Te Pūnaha Matatini
A super model for the team of 5 million
15 April 2021
The nation's Covid-19 response has relied heavily on contagion modelling. Dion O'Neale is leading work to build a unique model that mirrors the myriad connections of the entire population of New Zealand.
Prime Minister recognises transformative science
13 April 2021
The 2020 Prime Minister's Science Prize has been awarded to Te Pūnaha Matatini for their contribution to Aotearoa New Zealand’s Covid-19 response.
Covid-19: ‘I cried quietly to myself – we had beaten it’
17 March 2021
Opinion: A year ago Shaun Hendy and colleagues kicked off a plan to model the spread of Covid in order to beat it. He had no idea of the tough emotional challenge ahead.
How Te Pūnaha Matatini became part of our Covid-19 response
28 October 2020
Shaun Hendy and Siouxsie Wiles are just two of a multi-disciplinary team of researchers at Te Pūnaha Matatini, who have contributed to New Zealand's Covid-19 response. Jonathan Burgess meets some of the group.
New Centre of Research Excellence based at Auckland following funding announcement
9 October 2020
The Tertiary Education Commission has announced today that the University of Auckland will be hosting four of the 10 Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs), including one of two new Centres.
University researchers answering the call for innovation acceleration in Covid response
26 August 2020
Seven projects from the University of Auckland have been awarded funding from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Covid-19 Innovation Acceleration Fund.
Shaun Hendy and Covid-19: this year's model
3 August 2020
Professor Shaun Hendy’s data-modelling skills helped shape New Zealand's Covid-19 response.
Talking to – not at – older Kiwis
3 July 2020
Opinion: Rendering people over 70 as either passive or wilfully irresponsible is unhelpful and ill-considered. The Te Arai Research Group discuss a better approach.
"The true inequity": Factors that make Māori and Pacific people more vulnerable to Covid-19
8 May 2020
Opinion: Dr Maryann Heather and Dr Rhys Jones examine the factors that make Māori and Pacific communities within Aotearoa more at-risk amidst the Covid-19 pandemic.
Worst-case scenario for health system avoided – so far
30 April 2020
Hospital modelling data shows New Zealand has managed to avoid overwhelming its health system during the Covid-19 pandemic unlike some countries where hospitals have struggled to cope.
Modelling the pandemic
24 April 2020
Dr Michael O’Sullivan discusses the value of research in modelling complex systems and how it is contributing to Aotearoa’s COVID-19 response.
He waka hourua rua ki te titiro ki te heke mai
3 December 2018
Faculty of Science researchers are collaborating on a project that aims to improve the way in which scientists connect and work with Māori.