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Call for nominations for the 2019 Maori Business Leaders Awards

22-Feb-2019 8:05 AM
E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga karangatanga maha o nga hau e wha, tena koutou katoa. Whaia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe me he maunga teitei. He waka eke noa tatou.

A weighty issue for Auckland Maori

21-Feb-2019 8:24 AM
Young researcher Hannah Rapata is passionate about improving Maori health and nutrition.

Keeping a low profile is for the birds

31-Jan-2019 6:59 AM
It has long been assumed that colourful plumage puts birds at higher risk of being spotted by a predator but a new study has a surprising finding – being dull and brown doesn’t necessarily increase the chances of survival.

The Lancet: Powerful vested interests, misplaced economic incentives are major drivers of the joint pandemics of obesity, undernutrition and climate change

29-Jan-2019 8:51 AM
Leaders must take a hard line against powerful commercial interests and rethink global economic incentives within the food system in order to tackle the joint pandemics of obesity, undernutrition and climate change, according to a major new report by the Lancet Commission on Obesity.

Educator and philanthropist awarded Honorary Doctorate

23-Jan-2019 11:01 AM
German-born scientist and education philanthropist Dr Beate Schuler will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from the University of Auckland.

Honorary degree for prominent philanthropist

22-Jan-2019 11:02 AM
The University of Auckland will confer an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree on David Mace ONZM this week.

EMBARGOED UNTIL 2am FRIDAY 18 JANUARY 2019 NZT: Doctors, drugs of dependence and discipline: new review out

17-Jan-2019 2:40 PM
Only 24 doctors in 20 years have faced disciplinary action for inappropriate prescribing of drugs of dependence in Aotearoa New Zealand, a new review has revealed. The review’s lead author says the low number probably reflects that discipline is a last resort, which is fitting since drug dependence should be treated as a health issue rather than a crime.

STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 11pm MONDAY 21 JANUARY 2019 (NZT) Are you a super pooper?

17-Jan-2019 8:34 AM
Fecal transplants could be used to treat intestinal disorders like inflammatory bowel disease – and perhaps even help prevent Alzheimer’s and cancer – if we can unlock the secrets of the gut-rejuvenating “super donor”, say researchers at the University of Auckland-based Liggins Institute.

Could Wagyu beef protect against heart disease?

14-Jan-2019 7:35 AM
As barbeque season gets into full swing, New Zealand researchers are investigating whether certain kinds of red meat could actually protect against heart disease.

The little startup that could: Celebrating 15 years of Velocity

11-Dec-2018 1:20 PM
Velocity - the University’s student-led entrepreneurial development programme – is celebrating its 15th birthday and the successes it seeded.

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