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City agriculture can take on SDGs

Victoria University of Wellington researchers explore neighbourhood action's role in achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

Four decades of Big Wednesday

Victoria University of Wellington Senior Lecturer in Film Dr Alfio Leotta celebrates a classic surf movie's 40th anniversary.

Why Facebook is a playground for bullies

The social media giant is designed to perpetuate outrage and should be held more accountable for anti-social behaviour, writes Victoria University Media Studies postgraduate Alex Beattie.

The next frontier for NZ exports

Establishing a foothold in Latin America is imperative because growth in Asia will eventually taper off, writes Dr Eldrede Kahiya from Victoria University's School of Marketing and International Business.

English teaching not perfect, but it works

Outside 'experts' to determine what texts school classes study? Not necessary, teachers themselves are expert enough, writes Lecturer Dr Gillian Hubbard from Victoria University's School of Education.

Fields of Remembrance installation featuring thousands of white crosses in Wellington Botanic Garden

The aftermath of WWI

The turmoil of the First World War didn't simply end at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month a hundred years ago, writes historian and Stout Research Centre for New Zealand Studies Director Associate Professor Kate Hunter.

There's a bigger brother watching you

Reframing the Cambridge Analytica/Facebook scandal as mass surveillance demands we recognise these practices as structural, not individual, issues, writes Dr Kathleen Kuehn from Victoria University's Media Studies programme.

An exciting step in the right direction

Victoria University climate change scientist Professor James Renwick welcomes the Government's ending of new permits for offshore oil and gas exploration.

Summer Gold Competition winners for 2018

Artificially created solid materials that act like fluids may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but this is the topic explored in the winning video entry for Victoria University’s annual Summer Gold Competition.

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