Arts and culture
Professor and expert in Māori architecture elected to Royal Society
15 March 2021
Professor Deidre Brown (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Kahu), head of the School of Architecture, is one of 27 researchers to be elected to the Royal Society Te Apārangi this year, and the only one of 455 Fellows to have a background in architecture and art history.
How the America’s Cup was transformed from a remote race to a spectator event on Auckland’s harbour
10 March 2021
Opinion: Every good race needs an avid audience of dedicated fans to spur the competitors along and the America’s Cup has been no exception, writes Professor Diane Brand.
Writer’s work recognised by UNESCO
8 March 2021
The works of novelist, journalist and biographer Robin Hyde, many housed at the University of Auckland Library Special Collections, have been recognised by UNESCO as part of the New Zealand Memory of the World Register.
Of Māori, Pākehā and an artist’s eye: university authors on Ockham list
4 March 2021
The fraught but often fruitful engagement between Māori and Pākehā connect two University of Auckland authors’ books on the 2021 Ockham NZ Book Award shortlist, while the third chronicles the country’s creative talent.
The last of the Wailers
3 March 2021
Opinion: Bunny Wailer, the last of Jamaican trio the Wailers to die, was considered one of the senior statesmen of reggae and Rastafarianism, writes Graham Reid.
Michele Leggott's tribute to Derek Challis, son of Robin Hyde
2 March 2021
Derek Challis, son of writer Robin Hyde, died in January 2021 aged 90. Professor Michele Leggott paid tribute to a man who overcame a tough start.
UNESCO honour for writer Robin Hyde
2 March 2021
The University of Auckland's City Campus library houses many taonga in its Special Collections area – among those the literary papers of writer Robin Hyde.
The democratisation of nautical battles
22 February 2021
Opinion: Diane Brand looks at how an exclusive yacht race between world superpowers became a 20th century media phenomenon, accessible in ways never thought possible.
Choir collaboration a cause for celebration
11 February 2021
Composer Ben Fernandez was so inspired by a piano performance he did for the CeleBRation Choir that he composed a song for them during lockdown—complete with vocals for the choir to sing.
Whakaari film to get international audience
28 January 2021
A New Zealand documentary about the deadly eruption of Whakaari/White Island on 9 December 2019 has been picked up for global distribution.
Scholarship seeks to push indigenous voice to the forefront of NZ architecture
25 January 2021
With New Zealand architecture at a turning point, the Jasmax Scholarship for Māori and Pacific students could contribute real cultural rewards for the country.
The show must go on
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.