Science and technology
Māori Speech Hui aims to enhance te reo through speech technology
25 June 2021
The University of Auckland will host its second Māori Speech Hui on 1 July, 2021. Organisations and individuals working on all elements of Māori speech and language technologies will gather to discuss work in progress, insights gained, challenges and future directions.
A cyberattack lesson from Waikato DHB
21 June 2021
Opinion: The major ransomware attack on Waikato DHB should be a lesson for other organisations. Rizwan Asghar has some suggestions on how to protect your systems.
Mā te mātauranga e ārahi ngā Kaipūtaiao Māori ō ngā reanga e aru mai ana
18 June 2021
Nau mai a Puanga, nau mai te huihui a Matariki, nau mai ngā kōrero o te Maramataka. It's time to celebrate Puanga and Matariki, and to bring forth the teachings of the Maramataka – the Māori stellar-lunar ecological calendar.
Pioneering audiology researcher honoured
9 June 2021
Professor of Speech Science and Head of the School of Psychology Suzanne Purdy has been named a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in this Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Bill Denny becomes Knight Companion
8 June 2021
Distinguished Professor Bill Denny has been named a Knight Companion in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Inspired to build a better future
4 June 2021
Hanna Davidson has always been fascinated with building things and enjoys working with people: One day she hopes to combine the two and manage a major building or transport construction project.
Sisters study and graduate together
2 June 2021
Sisters Hannah Swinton and Clare Stanton both graduate with doctorates in clinical psychology and say sisterly support has been crucial to their success.
What the glove told the robot, underwater and on the other side of the world
27 May 2021
New Zealand and Croatian scientists have demonstrated how a gesture-capturing dive glove can communicate with a robot underwater, from opposite sides of the world.
Prestigious award for brain researcher
24 May 2021
Associate Professor of Psychology Eileen Lueders has been awarded a Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation in Germany.
Kauri fightback: the scientists determined to control kauri dieback
23 May 2021
Feature: Progress is being made in the fight against kauri dieback. Anthony Doesburg meets researchers at the University determined to save the mighty native conifer.
Lessons from our Covid tracing app
19 May 2021
Opinion: One year on from the introduction of the NZ COVID Tracer app, Andrew Chen recaps what it does, whether it has worked, and what we could have done better.
Oldest case of conserved gene order discovered
18 May 2021
Scientists are reporting the oldest known case of conserved gene order.