2016 News

  • L-R: Annie Te One and Vincent Olsen-Reeder, who both happened to study undergraduate degrees together at Victoria, have both been appointed lecturer roles at Te Kawa a Māui – Anni and Vinnie stand together, smiling at the camera.

    Staff welcomed to Te Kawa a Māui

    Te Kawa a Māui Acting Head of School Dr Ocean Mercier is pleased to announce the appointment of Vincent Olsen-Reeder and Annie Te One to the University’s teaching team at Te Kawa a Māui, beginning 2017.

  • Maureen Muller in her graduation gown and cap.

    Helping families maintain Māori language

    Finding the most effective methods for families to increase and normalise the use of Māori language in their homes is the focus of new research from Victoria University of Wellington.

  • Jack crouches before his recording equipment while bystanders look on.

    A global graduand

    A graduand from Victoria University of Wellington’s Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music (NZSM) travelled the world for his Master of Musical Arts.

  • Annaleese stands behind a podium giving an speech.

    Bold new novel wins Adam Prize

    In a strong year for new writing at Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML), a risk-taking, wildly funny, ‘powerful and troubling’ novel has been awarded the 2016 Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing.

  • Blake stands in front of a wall decorated with drawings playing the guitar with a violin bow.

    Creativity Week—It's a wrap!

    The first ever Creativity Week—Te Wiki Tairanga Auaha—Va'ai Fa'alemafaufau, ended with a buzz in the form of some electronic glockenspiel by Jason Long and guitar with live electronics by Blake Johnston, both from Te Kōkī New Zealand School of Music.

  • Maurice Goldsmith lecture: aesthetic responsibility

    The attitudes and judgments we make of artists based on their artworks were discussed at this year's Maurice Goldsmith Public Lecture by a top visiting philosophy scholar from the United States.

  • ‘Must see’ show inspired by family history

    Sitting in on a history lecture in 2014 on the Spanish Influenza, Victoria University Pacific Studies Honours graduate Tupe Lualua would never have imagined the path it was about to set her on.