News and opinion

The latest news and views from the University of Auckland.


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Arts and culture

  • 21 July 2021

    Opinion: Musicals as movies are back with a bang. Gregory Camp wonders if the Marvel fantasies have helped make the unreality of walking and singing less hard to take.

  • 8 July 2021

    In response to Covid-19 and other disasters, schools have an important role in helping children make sense of a changed world and they need resources to support them.

  • 8 July 2021

    Reflection, connection and a creative response to what it’s like to be a human in a hospital is the idea behind an innovative collaboration between the University of Auckland and the Auckland District Health Board (ADHB).

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Business and economy

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Education and society

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Environment and sustainability

  • 29 July 2021

    Something strange has happened to the perception of cyclists and cycling in the more than 200 years they’ve been around. Once a novelty, bike riding has moved from being a critical transport mode to a children’s pastime to now being popularly perceived as an elitist activity.

  • 28 July 2021

    Opinion: Morgane Merien explains why we need to start recognising the importance of these fascinating little insects and their vital role in the ecosystem.

  • Bigeye fish (Pempheris adspersa) was one of the species measured in the study in the Hauraki Gulf.

    22 July 2021

    As New Zealand’s first Covid-19 lockdown began on 26 March 2020, the country’s busiest coastal waterway, the Hauraki Gulf, became devoid of almost all non-essential vessels. And noise levels plunged.

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Health and medicine

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Politics and law

  • 27 July 2021

    Opinion: NZ must consider risks and opportunities presented by the fragile Korean armistice and be aware of shifting East Asia power balances, write Stephen Hoadley.

  • 15 July 2021

    Opinion: The new National Policy Statement on Urban Development allows for unsafe, unsuitable housing blocks that will devolve into slums, writes Claire Dale.

  • 13 July 2021

    Opinion: Ananish Chaudhuri lays out some concerns about New Zealand's proposed hate speech law, arguing it's in line with a pattern of authoritarianism.

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Science and technology

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University news

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The Challenge

  • Professor Guglielmo Aglietti at the University of Auckland's Mission Control Centre.

    19 July 2021

    Space might be the final frontier, but, like all frontiers it’s strewn with junk. Luckily, Professor Guglielmo Aglietti, director of the Auckland Space Institute has a plan

  • Professor Stuart McNaughton researches curriculum and pedagogy.

    30 June 2021

    From the rise of social media to dramatic change in the education system, many reasons are offered to explain New Zealand’s decline in international iteracy assessments. Stuart McNaughton says a single cause is very unlikely.

  • Dr Rebeccan Jesson

    30 June 2021

    There is a national debate about how best to teach children to read and write against the backdrop of international comparisons that show a decline in our children’s literacy.

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