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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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. See more at The Non-Profit Crowd...

The Colenso Project

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

Entrenchments 2015

Black and white image with red poppiesRunning from 30 March to 30 April, Entrenchments 2015 is a creative conversation focused on translating conflict into art. It features Canadian and New Zealand illustrators Julian Peters and Sarah Laing responding to WWI war diaries, letters, and poetry as well as contemporary works by Poet Laureate Vincent O’Sullivan, Witi Ihimaera, and Patricia Grace. Read more and see the full list of events...