Te Pūnaha Matatini
A summer of machine learning and data sovereignty
4 July 2022
Dion Wharerau spent the summer as an intern with Te Hiku Media, working to improve their automatic speech recognition model for te reo Māori.
What’s in our soil, and what it means for us
12 November 2021
Dr Emma Sharp has taken home two awards from the School of Environment for her work with Soilsafe Aotearoa.
How we can make science education more equitable
8 November 2021
Te Pūnaha Matatini was a natural home for Dr Steven Turnbull to complete his doctoral project on tertiary science participation in Aotearoa New Zealand.
He took foundational physics and is now teaching the course
3 November 2021
Dr Kannan Ridings teaches Tertiary Foundation Certificate and Tuākana students that the best work that they can do will come from collaborative efforts.
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.