student poverty study reveals disparities

Monday, 18 July 2016, 12:35 pm | University of Auckland

Almost one in five secondary school students and nearly half of all Pacific young people in New Zealand, live in poverty, according to a new study from the University of Auckland. More >>

Carbon tax could lower emissions and GST

Monday, 18 July 2016, 11:21 am | University of Auckland

A new, powerful way of modelling the impact of carbon pricing has been developed by University of Auckland doctoral researcher Sina Mashinchi in collaboration with experts at Cambridge University. It shows how a carbon tax targeting emissions-intensive ... More >>

Innovative study could transform pacemakers

Monday, 18 July 2016, 10:51 am | University of Auckland

A new study in Auckland has the potential to change the way cardiac pacemakers are used in people with heart disease. More >>

Vital role of architecture and urban planning

Friday, 15 July 2016, 2:14 pm | University of Auckland

As Auckland grapples with an unprecedented housing crisis and aging infrastructure, urgent questions are being asked, both here and globally, about how to improve livability? More >>

Action needed on unhealthy marketing to kids

Friday, 15 July 2016, 9:39 am | University of Auckland

Governments and food companies globally are failing to act on protecting children from the marketing of unhealthy food, according to a new study. More >>

Life-changing scheme to support vulnerable youth

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 11:23 am | University of Auckland

In a first for New Zealand, at-risk teenagers excluded from mainstream education are set to benefit from an innovative youth mentoring scheme. More >>

Fructose – too much sugar for the heart?

Tuesday, 12 July 2016, 10:59 am | University of Auckland

The impact of a high level of sugar intake on heart health will come under scrutiny this year in a new research project probing the link between fructose and diabetes. More >>

Better heart disease care needed

Monday, 11 July 2016, 3:40 pm | University of Auckland

Better access to all aspects of healthcare is needed to improve the much higher rate of death from heart disease for Māori and Pacific people, according to a new study from the University of Auckland. More >>

Dome brings to life rich world of sound

Friday, 8 July 2016, 4:20 pm | University of Auckland

A large dome being constructed inside the Kenneth Myers Centre in Shortland Street, Auckland, will bring to life a unique three-dimensional world of sound. The ‘acousmatic’ SoundDome, 8 metres in diameter and 5 metres high, is fitted with 23 Genelec loudspeakers ... More >>

Moral jeopardy of addictive industry influences

Friday, 8 July 2016, 11:44 am | University of Auckland

‘Moral Jeopardy’, a new book by Professor Peter Adams, examines the risks of accepting profits linked to tobacco, alcohol and gambling industries. More >>

Salt reductions needed by community and industry

Thursday, 7 July 2016, 10:07 am | University of Auckland

Food manufacturers and consumers will need to reduce salt in their food by at least 30 percent, if New Zealand is to meet a global target for sodium reduction by 2025. More >>

Tenth anniversary of Brain Bee in Auckland

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 2:56 pm | University of Auckland

The first New Zealand round of a global neuroscience challenge for secondary students will take place at the University of Auckland’s Grafton Campus on Thursday, hosted by the Centre for Brain Research (CBR). More >>

The turbulent relationship between whales and humans

Tuesday, 5 July 2016, 2:41 pm | University of Auckland

The special place of whales in New Zealand’s history will be celebrated in this year’s University of Auckland Winter Lectures series, Whales and Us: the past, present and future. More >>

Study determines global burden of pancreatic diseases

Monday, 4 July 2016, 9:39 am | University of Auckland

Auckland study determines global burden of pancreatic diseases Media Release - University of Auckland - 30 June 2016 More >>

Students need better access to sexual health resources

Monday, 4 July 2016, 9:21 am | University of Auckland

A national youth health study indicates that youth are delaying sexual activity until they are older; however those who are sexually active are less prepared and less likely to access sexual health services. Data from over 27,000 New Zealand high school ... More >>

Feeding the world with an orchestra of crickets

Friday, 1 July 2016, 10:44 am | University of Auckland

When Alex Figg began an architecture degree he didn’t envisage it would turn him into an expert on insect farming. Fast forward a few years and the 23 year old postgraduate student from the University of Auckland, can now reel off all the merits of crickets. More >>

 

 

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