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Pacific atolls can adapt to rising seas and extreme storms

Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 8:50 am | University of Auckland

Low-lying Pacific islands in atoll archipelagos such as Tuvalu, Tokelau and Kiribati are likely to adapt to the effects of climate change rather than simply sink beneath the waves, a new study shows. More >>

Auckland student takes lawn bowls to millions

Monday, 15 July 2019, 11:00 am | University of Auckland

No one would have anticipated a lawn bowls tournament to be the next success story to emerge from the University of Auckland’s entrepreneurship hub. More >>

We need to talk about America

Friday, 12 July 2019, 4:05 pm | University of Auckland

America is constantly “fantasised, sensationalised, and caricatured,” says Brendon O’Connor, an author, media commentator and associate professor in American politics at the University of Sydney. More >>

Sharp increase in stillbirth risk if baby quiet in evening

Friday, 12 July 2019, 10:41 am | University of Auckland

Sharp rise in stillbirth risk if baby quiet in evening - study Pregnant women who notice their baby is less active than usual in the evenings should call their lead maternity carer straight away, and not leave it to the morning, a midwife researcher ... More >>

VR game simulates earthquake to help children stay safe

Friday, 12 July 2019, 10:05 am | University of Auckland

A virtual reality game that could save lives during an earthquake has won the education category of the University of Auckland’s 2019 Velocity Challenge, a University-based competition that develops innovative projects. More >>

Māori working with and for Māori in health research

Thursday, 11 July 2019, 8:58 am | University of Auckland

Researchers at the University of Auckland have successfully led a trial that could improve participation rates in health research among Māori and other communities who could most benefit from it. More >>

Curating change with a Kupe Leadership Scholarship

Monday, 8 July 2019, 4:28 pm | University of Auckland

Ane Tonga started curating while she was a student at Elam School of Fine Arts. In her role as a Tuakana mentor at the University of Auckland, she put together her first exhibition to showcase the art of Māori and Pacific students at the George ... More >>

Michael J Fox Foundation gives $221,000 to NZ

Saturday, 6 July 2019, 11:43 am | University of Auckland

Michael J Fox Foundation gives $221,000 to NZ hunt for new Parkinson’s drugs A $221,000 grant from The Michael J Fox Foundation will allow a team of researchers at the University of Auckland’s Centre for Brain Research to ramp up their hunt ... More >>

Social justice scholar awarded Fulbright

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 1:26 pm | University of Auckland

A desire to understand and redress society’s worst inequalities is what drives University of Auckland academic Fuimaono (Dylan) Asafo. More >>

New York alumni helping the homeless

Thursday, 4 July 2019, 1:05 pm | University of Auckland

A group of ex-pat kiwis spent an afternoon feeding New York’s homeless and working poor as part of an international volunteer drive led by the University of Auckland last month. More >>

Rediscovered images of Māori life are precious taonga

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 4:27 pm | University of Auckland

Recently retrieved documentary footage, images and documents of Māori life in the early 20th century are a treasure trove for future generations. More >>

New rules creating culture of suspicion in sports coaching

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 3:49 pm | University of Auckland

The recent spotlight on child abuse has had the unfortunate consequence of putting adults in children's sports environments under a cloud of suspicion. More >>

High blood pressure risk for women born early

Wednesday, 3 July 2019, 10:57 am | University of Auckland

Born prematurely? Here’s another reason to look after your health: you may have a higher risk of developing high blood pressure. More >>

Addiction - the elephant in the room

Friday, 28 June 2019, 3:09 pm | University of Auckland

Drink, pokies funding communities, and treatments involving psychedelic drugs are among addiction topics being discussed in the University of Auckland's 2019 Winter Lecture series. More >>

NZ experts in landmark childhood pneumonia study

Friday, 28 June 2019, 10:31 am | University of Auckland

A major new study has refocused the global fight against childhood pneumonia – and New Zealand researchers played a key role. More >>

No price stigma for ‘tactically’ remediated leaky homes

Thursday, 27 June 2019, 9:55 am | University of Auckland

Leaky family homes that have been fixed, made weathertight and reclad in non-monolithic cladding have the same market value as unaffected dwellings, according to research just published. More >>

Public urged to report sightings of rare whales

Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 9:13 am | University of Auckland

Scientists and the Department of Conservation are appealing to the public to report sightings of a rare but increasingly regular visitor to New Zealand’s shores, the southern right whale or tohorā (Eubalaena australis). More >>

Fertility woes: top 10 priorities for future research

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 12:00 pm | University of Auckland

People affected by fertility problems have called for better-targeted research for a condition that brings heartbreak to over 48 million couples worldwide. Their calls emerged from a large international consultation which identified the top ten priorities ... More >>

Ecologists discover fearsome predator of NZ’s tiniest bird

Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 8:57 am | University of Auckland

Two University of Auckland PhD students have discovered New Zealand’s smallest bird has a fearsome predator, the long-tailed cuckoo, something scientists hadn’t known until now. More >>

Crime pays for senior male executives

Monday, 24 June 2019, 3:26 pm | University of Auckland

Senior male executives who commit corporate economic crimes are less likely to be dismissed or legally punished than middle management and junior staff according to new research. More >>



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