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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.


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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

  • 23 September 2020

    Opinion: Tanisha Jowsey asks: what does it mean to have a 'good death' and, if the end of life bill passes, who will be willing to help?

  • 23 September 2020

    Opinion: Vote Compass data reveals Ardern and Seymour have played the political dance to perfection - other leaders not so much. Jennifer Lees-Marshment explains.

  • 22 September 2020

    Opinion: President Donald Trump is claiming credit for the September agreement between Israel-UAE-Bahrain. Stephen Hoadley provides some context around this claim.

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Science and technology

  • 23 September 2020

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to make improvements to our lives in many ways, including enhancing efficiencies in the workplace, generating productivity gains and having a positive impact on our wellbeing.

  • 21 September 2020

    Kiara Miller of the ABI, and fellow interns on an Engineering World Health (EWH) have won first place in this year's EWH Design Competition for students for their app that empowers healthcare workers in Uganda.

  • 15 September 2020

    A team of staff and alumni from the University of Auckland, who met as students at the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries (CAI) has been awarded the Good Design Australia Gold Award.

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The Challenge

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