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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15 November 2014 The World in a Box
A special event last Wednesday 12 November marked the culmination of a three-year creative collaboration between Wai-te-ata Press – Te Whare Ta o Wai-te-ata, the New Zealand Centre for Literary Translation and the New Zealand diplomatic community based in Wellington. Read more
12 November 2014 Poetry translations launched at Victoria
On Tuesday 4 November, the intimate surrounding of Wai-te-ata Press hosted the joint launch of… Read more
4 November 2014 An Evening of Poetry and Music
WTA Press and the NZCLT in conjunction with the High Commission of Pakistan recently hosted a celebration of Pakistani culture. 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 student Donelle McKinley is working to develop and evaluate a design theory for crowdsourcing in the cultural heritage domain to support website design and evaluation practice. More...

The Colenso Project

Personal Geographies and Global Networks: William Colenso and the Victorian Republic of Letters. More...


Recent publication 

7.34 Poetry by Paul Thomson