Media mentions

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

The rise of the 'side hustle': Millennials are running businesses in their spare time

Stuff, 5 January 2020

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

HRC, 25 November 2019

Scoop, 25 November 2019

Voxy, 25 November 2019

50,000 NZ working households live in poverty

RNZ, 25 November 2019

How bad is poverty in New Zealand?

The Big Q, 25 November 2019

More than 50,000 working households live in poverty, new report reveals

Stuff, 25 November 2019

Call to lift thousands of NZ households out of poverty

RNZ News, 25 November 2019

MSN News, 25 November 2019

Thousands of working households live in poverty – study

TVNZ: Te Karere, 24 November 2019

Working not enough to escape poverty

Waatea News, 25 November 2019

Working Households living in Poverty with Dr. Alexander Plum

95 Bfm, 25 November 2019

Working, still poor: Is renting keeping us that way?

Stuff, 25 November 2019

The staggering number of Kiwi workers living in poverty

Newshub, 25 November 2019

Other mentions of in-work poverty report

TVNZ: Breakfast

Newstalk ZB (broadcast across 13 stations nationwide)

AUT Excellence Awards winners – New Zealand Work Research Institute

AUTi, 7 November 2019

​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

Weekend Herald, 26 October 2019

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

NZ Herald, 26 October 2019

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

Scoop, 24 October 2019

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

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.

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