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Ways of giving

Ways of giving

At 78, Jennie Oakley is living a life of service and satisfaction – as a wife, mother and hands-on grandmother, a liturgist at her church, a volunteer at the Auckland Museum, a Friend of the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, a life member of the University’s Staff Common Room and a highly-valued committee member of the University of Auckland Society.

Sharp minds, business savvy

Sharp minds, business savvy

How the University is helping turn cool ideas into stuff we need. Vaughan Yarwood reports.  A small, picturesque town high in the Swiss Alps is not the sort of place you would expect to find a University of Auckland alumna championing the riches to be found in the world’s e-waste. But that is exactly what […]

The fabulous Hunter brothers

The fabulous Hunter brothers

Ian and Peter Hunter talk with Margo White. Professor Ian Hunter identifies his first invention as a device he called the ‘smell-o-meter’, constructed when he was six from an old meter thrown out by his father. He opened it up, wrote “nice” at one end and “smelly” at the other. He’d hold the device in […]

The dignified and the beautiful

The dignified and the beautiful

This year the University’s School of Architecture and Planning celebrates its first 100 years. Dr Lucy Treep reports.

What is happiness?

What is happiness?

Helen Borne talks to Dr Ross McDonald and Dr Tony Fernando about the recently-published World Happiness Report