April 2020

Inside April 2020 issue: Annie Goldson and 'Ema Wolfgramm-Foliaki team up; Dawn Freshwater writes; Rev Carolyn Kelly; Marie Ross and her clarinets; Vanessa Burholt on building connections during lockdown.

April 2020 UniNews cover

Cover story


On a wing and a hopeful prayer
Reverend Dr Carolyn Kelly has been the University of Auckland chaplain for four years. She reflects on her time here as she prepares to move to the other side of the world in yet another challenging time.

Timely time to retire
With all the self-isolating and working from home going on, it’s not a bad time to retire. Claire Morrison-Rooney reflects on the past 25 years.

Regular sections

Message from the VC

Dawn Freshwater looks ahead to the new strategic plan.

My Story

My Instrument: Marie Ross and the joy of the clarinet


A call for manaakitanga in a time of isolation
There's a distinction between social isolation and loneliness writes Professor of Gerontology, Vanessa Burholt. 

Good to know

  • Centre for Informed Futures launch
  • Token kea story
  • Teaching award to Aimee Macaskill
  • Top cancer scientists honoured
  • Law academic makes legal history
  • Baby brain may be good 
  • (All stories can be read on the PDF above)


  • Remembrance service
  • Farewell to Stuart McCutcheon
    (These stories can be read on the PDF above)

Art and Culture 

  • Putting herself in the picture (Ashley Tofa)
  • Books
  • Music to their eyes
  • (Stories can be read on the PDF above)

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