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Beaches Won’t Go Extinct But Tough Decisions Ahead

Wednesday, 28 October 2020, 9:47 am | University of Auckland

A claim half the world’s beaches could be extinct by the turn of the century is being disputed by an international team of coastal scientists including Associate Professor Giovanni Coco from the University of Auckland. In March this year a group ... More >>

Healthcare-Centric Rostering Service Wins Velocity $100k Challenge

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 5:23 pm | University of Auckland

A software platform designed to produce the perfect hospital staffing roster won the 2020 Velocity $100k Challenge at the University of Auckland Business School last night. Created by students and alumni from the University of Auckland, RosterLab, ... More >>

How Does Methadone Affect Unborn Babies? A New Zealand Study Investigates

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 11:07 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand babies born to mothers prescribed methadone during pregnancy lagged behind their peers in early functioning and development, from motor skills and reflexes to the ability to settle, a new study shows. For infants also exposed to other drugs, ... More >>

Some Home Truths For The Next Government

Friday, 16 October 2020, 12:26 pm | University of Auckland

  A country where houses are unaffordable, renters are struggling and there is widespread homelessness is not a situation any government should tolerate. This is according to a recent paper from the Public Policy Institute at the University ... More >>

Māori, Pacific Heart Health Targeted By New Uni Of Auckland-hosted Centre Of Research Excellence

Friday, 9 October 2020, 4:22 pm | University of Auckland

The $40.5 million Centre of Research Excellence for heart health equity aims to close a seven-year gap in life expectancy for Māori and Pacific people versus the rest of the population. The $40.5 million Centre of Research Excellence for heart ... More >>

Benefit Levels Too Low And System Needs Reform

Friday, 9 October 2020, 10:59 am | University of Auckland

A national survey lead by a University of Auckland academic shows that benefit levels are too low and should be increased. A collaboration between the University of Auckland, Child Poverty Action Group, Auckland Action Against Poverty and FIRST Union, the ... More >>

Bioengineers Capture The Beauty And Quirkiness Of Biology In Their Art

Thursday, 8 October 2020, 12:39 pm | University of Auckland

The imaginations and technical skills of researchers at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI) have been unleashed, and are now on show in the Art of Bio Eng exhibition as part of Artweek 2020. The exhibition will be on show on the ground floor of the ... More >>

The Politics Of Last Resort: Kiwis Trust The State In A Crisis

Friday, 2 October 2020, 4:17 pm | University of Auckland

As people around the world accuse their governments of using Covid-19 to impose oppressive rules, New Zealanders have largely collaborated with the state’s response so far, according to a recent study. Paddington Bear in a window. Photo: Revena Correll ... More >>

Comparing Pornography To Mainstream Content - Study

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 9:52 am | University of Auckland

YouTube and Netflix are giants of the video streaming sphere in both scale and popularity but what about their x-rated counterparts? These days video streaming makes up around 60 per cent of all internet traffic but it’s not just Game of Thrones we’re watching: ... More >>

Take Care, It’s Daylight Saving Time

Saturday, 26 September 2020, 2:41 pm | University of Auckland

Do you struggle to adjust to Daylight Saving Time (DST)? You are not alone. The biannual routine of changing your clock by one hour can induce yawns - both physical and metaphorical - and negatively impacts on accident rates according to research ... More >>

Whale-watching By Satellite – Follow Their Travels Online

Tuesday, 22 September 2020, 9:40 am | University of Auckland

Scientists have successfully attached satellite tracking tags to six New Zealand southern right whales, or tohorā, and are inviting the public to follow the whales’ travels online. Part of a major research project involving the University of Auckland ... More >>

“Fishing” App Designed To Empower Healthcare Workers In Uganda Wins Major Award

Monday, 21 September 2020, 12:38 pm | University of Auckland

  It is one thing for more affluent countries to donate medical equipment to developing countries, but how can we ensure the healthcare workers receiving the equipment know how to use it? This was the issue that Kiara Miller, a PhD candidate ... More >>

Study Validates Programme For Healthy Sleep For Pre-schoolers

Friday, 18 September 2020, 1:29 pm | University of Auckland

  It’s a simple problem that drives some parents crazy: How do I get my pre-schooler to sleep? Now an innovative study by University of Auckland research fellow Samantha Marsh is pointing to some easy tips that seem to work. Parents of ... More >>

Let There Be Light: Rainbow Machine Wins Gold

Tuesday, 15 September 2020, 4:51 pm | University of Auckland

A team made up of staff and alumni from the University of Auckland, who met as students at the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries (CAI) has been awarded the Good Design Australia Gold Award for their installation Rainbow Machine. Rainbow Machine - courtesy ... More >>

Study Casts Doubt On Building Industry’s ‘Green Certified’ Ratings

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 10:11 pm | University of Auckland

Researchers from the University of Auckland are questioning the accuracy of some ‘green certified’ rating tools used by the building industry to measure the warmth and efficiency of New Zealand houses, after independent research failed to verify ... More >>

Centre For Research On Modern Slavery Established

Thursday, 10 September 2020, 4:03 pm | University of Auckland

A new research centre has been established by the Department of Management and International Business at the University of Auckland Business School, to tackle the issues of modern slavery. Founded by international business scholars, Dr Brent Burmester, Professor ... More >>

Study Casts Doubt On Building Industry’s ‘green Certified’ Ratings

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 10:24 am | University of Auckland

Researchers from the University of Auckland are questioning the accuracy of some ‘green certified’ rating tools used by the building industry to measure the warmth and efficiency of New Zealand houses, after independent research failed to verify ... More >>

Grew Up Singing In South Auckland, Now Singing With The Met

Monday, 7 September 2020, 11:50 am | University of Auckland

  Two former students from the School of Music, University of Auckland, New Zealand Tongan tenor Manase Latu and New Zealand Samoan bass-baritone Samson Setu, have secured places on the prestigious New York Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann ... More >>

University Of Auckland Regains Place In The World’s Top 150 Universities

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 8:35 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland has climbed 32 places in the Time Higher Education (THE) world rankings to resume its position in the top 150 universities in the world for the first time since 2011. Earlier this year Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading university ... More >>

Mental Health: A Silent Pandemic Among NZ’s Youth

Thursday, 3 September 2020, 8:30 am | University of Auckland

Mental health conditions amongst Aotearoa New Zealand youth have doubled in the past decade with mental health experts describing it as “a silent pandemic of psychological distress.” Psychologists and academics are calling for urgent action to better ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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