March 2020

Inside March 2020 issue: Poet Michele Leggott; Peter O'Connor; Dean of Engineering Nic Smith; Matheson Russell's story; opinion by Jayden Houghton. Plus Good to Know, Snapshots and Art and Culture.

Cover story


Creative toolbox helps teachers and children after Australian bush fires
Professors Peter O'Connor and Carol Mutch lead a trans-Tasman collaboration providing tools for teachers to guide children following the Australian bushfire disaster.

Dean of Engineering Nic Smith reflects on special healing moment for the faculty.

Regular sections

My story

Associate Professor Matheson Russell explains philosophy and raises philosophical questions about referenda. 


Chance for Māori and the Crown to reconcile
With mātauranga Māori and taonga, it’s time for Māori and the Crown to do the mahi – together, writes Jayden Houghton. The formal response to the Wai 262 claim is a good first step.

Good to know

  • Whales make a comeback
  • Vape study disproves media hype 
  • CBD oil may have wider benefits
    (These stories can be read on the PDF above)
  • Obituary: Peter John Bartlett (Architecture)


  • Doctor LoveL Lesina Nakhid Schuster
  • Law team top of the world
  • Colours of the Rainbow (Big Gay Out)
  • Honours for top Kiwis (NZer of the Year)
    (These stories can be read on the PDF above)

Art, Culture and Events

  • Eyes on what lies beneath (Chirag Jindal)
  • Books
  • Let There Be Light (Youngi Kim)
  • AUP Titles in Ockhams
  • Events
    (These stories can be read on the PDF above)

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