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Life and death in New Zealand

Friday, 24 October 2014, 3:34 pm | University of Auckland

Non-Māori New Zealanders held the record for the highest life expectancy in the world from 1870 to 1940. No other country has ever held the record for that long. More >>

Fusion of Pacific and street dance a winner

Friday, 24 October 2014, 11:42 am | University of Auckland

An award-winning choreographer and dancer, whose work is a fusion of Pacific and street dance, is creating new work to perform at next year’s Auckland Fringe Festival, helped by a Summer Scholarship from the University of Auckland. More >>

Research shows demise of moa inevitable from humans' arrival

Friday, 24 October 2014, 10:03 am | University of Auckland

Moa were hunted to extinction less than 200 years after human arrival, according to a major new study that has produced a new and more refined date for their disappearance than ever before: a five-year window between 1440-1445 AD. More >>

University’s Learning and Change Networks delivering results

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 1:07 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has welcomed a report highlighting the benefits of Learning and Change Networks among schools. The New Zealand Initiative report - No School is an Island: Fostering Collaboration in a competitive system - looks at the benefits ... More >>

Students over-estimate fertility

Thursday, 23 October 2014, 12:02 pm | University of Auckland

University students in New Zealand significantly over-estimate both age-related fertility and the efficacy of fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), according to a recent study. More >>

Backyard bird-feeders spend millions

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 10:09 am | University of Auckland

The first-ever study of New Zealanders’ bird-feeding habits has found more than 5 million loaves of bread per year are fed to birds with an estimated $12.3 million spent annually on bird food, according to researchers at the University of Auckland. More >>

Auckland’s primary healthcare industry prepares for Ebola

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 1:57 pm | University of Auckland

Primary healthcare workers from around the greater Auckland region will attend a seminar on how to prepare for the threat of Ebola, at the University of Auckland next week. More >>

Thousands more business cards needed to build giant Sponge

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 12:18 pm | University of Auckland

New Zealand is taking part in a global event this weekend to build a Menger Sponge using 15 million business cards but local organisers say they are thousands of business cards short. More >>

NZ can be world leader in biology-based clean technology

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 9:14 am | University of Auckland

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Technology and robotics still transforming medicine

Monday, 20 October 2014, 2:46 pm | University of Auckland

Technology is taking over in surgical medicine and leads the next wave of discovery, says a visiting expert on surgical robotics and innovation. More >>

University of Auckland Living Wage Network

Monday, 20 October 2014, 11:49 am | University of Auckland

On Tuesday, 21th of October, at 1pm the University of Auckland Living Wage Network is holding rally calling on the University of Auckland to become the first New Zealand Living Wage University, by paying all staff, both directly-employed and contracted ... More >>

Volunteers needed for nutrition study

Monday, 20 October 2014, 10:45 am | University of Auckland

An exciting new study on nutrition labelling is underway at the National Institute for Health Innovation at the University of Auckland, and volunteers are needed to take part. Adult smartphone owners from across New Zealand are invited to take part ... More >>

Geothermal has big potential for NZ

Monday, 20 October 2014, 10:42 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand is a world leader in geothermal energy technology which has significant potential for the country’s energy supply, says Professor Rosalind Archer who will lead tonight’s third lecture in the University of Auckland’s Vice-Chancellor’s ... More >>

A world first for the University of Auckland

Thursday, 16 October 2014, 10:39 am | University of Auckland

A world first dual Masters agreement between the University of Auckland and Beijing Dance Academy was signed this week in Beijing, China. In front of 50 of the world’s leading dance educators, Professor Diane Brand, Dean of the National Institute of ... More >>

MOOC on Academic Integrity will help students avoid cheating

Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 1:28 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland academic Dr Jason Stephens decided to study why students cheat after he was surprised by the number who admitted doing it, despite believing that it’s wrong. More >>

Coronary atlas for better stent design

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 4:08 pm | University of Auckland

A project to create the world’s first statistical atlas of the anatomy of coronary arteries will result in improved design of coronary stents. More >>

University mourns the loss of Professor Jonathan Mane-Wheoki

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 11:54 am | University of Auckland

Kua hinga te tōtara i te wao nui a Tāne, A great tōtara in the forest of Tāne has fallen. More >>

Why we have difficulty recognising people who look different

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 10:02 am | University of Auckland

When Professor Will Hayward, now Head of the School of Psychology at the University of Auckland, moved to Hong Kong in the late 1990s he loved the city and all its excitement but found one thing very hard to get used to. More >>

Blackout 2030: What will be different?

Sunday, 12 October 2014, 11:25 am | University of Auckland

By 2030 consumers may have more control and ability to manage their power during a blackout but the downside is that householders are also going to have to be more knowledgeable about how electricity systems work. More >>

Extra vitamin D benefits infants

Friday, 10 October 2014, 2:10 pm | University of Auckland

Infants whose mothers take vitamin D supplements during pregnancy and infancy are less likely to get respiratory infections, according to research from the University of Auckland. More >>

 

 

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