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A small child sits alone on a window sill, his head down on his arms: "...a different system is required if we really want to make a difference to the well-being of children," says Ian Hyslop. Photo: iStock

27 February 2020

Opinion: The managerial tail has been wagging the dog in child protection for too long - in the case of the current OT we have reached new heights, writes Ian Hyslop.

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Arts and culture

  • 21 February 2020

    A conversation about peace in Spanish during a late-night taxi ride across Bogotá was a highlight for University of Auckland student Redelond Tsounga during a recent trip to Colombia.

  • Oscar statues are pictured in a row: In more than 90 years of the Academy Awards, the Oscar for best original film score has only been won by a female composer three times. Photo: iStock

    21 February 2020

    Opinion: The Oscar win by composer Hildur Guðnadóttir for The Joker could help redress the gender imbalance that remains in music composition, write Leonie Holmes.

  • Doris Day is pictured in a studio publicity portrait for the 1960 film Midnight Lace. Photo:  Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication

    20 February 2020

    Doris Day is one of several mid-20th century Hollywood singers and actors to attract the research attentions of Dr Gregory Camp, musicologist at the School of Music.

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Business and economy

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Education and society

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Environment and sustainability

  • 19 February 2020

    The recovery of whale populations over the past four decades, including the world’s largest animal the critically endangered blue whale, is increasingly looking like one of conservation’s biggest success stories and the good news just keeps on coming.

  • A child's bike burnt by bushfire is pictured amid wreckage of a building: "While they are not trained to identify and help children cope with trauma, they soldier on and do their best," says Professor Mutch of teachers working in disaster-hit communities. Photo: iStock

    4 February 2020

    Opinion: NZ forefronts disaster risk reduction education within schools but recent events highlight it's not enough. We must not be complacent, writes Carol Mutch.

  • A 3D artwork image of Ambury Rd, Māngere, from 'Into the Underworld'

    3 February 2020

    Chirag Jindal, Auckland artist and Architecture and Planning graduate, has been recognised with another award for his startling images that reveal the hidden lava caves beneath Auckland.

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Health and medicine

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Politics and law

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Science and technology

  • 27 February 2020

    While corporations are collecting and mining huge amounts of data in order to make better consumers of us all, public organisations are also collecting vast quantities of data for administrative and policy purposes.

  • 26 February 2020

    Emily Lam Po Tang, a researcher at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute (ABI), has been awarded two scholarships, which she will use to fund a short-term placement at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the USA.

  • 19 February 2020

    The recovery of whale populations over the past four decades, including the world’s largest animal the critically endangered blue whale, is increasingly looking like one of conservation’s biggest success stories and the good news just keeps on coming.

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