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Working on meaning

Working on meaning

By Marjolein Lips-Wiersma, Professor of Ethics and Sustainability Leadership at AUT’s Business School.
29 November, 2017

Professor Marjolein Lips-Wiersma maps out the search for meaning in our work.

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Fees increase for kiwisaver

Can KiwiSaver providers justify higher fees?

By Associate Professor Aaron Gilbert and Dr Ayesha Scott, AUT Business School.
27 October, 2017

Fees can eat into KiwiSaver returns but some players suggest they can deliver more bang for your buck.

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A conference from a listeners point of view

The winter (conference) escape

By the Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Professor Kate Kearins
24 October, 2017

There's plenty of good reasons, still, to go to a conference and most of them don't involve standing up and talking about stuff you already know, to people who have heard it before.

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boats on the ocean

Slow path to India-NZ free trade

By Dr Rahul Sen, Senior Lecturer at School of Economics.
10 October, 2017

The road towards a formal India-NZ FTA a long one, but strong complementarities in the areas of services, investment and technology can overcome some political sensitivities associated with tariff elimination.

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Diversity of face and of thought

Diversity of face and of thought

By the Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Kate Kearins.
11 September, 2017

Homogeneity, or working out a solution on your own or with someone similar to yourself, adds an error rate of 30 percent.

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Working women in a coffee shop

Have working women finally made it?

By Dr Katherine Ravenswood, senior lecturer in management, AUT Business School
31 August, 2017

Business School lecturer Katherine Ravenswood ask whether the time has come for working mums to show some political clout.

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What is your calling?

What is your calling?

By the Dean of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law, Professor Kate Kearins
8 August, 2017

A career path with impact means finding a purpose beyond the standard measures of business success, says Kate Kearins.

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NZ tourism on the south island

Exploring our love/hate relationship with New Zealand tourism

By Hospitality Head of Department, David Williamson
3 May, 2017

At a time when tourism is creating thousands of new jobs, it's been downgraded to a non-university entrance subject in schools. AUT academic David Williamson explores why.

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Te Reo taught at school

Compulsory Te Reo Māori in schools – two academics, two views

By Associate Professor Sharon Harvey and Professor Paul Moon
12 Apr, 2017

Associate Professor Sharon Harvey and Professor of History Paul Moon share their different perspectives on compulsory Māori in schools.

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A digger dismantling a home

The re-branding of Glen Innes: redevelopment or disestablishment?

By Dieneke Jansen
31 Mar, 2017

The disestablishment of communities within gentrification processes is happening in Auckland under the guise of redevelopment.

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A fairy tale of a prince finding his princess

'Beauty and the Beast' – a revamped tale

By Dr Lorna-Piatti Farnell
29 Mar, 2017

It looks like people are pretty horrified by the new version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

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Who will be the bad girl in the bachelor

Who will be this year’s bad girl? Do you even care?

By Dr Rosser Johnson
 16 Mar, 2017

We’re about to start yet another round of watching attractive young people trying to make their fairy tale come true. Yes, it’s time for The Bachelor again; nineteen women seeing if they have a real connection with this year’s lucky man – Zac.

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High school students in the hallway

Free tampons for high school students?

By Professor Nesta Devine
 6 Mar, 2017

The call for sanitary products to be provided freely to teenage girls is on first glance admirable, but is this simply a band aid solution that ignores the root of the problem?

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Cartoon of Donald Trump

Will the real Trump foreign policy please stand up?

By Amy Baker Benjamin
 24 Feb, 2017

On a number of U.S. domestic issues, Donald Trump has made his views abundantly clear. But when it comes to foreign policy he is a mass of confusion and self-contradiction.

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Youth homelessness in NZ

Youth Homelessness – a human rights priority

By Professor Judy McGregor
23 Feb, 2017

Access to decent housing for all New Zealanders is a universal human right, whether you are a child or teenager, a tenant, a single parent, or homeless.

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First opinion

If Dumbledore’s gay – do we still need queer representation in literature?

By Laura Williams
15 Feb, 2017

At Carnegie Hall in 2007, J.K. Rowling revealed to a spellbound audience that Dumbledore was gay. The eccentric headmaster, next to Gandalf and the Wicked Witch of the West, is one of the most famous magical folk to grace the pages of literature.

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