Education and society
Making up is hard to do, new study finds
14 July 2020
The fun of making up is the theme of countless songs, movies but a new study has found that ‘make-up sex’ is less common and a good deal less exciting than popular culture would have us believe.
Innovation meets education
10 July 2020
A University of Auckland student group’s new idea for a digital learning platform could change the way children connect organically while distance learning.
Refugee research centre focused on impact in Pacific and Asia
9 July 2020
The issues facing people forced out of their homes due to conflict or climate change in Asia and the Pacific will be the focus of a new research centre at the University of Auckland.
Racism is next fight for Team of Five Million
8 July 2020
Opinion: The Team of Five Million must learn from Covid and now open its eyes to the value of lives of Māori, Pasifika and People of Colour, writes Karamia Müller.
Elizabeth Rata: NZ history - what to teach?
7 July 2020
Opinion: How will we agree on what history to teach young New Zealanders? Elizabeth Rata says what we teach is too important to leave to community preference.
Teacher aides: are we asking the wrong question?
22 June 2020
The recent teacher aide pay equity settlement is long overdue, but the wider issue of what inclusive education really means still needs to be addressed, says a University of Auckland expert.
To dethrone statues erases presence, not past
18 June 2020
Opinion: Despite strong instincts to preserve the past, Felicity Barnes explains why she won't be sad to see monuments to our colonial legacy removed.
Chance to make an impact for Indigenous communities
18 June 2020
A unique programme focused on positive change for Indigenous communities is calling for applicants for 2021.
The truth is not set in stone
16 June 2020
Opinion: Ancestors of present-day New Zealanders fought on both sides during the New Zealand Wars. And both sides should be remembered, writes Avril Bell.
New Zealand: A nation grappling with its racist past
15 June 2020
Opinion: A country can best heal when it acknowledges past injustices, and New Zealand is no exception, writes Robert Bartholomew.
Mental wellbeing after Covid: go early, go hard, go local
12 June 2020
“Go early, go hard, go local,” is the message of a group of mental health experts calling on the Government to urgently redesign how it provides services to protect mental wellbeing following Covid-19.
Schools play critical role in disaster recovery
11 June 2020
Schools play a significant role in disaster response and recovery, according to a six-year research project by Professor Carol Mutch at the University of Auckland.