Media mentions

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

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.


2019 Te Rangi Hīroa Medal: Working to break glass, concrete and bamboo ceilings

Royal Society Te Apārangi, 17 October 2019

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

The Conversation, 8 October 2019

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

Stuff, 6 October 2019

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

Newshub, 30 September 2019

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".


Westpac's first Gender Pay Gap report

AUT News, 24 September 2019

Westpac NZ has released their first gender pay gap report. Gail Pacheco provided oversight for the data and methodology of the analysis.


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.


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