Faculty of Arts
National doesn’t need a John Key 2.0
26 May 2020
Opinion: New National leader Todd Muller needs a fresh new campaign message to show the party is taking post-Covid needs into account, writes Jennifer Lees-Marshment.
What will New Zealand's place in the world be after Covid-19?
20 May 2020
New Zealand needs to leverage its safe, strong reputation and unique position of being Covid-19-free for its economic advantage, say experts.
Fijian coup 20 years on: how ordinary people coped with chaos
19 May 2020
A vivid personal account of the 2000 Fijian coup from the viewpoint of the Indo-Fijian community is being republished this month to mark the coup’s 20th anniversary.
What the Budget means for women
15 May 2020
Opinion: The Budget’s physical infrastructure investment will help NZ’s economic recovery. But the Government must remember, few women work in construction.
From locked up to locked down
12 May 2020
Opinion: Release from prison is difficult for former inmates at the best of times. Covid-19 restrictions are making it even more challenging, writes Alice Mills.
We can’t halt ocean decline as individuals
11 May 2020
Opinion: Declines in ocean species continue a downward spiral for our oceans. Individual action is important, but we won't succeed without government policy.
Māori mobilising in a crisis: a proud history
11 May 2020
Opinion: In recent weeks, Aroha Harris has been pondering the iwi Māori capacity to mobilise, noticing how quickly and efficiently Māori groups and communities throughout the country rallied in response to the Covid-19 rāhui.
Social cohesion threatened in post-Covid-19 world
8 May 2020
Top social scientists say New Zealand’s strong national unity during lockdown is now under threat as grim new economic realities and prolonged disruption in personal lives hit home for many.
The ethics of contact tracing apps
6 May 2020
Opinion: Professor Tim Dare examines some of the potential ethical and privacy problems with using Covid-19 contact tracing apps here in New Zealand.
Te Kūaha Māori language app set to inspire te reo learners
5 May 2020
The mahi has been done and on 6 May the University of Auckland's new te reo app, Te Kūaha, can be downloaded.
Embracing the silent treatment in an overconnected world
4 May 2020
A conversation with Communication lecturer Dr Ethan Plaut on exploring silence in an increasingly digitally dominant world.
Book a date with top writers online
2 May 2020
Fans of the Auckland Writers Festival can still hear many of its big, international and local names in the new 2020 Winter Online Series, hosted by the University of Auckland’s Paula Morris.