Media mentions

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

It's official: Four-day week becomes permanent at Kiwi company Perpetual Guardian

NZ Herald, 2 October 2018

Perpetual Guardian has announced the four-day working week will become company policy. Professor Jarrod Haar's research on the original four-day trial showed that supervisors were able to maintain performance levels, while employees reported improved job satisfaction and a better work-life balance.


Workplace ageism: AUT Professor Jarrod Haar

Radio NZ, 23 September 2018

AUT Professor Jarrod Haar talks about the cause and potential solutions to stop workplace discrimination against workers over 50 years old.


Immigration marriage and dowry scams on the rise, says charity

NZ Herald, 12 September 2018

Hundreds of South Asian men are entering into sham marriages for NZ residency, and then using their status to extort dowry from women in their home countries. AUT University Professor of Diversity Edwina Pio said transnational marriages and their link to dowry, arranged marriages, deception and violence were often insidious.


Mind the gap: Money hurdles for women remain

NZ Herald, 10 September 2018

Women's financial positions are improving slowly, but there are still major hurdles when it comes to pay, penalties for being a mother, and a growing retirement savings gap. Professor Gail Pacheco said it was good to see the pay gap closing.


Spike in number of South Asian domestic violence victims seeking culturally appropriate help

NZ Herald, 4 September 2018

South Asian women don't feel right reporting domestic violence because they believe it is a private affair. AUT University Diversity Professor Edwina Pio said many South Asian immigrants "carry their cultural mores including that of a controlling patriarchy".


AUT's inaugural diversity awards celebrate staff's commitment to diversity

Multicultural Times, 29 August 2018

The awards celebrated AUT's commitment to diversity and inclusion, embedding everyday diversity and saluting work by the University's staff in the diversity space. Director of Diversity Professor Edwina Pio organised the event.


Professor takes out economics prize

AUT News, 29 August 2018 

AUT Professor Gail Pacheco has received the 2018 NZIER Economics Award in recognition of research that provides insights into social issues affecting the country. Gail's work stood out to the Awarding Panel due to its diversity, quantity and quality.


Counting what counts for women at work

Employment Today Magazine, August/September Issue 2018

Professor Gail Pacheco comments on how well New Zealand is performing in terms of gender equality at work. NZ ranked ninth in the World Economic Forum's Global Gender Gap report for 2017; the only country to retain a top ten spot from the previous year. One area of focus with regard to economic participation that still needs work is the presence of women in senior or managerial roles in the workforce.


'Give a little, take a little, let our hearts break a little' - diversity in the aged care workplace

Insite Magazine, 21 August 2018

New Zealand's first Professor of Diversity, Dr Edwina Pio, from AUT University says people often fail to recognise the heterogeneity that exists among migrant aged care workers, the majority of whom come from South-East Asia, China and India.


Rachel Morrison: the gender divide on job satisfaction

Radio NZ, 19 August 2018

AUT Senior Lecturer and NZWRI member Rachel Morrison reveals what makes people love their jobs. Her research highlighted the difference in how men and women experience job satisfaction.


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