Media mentions

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

Three-Minute Thesis win

Otago Daily Times, 24 August 2019

Our Institute Administrator / Research Assistant, Livvy Mitchell, won the overall Master's section of the National Three-Minute Thesis competition finals with her topic "Home Detention: Couch surfing or job preserving?".


AUT's Livvy Mitchell Wins 3MT Masters National Finals

Thesislink, 23 August 2019

Livvy Mitchell won first prize at the 2019 Three Minute Thesis New Zealand Inter-University Master's Final. The competition, hosted at the University of Otago in Dunedin, featured the 3MT Masters winners from each of New Zealand's participating universities.


AUT PG Symposium sees strong faculty representation

AUTi, 23 August 2019

Livvy Mitchel presented at the AUT Postgraduate Symposium and the AUT Master's 3MT competition. Livvy won the AUT Master's category and went on to win the NZ Master's Inter-University Challenge. Livvy is the first student representing AUT to win at this level of the competition.


Watch the Inter-University 3MT Master's Challenge Livestream

AUTi, 22 August 2019

Our Institute Administrator / Research Assistant, Livvy Mitchell, took first place at the AUT Three Minute Thesis Competition Master's finals and will now represent AUT at the Inter-University 3MT Master's Challenge in Dunedin.


Revealed: the regulatory hole that sees fatal truck crashes escape investigation

The Spinoff, 31 July 2019

Dr Clare Tedestedt George, member of our Wellbeing and Performance Research Group, contributed to the debate on health and safety in the truck driving industry with her PhD thesis looking at the structural factors underlying the poor practices in the profession.


Using emojis at work helps colleagues see you as warmer, friendlier, says study

Stuff, 17 July 2019

Associate Director Jarrod Haar told Stuff that the biggest risk of using emojis at work was likely being seen as a fool. "It might even undermine a serious email/message if you sign off that way. Or you might get the reputation of being 'immature' or a 'joker'."


Using te reo Māori at work leads to increased job satisfaction, study finds

Stuff, 16 July 2019

Our new research shows organisations that incorporate te reo Māori in their workplace benefit from increased job satisfaction. Associate Director Jarrod Haar told Stuff that the reasons why organisations started including more te reo or tikanga Māori generally stemmed from wanting to better reflect their staff and customers.


Normalisation of Te Reo Māori is good for business

HRNZ, 16 July 2019

Reserach by AUT's Te Ipukarea The National Māori Language Institute and the New Zealand Work Research Institute for Te Taura Whiri i te reo Māori (Māori Language Commission) has shown organisations which incorporate te reo me ngā tikanga Māori (Māori language and culture) in their workplaces benefit from improved cultural satisfaction and increased job satisfaction.


The school holiday conundrum for parents

Radio NZ, 8 July 2019

Associate Director (Human Resource Mangement), Jarrod Haar, tells Radio NZ about his research on the impact of school holidays on working mums. Is it time for employers to step up and offer more flexibility?


Good for te reo, good for business!

Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Mā

New research by the NZ Work Research Institute and Te Ipukarea explored the integration of Māori language and culture in organisations across New Zealand. The research identifies why organisations use, support and champion the use of te reo me ngā tikanga Māori in Aotearoa, and the challenges that prevent them from doing so.


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