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  • From left: Dr Mary Paul, one of New Zealand’s foremost Hyde experts and editor of Hyde's private journal; Nikki Hessell, associate professor of English Literature at Victoria University of Wellington; and Juanita Deely, the documentarian who made A Home in this World

    A Hyde-Out in Whanganui

    Associate Professor Nikki Hessell recently took part in 'A Hyde-Out in Whanganui', an event to celebrate writer Robin Hyde's connections with Whanganui.

  • Creative collaboration opens doors to Latin America and Southeast Asia

    The Latin America Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (Latin America CAPE) and the Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (SEA CAPE) are delighted to announce an innovative collaboration with Toitoi Media and the School of Languages and Cultures at Victoria University of Wellington to produce two special publications.