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Working Mothers Drink More In Lockdown

Saturday, 22 January 2022, 7:17 am | University of Auckland

As the PM tells us to prepare for omicron isolation, a researcher urges Kiwis, especially mums, not to stock up on alcohol. Stressed-out women under 50 who were working from home and living with children were the most likely to increase alcohol consumption ... More >>

Study Confirms PFAS In NZ Urban Water

Friday, 14 January 2022, 12:55 pm | University of Auckland

The presence of PFAS in New Zealand wastewaters, coastal waters, and surface waters has been confirmed by University of Auckland researchers who have completed the country’s first study monitoring “forever chemicals” in domestic urban water cycles. This ... More >>

A Fuzzy Molecular Threesome Is The Basis Of Gene Expression

Friday, 7 January 2022, 7:29 am | University of Auckland

Unstructured proteins are a relatively new scientific discovery and we are only just starting to understand their power in biology and disease. Specific nuclear proteins act as a glue to pack genetic material in an absurdly small space in the ... More >>

International Education Partnership Launches University Of Auckland International College

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 10:05 am | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland, in partnership with leading Australasian pathway provider UP Education, has launched the University of Auckland International College, unveiling a refurbished teaching facility at 345 Queen Street today. Classes can be delivered ... More >>

How Unhealthy Is Your Combo Meal? New Zealand Research Gives Clues

Monday, 6 December 2021, 7:24 am | University of Auckland

People don’t expect fast-food “combo” meals to be healthy eating, but new research shows just how bad they can be. Nutrition experts at the University of Auckland’s School of Population Health carried out this country’s first detailed research ... More >>

Dr Joel Rindelaub Debuts Vax The Nation Music Video With Randa And Siouxsie Wiles

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 6:41 am | University of Auckland

Auckland scientist Dr. J, labelled by Canvas Magazine as ‘the new face of COVID’, and Randa have released their debut music video Vax the Nation today on YouTube. Dr. J (Joel Rindelaub) and Randa (Mainard Larkin) have taken nerdcore rap to a new ... More >>

Nitrate Risks For Babies Need Further Investigation, Liggins Researchers Say

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 10:50 am | University of Auckland

A review of the international scientific literature by the University of Auckland’s Liggins Institute found no conclusive evidence that nitrate in drinking water causes adverse birth outcomes such as preterm birth or birth defects. However, ongoing monitoring ... More >>

Feminist Professor Awarded Marsden Medal

Tuesday, 16 November 2021, 7:18 am | University of Auckland

Feminist professor Virginia Braun who teaches gender, critical health psychology and qualitative research at the University of Auckland has been awarded this year’s Marsden Medal. The medal is awarded by the New Zealand Association of Scientists ... More >>

Ones To Watch: Meet Auckland’s 40 Under 40

Monday, 8 November 2021, 3:17 pm | University of Auckland

They are the trailblazers, innovators and bright young professionals who are changing the status quo. The University of Auckland’s 40 Under 40 list for 2021 provides a glimpse into New Zealand’s rising stars and leaders. The annual list recognises ... More >>

Earth Trusteeship Advocate Awarded 2021 Carlowitz Sustainability Prize

Monday, 8 November 2021, 3:14 pm | University of Auckland

Dr Klaus Bosselmann, Professor of Environmental Law and Founding Director of the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law at the University of Auckland, has been awarded the 2021 Carlowitz Sustainability Prize (international category). The award ... More >>

Influential Māori Named On 40 Under 40 List

Monday, 8 November 2021, 1:37 pm | University of Auckland

Māori businesswoman, television presenter and kapa haka leader Marcia Hopa has been named on the University of Auckland’s 40 Under 40 list for 2021. She joins an exclusive club of graduates who have achieved exceptional success within their ... More >>

Comfort Eating During Lockdown: New Research On What Happens In New Zealand

Monday, 8 November 2021, 6:34 am | University of Auckland

New research from the University of Auckland highlights how comfort eating may surge during pandemic lockdowns in New Zealand. About 76 percent of respondents to the “Covid Kai Survey” said they chose “comforting” recipes during lockdown, ... More >>

Lifelong Health Toll From Childhood Adversity Revealed In New Zealand Research

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 9:27 am | University of Auckland

New research from the University of Auckland shows the lifelong toll that adverse events in childhood can take on your health. Poor mental health is almost three times more prevalent among people in New Zealand who experienced four or more “adverse ... More >>

University Of Auckland Confirms Campus Vaccination Policy

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 4:10 pm | University of Auckland

The University of Auckland today confirmed its policy that from 4 January 2022 all students, staff and visitors will need to be fully vaccinated as a condition of being able to enter its campuses or take part in face-to-face University-managed activities. ... More >>

Global Award For NZ Research To Help Business Adopt 3D Printing

Friday, 22 October 2021, 4:09 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland research into how companies can use 3D printing properly, to add value and improve lives, has won a leading global award against competition from the US, UK and Europe. The researchers, from the Creative Design and Additive ... More >>

Hydro Storage Would Make Wind Power Ideal Low-carbon Solution

Friday, 22 October 2021, 10:27 am | University of Auckland

Researchers from the Energy Centre at the University of Auckland have been investigating ways to prevent power price spikes caused by the fluctuating capacity of renewable electricity sources. The government has set a target of achieving 100% renewable ... More >>

World-changing Ventures Win 2021 Velocity $100k Challenge

Thursday, 21 October 2021, 4:58 pm | University of Auckland

A new generation of start-up founders have been released into the world with the completion of the University of Auckland’s 2021 Velocity entrepreneurship development programme. Winners of its business planning competition, the Velocity $100k Challenge, ... More >>

DHBs Join Forces With University Of Auckland To Meet Health Construction Project Needs

Wednesday, 20 October 2021, 3:30 pm | University of Auckland

A shortage of qualified and experienced project managers could challenge the three Auckland region DHBs tasked with delivering significant capital and infrastructure programmes, so they have come up with an innovative and long-term solution. Auckland ... More >>

Kea Behave As If The Real And Virtual Worlds Are Continuous

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 12:12 pm | University of Auckland

Kea parrots treat virtual and real-world environments as continuous and equivalent, a new study by the University of Auckland published in Biology Letters shows. To achieve this, researchers trained a group of kea at Willowbank Wildlife Reserve to ... More >>

University Of Auckland Scientist Invents Revolutionary Method Of Safeguarding Our Waterways

Thursday, 23 September 2021, 1:36 pm | University of Auckland

Safe and equitable access to clean drinking water is one of the most significant challenges of the 21st century, and contributing to the solution is a University of Auckland based researcher, a winner of the 2021 Velocity Innovation Challenge, ... More >>