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14 September 2020

The University of Auckland joins Te Taura Whiri i Te Reo Māori (Māori Language Commission) campaign to grow one million speakers by 2040 through language plan to revitalisation of te reo Māori.

Coronavirus

  • 22 September 2020

    Opinion: The case of a person who tested positive almost a week after leaving managed isolation has highlighted the need to keep tracking those who have been through MIQ, writes Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles.

  • 21 September 2020

    Opinion: Misinformation about the effectiveness of the polymerase chain reaction test is swirling, but in fact the PCR is both reliable and critical in taking on the virus, explains Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles.

  • 19 September 2020

    Opinion: For New Zealand to emerge from the present crisis in a similar way to how we entered it, with stalled earnings and falling levels of well-being, would be a spectacular missed opportunity, writes Robert MacCulloch.

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University news

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Arts and culture

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Business and economy

  • 22 September 2020

    The CMC Markets University of Auckland Trading Challenge has concluded, with second-year duo Connie Zhang and David Jiang winning the top spot from among a field of more than 140 teams.

  • 19 September 2020

    Opinion: For New Zealand to emerge from the present crisis in a similar way to how we entered it, with stalled earnings and falling levels of well-being, would be a spectacular missed opportunity, writes Robert MacCulloch.

  • 19 September 2020

    The Business School has subscribed to the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN), a global open access and searchable repository of new research, which recently surpassed 150 million downloads.

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Education and society

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Environment and sustainability

  • 22 September 2020

    Scientists have successfully attached satellite tracking tags to six New Zealand southern right whales, or tohorā, and are inviting the public to follow the whales’ travels online.

  • 14 September 2020

    University of Auckland research projects led by the Faculty of Science have been awarded more than $16 million from the Ministry of Business, Employment and Innovation (MBIE) Endeavour Fund for 2020.

  • 9 September 2020

    Researchers are questioning the accuracy of some ‘green certified’ rating tools used by the building industry to measure the warmth and efficiency of houses, after independent research failed to verify their claims.

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Health and medicine

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Politics and law

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Science and technology

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The Challenge

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