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Feature Article

25 January 2021

The University of Auckland is saddened by the loss of Dr Mānuka Hēnare (Ngāti Hauā, Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa, Ngāti Kahu) who passed away 23 January 2021.

Coronavirus

  • 26 January 2021

    Opinion: The new Northland case has been linked to the South African strain of Covid-19, one of a number of new, more contagious Covid variants. Associate Professor Siouxsie Wiles explains how they emerge and why.

  • Nikki Moreland, immunologist.

    12 January 2021

    In the Infection and Immunity Laboratory at the University of Auckland, a team led by Nikki Moreland has built a Covid-19 time machine.

  • 23 December 2020

    Opinion: With vaccines on the way, next year may see the pandemic beaten back. But what do these vaccines entail? And who gets them first? Helen Petousis-Harris explains.

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Business and economy

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Education and society

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Environment and sustainability

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Health and medicine

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Politics and law

  • 26 January 2021

    On Friday 22 January 2021, Associate Professor Treasa Dunworth and Dr Anna Hood from Auckland Law School, together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, hosted an event to celebrate the entry into force of the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

  • The image shows a nuclear bomb: From January 22 2021 nuclear weapons are illegal under international law. Photo: iStock

    21 January 2021

    Opinion: Nuclear weapons states and their allies risk reputational ruin if they flout the new UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, writes Carolina Panico.

  • The immage shows a close up of the white dome of the Capitol Hill building with a US flag fluttering to the side: Joe Biden's inauguration took place in peace at Capitol Hill just two weeks after Trump-supporting rioters stormed the seat of US democracy. Photo: iStock

    21 January 2021

    Opinion: There are grounds for optimism after the guardrails of American democracy held firm through to Joe Biden's inauguration as President, writes Stephen Hoadley.

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The Challenge

  • Nikki Moreland, immunologist.

    12 January 2021

    In the Infection and Immunity Laboratory at the University of Auckland, a team led by Nikki Moreland has built a Covid-19 time machine.

  • Meeting of the waters, the Waipā River (left), joining the Waikato River (right) beneath the Hakarimata Range, Ngaruawahia, Waikato District, Waikato Region. Photo: Rob Suisted

    25 November 2020

    The Waipā River system is on the pathway to restoration, and making sure iwi involvement is embedded in every aspect of the process is critical to its success.

  • From left: Associate Professor Jon Sperry, Dr Ivanhoe Leung, Dr Viji Sarojini, Dr Cameron Weber and Professor James Wright.

    25 November 2020

    The team at the Centre for Green Chemical Science is finding new ways to make the food we eat more sustainable.

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