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Feature Article

Most people cannot prevent cancer from developing and there is no 'blame'.

16 July 2019

Opinion: Healthy living is not a guarantee against cancer – but it does stack the odds in your favour, writes Andrew Shelling, Mark Elwood and Clare Wall.

Arts and culture

  • Buzz Aldrin is pictured on his moon walk, in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong, this day 50 years ago.

    19 July 2019

    Opinion: Neil Armstrong was the first man on the moon, but if we define ‘space race’ by spaceflight capability, the Soviets won hands down, writes Jennifer Frost.

  • 18 July 2019

    Last summer Amber worked with Dr Ngarino Ellis to find and record items of Māori body adornment that are held in museum collections or have come up for auction.

  • 12 July 2019

    America is constantly “fantasised, sensationalised, and caricatured,” says Brendon O’Connor, an expert in American politics at the University of Sydney.

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Business and economy

  • International students are pictured at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute

    18 July 2019

    Opinion: The challenge for NZ employers to hire the people they need is well recognised, but there is talent trained right here many overlook, writes Brett Berquist.

  • 15 July 2019

    No one would have anticipated a lawn bowls tournament to be the next success story to emerge from the University of Auckland’s entrepreneurship hub. Except, that is, for PhD student Rebecca Jelley.

  • 8 July 2019

    Ane Tonga has returned to University to undertake a Master of Arts majoring in Art History. Her thesis will examine Pacific curatorial practice in New Zealand between 1989 and 2019, a research area that has received very little critical attention.

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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

  • 22 July 2019

    KDee completed a Summer Research Scholarship with Associate Professor Jennifer Frost exploring the enfranchisement of 18 to 21 year olds in the United States.

  • Pine trees are pictured filling a gully in New Zealand - the planting choice of foresters claiming funding under the Billion Trees policy rather than native trees.

    16 July 2019

    Opinion: Natural forests take up 40 times more carbon than plantations, but most new planting under NZ’s Billion Trees policy is pine, writes Dame Anne Salmond.

  • 12 July 2019

    America is constantly “fantasised, sensationalised, and caricatured,” says Brendon O’Connor, an expert in American politics at the University of Sydney.

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Science and technology

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University news

  • 23 July 2019

    Researchers at the Faculty of Engineering have developed a way to turn chicken feathers into a high performing fire retardant.

  • 15 July 2019

    No one would have anticipated a lawn bowls tournament to be the next success story to emerge from the University of Auckland’s entrepreneurship hub. Except, that is, for PhD student Rebecca Jelley.

  • 13 July 2019

    University of Auckland alumni have been out and about answering calls for volunteer help, including building a new vegetable garden at Epsom Lodge and working with people with disabilities on the North Shore.

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