Wai-te-Ata Press

Wai-te-Ata Press

Wai-te-ata Press is a space to explore books and print in all their myriad forms.

In the new knowledge economy, "book" might be a four-letter word, but it's also an endlessly fascinating and seductive material object to make and study. Books provide a fascinating window onto the transmission of human knowledge and the complex web of social, cultural, economic and political relationships which produce, consume and preserve them. Join us...


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23 September 2013 Visualising Correspondence Networks
On 2-3 September 2013, Wai-te-ata Press hosted the two-day digital history hackfest “Visualising Correspondence Networks” at Victoria University of Wellington. Read more
1 June 2013 Crowdsourcing workshop
On 23 April 2013, Wai-te-ata Press hosted the latest in a series of digital history workshops. This time the spotlight was on crowdsourcing in the digital humanities and cultural heritage sector – the first event of its kind in New Zealand. Read more

Welcome from the Printer

The book is dead; long live the book! Whether manuscript, print, or digital, the book permeates our everyday life. Read more»


PhD candidate Donelle McKinley is currently working on a study that aims to identify the aspects of user interface design most likely to impact on non-profit crowdsourcing project objectives, and represent the findings as a set of specialized heuristics to support user interface design and evaluation practice. The study will focus on non-profit crowdsourcing projects involving cultural heritage collections. More...

The Colenso Project

Victoria University of Wellington partners with Hawke's Bay Museum Theatre Gallery and The Colenso Society Inc. More...


Recent publication 

7.34 Poetry by Paul Thomson