Media and events

NZWRI strongly commits to engagement with external stakeholders and the public – such as businesses, government and the community. We highly regard the efforts of public commitment to disseminate research outcomes widely and translate findings for a non-academic audience.

2019 Highlights

28 March 2019 - The Value of Care: the 2017 Pay Equity Settlement

This event launched the report 'The Value of Care: Understanding the impact of the 2017 Pay Equity Settlement on the residential aged care, home and community care and disability sectors', co-authored by Dr Julie Douglas and Associate Professor Katherine Ravenswood. View the livestream video.

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2 May 2019 - Price Effects of Special Housing Areas in Auckland

Dr Mario Andres Fernandez will present his paper investigating the causal effects of the Special Housing Areas (SHAs) programme on housing prices and the implications on affordability.This seminar is co-hosted by the NZ Work Research Institute and the School of Economics at AUT University.

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14 October 2019 - The Evolution of Gender Gaps in Numeracy and Literacy Between Childhood and Young Adulthood

Dr Marco Paccagnella of the OECD will present his research on gender differences in numeracy and literacy skills, including how the gaps evolve from age 10 to age 27 and if their evolution differs across countries.

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Media engagement

NZWRI is regularly mentioned in the media. A selection of articles is listed below:

Four-day work weeks to be trialled by more Kiwi businesses

NewsHub, 21 January 2020

AUT professor and NZWRI associate director Jarrod Haar comments on VodafoneNZ's recent commitment to shortening the work week. He suggests that we may see more firms trialing the 4-day work week in the near future.


Award for Business Research Translation

AUTi, 21 January 2020

Associate Professor Rachel Morrison (Management) received an award in the 2019 Business Research Translation competition. This competition showcases academics’ business research to external stakeholders, highlighting its importance to contemporary business practice.


Vodafone's early Friday finishes could have gone further - expert

NewsHub, 21 January 2020

Vodafone New Zealand announced on Monday it will allow its staff to leave work at 2pm every Friday until the end of February. AUT professor and NZWRI associate director Jarrod Haar talks about this, stating that while shorter weeks lead to more productive days, Vodaphone's initiative could have been constructed better.


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