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13 June 2019

GRG67, a jazz ensemble that emerged out of the School of Music, has been awarded best jazz album of the year at the Vodaphone Tui Awards, with their album, The Thing.

Arts and culture

  • 13 June 2019

    GRG67, a jazz ensemble that emerged out of the School of Music, has been awarded best jazz album of the year at the Vodaphone Tui Awards, with their album, The Thing.

  • 9 June 2019

    Angela Yuyi Hu, a third year Bachelor of Fine Arts student at the University of Auckland, was awarded the 2019 Simon Devitt Prize for Photography last night.

  • 31 May 2019

    Opinion: The history of homophobia within Christianity is a matter too potent, too loud, too entrenched for churches to stay silent about, writes Harriet Winn.

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Business and economy

  • 18 June 2019

    The Government is investing millions of dollars in the University of Auckland to help understand and unlock the power of artificial intelligence (AI).

  • 17 June 2019

    Opinion: Robert MacCulloch, Matthew S. Abel Chair of Macroeconomics, argues the recent Wellbeing Budget was disappointing.

  • 4 June 2019

    The government intends to amend the Social Security Act to make entitlement to New Zealand Super and Veteran’s Pensions simpler and more modern by basing people’s entitlement on their own circumstances, rather than on the circumstances of their partner.

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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

  • 16 June 2019

    Opinion: Social workers need to be empowered to understand the law and resourced to do their jobs rather than be treated as puppets, writes Dr Ian Hyslop.

  • 11 June 2019

    Lau Saili was the first family member on his Samoan side to attend university. Now he's the Acting Director of Strategy for Space, Aerospace and Defence Industry Development for the Queensland Government’s Economic Development Agency.

  • New Zealand’s road toll is worse than that of other developed countries we like to compare ourselves with.  Photo: iStock

    10 June 2019

    Opinion: Dr Kirsty Wild and Professor Alistair Woodward from FMHS pick out and dismantle four flimsy arguments against reducing speed limits on dangerous roads.

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Science and technology

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University news

  • 19 June 2019

    A new technology developed by ABI researchers allows the hearing-impaired to watch a movie at whatever cinema they like, whenever they want to.

  • 18 June 2019

    The Government is investing millions of dollars in the University of Auckland to help understand and unlock the power of artificial intelligence (AI).

  • 14 June 2019

    Graduating top of the University of Auckland’s medical school was particularly meaningful for former nurse and mother-of-two young children Dr Christi Bowern, who completed her degree while raising her family.

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