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Rethink needed on how governments manage risk
14 April 2021
Countries need to rethink how they prepare for and manage high-impact risks, according to a new report.
Brian Boyd donates Rutherford Medal $100k to scholarships
1 April 2021
A student who is the first in her family to attend university has had her life made easier by a generous gift from distinguished academic Brian Boyd.
Linda Nikora: "We need to value the people we produce here in Aotearoa."
1 April 2021
What can we do to value mātauranga Māori in academic institutions, asks Professor Linda Waimarie Nikora.
Data surveillance: university and museum tackle facial recognition debate
24 March 2021
Who is collecting our personal data, what are they doing with it and should we be concerned?
A side of knowledge with your beer?
23 March 2021
Aucklanders wanting to make the most of Aotearoa New Zealand’s freedom to socialise and to keep abreast of the latest thinking from some of this country’s leading academics have their chance on 20 April.
Birds and the bees: A slow-moving tragedy
12 March 2021
Opinion: NZ’s native bees and almost all our sea birds could face extinction. Action and research are needed more than ever, write Maria Armoudian and Brendon Dunphy.
Researchers and scholars at top of their fields elected as Fellows
11 March 2021
Six University of Auckland researchers are among the 27 new Ngā Ahurei a Te Apārangi Fellows and Ngā Ahurei Honore a Te Apārangi Honorary Fellows recently elected to the Academy of the Royal Society Te Apārangi.
Of Māori, Pākehā and an artist’s eye: university authors on Ockham list
4 March 2021
The fraught but often fruitful engagement between Māori and Pākehā connect two University of Auckland authors’ books on the 2021 Ockham NZ Book Award shortlist, while the third chronicles the country’s creative talent.
Before we introduce vaccine passports, we need to know how they'll be used
2 March 2021
Opinion: Air New Zealand is to trial digital 'vaccine passports' on trans-Tasman routes in April, but there are some serious things to consider before we adopt them, writes Tim Dare.
New and ancient lens for healthy rivers
24 February 2021
Researchers have articulated a way to look at and look after our fresh waterways founded on Matauranga Māori.
How did NASA's Martian rover come to land in a crater named after a tiny Balkan village?
23 February 2021
Opinion: The world was excited by the news last week that NASA’s Perseverance rover had successfully landed in a Martian crater, writes Robert Greenberg, but there is a story to tell in the name.
Pacific nations should ‘stay with the trouble’
18 February 2021
Opinion: The Pacific Islands Forum leadership rift will not be the death knell for Pacific regionalism as long as nations keep talking, writes Yvonne Underhill-Sem.