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Vitamin D important to protect against bowel diseases

Friday, 28 August 2015, 3:27 pm | Auckland University

Wider use of vitamin D fortified foods and dietary supplements to benefit bowel health, are suggested by new research from the University of Auckland. More >>

Academic to share her work in promoting equality for all

Tuesday, 25 August 2015, 2:22 pm | Auckland University

Professor Cindy Kiro has spent decades improving the academic and social outcomes of young people. Now she will share these experiences in her inaugural lecture at the University of Auckland next month. Professor Kiro (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Hine) was ... More >>

Unconventional take on watercolour awarded hefty prize

Friday, 31 July 2015, 9:36 am | Auckland University

An installation with an unconventional take on watercolour has won an Elam School of Fine Arts student a hefty $10,000 prize. Kathryn Tulloch, from Mt Eden, was awarded the Henrietta and Lola Anne Tunbridge Scholarship last night, at a packed ceremony ... More >>

Facing The Law

Monday, 27 July 2015, 1:53 pm | Auckland University

Teina Pora, Louise Nicholas and four prisoners will feature in a dramatic photographic exhibition to open at the University of Auckland’s Gus Fisher Gallery on Friday 7 August. Organised to mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, ... More >>

Mediterranean diet benefits men with prostate cancer

Tuesday, 21 July 2015, 4:32 pm | Auckland University

Auckland researchers have found that a Mediterranean-style diet may benefit New Zealand men with prostate cancer. The small-scale pilot study, led by University of Auckland cancer research fellow, Dr Karen Bishop ( from the University’s Auckland Cancer ... More >>

Feminist author speaking at University of Auckland

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 1:40 pm | Auckland University

One of the world’s foremost feminist writers will speak at the University of Auckland later this month. Professor Cynthia Enloe is a Research Professor of International Development, Community, and Environment at Clark University in Massachusetts and ... More >>

Award lets writers take message of poverty in education

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 9:35 am | Auckland University

The University of Auckland’s Dr Vicki Carpenter and the contributors to Twelve Thousand Hours: Education and Poverty in Aotearoa New Zealand have received the NZEALS Visiting Scholar Award, 2015. NZEALS (New Zealand Educational Administration and ... More >>

Including dads in positive parenting programme

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 11:32 am | Auckland University

University of Auckland research has found that including dads in a positive parenting programme adapted to enhance father engagement and teamwork greatly improved the behaviour of children, their own parenting practices, and the family’s overall ... More >>

‘Nanogirl’ Michelle Dickinson wins Blake Leader Award

Saturday, 27 June 2015, 11:28 am | Auckland University

Science advocate Dr Michelle Dickinson has been awarded a Blake Leader Award for outstanding leadership at a ceremony in Auckland. More >>

Study reveals the sad secret world of child prostitution

Friday, 19 June 2015, 12:42 pm | Auckland University

A study into the hidden world of Auckland’s underage sex workers has revealed the unsafe and extreme lives these children are living. More >>

Educational inequality a major concern in OECD report

Monday, 15 June 2015, 10:42 am | Auckland University

The University of Auckland’s Starpath Project has welcomed an OECD report that acknowledges New Zealand’s education success, but highlights the need to address educational inequality. Media Release 15 June 2015 Educational inequality a major ... More >>

Researchers discover male bats have ‘timeshare’ arrangement

Monday, 8 June 2015, 9:37 am | Auckland University

For the male lesser short-tailed bat, attracting a female is a challenge, but pungent aftershave and an excellent singing voice will increase the chance of success - as long as the flatmates don’t come home early. Research into the New Zealand’s ... More >>

Auckland’s trees vulnerable to housing intensification

Thursday, 4 June 2015, 9:26 am | Auckland University

Auckland’s trees have little protection against urban intensification and of those that are left, only a few are listed for preservation, a new study has found. Auckland’s trees have little protection against urban intensification and of those that are ... More >>

Professor honoured for services to education and Maori

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 11:58 am | Auckland University

Professor Elizabeth McKinley has been made an officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to education and Maori. More >>

Funding announced for gala celebration

Wednesday, 3 June 2015, 10:24 am | Auckland University

Three public outreach science projects funded through the new ‘Unlocking Curious Minds’ fund will be hard to miss for anyone in Auckland over the summer. More >>

‘Count human health in your climate calculations’

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 2:55 pm | Auckland University

The government may be asking for public input on New Zealand’s planned action to address climate change in the lead-up to global negotiations this year in Paris, but health is left out of the equation, health groups say. Doctors, nurses, public ... More >>

Arresting street photography wins Simon Devitt Prize

Thursday, 28 May 2015, 9:54 am | Auckland University

When life hands you lemons, you make lemonade, which is exactly what Elena Lochore-Ward did, following an accident while on holiday. More >>

Academic shares story of emotional trip to Gallipoli

Monday, 25 May 2015, 11:18 am | Auckland University

Associate Professor Carol Mutch has returned from an emotional trip to Turkey where she accompanied her son to the 100th Anzac Day commemorations at Gallipoli.   Carol, head of Critical Studies in Education at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of ... More >>

Mothers Appreciation Spans Generations

Monday, 11 May 2015, 9:51 am | Auckland University

Laureen Leituala knows all too well the importance of her own mother Yvonne, having had four children of her own (including a set of twin boys) and another on the way. More >>

New understanding of sensory overload in autism

Wednesday, 6 May 2015, 2:18 pm | Auckland University

New research shows that people with autism have enhanced movement integration that can make them better or worse at seeing motion, depending on what they are asked to do. This challenges previous research showing that people with autism generally ... More >>