General Notices

Political communication in the 2023 election.
A lecture by Mona Krewel and Ali Knott

Date – Friday 6 October
12:00 – 13:00

Lecture Theatre One (GBLT1), Old Government Buildings, VUW


Data governance and sovereignty.
A wānanga with Holden Hohaia and Maui Hudson *ONLINE*

Date – Friday 13 October
10:00 – 12:00

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In this final wānanga, we bring together kaikōrero to discuss perspectives around data sovereignty and data governance as it would relate to a Te Tiriti-guided national DNA reference library for Aotearoa’s biodiversity


Medieval history in Ōtautahi. A lecture by Madi Williams and Chris Jones *ONLINE*

Date – Monday 16 October
19:00 – 20:00

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As the University of Canterbury (UC) celebrates its 150th year, two historians will investigate medieval links in modern Ōtautahi Canterbury via a 600-year-old document.


History of the Botanic Garden.
A heritage walk *IN PERSON*

Date – Sunday 29 October
11:00 – 12:00

Wellington Botanic Garden, Founders’ Entrance, Glenmore Street, Thorndon.

This heritage walk focuses on the history of the Botanic Garden which was part of the Heritage of the early settlement of Wellington. Enjoy a guided walk through the garden’s native forest and plant collections and learn about the history of this garden of national significance. Maureen Taylor, Guide with Friends of Wellington Botanic Garden.


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