Media mentions

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

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.


Gender differences at work: relishing competence or seeking a challenge?

The Conversation, 10 August 2018

Recent research from NZWRI member Rachel Morrison discussed the gender differences in whether people prefer feeling either truly capable or else challenged to stretch their abilities.


The four-day working week: Build it and they will hum

Stuff NZ, 8 August 2018

Professor Jarrod Haar said there was clear evidence that stress levels, work-life balance, job satisfaction and employee commitment all improved as a result of the four-day working week trial.


Kiwi mums talk about joys and challenges of returning to work post baby

Stuff NZ, 3 August 2018

Professor Gail Pacheco is part of a research team who found the wage gap between men and women widens to 12.5 per cent when they become parents.


The Week in Good News

The New York Times, 26 July 2018

Not all news is bad news. The four-day working week study by Professor Jarrod Haar featured in The New York Times' Week of Good News. See the extended article here.


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