Sure to Rise

09 May 2023

Take a teaspoon of baking powder, fold in an art deco building and legacy gardens, add an iconic Kiwi brand, a dash of philanthropy, and you’ve got a rich slice of social and culinary history.

Prosecuting intimate partner rape

06 March 2023

A new book being launched at Parliament this week analyses prosecutions of intimate partner rape with the aim of improving the trial process for complainants.

Dr David Towns

18 January 2023

An innovative conservation effort conducted over decades has eradicated mammalian pests on all seven Mercury Islands, providing a haven for native plants and animals, 8km off the coast of the Coromandel Peninsula.

The Vanda Station party after winter

20 September 2022

Temperatures dropping to -57C, 16 weeks of darkness, isolation stretching to eight months and logistical challenges – this is what five men faced during the first winter-over at New Zealand’s Vanda Station, Antarctica.

Frankie McMillan

30 August 2022

Acclaimed poet and short short story writer Frankie McMillan launches her latest extraordinary, genre-defying collection, The Wandering Nature of Us Girls, at the WORD festival on Wednesday (31 August).

Ngā Hau e Whā o Tāwhirimātea:

10 March 2022

An innovative new resource developed at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury (UC) offers educators across Aotearoa New Zealand practical help to develop or deepen their culturally responsive teaching in the tertiary sector.

In the absence of a jury

07 March 2022

#IWD #BreakTheBias Acclaimed law researcher Professor Elisabeth McDonald’s new book, In the Absence of a Jury: Examining judge-alone rape trials, is the second in a trilogy of open-access resources to be published by Canterbury University Press (CUP).

Ravenscar House Museum: A remarkable gift to Ōtautahi

14 February 2022

When Ōtautahi Christchurch’s striking purpose-built Ravenscar House Museum opened to the public late last year, it was the realisation of a long-held dream.

Policy-making Under Pressure

29 November 2021

A new book examines why all governments ‘stuff up’, why policies often fail and what practical steps we might take to improve policy-making in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Maddi Williams

01 September 2021

A new book by University of Canterbury historian Madi Williams offers a fresh perspective on the history of Polynesia during the medieval period, focusing on Aotearoa New Zealand, Chatham Islands (Rēkohu) and Easter Island (Rapanui).

A Long Time Coming

29 October 2020

Aotearoa New Zealand’s Treaty settlement process is starting to be recognised as one of the world’s more successful frameworks for reconciliation, despite the challenges for those who have been, and continue to be, involved in the process.