Environment and sustainability
Lessons in living from a vanishing world
21 May 2019
Living for almost a year in Papua New Guinea gave a recent PhD graduate rare insight into the impact of colonisation on food production and social systems.
Predator Free New Zealand – are we dreaming?
20 May 2019
Uncertainty, conflicts, and inadequate planning could hamper progress towards a predator free New Zealand, meaning it is critical to prepare for future scenarios now.
Change the world - one hour at a time
15 May 2019
The University of Auckland has launched an ambitious campaign to engage its alumni, staff, students and friends in the biggest volunteering drive in its 136 year history.
Smart cities are age-friendly cities
14 May 2019
Opinion: If we want to make New Zealand cities smart, we must also make them age-friendly and inclusive for our rapidly-ageing population, writes Dr M.Claire Dale.
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.
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.
University’s bee sanctuary a hive of activity
29 April 2019
The University of Auckland’s Bee Sanctuary is taking shape behind the Law School thanks to a dedicated group of bee-loving students.
Taxonomy - the neglected science of discovery
22 April 2019
Opinion: Taxonomy is crucial to future conservation, biosecurity and innovation, but is in danger of demise through neglect and underfunding argues Tom Saunders.
Conservation has to go beyond our own backyards
12 April 2019
Opinion: When it comes to conservation, it's time to look up from our backyards and take on the larger vision, writes Associate Professor Margaret Stanley.
Unravelling the mystery of hydrocarbon-producing algae
11 April 2019
Associate Professor Jane Allison is part of an international team awarded US$1.2 million to investigate hydro-producing algae
We need to re-think our volcanic hazard maps – new study
11 April 2019
The deadly cloud of gases, ash and rock particles emitted by an erupting volcano could spread much further than previously thought.
Student climate action strikers - so much to lose
10 April 2019
On 15 March thousands of students across New Zealand marched to demand that our government do more to halt the effects of climate change.