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Labelling mix-up traced back to Captain Cook’s first voyage means plant no longer a New Zealand native

A native plant purportedly discovered by Captain Cook’s botanists on the Endeavour’s first voyage to New Zealand has been found, in fact, to have originated from Hawaii.

Unitec Students Showcase Sustainability for GLOW@Artweek

Unitec is teaming up with energy provider Vector again this year to bring a stunning display of interactive light installations to Devonport’s Windsor Reserve for GLOW@Artweek next month.

Unitec Wins Endeavour Funding in Show of Research Leadership Capability

Unitec researchers have secured more than $4.5 million in funding through the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Endeavour Fund in a show of support for its research leadership capability....

Unitec acting students perform The Bacchae in te reo Māori

In a world first, graduating Unitec acting students will perform Euripides’ classic tragedy The Bacchae as a bilingual version in te reo Māori and English.

Living Walls a Feature of Winning Design

Luke Thompson’s interest in sustainability can be traced back to his primary school days when he read a book about worm farming. His family moved around quite a bit,...

Scientists and iwi work together to give new plant species a te reo Māori name

A new species of alpine cress, discovered on the south-western slopes of Mt Ruapehu, has been given a species name derived from te reo Māori in full consultation with one...

From Bugs to Bots to Building - Unitec Annual Open Day Showcases Real-World Learning

Auckland’s Unitec Institute of Technology will open its doors to a host of budding engineers, builders, architects, nurses, robotics engineers, and more at its annual Open Day this weekend as...

Unitec launches Environmental Solutions Research Centre with ground-breaking asbestos project

A ground-breaking research project focused on protecting people and other living species from the dangers of asbestos has been announced as the inaugural project for Unitec’s newly-launched Environmental Solutions Research...

Unitec Scoops Top Prize in Eden Arts Art Schools Award 2019

Unitec Design and Contemporary Arts student Oliver Cain wins prestigious art award with his work Communal Conversation & Chewed Nipples

Unitec scientists discover presence of one of the world’s worst weeds growing near Albany

The Himalayan wineberry bramble (Rubus ellipticus) – widely regarded as one of the top 100 world’s worst weeds – has been discovered growing on a roadside near Gills Scenic Reserve...
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