Media mentions

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

Award for Business Research Translation

AUTi, 21 January 2020

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

NewsHub, 21 January 2020

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

AUT, 20 January 2020

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

RNZ, 17 January 2020

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

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!


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