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Mobile Devices Distract Parents

Monday, 26 July 2021, 9:57 am | University of Auckland

Parents who turn off the audible notifications on their mobile phones have the best chance of expanding their child’s vocabulary. Research from the University of Auckland’s School of Psychology, found that receiving audible notifications on phones could ... More >>

Lockdown: When The Ocean Went Quiet

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 9:29 am | University of Auckland

As New Zealand’s first Covid-19 lockdown began on 26 March 2020, the country’s busiest coastal waterway, the Hauraki Gulf, became devoid of almost all non-essential vessels. And noise levels plunged. <img src="" ... More >>

Violence Against New Zealand’s Disabled People

Thursday, 22 July 2021, 6:08 am | University of Auckland

A major new study highlights the abuse of disabled people in New Zealand, showing rates of violence much higher than those experienced by the rest of the population. It also shows how home can be a place of abuse for disabled people. Forty percent ... More >>

Research Reveals Experiences Of Women Entrepreneurs

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 3:08 pm | University of Auckland

New research documenting the experiences women entrepreneurs have had when trying to raise capital has revealed the challenges they face navigating entrepreneurial ecosystems. Raising Capital in Aotearoa New Zealand: Insights From Women Entrepreneurs ... More >>

It's Moth Week!

Tuesday, 20 July 2021, 11:26 am | University of Auckland

For the first time New Zealand is joining international Moth Week, a week that celebrates all things moth. A series of events are being held around the country and scientists are issuing a call-out to anyone interested in trapping and recording moths around ... More >>

Aotearoa’s Surging Rates Of Dementia Can Be Limited, New Study Says

Friday, 9 July 2021, 8:40 am | University of Auckland

Aotearoa’s surging rates of dementia can be limited by targeting 12 potentially modifiable risk factors that vary across ethnic groups, a University of Auckland study suggests. The number of people in New Zealand with dementia is forecast to ... More >>

Who's Doing What With Your Data? Information Governance In A Digital World

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 1:14 pm | University of Auckland

  Data such as personal information has become one of the greatest drivers of economic activity in the modern world. Data is the oil of the fourth industrial revolution and in future, data will drive economic prosperity, sustainability, and ... More >>

New Zealand Study To Help Caesarean-section Babies Will Be Rolled Out In Australia

Monday, 5 July 2021, 6:29 am | University of Auckland

Australia’s government is backing a study by the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute that aims to help the one-in-10 babies born by planned caesarean section to avoid breathing problems. A$2.2 million ($2.4 million) of funding means research ... More >>

Data Governance Symposium Launches Vital New Programme

Friday, 2 July 2021, 12:09 pm | University of Auckland

Industry experts and stakeholders will gather at the University of Auckland on 9 July to discuss data protection issues, namely privacy, security and sovereignty, and to launch new programmes of study in Information Governance at the Business School. ... More >>

Using Both Genetic And Mathematical Modelling To Better Understand Lung Disease

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 8:34 am | University of Auckland

Researchers at the University of Auckland are pioneering a new approach to the understanding of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), combining world-leading research into genetic modelling of the disease with mathematical modelling of lung structure-function. ... More >>

‘Asian’ Label Hides Health Inequalities Among School Students Of Diverse Backgrounds

Monday, 28 June 2021, 6:17 am | University of Auckland

The simplistic label of ‘Asian’ is hiding just how different the experiences are of secondary school students from different Asian backgrounds, especially when it comes to mental distress, new research from the Youth19 survey shows. The results ... More >>

Shifting The Line On Gender And Sexual Violence

Sunday, 27 June 2021, 1:55 pm | University of Auckland

A major new report on sexual violence, online sexual harassment and other forms of gendered violence has been released by researchers based at the University of Auckland. The researchers created a peer group workshop model for working with boys ... More >>

Champion Of Women In Business Funds University Chair For Women In Entrepreneurship

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 10:19 am | University of Auckland

Some of the inequitable opportunities for women in business will be addressed with the appointment of the Theresa Gattung Chair of Women in Entrepreneurship <img src="" ... More >>

Applications Open For Atlantic Fellows For Social Equity 2022 Cohort

Monday, 21 June 2021, 11:29 am | University of Auckland

Applications have opened for the 2022 Atlantic Fellows for Social Equity (AFSE) program based at the University of Melbourne. One of seven Atlantic Fellows hubs around the world, the Melbourne hub focuses on Indigenous-led social equity. Hubs ... More >>

A Tale Of Two Wharenui, Transforming Our Approach To Heritage

Monday, 14 June 2021, 9:38 am | University of Auckland

How did New Zealand and the UK work together to secure the return of Hinemihi o Te Ao Tawhito, the wharenui who saved the lives of 153 people in the Tarawera eruption in 1886, who has now spent 127 years of her life in Clendon, in Earl Onslow’s Surrey ... More >>

UK Joining Free Trade Pact Tests Labour’s Resolve On Investor Rights

Monday, 7 June 2021, 5:57 pm | University of Auckland

“The Labour Government faces a renewed test of its convictions as the United Kingdom negotiated to join the controversial Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), alongside their negotiations for a bilateral free ... More >>

Celebrating Graduation Together While Apart

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 12:50 pm | University of Auckland

A global pandemic and no relatives in New Zealand, didn’t stop 26-year-old Divya Rathore from celebrating her graduation from the University of Auckland with her family in India. Last night, as she stepped onstage to receive her Master of Laws ... More >>

NZ Research Set To Save Millions With Diabetes From Unneeded Meds

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 11:18 am | University of Auckland

Millions of diabetes patients around the world may be able to avoid unneeded medication thanks to research led by a University of Auckland epidemiologist and published in top medical journal The Lancet. Research by Professor Rod Jackson’s team suggests ... More >>

Polynesian Migration Theories Challenged By New Research

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 6:44 am | University of Auckland

Early Polynesians are likely to have arrived in the southern Pacific from a range of routes through island South East Asia, mixing and mingling along the way, according to ground-breaking new research. The University of Auckland study analysed 193 Neolithic ... More >>

What An Arts Practice Has To Do With Policy Analysis

Wednesday, 2 June 2021, 3:25 pm | University of Auckland

Ashleigh Taupaki has graduated with her Masters in Fine Arts which is proving a natural and creative fit with her role as policy analyst at the Ministry of Environment. <img src="" ... More >>