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June 2023: Priyanka Dhopade, Grant Searchfield, Morag Atchison, Peter Adams, Ron Te Kawa's artwork, plus all that's Good to Know, and books.

June 2023 UniNews cover showing Priyanka Dhopade plus a compilation of past covers

Cover story

Priyanka Dhopade: Making space technology sustainable

When NASA visited recently, it said New Zealand was well-placed to play a role in ‘the golden age of space exploration’. But how sustainable and future-proof is space technology?


Grant Searchfield: the buzz over tuning out tinnitus

A novel therapy to deal with tinnitus – an annoying false perception of buzzing in the ears – is sparking interest from around the globe.

McLaren engineering scholars reflect on whirlwind time

Mechanical engineering students Sabrina Yarndley and Joshua Cates are well on the road to success after an opportunity of a lifetime.

Morag Atchison's album celebrates her high-school teacher

Morag Atchison is one of New Zealand’s top operatic talents. Her debut album is testament to how it all began.

Ron Te Kawa artwork celebrates magic of te ao Māori

Ron Te Kawa’s unmissable quilted wall-hanging is a recent addition to the University of Auckland art collection.

Māramatanga: repairing damage wrought by rhetoric

Opinion: Professor Peter Adams asks why it is so hard to purge society of metaphors that he says inflict damaging and out-of-date concepts.

All these items on interactive PDF 

In the News (pg 2 of PDF)

Dr Helen Lu
Dr Jon Tunnicliffe
Dr Fabio Morreale
Michaela Dobson
Sarah-Kay Coulter
Associate Professor Samantha Holdsworth

'Good to Know' stories

Autumn graduation: stories of persistence pg 3
WFH bumps up rent in the suburbs pg 4
Ideas to fix waterways pg 5
ABI draws crowds of the curious pg 5

Arts and Culture

Be in awe of Ron Te Kawa's work on our walls pg 10


Monster Metaphors: When Rhetoric Runs Amok
Peter J. Adams, Routledge Taylor & Francis, $66 or eBook $50

Night Owls and Early Birds
Philippa Gander, AUP, $40

'A Bloody Difficult Subject': Ruth Ross, Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Making of History
Bain Atwood, AUP, $60

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