2020 News

  • How Covid-19 and climate change mirror each other

    Coronavirus could be an opportunity for the young and old to start taking each other’s concerns more seriously, writes Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington's Professor Nicholas Agar.

  • A close-up black and white image of a barbwired fence with a security camera in teh background.

    Fear, crime and justice in pandemic times

    Under COVID-19, how our crime situations develop will depend heavily on how our institutions and societies respond, writes Professor Elizabeth Stanley.

  • Too much news not always a good thing

    Tuning in for news on COVID-19 has now become part of many people’s daily lives. Millions of people around the world who now find themselves in lockdown are frequently accessing numerous social and news media platforms to seek up-to-the-minute information.

  • Esther Patu and Kaitlin Abbott, the 2020 recipients of the Teresia Teaiwa Scholarships, stand smiling together in front of a green tree.

    Scholarships shaping Pasifika futures

    The 2020 recipients of the Teresia Teaiwa Memorial Scholarships are postgraduate student Kaitlin Abbott and BA/LLB student Esther Patu. For both young women, these scholarships are giving them the opportunity to focus on their studies without the added stress of how they will manage financially.

  • A digital image of Māori on a waka.

    Aotearoa’s first Māori virtual reality film premieres

    Aotearoa’s first immersive Māori virtual reality (VR) film—produced and directed by staff and alumni of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington—will premiere this month at the Māoriland Film Festival in Ōtaki.

  • Museum and Heritage Studies Masters students and 2019 Te Papa Memorial Scholarships recipients Laureen Sadlier and Jessie Bray Sharpin, stand together in front of creative art.

    Preservation of heritage inspires scholars

    Three Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington postgraduate Museum and Heritage Studies students have received scholarships to pursue their studies this year, helping to preserve taonga and enriching current and future New Zealand museum practice.