2020 News

  • What's in the lab?

    Elephant molars, koala skeletons, leopard seal skulls—you can expect to find it all in Mel Dohner’s lab.

  • A baby yawning

    Anatomy of a lullaby

    A study involving Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington researchers explores why lullabies are so soothing to children around the world.

  • Wasps

    Tackling New Zealand’s wasp problem

    Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington researchers are working to discover next-generation pest control technologies to help address New Zealand’s invasive wasp problem.

  • Professor Margaret Hyland (Vice-Provost Research, Te Herenga Waka), Associate Professor Sandy Morrison (Antarctic Science Platform Kāhui Māori Chair), Gillian Wratt (Antarctic Science Platform Steering Group Chair) Hon David Parker (Minister for the Environment), Associate Professor Nick Golledge (Antarctic Research Centre, Te Herenga Waka)

    Environment Minister opens Antarctic Modelling Hub

    The Antarctic Science Platform’s National Modelling Hub was officially opened by the Hon David Parker, Minister for the Environment, at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington last Tuesday.

  • Te Toki A Rata at sunrise

    MayDay for soft tissue regeneration

    Researchers from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington have played a key role in discovering a significant link between soft tissue regeneration and stem cells.

  • Associate Professor Robert McKay

    Leadership in Antarctic drilling studies rewarded

    Associate Professor McKay has been awarded the 2020 Asahiko Taira Scientific Ocean Drilling Research Prize by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) for his contributions to Antarctic glacial history, especially through scientific ocean drilling.

  • Dr Calum Chamberlain in the field

    Earth-shaking research on solid ground

    A long-running programme of seismological research at  Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington has not only helped reveal the secrets behind New Zealand’s shifting landscape, it has trained the next generation of earthquake scientists.