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  • NZHA postgraduate team

    NZHA conference: Encountering history

    The History programme hosted the New Zealand Historical Association’s (NZHA) biennial conference, Kanohi ki te kanohi: Histories for our Time, from 28–30 November 2019.

  • Nohorua Parata

    Look after your wairua

    Nohorua Hawaikirangi Parata (Rongowhakaata, Ngāti Kahungunu, Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Toa, Te Ātiawa) is motivated by his whānau, his iwi, his ahurea (culture), and our taiao (natural world)  to succeed in the workforce.

  • Prize winners at the NZASIA conference

    New generation of Asia scholars feature at NZASIA conference

    The New Zealand Asian Studies Society held its 23rd Biennial Conference at Victoria University of Wellington from 24–27 November. Attended by over 150 delegates from around the world as well as from New Zealand, with participants coming from Australia, North America, Europe and Asia itself, the conference was a great success.