News and opinion

Working to end racial oppression supported by $10m MBIE grant

Researchers at the University of Waikato are leading a project that will investigate racial oppression across society.

New study into mānuka leaf surface could help maximise high-grade honey production

University of Waikato researchers have found a unique group of microorganisms on the surface of mānuka leaves, which could help…

A new approach to mental health in nursing

With mental health needs rising sharply and services already stretched, the University of Waikato is responding to the challenge with…

Latest stories

Spotlight on Inclusive Theatre for NZSL Week 2020

A University of Waikato academic’s research programme is continually adding to a body of theatre…

23 September 2020

$12.5m project to reduce greenhouse gas emissions using ‘digital twin’ technology

University of Waikato School of Engineering Professor Michael Walmsley will lead a seven-year research programme…

16 September 2020

Kīngitanga Day celebrations go virtual

The University of Waikato commemorated its special relationship with the Kīngitanga in a new way…

14 September 2020

Waitaha/Waikato Scholarship sets Shayla up for success

Former Te Puke High School head girl and 2020 Waitaha-A-Hei/University of Waikato Scholarship recipient, Shayla…

11 September 2020

View all news

Opinion

With the election campaign underway, can the law protect voters from fake news and conspiracy theories?

Last weekend’s “anti-lockdown” protest in Auckland provided a snapshot of the various conspiracy theories and grievances circulating online and within…

New Zealand is violating the rights of its children. Is it time to change the legal definition of age discrimination?

The comforting claim that New Zealand is a great place to bring up kids took another hit with last week’s…

If reducing harm to society is the goal, a cost-benefit analysis shows cannabis prohibition has failed

The case for a referendum on New Zealand’s cannabis law was already urgent in 2015 when the supposedly more pressing…