Environment and sustainability
Are we loving Long Bay to death?
12 November 2019
It’s one of Auckland’s most popular beaches and one of the most-visited marine reserves in the country but little research has been done on environmental pressures at Long Bay-Okura Marine Reserve.
Understanding waves, sand dunes and robots
11 November 2019
How will the sand dunes on our coastlines be affected by climate change? Can we make robotic devices that have the human-like dexterity of our little finger?
From mental health to Māori body adornment: Marsden success for Arts
6 November 2019
How can we best use digital technology to help rather than harm youth mental wellbeing? What is the significance of body adornment for Māori? Why do Asian New Zealanders remain virtually absent from New Zealand screen culture?
Faculty of Science projects awarded $9.3m from Marsden Fund
5 November 2019
The ‘memory effect’ of cloud formations and investigating better ways to predict extreme weather are just two of 16 projects to attract funding from Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden.
Renowned environmentalist brings a challenging and inspiring message to the Business School
4 November 2019
A visit to the Business School from a famed British environmentalist calls for a note of optimism in the face of climate concerns.
Commitment to play gets PhD student elected to the Board
30 October 2019
Alex Bonham, a PhD student with the School of Dance was recently elected to the Waitematā Local Board, winning more votes than anyone else, after campaigning on the need for more space to play.
‘Super baby’ mussel nursery wins Velocity Challenge
30 October 2019
A business start-up with plans to improve the shellfish industry by cultivating mussel ‘super babies’ has been named the overall winner at the 2019 Velocity $100k Challenge.
Major funding boost for data science
29 October 2019
The University of Auckland has been awarded $10 million in funding for data science research from the Government’s Strategic Science Investment Fund.
Can selfish corporates be regulated to change?
25 October 2019
Opinion: Professor Susan Watson comments on how corporations can be changed for the better.
Working together is planet’s best hope
24 October 2019
We often feel that individual action on issues such as climate change is a pointless exercise but Professor Niki Harre from the University of Auckland has written two books that show no cause is hopeless if we work together.
Fish snack on microplastics
22 October 2019
Microplastics are being fed to snapper, New Zealand’s most popular recreational fish species, at NIWA’s aquaculture research facility near Whangarei in a bid to establish some baseline data about how fish are being affected.
Engineering a new type of wall, and then we can all get some sleep
17 October 2019
Researchers at the Faculty of Engineering have been awarded close to $1 million to develop a new type of wall, to better shut out the unwanted sounds of the people next door.