Arts and culture
The special pressures on top Pasifika rugby players
3 May 2019
Opinion: Pacific athletes are a strong force in elite rugby but face particular pressures and need support to look after their mental well-being, writes Caleb Marsters.
Young leaders awarded Kupe Leadership Scholarships
2 May 2019
Fourteen of the nation’s young leaders have been recognised with prestigious postgraduate scholarships to support them in making a meaningful contribution in their chosen fields.
New fossil evidence claims first discovery of taro in Māori gardens
1 May 2019
The first discovery of Polynesian taro grown in Māori gardens in the 1400s can be claimed by an archaeological research project on Ahuahu-Great Mercury Island.
Climate chaos in home country inspires PhD
1 May 2019
Growing up in the Ba Province of Fiji gave University of Auckland PhD student Sivendra Michael a first-hand appreciation of how climate change is destroying Pacific communities.
Robots won’t replace all that makes us human
29 April 2019
Opinion: The changing world of work is already upon us, writes Faculty of Arts Dean Robert Greenberg, but technology won’t replace every human skill.
What future for the body and soul of France?
29 April 2019
Opinion: Deborah Walker-Morrison looks at massive donations made by the super-rich to restore Notre-Dame while social inequity and homelessness grows in France.
An orchestra, some pop, and all that big band jazz
18 April 2019
The School of Music's Grad Gala will be a dynamic night out, featuring classical, jazz and popular music students, and a 200-person strong massed ensemble.
It started with a toy violin, and moved on to Sibelius
11 April 2019
The winner of this year's Grad Gala Soloist Competition, Diane Huh, traces her love for the violin back to the toy instrument her grandfather gave her.
Why Tongan has no word for human rights
8 April 2019
Opinion: Dr Melenaite Taumoefolau examines the gulf between modern and traditional Tongans and explains why the language has no term for human rights.
Using drama to connect with Auckland’s homeless
2 April 2019
Opinion: A new theatre production used drama and song to find common ground between Auckland “streeties” and the wider community, writes Professor Peter O’Connor.
Creativity a powerful healer after trauma
1 April 2019
The power of the creative arts to make us healthier and happier is being officially recognised with the launch of a national network this week.
Sounds like the same musical instrument Mozart played on
29 March 2019
A new virtual organ that arrived at the School of Music means students can access the sounds of the very same keyboard instrument that Mozart and his contemporaries once played on.