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  • Teresia Smiles into the camera

    A tribute to Dr Teresia Teaiwa

    It is with great sadness that we share the news of the death of Dr Teresia Teaiwa, director of Va’aomanū Pasifika, friend, colleague, renowned scholar and poet, and a generous and warm personality of the Victoria community.

  • Victoria University summer scholars gain confidence, new skills

    A group of undergraduate students who have just completed Summer Research scholarships at Victoria University of Wellington’s Te Kawa a Māui—School of Māori Studies have contributed to research projects and lent a youth perspective to current te ao Māori and New Zealand issues.

  • Two black and white pictures of different band rotundas

    The beauty of the New Zealand band rotunda

    From their use as restaurants to observatories, protest platforms to venues for royal visits, as well as their traditional function as settings for community music making, New Zealand’s band rotundas have a diverse history—one which is being told at an exhibition being launched Monday 13 March at the Turnbull Gallery at the National Library of New Zealand.

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