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Jane Harding

1 June 2020

World leading neonatologist Distinguished Professor Jane Harding has been made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours today.


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  • 5 June 2020

    From knitting in Gisborne to cooking in Canterbury and helping seniors in Wellington, the University of Auckland is once again getting behind National Volunteer Week, 21-27 June 2020.

  • 4 June 2020

    An internationally renowned pioneering A pioneering mathematician and a professor of psychology who has worked for more than 30 years to help improve the youth justice system have been named in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

  • 4 June 2020

    Opinion: David Mayeda has a strong message for NZ: 'For those of you who don’t experience racism, be publicly anti-racist - support those of us who do'.

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Environment and sustainability

  • 4 June 2020

    Around 90 percent of the Earth’s carbon is locked deep beneath the surface but a team of scientists has provided new understanding of how carbon accumulated under ancient continents can find its way to the surface as CO2.

  • 4 June 2020

    To mark World Environment Day we talk to Marco de Kretser, who is studying for a conjoint degree in Environmental Science and Design, about the sounds of Antarctica and designing for a greener future.

  • 29 May 2020

    Environmental sustainability is no longer a ‘nice to have’, it is now a ‘must have’ that needs to be embedded into decisions about New Zealand’s future, say experts in a new report.

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Politics and law

  • 5 June 2020

    Opinion: The US isn't the only country with a justice system that destroys black and brown lives. NZ could lead in dismantling systems of white supremacy, writes Dylan Asafo.

  • 5 June 2020

    Opinion: Systemic white violence against black Americans is alive and well, and it's white violence that sustains white supremacy, writes Jennifer Frost.

  • 5 June 2020

    Opinion: Anomalies in the policy for superannuitants with overseas pensions are an indictment on the justice process in New Zealand, write Susan St John and Claire Dale

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