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Planet + People vs. Plastics

Planet + People vs. Plastics

On Earth Day 2024, Ngā Ara Whetū partnered with Te Aka Mātauranga Matepukupuku, the Centre for Cancer Research, to discuss the ubiquitous presence of plastics in our environment, and the impact they are having to the land, sea, air, animals, and on our own health...

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Reimagining Our World Prize Winners

Reimagining Our World Prize Winners

Ngā Ara Whetū, the Centre for Climate, Biodiversity and Society congratulates Marco de Krester for winning the grand prize in our inaugural Reimagining Our World competition. The contest challenged entrants to redefine success and beauty in new ways, recognising that...

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Ngā Ara Whetū PhD scholarships

Ngā Ara Whetū PhD scholarships

Ngā Ara Whetū is delighted to announce the next round for our University of Auckland PhD scholarships is open. These scholarships support our mission to undertake world-class research and training that drives just and ethical action on climate change and the...

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How will NZ Keep its Promises Made at COP28?

How will NZ Keep its Promises Made at COP28?

The action at COP 28 offers the new government a chance to prove to its detractors that it’s not such a “fossil” after all.   Although the new coalition government in New Zealand has already begun reversing key environmental and health protections...

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Human rights scholar wins top Royal Society award

Human rights scholar wins top Royal Society award

Human rights and sustainability researcher Dr Maria Armoudian from Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland has won the Royal Society Te Apārangi Early Career Research Excellence Award for Social Sciences. Dr Maria Armoudian has won the Career Research Excellence...

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Project for public interest media

Project for Media in the Public Interest

Want to understand the world better? Get some context around some of the big questions? Have a fresh light shed on global issues and political debate?

The Project for Media in the Public Interest (PMPI) is a website connecting audiences to informed dialogue about science, economics, arts and politics. Academics from across disciplines at the University of Auckland, across America, Europe, Australia and other universities discuss their research on important topics via videos, podcasts, interviews, symposia and opinion pieces.

“We are aiming to elevate critical thinking, raise the level of public debate, and counter the trend towards soft news,” says the project’s founding director, political scientist Dr Maria Armoudian.

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