Sport and recreation news

  • Summer graduation in full swing
    ​​4501 AUT students graduate this week and 3107 of them will be attending a graduation ceremony at the Aotea Centre. With fabulous weather forecast all week, two days have passed and there are two more days of graduation ceremonies to come. 
  • New partnership to tackle corruption in sport
    AUT has appointed David Howman as an adjunct professor within the School of Sport & Recreation. The former director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is recognised as a global leader in the field of sport integrity. His appointment reflects the increasing attention the School of Sport & Recreation is focussing on ethics and integrity in the field of sport governance and leadership, both in its teaching and research activity.
  • Māori and Pacific Early Career Academic Programme
    A new generation of Māori and Pacific lecturers is taking up residence at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).

    The 2018 Early Career Academic Programme offers up to six Māori and Pacific scholars their first, full-time, permanent appointments as research-active lecturers.
  • AUT student joins world's young volunteer leaders in Russia

    A trip to Russia has given an AUT Sport and Recreation student a new understanding of the global demand for volunteers. But 20-year-old Claudia Raven has noticed the spirit of giving seems to be lost on many people of her generation.  

  • AUT Millennium to mark 15 years of success
    On Tuesday 11 April 2017, AUT Millennium will mark its 15 year anniversary as a centre for excellence in community health, wellness, research and education and sport.
  • AUT rugby health research goes global
    Investigations into the long-term health of rugby players have been boosted this week by the launch of a Global Rugby Health Research Programme. The programme consists of studies in New Zealand, the UK, Canada and Australia, making it the first of its kind and adding a valuable international perspective to the important issue of player health. 
  • Elite hall of fame welcomes AUT academic
    AUT Associate Professor, Erica Hinckson, has been inducted into the University of California, San Diego’s  (UCSD’s) Athletics Hall of Fame. The former UCSD student was recognised for her significant achievements in track and field, and her exceptional contribution to the heritage of UCSD Athletics.
  • AUT awarded by exercise professionals
    AUT has been awarded for its significant contribution to the exercise profession and for being the largest provider of graduates to the fitness industry at the 2013 New Zealand Fitness Awards.
  • World champions win at AUT sport awards
    Two world champion Rugby Sevens players and a NZ touch rugby representative have taken the major awards at AUT’s annual Blues Awards.

    Recognising sporting excellence, the Blues awards were presented to 78 students at a formal dinner on Friday 11 October at the Sir Paul Reeves building in Auckland’s city campus.

  • SPRINZ help Emirates Team NZ with fitness goals

    Bachelor of Sport and Recreation student Hubert Woroniecki is in San Francisco to help Emirates Team New Zealand bring back the America’s Cup.

    After helping the team with a specific research project as part of his third year placement at AUT’s Sport Performance Research in New Zealand (SPRINZ), Woroniecki is now considered a team member says Emirates Team NZ physical trainer David Slyfield. 

  • Ground-breaking moment at AUT Millennium

    Minister of Sport Murray McCully said last Wednesday was a very important day for the Government at the official commencement of construction of the National Aquatic Centre at AUT Millennium.

    He told the assembled dignitaries and stakeholders at the ground-breaking ceremony that investing in sport was important for Kiwi success.

  • Stand up education
    Children sitting attentively listening to the teacher could be a thing of the past if research from AUT proves beneficial. While the students will still be listening to the teacher, they may be standing rather than sitting.
  • Pole position at Mission Bay
    Olympic athletes will be competing alongside frisbee throwers and dog walkers this Saturday at Mission Bay Beach. Olympic decathlete and former AUT student Brent Newdick, who placed 12th at last year’s London Olympics, will be the star attraction when the Summer Vault pole vault competition continues this weekend.
  • Surf science

    Top surfers have a reputation for being laid-back beachgoers who spend most of their time lying on the sand.

    New research from AUT’s Sports Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ) paints a very different picture of the physical demands required of surfers at the top level.
  • Buck fronts rugby study
    A team of sports medicine experts have done what the All Blacks selectors refused to do and have brought back Buck.

Last updated: 10-Jun-2016 3.40pm

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