Media mentions

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

NZWRI secures $4.3 million MBIE funding

AUTi, 20 September 2019

Congratulations to the NZWRI team, who have secured $4.3 million in funding through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment's Endeavour fund.


Government funds research to help transition to low emission economy, grow R&D, tackle social issues

Beehive, 17 September 2019

The Government is investing $241 million in leading research projects that will produce new ways of addressing long-term issues, such as increasing our sources of renewable energy, growing knowledge-intensive industries, and tackling NZ's social issues. The NZ Work Research received a $4.3 million fund for our project "The expression, experience and transcendence of low-skill Aotearoa New Zealand".


Cathy Murphy: Westpac's gender pay gap surprise - give me strength

NZ Herald, 19 September 2019

Professor Gail Pacheco provided oversight on the analysis for Westpac's first gender pay gap report. Results were not what the CEO expected.


No senior Māori managers at 28 government bodies, Stuff survey finds

Stuff, 17 September 2019

A Stuff survey looked at the ethnic diversity within government bodies. AUT Director of Diversity and lead researcher of our Immigration and Inclusion Research Group, Edwina Pio, said measuring and auditing diversity – and opportunities available to those of all ethnicities – should be part of managers' appraisals.


BEL staff excellence celebrated

AUTi, 7 September 2019

Numerous members of NZWRI were recognised for research and teaching excellence at the 2019 Business Economics and Law Faculty Excellence Awards held on Tuesday 3 September.


Why Lion brewery won't ask candidates about current pay at job interviews

Stuff, 1 September 2019

Gail Pacheco spoke to Stuff about Lion's policy of not asking job applicants their current salary in an attempt to prevent a gender pay gap among new hires.


2019 Women of Influence Award finalists announced

Stuff, 1 September 2019

Lead Researcher of our Immigration and Inclusion Research Group, Professor Edwina Pio, has been named as a finalist for the 2019 Women of Influence Awards. Congratulations Edwina!


2019 Three Minute Thesis New Zealand Inter-University Master's Final

Otago University News, August 2019

Livvy Mitchell, Master of Business (Economics), AUT, won a $1,000 grant from the Graduate Research School to contribute towards her research.


3 Minute Thesis Finals

AUTi, 28 August 2019

Livvy Mitchell from the Business School was the winner of the AUT 3MT Master's Competition. Livvy went on to compete at the Master's Inter-University 3MT Challenge in Dunedin on 22 August, where she won first prize.


Are we any closer to achieving pay equity?

Stuff, 27 August 2019

Following her research on the 2017 Pay Equity Settlement, Lead Researcher of our Care/Work Research Group, Associate Professor Katherine Ravenswood, told Stuff that NZ needs an attitude change if we are to achieve pay equity.


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