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Inside the November 2019 issue of UniNews

Cover story

Laura Cheftel: Making a World of Difference
Including overseas experiences: 
PM's Group Scholarship to Colombia
Student returns from Mumbai

Morag Atchison: A year of high notes

My Story: Rajshri Roy

Māramatanga: Molly Mullen on funding arts in the community

Dancing for joy: dance students off to Latin America
In the beginning: Liggins researchers up close to placenta
Cultural honour: Marine Science student crowned Miss Cook Islands NZ
Golden Moments: Golden Grads luncheon 

What's New

  • Tamaki: end of an era 
  • Say farewell to the Shadz
  • Waste not, want not
  • Researchers honoured
  • Making space for pioneer
  • A room in the Hoadley name 


Solid walls of sound: Andrew Hall
The cost of e-scooters

Arts and Culture


  • Colin McCahon: There Is Only One Direction 1919-1959
  • Volcanoes of Auckland: A Field Guide
  • Mophead: How Your Difference Make a Difference
  • #NoFly: Walking the Talk on Climate Change
  • Females in the Frame: Women, Art, and Crime
  • The Chinese Dream: Education the Future


  • Dance Performance Series 2019 6, 9, 13 and 16 November
  • Modos Thesis Show 2019 15-16 November
  • Liggins Institute Public Lecture 26 November 

October cover story

Predicting outcomes
Neuroscientist Cathy Stinear: professor helping revolutionise stroke rehabilitation.


My Story: Valeria Vergara
Val Vergara is manager of the Staff Common Room at OGH.

Spring Graduation
Three graduate stories that capture the imagination.

Regular sections


Trevor Richards will appear in an event at the University on 30 October. He reflects on the protests of the 1970s that changed a nation.

What's New

  • Muss-Bits gadget making a difference
  • Haere Rā Tāmaki: the innovation campus farewell
  • What we’re doing in the Shadows: News about Shadows bar
  • Innovative new Blues Awards
  • Rocket Man honoured
  • Just the Business: Tony Falkenstein


  • Motivations of a mophead, Selina Tusitala-Marsh book
  • Successful SDG summit
  • Increased numbers at Open Day
  • FMHS Asian cultural festival

Culture and Events

  • Critical Encounters: Tuia 250
    Cultural Collections has developed a programme of exhibitions, playlists and talks that offers a range of perspectives and approaches to the 250th anniversary of meetings between Māori and James Cook’s Endeavour crew in 1769-70.
  • Daniel Solander Seminar and Paradise Lost: Solander’s Legacy.

Business Talks

  • Environmentalist Sir Jonathon Porritt on the Role of Higher Education and Tertiary Institutions at a Time of Climate Emergency’.
  • Inaugural lecture by Professor Charl De Villiers – sustainability accounting 17 October
  • Inaugural lecture by Professor Leo Paas – big data 29 October

Gaudemus concert: 18 October 1.10pm, St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Symonds Street.

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