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National research funding for Centre researcher

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Thursday, 19 September 2019

Professor Merata Kawharu (Ngāti Whatua, Ngāpuhi) from the Centre for Sustainability, has been awarded NZ$7,248,016 over five years for an initiative aimed at empowering Māori communities to respond to climate change.This innovative research project pioneers the development of marae-based and marae-led platforms and processes to help reduce carbon emissions in the community.

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Summer Scholarships available

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Friday, 13 September 2019

Are you planning on coming back to university next year? Would you like to carry out an interesting 10-week research project over the holidays? The Centre for Sustainability has several Summer Scholarships for the summer break. 


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Coastal erosion challenges councils and communities

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Thursday, 11 July 2019

New research shows a “business as usual” approach will not work for New Zealand’s regional councils, and over a quarter of our local councils, who are facing extreme exposure to climate hazards like coastal erosion, flooding and rising groundwater levels.

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Reducing power costs for farmers

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Electricity costs are a significant burden for many farms, especially those that run extensive irrigation and dairying operations.

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