Check out some of the latest digital media projects!


Book and App design and development.

It tells the stories of giving and receiving hospitality through the lens of the food we choose to share. Highlighting the voices of Auckland University of Technology students from refugee/migrant backgrounds, this book captures the essence of welcome, family traditions and a new sense of community and identity for people who now call New Zealand their home.

The idea for the cookbook came from Linda O’Neill, Head of School – Hospitality and Tourism and Deputy Dean – Culture and Society, with Diversity Manager Lian-Hong Brebner from Student Services and Administration and Professor Alison McIntosh from the School of Hospitality and Tourism as the driving force behind it.

The project has been a year in the making, with the pair inviting people across AUT to voluntarily collaborate in creating the cookbook from start to finish. Students, staff, alumni and their families shared their stories and recipes, journalism students wrote the stories and hospitality students tested and standardised the recipes.

The book, which features 15 recipes from a diverse set of contributors, costs $60 and is available from the AUT shop. All proceeds will go towards the new scholarship fund.

NZTrees App

The NZ Tree app was develop as a joint project of the School of Science and the Centre for Learning and teaching at AUT.

The WA1262 report asserts exclusive and comprehensive Māori rights to flora and fauna, cultural knowledge and property as taonga by Article two of the Treaty of Waitangi. Te reo Māori (Māori language) is the life force of Te Ao Māori (Māori world view). This app is one small step towards acknowledging the value and integrity of the Treaty of Waitangi and indigenous knowledge in the biological sciences.

Learning off Campus App

This app is a tool for AUT students to make most of these off-campus learning opportunity. The development of this app was made possible with a grant from the Learning and teaching Development Fund.

The need for this project was identified by the Work Integrated Learning Working group during a Faculty wide curriculum review within the Faculty of Culture and Society.