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17 October 2019

Researchers from around the University of Auckland were recognised on Thursday 17 October at the Royal Society Te Apārangi Honours event in Dunedin.


  • 4 October 2019

    Research into how much sodium and potassium New Zealand children eat, engineering long-lasting tissue heart valves in the lab, and developing a vaccine for rheumatic fever have all received a boost from Heart Foundation grants.

  • Alfriston College principal Robert Solomone, Professor Graeme Aitken, Trevor and Caroline Gray and Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon at Alfriston College on Wednesday.

    27 September 2019

    Promising students from four low decile Auckland schools will now have a much better chance of achieving UE, thanks to a gift from the Buchanan Charitable Foundation.

  • 27 September 2019

    A medical researcher has received US$50k to test new potential drugs for one of the most common, and potentially lethal, abdominal diseases in urgent hospital admissions.

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  • 16 October 2019

    Opinion: Is the Government going soft on its so-called Electric Vehicles pledge? Basil Sharp doesn't think so and explains why the fleet target was never feasible.

  • 15 October 2019

    An alternative power generation mechanism for satellites, and a low-cost, portable diagnostic tool that detects Glaucoma, are two of the projects competing in the Velocity $100k Challenge.

  • A crago ship loaded with containers is pictured at the Tport of Auckland: Most goods that pass through Auckland's terminal are destined for Auckland. It makes no sense to ship them somewhere else and then have to transport them back to Auckland.

    9 October 2019

    Opinion: Tava Olsen firmly believes the Ports of Auckland should stay where it is for now. But if it were to move, proper freight rail must be in place first.

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