Media mentions

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

More than 50,000 working households in New Zealand live in poverty

HRC, 25 November 2019

Research conducted by AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute and commissioned by the Human Rights Commission has found more than 50,000 working households live in poverty across Aotearoa. The Human Rights Commission reports some of the key findings of the research.


50,000 NZ working households live in poverty

RNZ, 25 November 2019

Nine to Noon interviews Equal Employment opportunities Commissioner, Saunomaali'i D Karanina Sumeo and NZWRI's Director, Professor Gail Pacheco on the In-Work Povery in New Zealand report. The interview features an in-depth discussion of the key features of the report and its implications.


How bad is poverty in New Zealand?

The Big Q, 25 November 2019

New research conducted by AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute has found that more than 50,000 working households are living in poverty across New Zealand. Louis Laws spoke with Dr. Alexander Plum about the institute’s research findings.


More than 50,000 working households live in poverty, new report reveals

Stuff, 25 November 2019

Stuff NZ's Thomas Manch writes about the release of the In-Work Poverty report, launched by the Human Rights Commission. The research, conducted by the New Zealand Work Research Institute, reveals that four in five households are working, and 7 per cent of these are below the poverty line.


More than 50,000 working households live in poverty

Scoop, 25 November 2019

The Scoop reports on research conducted by AUT’s New Zealand Work Research Institute and commissioned by the Human Rights Commission which finds that more than 50,000 working households live in poverty across Aotearoa.


AUT Excellence Awards winners – New Zealand Work Research Institute

AUTi, 7 November 2019

​The New Zealand Work Research Institute won the Research Team award at the AUT Excellence Awards 2019. They won the award for their interdisciplinary, enquiry-driven research with social impact.


From invasion to studying life on the margins

Weekend Herald, 26 October 2019

NZ Herald's Liam Dann writes about Gail Pacheco's childhood; how the 1990 Iraq attack shaped her passion for applying her economic research to the lives of the most vulnerable people.


Escape from Iraq invasion inspired economic focus on the vulnerable

NZ Herald, 26 October 2019

The NZ Herald present a case-study on the life of our director, Professor Gail Pacheco, who built her career on researching issues such as the minimum wage, the gender pay gap and mapping New Zealand's poorest and most transient communities.


Economist Wins Top Award at AUT

Scoop, 24 October 2019

AUT has bestowed its top award on our director, Professor Gail Pacheco, for her research, scholarship and application of integrated data to help inform social policy and wellbeing. Congratulations Gail!


Prof Pio awarded Te Rangi Hīroa Medal

AUT News, 18 October 2019

Professor of Diversity, Edwina Pio, has been awarded the Te Rangi Hīroa Medal by Royal Society Te Apārangi for her pioneering research in diversity; specifically, how the intersection of ethnicity, religion and gender impacts and is influenced by the world of work.


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