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AUT students are provided with a unique learning experience through engagement with industry, business and international partners, the ongoing development of modern teaching and learning facilities, and a focus on research that addresses issues facing the environment and society. We produce great graduates who enter the workforce able to challenge routine thinking and provide innovative solutions to industry.

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Globally, 387 delivered and about 400 undelivered Boeing Max aircraft remain grounded indefinitely. AAP/Mark Wagner

Grounded: what’s behind Boeing’s production shutdown of MAX aircraft

The Boeing MAX disaster has already cost the company billions of dollars and will have ripple effects on suppliers and the wider US economy, with tens of thousands of jobs at risk.
Many developed countries already have significant waste-to-energy operations and therefore less material going to landfill.

Climate explained: seven reasons to be wary of waste-to-energy proposals

Burning non-recyclable waste to generate energy sounds like a great idea – but incineration plants need an ongoing waste stream to be viable, which perpetuates the make-use-dispose mentality.
The volcanic alert level on Whakaari/White Island remains at three, one rung higher than it was when the eruption took place. AAP/GNS Science

Why were tourists allowed on White Island?

Visiting an active volcano involves risk. Hazard monitoring systems can issue warnings but in the case of the privately-owned White Island, the decision to take a tour falls to tourism operators.
New Zealand’s commercial broadcasters are in trouble and the government is considering a complete restructure of public broadcasting. from www.shutterstock.com

Job losses expected as NZ’s broadcasting sector faces biggest overhaul in a decade

Hundreds of jobs are at risk and the quality of news is under threat as New Zealand’s broadcasting media face closures, sales and restructuring in the biggest overhaul in a decade.
Even people who accept the science of climate change sometimes resist it because it clashes with their personal projects. from www.shutterstock.com

Climate explained: why some people still think climate change isn’t real

People are more likely to deny climate change if they’re inclined toward hierarchy, have lower levels of education or are more religious. But the strongest predictor of denial is a person’s politics.
Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios was sentenced to six months of probation following several controversial events and an ‘aggravated pattern of behaviours’. EPA/Jason Szenes

Nick Kyrgios on probation: can controversial athletes sell a sport or are they bad for the business?

As Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios begins his probationary period this week for a pattern of bad behaviour and foul language, his value to sponsors and the sport of tennis remains high.

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