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How a universal basic income could boost New Zealand’s prosperity

24-Mar-2017 12:13 PM
The idea of a state giving away money to its citizens with no strings attached doesn't sound like a sustainable economic policy, but that is exactly what Finland began doing at the start of 2017. University of Auckland Business School economist Dr Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy argues New Zealand should seriously consider trialling our own version of the universal basic income.

Pebbles, Mars and a maths problem that took 10 years

21-Mar-2017 8:46 AM
In 2012 NASA’s Curiosity rover sent home stunning images of rounded pebbles on Mars. It seemed plausible these pebbles acquired their rounded shape after being exposed to water, most likely an ancient river. But the theory was difficult to prove.

New role to develop international MedTech partnerships

20-Mar-2017 2:46 PM
Media Release - University of Auckland - 20 March 2017 New role to develop international MedTech partnerships Developing more international partnerships and investor opportunities for medical technology is the focus of Dr Diana Siew’s new role

?Paddlers at the ready for this weekend’s Great Waka Ama race

17-Mar-2017 8:50 AM
World champions and those new to the sport of Waka Ama will make up the mix of crews paddling on the Waitemata Harbour this weekend for the annual University of Auckland Great Waka Ama race.

Too many antibiotics for New Zealand children

16-Mar-2017 8:57 AM
Media Release University of Auckland 16 March 2017 Too many antibiotics for New Zealand children Almost all New Zealand children have taken antibiotic medications by the time they are five years of age, according to new research from the Univer

Auckland scientists seek to shed light upon endometriosis

15-Mar-2017 8:01 AM
It affects at least one in ten New Zealand women, can cause severe abdominal pain and fertility problems, and costs the public health system an estimated $1 billion a year.

Landmark gift for Chair in Health Law announced

10-Mar-2017 11:09 AM
The Auckland Law School at the University of Auckland is excited to announce the establishment of the ‘Marylyn and John Mayo Chair in Health Law and Policy’ thanks to the generous support of one of the faculty’s longest standing donors, Dr John Mayo.

Poll tax on immigrants could generate $1 billion a year for infrastructure and services

09-Mar-2017 10:55 AM
A tax expert is calling for the introduction of a poll tax on immigrants to help fund the extra infrastructure and public service costs associated with New Zealand’s growing population.

Legal academic shortlisted for international research award

09-Mar-2017 10:16 AM
A research paper by Professor Craig Elliffe from the Auckland Law School has been shortlisted for the Frans Vanistendael 2017 Award for International Tax Law.

Girls Mean Business

09-Mar-2017 7:58 AM
Entrepreneurial skills are increasingly important for people wanting to stay relevant in today’s changing workplace, and a new programme aims to ensure New Zealand girls don’t get left behind.

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