Wasps buzz off when there are more trees – study
28 January 2020
Lush forest cover and limited human habitation mean fewer invasive wasps, new research on New Zealand’s offshore islands shows.
Antibiotics unlikely to cause childhood obesity
24 January 2020
A major new study has found that antibiotics use is unlikely to contribute to childhood obesity, despite previous studies suggesting a causal link.
Parents want to know if their kids are at risk of obesity
19 December 2019
A new study has shown that most New Zealand parents want to be told if their pre-schooler is at risk of child obesity.
Would you like some fries with your social media?
18 December 2019
As we enter the season of feasting, a University of Auckland researcher is investigating how social media influences the food choices of young adults year-round.
Joint PhD with India a first
17 December 2019
The University of Auckland has signed an historic agreement with the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur to offer a joint PhD programme.
Māori TV changes migrants’ views on Māori
16 December 2019
Opinion: Public broadcasters such as Māori TV have an important role in changing negative ideas held by some new migrants about Māori, writes Susan Nemec.
Big dreams, real results: Stuart McNaughton's Woolf Fisher legacy
10 December 2019
Professor Stuart McNaughton ONZM is retiring as the director of the Woolf Fisher Research Centre at the end of the year. He looks back on highlights of his 21-year tenure.
New study rethinks leadership in early childhood education
3 December 2019
An exciting new form of leadership making a positive difference for children and families in early childhood education is at the centre of a ground-breaking PhD study from the University of Auckland.
New Zealand history: what stories should we be telling?
11 November 2019
With New Zealand history becoming compulsory in high schools by 2022, which stories will make the grade, and from whose angle, is likely to be the subject of robust debate.
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.
Why the ‘love science’ behind MAFS is completely bogus
16 October 2019
Is it possible to predict attraction and how successful a relationship will be before two people meet? Health Psychology PhD candidate Holly Dixon explains why the entire Married at First Sight franchise is based on bunk science.