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  • Online course explores bicultural treatment of ‘primal resource’

    Who owns water? What is its legal status? How do waterways express cultural identities? The University's latest massive open online course (MOOC) explores questions around cultural relationships to wai (water), in the final installment of Aotearoa New Zealand’s first-ever bicultural MOOC series.

  • Stateless in Thailand

    The plight of Thailand’s Shan youth highlights the inadequacies of international borders, Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington anthropologist Dr Janepicha Cheva-Isarakul says.