Education and society
20 libraries to open in Tongan villages
21 August 2019
Twenty new libraries brimming with books donated by the University of Auckland community will soon open in Tonga.
Smoking cigarettes worse than smoking marijuana, say teens
19 August 2019
Smoking cigarettes is worse teenage behaviour than smoking marijuana, according to Year 11-13 students from New Zealand schools. Furthermore, they think their parents would agree with them.
Helen Clark – keeping the end goal in sight
19 August 2019
Universities have a crucial part to play in making the world a more inclusive and sustainable place, says the Rt Hon. Helen Clark.
Beauty tyranny in the age of Instagram
16 August 2019
Young women in the age of social media are under ever more intense pressure to look ‘Insta-perfect’ and it’s not making them happy.
Curriculum design model attracts global interest
13 August 2019
A new curriculum design model developed by the University of Auckland is generating interest in Europe.
Ihumātao: NZ breaching human rights obligations
12 August 2019
Opinion: The UN has asked Government to stop development of Ihumātao. Until then, NZ is in breach of international human rights, writes Claire Charters.
Being bad at maths is not a badge of honour
6 August 2019
Opinion: Dr Rhys Jones challenges the assumption that it's okay to be bad at maths and explains why it's no less important than being able to read or write.
Mentoring programme engaging vulnerable youth
30 July 2019
A youth development programme that pairs young people alienated from mainstream schooling with University-based mentors is seeing heartwarming results.
The democratic cost of inequality
29 July 2019
How concerned should we be with inequality in society? A great deal according to economist Robert H. Wade.
Student innovators highlight this generation’s social anxieties
26 July 2019
Students at the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship are forgoing get rich schemes in favour of ideas that address social and environmental issues.
Rising up in the spirit of justice
25 July 2019
Opinion: Ihumaatao is about to be bulldozed. Will the Government continue to turn away? Dr Frances Hancock and Qiane Matata-Sipu write from the protest site.
A new dawn of the worst and most injurious
24 July 2019
Opinion: Dr Neal Curtis argues we are moving away from democracy to a new type of government, kakistocracy, that puts the worst of us at the top of the heap