2019 News

  • The inside of a Prison corridor.

    Vote would keep prisoners part of society

    Psychology PhD student, Daniel Wegerhoff argues that the right to vote sends the message that we want them to engage in society in a positive way.

  • Improving mental health in rainbow communities

    Research from Victoria University of Wellington has helped create a new resource to address the high rate of mental health difficulties faced by New Zealand’s rainbow communities.

  • Justin Liu summiting Tower Saddle on the West Coast in search of botanical specimens Tower Saddle, West Coast, South Island, New Zealand.

    The digitisation of Te Papa

    Victoria University of Wellington Maths and Marine Biology student Justin Liu thought he was destined to work in an office or lab after completing study, until he spent a summer working on Summer Research Scholarship with Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

  • A rat sits on top of an open coconut.

    Raising environmental awareness in Kiribati schools

    Invasive species including plants, insects and birds are a big problem in the Pacific, affecting the health of people and the environment and even driving people from their homes and land. In the drive to help Pacific communities manage this threat, researchers from Victoria University of Wellington and Viclink have developed a series of educational resources for primary school children to help them learn about invasive species.

  • University geographers receive awards

    Three researchers from the University’s School of Geography, Environment, and Earth Sciences have been honoured at this year’s New Zealand Geographical Society awards.

  • Private Kiwis missing out on community

    As a result of giving ourselves too much private space, New Zealanders are missing out on the benefit of communal public space, writes the Victoria University of Wellington's Dr Rebecca Kiddle