Opinion

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    NZ needs bold action to save Generation Rent
    15 September 2017
    Bill McKay (Architecture and Planning) says New Zealand needs to get serious about rental market reform to save Generation Rent.
  • Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori: Pay Te Reo speakers a premium
    13 September 2017
    Leading educationist Dr Sophie Tauwehe Tamati says employers should pay Te Reo speakers a premium. Rewarding bilingual employees would be good for business and good for fostering the Māori language, she says.
  • It’s never too late to learn te reo Māori
    12 September 2017
    Reflecting on the importance of te reo Māori in contemporary life helps ensure we can learn and practice te reo Māori without carrying the baggage of shame that was inflicted upon our ancestors who dared to speak their mother tongue, writes Dr Jade Le Grice.
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    100 years of New Zealand architecture
    08 September 2017
    Associate Professor Julia Gatley (Architecture and Planning) reflects on 100 years of architecture at the University of Auckland and the centenary celebrations.
  • t-michael-obrien
    Social investment alone won’t cure troubled lives
    08 September 2017
    Associate Professor Michael O’Brien (Counselling, Human Services and Social Work) says social investment that targets those at ‘at risk’ is no substitute for reducing poverty and deprivation.
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    Privacy legislation for the modern age
    06 September 2017
    Associate Professor Gehan Gunasekara, Department of Commercial Law claims the Privacy Act is no longer fit for purpose and reform is long overdue.
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    An acute case of tunnel vision
    06 September 2017
    Associate Professor Jennifer Lees-Marshment (Politics and International Relations) accuses Bill English of failing to look Jacinda Ardern in the eye and hiding his genuine passion for social investment during the TV3 leaders’ debate.
  • Dr Chris Wilson
    Ethnic cleansing perpetrated by Myanmar military
    05 September 2017
    Dr Chris Wilson (Politics and International Relations) says the international community must act to stop ethnic cleansing by the military in Myanmar.
  • t-Martin East
    A woefully inadequate language proposal
    05 September 2017
    Associate Professor Martin East (Curriculum and Pedagogy) is completely underwhelmed by National’s ‘woefully inadequate’ language learning policy announced primary schools.
  • th-margaret-stanley
    Wild Auckland needs some untidy Kiwis
    05 September 2017
    Dr Margaret Stanley (Biology Science) talks to Newsroom about the importance of letting nature flourish in an urban environment ahead of her Vice-Chancellor lecture on September 13.
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    Dame Anne Salmond: It’s the end of an era
    04 September 2017
    Professor Dame Anne Salmond (Anthropology) argues against the politics of greed and believes pre-election polls reveal free market costs have become too much to bear for young smart New Zealanders.
  • th-kim-dirks
    A better life in the big city
    04 September 2017
    Associate Professor Kim Dirks (Population Health) talks to Newsroom about the need for urban planners make walking and cycling trips more pleasant to encourage people out of their cars – the subject of her Vice-Chancellor lecture on September 4.
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    The murky, illogical world of life on a benefit
    01 September 2017
    Hon Associate Professor Susan St John (Economics) reveals the dark, illogical world of benefits where even a loan may be called income.
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    Why your vote counts more than ever
    01 September 2017
    Associate Professor Jennifer Lees-Marshment (Politics and International Relations) explains why voting in this election is more important than ever.
  • t-fiona-ell-2012
    Education: The new election battleground
    30 August 2017
    Dr Fiona Ell (Curriculum and Pedagogy) and Megan Clune (Woolf Fisher Research Centre) comment on education issues brought into the election spotlight.
  • t-jayne-godfrey
    Let's get our game on NZ!
    28 August 2017
    Professors Jayne Godfrey and Rod McNaughton discuss how the University of Auckland Business School is working with businesses who can benefit from digital disruption and the need for digital transformation to enable growth and global expansion.
  • th-rachel-simon-kumar
    New restrictions will create migrant hierarchy
    28 August 2017
    Dr Rachel Simon-Kumar (social and community health) claims pre-election immigration policies are categorising diversity through wealth and class rather than race.
  • th-minced-meat
    Is lab-grown meat endangering the farm?
    28 August 2017
    Jack Marshall (student, Politics and International Relations) discusses if lab produced meat and dairy will threaten New Zealand farming or bring fresh opportunity.
  • tb-james-russell
    A predator-free NZ our latest obsession
    24 August 2017
    New Zealanders like to show the world how to do things properly, so we don’t want to stop with the job of eradicating predators only half done, says Dr James Russell.
  • th-bruce-cohen
    Mental health labels move with the times
    23 August 2017
    Dr Bruce Cohen (Sociology) asks if the world is becoming more mentally ill, or are we just more effective at labelling conditions?