Airbnb not the culprit in holiday hotspot’s housing crisis
A new study has found Airbnb is not wholly to blame for the shortage of rental housing in the popular surf town of Raglan, New Zealand. The study was prompted by concern about landlords ousting local tenants before summer to take advantage of high nightly rates via Airbnb.
Unravelling mysteries of the human body and mind through research
University of Waikato researchers will explore new frontiers in human health and psychology over the next three years, investigating how we develop sight, how our memories affect planning, and how an antibiotic-resistant infection might be targeted.
Kudos for life’s work
A University of Waikato academic has been recognised along with his wife for a lifetime of work dedicated to restoration ecology.
Finding fault: researchers team up to assess Hamilton’s seismic risk and lake health
Two science research teams have joined forces to develop a new understanding of earthquake risk and lake health in and around Hamilton using core samples taken from lake beds.
University of Waikato researchers to uncover secrets of our planet
Three University of Waikato-led projects will unearth new knowledge of our natural environment after receiving a total of $1.9 million in Marsden funding.
Study exposes discrimination against Māori LGBTQI+ peoples
New Zealand’s first study on the health and wellbeing of Takatāpui and Māori LGBTQI+ peoples shows more must be done to reduce discrimination in health services and in public places.
Aquaculture economy a lucrative industry for the Bay of Plenty
A brand-new aquaculture facility is now operating in Tauranga thanks to a $13 million algal biotechnology research project, funded by the Tertiary Education Commission’s Entrepreneurial Universities programme and the University of Waikato.
Early career researcher awarded Rutherford Fellowship to investigate blooming Didymo
Does the dreaded Didymo bloom because of climate change, new environments or a genetic variant? The University of Waikato’s Dr Alexis Marshall will investigate these questions thanks to a 2020 Rutherford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship from Royal Society Te Apārangi.
University of Waikato celebrates 13 Marsden Fund winners
University of Waikato researchers will lead 13 new programmes supported by the Marsden Fund covering topics from the whole disciplinary spectrum.
Lack of prescriptions affects Māori diabetes patients
University of Waikato researchers have found Māori patients receive fewer prescriptions for a common diabetes medication than non-Māori patients, and have worse blood sugar control as a result.
University of Waikato marine scientist awarded women’s global fellowship in climate change
Dr Shari Gallop, a marine environmental scientist and University of Waikato Senior Lecturer based in Tauranga, has been awarded the New Zealand 2020 L’Oréal/UNESCO For Women in Science fellowship for her research on the science of restoring estuaries and how they will stand up to climate change.
Māori and Pacific wellbeing focus for Health Research Council award winners
Four emerging University of Waikato researchers have received Health Research Council (HRC) Career Development Awards to build knowledge supporting Māori and Pacific wellbeing.