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Arts and culture

  • Performers in The House of Illusions.

    8 December 2020

    A love of theatre and enormous respect for their teachers at the University inspired a recent gift to Drama from Sydney-based alumni Ian Narev and Frances Allan.

  • 2 December 2020

    A writer of flash fiction, extremely short stories, has won the University of Auckland’s $5000 Sir James Wallace Creative Writing Prize for the first time.

  • Associate Professor Jake Mahaffy is a filmmaker who lectures in Media and Screen Production at the University.

    1 December 2020

    With New Zealand being such a desirable destination for filming series and film, Reunion director Jake Mahaffy says it's a great time to study filmmaking.

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Business and economy

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Environment and sustainability

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Health and medicine

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Politics and law

  • The image shows a US flag fluttering over The Capitol Building, a national symbol of the US and stormed by Trump supporters last week. Photo: iStock

    11 January 2021

    Opinion: If BLM protesters acted as Trump supporters did last week, the number of dead, injured and arrested would have been incredibly high, writes Neal Curtis.

  • The image show Donald Trump speaking at a rally outdoors: Trump has cast aside truth, justice and decency, and care for the environment. Photo: iStock

    8 January 2021

    Opinion: In a winner-takes-all world, Donald Trump is not an aberration - he is the epitome of the cost-benefit calculating individual, writes Dame Anne Salmond.

  • 9 December 2020

    Opinion: Stuff’s apology for the treatment of Māori is powerful because it recognises the Queen’s promise of equality and mutual respect, writes Anne Salmond.

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Science and technology

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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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