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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...

Te Tātai o Matariki Exhibition at Unitec’s Gallery One Showcases Māori Graduate Work

A selection of works by Unitec Māori Art and Design graduates will be on display at Gallery One from the start of July to mark a week-long celebration of Matariki...

Unitec Building Construction students prove they’re work-ready with award wins

Students from Unitec’s School of Building Construction notched up a cluster of wins at the recent NZIOB (New Zealand Institute of Building) Northern Chapter’s Student Awards for Excellence in the...

Unitec Students Turn 'Straw into Gold' with BuildNZ Exhibit

Unitec Architecture students are shining the spotlight on climate change and better building practices with the creation of a straw bale house for the annual BuildNZ design exhibition.

Unitec Automotive Engineering student wins Australasian competition

Unitec Automotive Electrical Engineering student Craig Bright has won the recent Australasian Holden Tech Guild Grand Final in Melbourne
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