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Changing weather heightens risk of stroke

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 9:02 am | Auckland University of Technology

New data from the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study shows, for the first time, that low ambient temperature is an increasingly significant risk factor for stroke around the world. ------------ Global warming not only produces hotter summers and ... More >>

Inaugural Chair Of Future Environments Established In Partnership With Fletcher

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 8:44 am | Auckland University of Technology

AUT’s Faculty of Design and Creative Technologies’ School of Future Environments and Fletcher Construction have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish the inaugural Chair of Future Environments. The Chair will be Professor Charles Walker, ... More >>

Research: How Body Movement Changes In Pregnancy

Monday, 5 July 2021, 6:00 am | Auckland University of Technology

New project to build a greater understanding of the changes pregnant women undergo in body size, shape and balance.  Movement and exercise during pregnancy makes for a safer and healthier outcome for mothers and babies. However, due to changing ... More >>

Maths Vs Affordable Housing - Students At Manurewa High School Using Mathematical Modelling To Tackle Community Issues

Thursday, 1 July 2021, 6:53 am | Auckland University of Technology

SOLVING AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROBLEM WITH MATHEMATICAL MODELLING AUT academics have partnered with Manurewa High School to bring mathematical modelling to life, giving students a chance to use mathematical modelling to solve a long-standing community ... More >>

Youth Voices To Be Heard At New Zealand’s APEC Summit

Thursday, 17 June 2021, 6:33 pm | Auckland University of Technology

MOU signing New Zealand will host the international Voices of the Future youth conference as part of APEC this year. APEC Voices New Zealand and Auckland University of Technology (AUT), with support from APEC New Zealand (part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ... More >>

AUT Funding Helps Kiwis Talk About Money

Monday, 14 June 2021, 8:26 am | Auckland University of Technology

Newly funded research from AUT aims to tackle economic abuse by helping Kiwis talk comfortably and constructively about money with their loved ones. AUT Business School’s Dr Ayesha Scott (Department of Finance) and charitable organisation Good Shepherd ... More >>

How Urban Housing Redevelopment Affects Wellbeing

Monday, 14 June 2021, 6:13 am | Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology has begun research on how urban housing redevelopment affects people’s wellbeing. Te Hotonga Hapori (Connecting Communities) is a five-year research programme on large scale, multi-billion-dollar urban redevelopment projects ... More >>

Unemployment Rate Stabilises – UR NOW

Monday, 7 June 2021, 3:28 pm | Auckland University of Technology

The latest monthly estimate from the Unemployment Rate – Nowcast (UR-NOW) model has the unemployment rate steady on 4.7 per cent. The May figure has been released by the Centre for Social Data Analytics at the Auckland University of Technology. ... More >>

Flames In The NZ Workforce: Employees Are No Longer Just ‘Smouldering’

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 7:04 am | Auckland University of Technology

Last month, AUT research showed that New Zealand employees were reporting high rates of burnout, with 11% reporting being “burnt-out”, the most severe level of job burnout. Twenty per cent of the 1000 participants surveyed in May 2020 fell into ... More >>

New Book Tackles The Business Of Faith

Tuesday, 25 May 2021, 2:50 pm | Auckland University of Technology

In a world wracked with uncertainty faith has taken centre stage, even among those who might have previously spurned belief in a higher power. How, then, can businesses respond in a way that braids together the seemingly disparate strands of faith, management ... More >>

AUT Business School Wins Research Translation Awards

Monday, 17 May 2021, 10:52 am | Auckland University of Technology

AUT Business School was the big winner at the recent New Zealand Business Research Translation Competition. The event aims to show the relevance and impact of New Zealand business research to practitioners, professionals and industry leaders, as well as ... More >>

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 >>