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
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
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
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.
2020 - The first: Professor of Diversity
Professor Edwina Pio, the first Professor of Diversity and University Director of Diversity in New Zealand, talks about AUT’s work in the diversity space. Prof. Pio is a long-standing member of the NZWRI.
Continuing Panel Discussion with Private Investigator Julia Hartley Moore and Peter Fa'afiu
An in depth discussion with Julia Hartley Moore and Peter Fa'afiu on the main driving factors of poverty with Gail Pacheco discussing the findings and methodology of the In-work poverty report.
The rise of the 'side hustle': Millennials are running businesses in their spare time
Dr Marcus Ho, leader of our Wellbeing and Performance group, spoke with Stuff reporter, Brittany Keogh, about the rise of the 'side hustle' and it's popularity with millennials.
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.