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An image shows bush fire forcing it's destructive path across the Australian landscape. Photo: iStock

24 January 2020

Opinion: The world cannot eliminate major fire events but needs to broaden the way it prepares for them, writes fire ecology expert Professor George Perry.

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  • 23 January 2020

    A major study of youth smoking by ASH New Zealand and the University of Auckland shows that while some young people are experimenting with vaping, daily use of an e-cigarette is occurring overwhelmingly in existing smokers.

  • 23 January 2020

    Opinion: Critics and commentators continue to view the poverty alleviation tool, Working for Families, through a distorted and incorrect lens, writes Susan St John.

  • Protestors blocking the road with a banner declaring "Protect Ihumātao" are pictured in an image from last year when the site was capturing headlines. But work has continued behind the scenes explains Dr Hancock. Photo: Emily Parr (Accompany Collective)from last year when Ihumātao was capturing headlines, but work has continued behind the scenes explains Dr Hancock. Photo: Emily Parr (Accompany Collective)

    22 January 2020

    Opinion: Frances Hancock, who has worked alongside the SOUL group to preserve Ihumātao, pays tribute to those still protecting the land as they wait for settlement.

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Environment and sustainability

  • An image shows bush fire forcing it's destructive path across the Australian landscape. Photo: iStock

    24 January 2020

    Opinion: The world cannot eliminate major fire events but needs to broaden the way it prepares for them, writes fire ecology expert Professor George Perry.

  • Tourists to NZ are photographed looking out onto the beauty of Doubtful Sound, one of the visitor attractions of Fjiordland. Photo: iStock

    14 January 2020

    Opinion: Too much tourism can harm relations between location residents and visitors. Tourist growth must be balanced to avoid negative impact, writes William Cheung.

  • 9 January 2020

    Opinion: Scientists can’t just warn of the catastrophic effect humans have on the planet, they must take personal steps to a better future, writes Jacqueline Beggs.

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Science and technology

  • 20 January 2020

    Researchers invent world-first way to 3D print 'self-repairing' and 'living' plastic, a potential gamechanger for product design and recycling.

  • 16 January 2020

    The University of Auckland has been named Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Asia-Pacific Triple E Entrepreneurship and Engagement Excellence Awards in Higher Education.

  • 20 December 2019

    Professor Michael Myers from the University of Auckland Business School has received an Association of Information Systems LEO Award in recognition of his global impact in the field.

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