NZWRI is regularly mentioned in the media. A selection of articles is listed below:
In-work poverty in New Zealand
The NZWRI report ‘In-work poverty in New Zealand’ examined the prevalence and characteristics of poverty rates in working households. The findings of this report sparked a range of media interest (below).
More than 50,000 working households in New Zealand live in poverty
50,000 NZ working households live in poverty
How bad is poverty in New Zealand?
More than 50,000 working households live in poverty, new report reveals
Call to lift thousands of NZ households out of poverty
Thousands of working households live in poverty – study
Working not enough to escape poverty
Working Households living in Poverty with Dr. Alexander Plum
Working, still poor: Is renting keeping us that way?
The staggering number of Kiwi workers living in poverty
Other mentions of in-work poverty report
Newstalk ZB (broadcast across 13 stations nationwide)
AUT Excellence Awards winners – New Zealand Work Research Institute
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
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
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
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
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.
2019 Te Rangi Hīroa Medal: Working to break glass, concrete and bamboo ceilings
Professor of Diversity, Edwina Pio, was awarded the Te Rangi Hīroa Medal by the Royal Society Te Apārangi for her pioneering research in diversity. The award recognises excellence in social history, culture diversity, socioeconomics or medical anthropology.
How women’s life-long experiences of being judged by their appearance affect how they feel in open-plan offices
Dr Rachel Morrison, member of our Wellbeing and Performance Research Group, published an article in The Conversation on the gender differences in the perception of open-plan office spaces.
District Health Board elections: A chance to help those who care for our most vulnerable
Following their research on the 2017 Pay Equity Settlement, Dr Katherine Ravenswood told Stuff that the DHB elections are important because it can determine the regulations for improving the work conditions of care and support workers. While wages increased as a result of the 2017 Settlement, homecare workers' conditions have, in many instances, deteriorated.
Paid parental leave: Cultural shift needed to encourage dads to take time off
Professor Gail Pacheco told Newshub that there are a number of reasons why fewer fathers take parental leave, but "due to the gender pay gap, and the likelihood that the father is earning more, there is less incentive for fathers to take up the leave".