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Using ‘food Havens’ To Reduce High Obesity Rates In Low Socioeconomic Neighbourhoods

Wednesday, 12 May 2021, 9:46 am | Auckland University of Technology

A new concept in food environments, the food haven , developed by AUT researchers at the Child and Youth Health Research Centre, aims to reduce high obesity rates among Māori and Pacific peoples. · A strength-based approach, that incorporates ... More >>

Timely Unemployment Data Now Available

Friday, 7 May 2021, 6:55 am | Auckland University of Technology

New Zealand decision makers now have access to more frequent unemployment statistics thanks to a new tool. The Unemployment Rate – Nowcast model, called UR-NOW, predicts the unemployment rate each month, published here , to supplement the official quarterly ... More >>

The NZ Workforce: Burnt Out Or Just Smouldering?

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 12:23 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Hands up if you feel exhausted before your workday has even begun. If you can barely summon the strength to wave, chances are, you're burnt out – an occupational phenomenon officially recognised in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11). New ... More >>

The Dynamic Associations Between Gambling Behaviour, Health And Lifestyle

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 12:37 pm | Auckland University of Technology

People That Move Into Risky Or Problem Gambling Are More Likely To Move Away From Organised Groups, According To A New Gambling Study Funded By The Ministry Of Health.. This may manifest as withdrawal from sports, cultural or religious groups, leading ... More >>

Ethnic Inequities In Patient Outcomes From New Zealand Chronic Pain Services

Friday, 16 April 2021, 10:54 am | Auckland University of Technology

A new study shows that Māori, Asian and Pacific peoples consistently experienced poorer patient outcomes compared to Europeans, and recommends a review of cultural safety across public and private pain treatment clinics. The findings of the study, ... More >>

Local Policies Can Reduce Problem Gambling

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 6:35 am | Auckland University of Technology

When local authorities tighten gambling regulations, player losses at the pokie machines are reduced. Around 10 percent of the New Zealand population is impacted by problem gambling. Those impacts include poor health, psychological distress, financial ... More >>

NZ Support Workers Need More Support

Monday, 12 April 2021, 2:50 pm | AUT Business Faculty

Most support workers in New Zealand feel overworked, underpaid and undervalued. This, despite the country’s groundbreaking policy announcements since 2017 to help ensure support workers receive equal pay and have regular, guaranteed hours. A new ... More >>

New Initiative To Increase And Support Māori And Pasifika Midwifery Students

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 11:37 am | AUT University

Under a new government initiative, New Zealand's five midwifery education providers will work together to support the success of Māori and Pasifika students and increase the number of midwives in our Māori and Pacific communities. Te Ara ō Hine for ... More >>

Police Surveillance Of Young People Of Colour Needs To Stop

Tuesday, 9 March 2021, 5:14 pm | Auckland University of Technology

In reaction to the news today that Police are putting photographs and details of innocent young people into a national database, AUT Associate Professor Camille Nakhid says: “The hyper-criminalization of our Māori youth and youth of colour through ... More >>

Research Founded On Sacred Pacific Concept Of The Vā

Thursday, 18 February 2021, 2:47 pm | Auckland University of Technology

New Pacific research from AUT puts the sacred concept of the vā at the heart of its study. For pan-Pacific peoples, the vā is generally acknowledged as the relational spaces that bind and unify all people and things. Nationwide, more than 500,000 Kiwi ... More >>

Clinical Levels Of Psychiatric Distress Found Among Parents Of A Child With Autism

Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 12:37 pm | Auckland University of Technology

A New Study Examines The Mental Health Of Parents Of A Child With Autism Spectrum Disorder (Asd). The Majority Of Participants Had Reached Clinical Levels Of Psychiatric Distress, In Particular Anxiety. And 70 Percent Can Be Classified As ‘At Risk’ ... More >>

History Curriculum ‘a Major Step In Nation Building’

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 2:56 pm | Auckland University of Technology

In Reaction To The Government Release Today Of Its Proposed History Curriculum For New Zealand Schools, AUT History Professor Paul Moon Says: “This consultation document is a substantial opportunity and a major step in nation building. I encourage the ... More >>

New AUT Research Examines Ethnic Differences In Use And Experience Of Child Healthcare Services

Tuesday, 26 January 2021, 6:47 am | Auckland University of Technology

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND INSTITUTIONAL INTERACTIONS MATTER: IMPROVING USE AND EXPERIENCE OF CHILD HEALTHCARE SERVICES A report released today, “Ethnic Differences in the use and experience of child healthcare services in NZ”, reveals that interactions ... More >>

The World’s First Islamic Mindfulness App

Tuesday, 8 December 2020, 11:11 am | Auckland University of Technology

AUT alumnus Mohd Akhtaar has created Mindful Muslim, the world’s first Islamic mindfulness app. The business idea won the Supreme prize and more than $20,000 in cash and prizes in AUT’s entrepreneurship programme, X Challenge. Mindful Muslim ... More >>

Controversial Book On The “Creator” Of New Zealand Released

Monday, 30 November 2020, 4:33 pm | Auckland University of Technology

After fifteen years of research in archives all over the world, Auckland University of Technology historian Professor Paul Moon, has finally published the first full biography of James Busby – the British Resident to New Zealand in the 1830s – ... More >>

What Kind Of People Voted For The Different Political Parties?

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 3:40 pm | Auckland University of Technology

AUT Emeritus Professor of Sociology Charles Crothers has put together a document that looks at what types of people voted for different political parties. It compares the social characteristics of electorates from the census data, as well as providing ... More >>

Language Fluency Protects Pacific Mothers From Postpartum Mental Disorders

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 9:40 am | Auckland University of Technology

A Study Of Pacific Mothers In New Zealand Shows That Being Fluent In Both English And Pacific Languages May Decrease The Likelihood Of Mental Disorders Within A Two-year Postpartum Period. English-and-Pacific speaking mothers had the lowest rate of mental ... More >>

Hope For The Niuean Language In Aotearoa

Friday, 23 October 2020, 10:40 am | Auckland University of Technology

Learning the Niuean language along with the culture embedded within it can bring identity and self-esteem to schoolchildren of Niuean decent, helping them to achieve their potential. This is one of the findings of language advocate Rosa Kalauni in ... More >>

Political Parties Should Be Talking About Employment Relations

Friday, 9 October 2020, 1:16 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Given the potential impact of COVID-19 on the workforce, it is disconcerting that neither major political party this election have a clear and coherent plan for developing employment relations. This is one of the conclusions in a special edition of the ... More >>

Big Brother Is Watching And Kiwi Workers Don’t Like It

Friday, 2 October 2020, 10:18 am | Auckland University of Technology

Bosses beware: if you think your company will benefit from surveilling employees who work from home, think again. As work from home (WFH) becomes the norm for many employees, efforts to monitor their activities are also becoming normalised. Reports ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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