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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern launches Prof Stephen Levine's new book

The book, "Stardust and Substance: the New Zealand General Election of 2017", reflects on Jacinda Ardern’s extraordinary seven-and-a-half weeks’ campaign, defeating a National government in power for nine years.

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Jacinda Ardern and Stephen Levine
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  • History Masters Students

    A shared passion for the past

    Three students will celebrate their passion for the past when they graduate with a Master of Arts (MA) in History next month.  Despite their own very different histories and homes, Dean Broughton, Jamie Hawkins Elder and Hayden Thorne have travelled the same path together at Victoria University of Wellington.

  • Can a goat change a woman's life?

    An audio recording of AProf Serene Khader's Maurice Goldsmith & Alan Saunders Lecture at the 2018 AAP Conference is now available.

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