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14 January 2020

From feathers and flowers to powder and paint, people from all time periods, societies and civilisations have decorated themselves. But what do these adornments tell us about being human?

Arts and culture

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Business and economy

  • 17 January 2020

    Academic research can be jargon-riddled and impenetrable but the Business Research Translation Competition aims to change that.

  • 16 January 2020

    The University of Auckland has been named Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Asia-Pacific Triple E Entrepreneurship and Engagement Excellence Awards in Higher Education.

  • Tourists to NZ are photographed looking out onto the beauty of Doubtful Sound, one of the visitor attractions of Fjiordland. Photo: iStock

    14 January 2020

    Opinion: Too much tourism can harm relations between location residents and visitors. Tourist growth must be balanced to avoid negative impact, writes William Cheung.

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Education and society

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Environment and sustainability

  • Tourists to NZ are photographed looking out onto the beauty of Doubtful Sound, one of the visitor attractions of Fjiordland. Photo: iStock

    14 January 2020

    Opinion: Too much tourism can harm relations between location residents and visitors. Tourist growth must be balanced to avoid negative impact, writes William Cheung.

  • 9 January 2020

    Opinion: Scientists can’t just warn of the catastrophic effect humans have on the planet, they must take personal steps to a better future, writes Jacqueline Beggs.

  • Under international law, states have no enforceable obligation to protect the natural environment either domestically or globally. But we should. Photo:

    20 December 2019

    Opinion: There's no legal requirement for states to care for the Earth. But we must take responsibility and kaitiakitanga is the key, writes Klaus Bosselmann.

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Health and medicine

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Politics and law

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Science and technology

  • 17 January 2020

    Researchers invent world-first way to 3D print 'self-repairing' and 'living' plastic, a potential gamechanger for product design and recycling.

  • 16 January 2020

    The University of Auckland has been named Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Asia-Pacific Triple E Entrepreneurship and Engagement Excellence Awards in Higher Education.

  • 20 December 2019

    Professor Michael Myers from the University of Auckland Business School has received an Association of Information Systems LEO Award in recognition of his global impact in the field.

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