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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 >>

AUT Business School Recognised For Innovative Teaching During Global Crises

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 8:41 am | Auckland University of Technology

Four scholars who teach an AUT Business School course have been acknowledged for their focus on ethical business practices, global sustainability, and the integration of indigenous wisdom into the realm of business. A core part of the Bachelor of Business ... More >>

Understanding Changes In Grey Matter

Thursday, 1 October 2020, 8:20 am | Auckland University of Technology

Grey Matters is an interactive website designed with and for people experiencing changes to their memory and thinking. Users can learn (about the ageing brain), explore (helpful tips and tricks), and share (their own experiences). Researchers at Auckland ... More >>

The Ethnic Pay Gap In New Zealand’s Public Sector

Thursday, 17 September 2020, 9:10 am | Auckland University of Technology

A new study reveals significant ethnic pay disparities within the top tiers of New Zealand’s core public sector and district health boards. New data obtained under the Official Information Act (OIA) shows a pattern of ethnic pay disparities across ... More >>

Surprising Link Between Crisis Leadership And Employee Mental Health

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 9:41 am | Auckland University of Technology

Just in time for mental health awareness week – a memo to Kiwi bosses: If you want to support your employees’ mental health during a crisis, non-existent leadership is better than bad leadership. This year, Mental Health Awareness Week runs from ... More >>

New App To Learn Te Reo Māori

Monday, 14 September 2020, 1:36 pm | Auckland University of Technology

A free app that teaches how to use te reo Māori in real life situations is now available for download. More >>

Study - Risk Factors Linked To Poor Diet Are Root Cause Of COVID-19 Deaths

Sunday, 13 September 2020, 4:54 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Obesity, type 2 diabetes and risk factors linked to poor diet, is the root cause behind increased death rates from coronavirus according to UK study AUT nutritionist Dr Caryn Zinn joins other international scientists to call for public health messaging ... More >>

AUT Launches Strong New Brand Advertising Campaign

Friday, 4 September 2020, 6:53 pm | Auckland University of Technology

AUT graduates are telling the story in their own words of how their AUT experience inspired them and shaped their lives and futures. The initiative is central to AUT’s new brand advertising campaign being launched this weekend. Planned since early 2020, ... More >>

Only 1.5 Percent Of People Identify Stroke As A Major Cause Of Death

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 5:21 am | Auckland University of Technology


Stroke: Current Screening Has No Significant Effect On Incidence Or Mortality

Tuesday, 25 August 2020, 8:10 am | Auckland University of Technology

In a joint statement published in The Lancet , the two leading NGOs called for governments to move away from the widely adopted approach of screening individuals at high-risk of CVD, towards investment in primary prevention at population level. This would ... More >>

NZ’s Lockdown V.2 Deals Hefty Blow To Our Happiness Levels

Saturday, 15 August 2020, 8:52 am | Auckland University of Technology

After 102 days without community transmission, New Zealand is once again grappling with increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases. The return to level 3 lockdown for Auckland is estimated to cost the city $150 million dollars. But what price are New Zealanders ... More >>

How Can We Do Better In The Return To Covid-enforced Work From Home?

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 3:26 pm | AUT University

As New Zealand braces for a return to lockdown, and parts of Australia wrestle with a recent surge in case numbers, a new study shows how we can do better in the COVID-enforced work from home (EWFH) experience. The study, by researchers at Auckland University ... More >>

How Views Have Moved On Euthanasia And Cannabis

Thursday, 16 July 2020, 12:05 pm | Auckland University of Technology

Professor Emeritus of Sociology Charles Crothers has compiled the existing data on New Zealanders’ attitudes to euthanasia and cannabis going back decades. The upcoming general election is unusual for including referenda on both issues. There ... More >>

Assisted Dying And The Social Consequences

Friday, 26 June 2020, 6:45 am | Auckland University of Technology

In this year’s General Election, New Zealanders will vote in a referendum on the End of Life Choice Act (2019). “If assisted dying is supported in the upcoming election, it is imperative that it be introduced safely, to support those who want ... More >>

Turning The Lens On Māori-language Journalism

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 2:28 pm | Auckland University of Technology

What is Māori-language news journalism? It’s not exactly like its mainstream, English-language cousin. A researcher from the Auckland University of Technology has produced the first in-depth study to explain how the sector works and reveal ... More >>

New Technology Aims To Reduce Risk Of Covid-19 Spreading In Hospitals

Thursday, 25 June 2020, 11:36 am | Auckland University of Technology

AUT researchers have secured funding to produce a prototype of a new humidifier aiming to reduce the spread of viruses like COVID-19 in hospital settings. AUT Ventures, the commercialisation arm of the University, has secured $169,000 from MBIE’s COVID-19 ... More >>

Racism A Reality In Kiwi Workplaces

Thursday, 11 June 2020, 12:34 pm | Auckland University of Technology

The spotlight might be on the US and its living legacy of racism, but here in Aotearoa New Zealand, new research shows we are not immune to discrimination. New research from AUT examines the prevalence of racism in the New Zealand workplace and its impact ... More >>

A Declaration On The Stroke ‘pandemic’

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 8:57 am | Auckland University of Technology

“COVID-19 has spurred government interventions and individual behaviour change on a global scale that was previously inconceivable, yet we have effectively been living with a stroke pandemic for years,” says Professor of Epidemiology and Neurology, ... More >>