Education and society
Child poverty and hospitalisation study gets surprising result
14 January 2021
Changes in income and movement in and out of poverty over time are only weakly associated with higher rates of child hospitalisation in New Zealand, according to a new University of Auckland study.
Strong sense of self key to Pacific sexual health
14 December 2020
Confident Pacific children who grow up to be resilient adults is the goal of a University of Auckland project that has received $442,000 in Health Research Council funding.
Six Kiwis announced for 2021 Atlantic Fellowship for Social Equity programme
10 December 2020
The Atlantic Fellowship for Social Equity (AFSE) programme has announced its 2021 cohort of 18 social change leaders, with six of these from Aotearoa New Zealand.
Refined deepfakes threaten reality
8 December 2020
Opinion: The image doctored by the Chinese Foreign Ministry breaks with our agreed commitment to truth, writes Neal Curtis. And it's only the tip of the iceberg.
Helen Sword devises a new writing tool to sharpen your prose
1 December 2020
A gift has allowed writing expert Professor Helen Sword to improve her popular online tool to tighten people's prose.
Little regard for Māori heritage
30 November 2020
Opinion: There is an ongoing struggle to address Te Āo Māori in how we see, understand and protect our past and land-based heritage. Nicola Short explains.
From South Auckland to Galápagos: an exchange of culture and kōrero
30 November 2020
Two groups of children from opposite ends of the Pacific and very different cultures met up on Zoom recently to discover what they had in common and create a connection for the future.
Dame Anne honoured with Blake Medal
25 November 2020
In honour of a life’s work improving and enriching Māori-Pākehā relationships, Dame Anne Salmond has been awarded the prestigious Blake Medal for leadership.
Locked down but not locked out of learning
16 November 2020
Throughout Covid-19, a cluster of 12 low-decile schools with an emphasis on digital literacy have highlighted the importance of digital learning being accessible to all Aotearoa New Zealand school students.
Melani Anae: once a Panther, always a Panther
14 November 2020
In an honest, personal story, Dr Melani Anae (Pacific Studies) looks back on 50 years of involvement with activist group the Polynesian Panthers, what led her there and how it changed her life.
A difficult year … but life has never been better
13 November 2020
Opinion: It has been a difficult year, but life is getting better and we are the most privileged humans to have ever lived on this planet. Andrew Taberner explains.
Making waves: Marsden success for Arts
10 November 2020
How can we restore our river communities to health? How do we define life itself? What motivates Māori electoral choices? And how has one in three Kiwi adults become obese?