2019 News

  • Dr Judy Lawrence stands in front of the windows of Te Toki a Rata.

    Adapting for the future

    The urgent need for carbon emission reductions and better adaptation tools is what drives Dr Judy Lawrence, Senior Research Fellow at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s Climate Change Research Institute.

  • Ox in a high viz holds two skinks in the field

    Playing the conservation game

    Recent PhD graduate Dr Ox Lennon is using computer game technology to help protect New Zealand skinks.

  • A large crack along a pavement

    Funding to reduce the impact of natural hazards in New Zealand

    Three Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington researchers have received funding from the Earthquake Commission (EQC) for projects designed to help reduce the impact of natural hazards on New Zealand’s homes, towns and cities.

  • Kauri and the community

    A University-led education and outreach project called Te Kura O Te Kauri has spent the last month aiming to inspire over 1000 students, teachers, family and community members to become guardians of their kauri forests.

  • Rhodes Scholarship winner

    Victoria University of Wellington student Isabella Lenihan-Ikin has won a Rhodes Scholarship to undertake postgraduate study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

  • rat inside sistema Tupperware box

    Secret lives of rats

    Most of us would go out of our way to avoid rats, but Victoria University of Wellington Master’s student Henry Mackenzie is closely tracking urban rats as they move round Wellington.