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What will the wasp plague be like this year?

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 1:32 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

New research from Victoria University of Wellington has revealed the population of the common wasp is amplified by spring weather, with warmer and drier springs often meaning more wasps and wasp stings in summer. More >>

Māori constitutional law lies in stories not statutes

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 11:34 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington law researcher studying Māori constitutional principles is focusing on traditional kōrero pūrākau (stories) rather than documents, statutes and court reports. More >>

A free virtual field trip to Antarctica

Monday, 19 December 2016, 9:19 am | Victoria University of Wellington

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to explore Antarctica, but Victoria University of Wellington’s first massive open online course (MOOC) will allow anyone, anywhere, to do just that—and for free. More >>

Power to the people

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 1:02 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A micro-grid system that could potentially provide power to the world’s most remote communities has been designed by a Victoria University of Wellington student, who was inspired by the situation in his home country of Nigeria. More >>

New Zealand seafloor needs protection from deep-sea mining

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 11:34 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Seafloor communities within New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) need better protection against deep-sea mining, according to a Victoria University of Wellington researcher working with NIWA scientists to investigate the environmental effects ... More >>

The far-reaching impact of Antarctic melting

Tuesday, 13 December 2016, 11:22 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A new study published today in Nature reveals just how sensitive the Earth’s climate might be to changes taking place in Antarctica. More >>

Smoking to self-medicate

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 11:07 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Smoking to self-medicate New research from Victoria University of Wellington into high rates of smoking among people with schizophrenia has found that patients may be using it to alleviate symptoms of the disorder. The smoking rate among individuals ... More >>

Family violence perpetrators need better response

Friday, 25 November 2016, 9:06 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Better responses to perpetrators of family violence are needed if New Zealand’s high rate of family violence is to be cut. More >>

Satellite observations provide new insight into sea levels

Wednesday, 23 November 2016, 10:52 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Parts of New Zealand are sinking at faster rates than others and will be subjected to higher levels of future sea level rise, new research from Victoria University of Wellington suggests. More >>

The side of diagnosis we don’t talk about

Tuesday, 22 November 2016, 11:47 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Medical diagnosis is typically viewed as an important part of the process in identifying and curing illnesses, but Victoria University of Wellington’s Professor Annemarie Jutel says the experience has a strong social impact that is too often ignored. More >>

Putting New Zealand on the front page

Monday, 21 November 2016, 11:43 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington scientists have featured on the cover of a leading international journal with an image of bacteria grown in the shape of New Zealand. More >>

Turning that frown upside down with creative coding

Friday, 18 November 2016, 2:13 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington researcher is using an internet robot to investigate what it means to be creative in an increasingly computerised world. More >>

Tuiloma Neroni Slade to receive honorary doctorate

Tuesday, 1 November 2016, 10:38 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Tuiloma Neroni Slade to receive honorary doctorate Victoria University of Wellington’s Council will confer an honorary doctorate on distinguished lawyer, statesman and jurist Tuiloma Neroni Slade as part of the University’s December graduation ceremonies. ... More >>

24 hour race to find climate change solutions

Wednesday, 26 October 2016, 12:25 pm | Victoria University of Wellington

An upcoming 24 hour event co-hosted by Victoria University of Wellington and Wellington City Council aims to identify new ways for Wellington to adapt to climate change. More >>

Ocean is responding to climate change

Monday, 17 October 2016, 11:10 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The appearance of white blooms of plankton east of New Zealand suggests the ocean is responding to climate change, according to research by Victoria University of Wellington scientists. As part of her Master’s study, Bella Duncan investigated ... More >>

Sponges potential ‘winners’ in the face of climate change

Thursday, 29 September 2016, 11:13 am | Victoria University of Wellington

New research from Victoria University of Wellington suggests some sea sponge species are likely to go the distance in the face of global climate change. More >>

A man on a drug discovery mission

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 10:48 am | Victoria University of Wellington

A Victoria University of Wellington professor, whose work has led to trials for the treatment of cancers and gout, says New Zealand is carrying out world class research in drug discovery. More >>

Logical methods to interpret evidence in the courtroom

Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 9:50 am | Victoria University of Wellington

How much evidential weight should be put on DNA results of blood traces in criminal cases? More >>

New book asks how much power the government should have

Friday, 16 September 2016, 10:58 am | Victoria University of Wellington

The authors of a new book are seeking New Zealanders’ views about whether this country should have a written constitution and, if so, what should be in it. More >>

Euripides’ The Trojan Women A New Translation

Friday, 16 September 2016, 10:06 am | Victoria University of Wellington

Troy has fallen. Waiting, lost in the burning ruins of the once famous city, are the spoils of war: the final few whose fates are held in the hands of the Hellenic victors. Those who must await the certainty of despair: the women of Troy. Euripides’ ... More >>

 

 

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