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Role Descriptions

Role Descriptions

Role Descriptions Executive Committee Honorary Chair The Chair sets the date of each (usually quarterly) committee meeting and chairs them as well as the AGM. He or she is also tasked with maintaining an overview of the organisation, promoting its…

Review: Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story

Review: Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story

Helene Wong, Being Chinese: A New Zealander’s Story, Bridget Williams Books, 2016, ISBN 978 0 947492 38 0 Melissa Kennedy Michael King’s famous memoir discussions of New Zealand identity, Being Pakeha and Being Pakeha Now came out in 1985 and…

Dedication of the New Zealand Window at St Nicholas’ Church, Brockenhurst

Dedication of the New Zealand Window at St Nicholas’ Church, Brockenhurst

New Zealanders, villagers from Brockenhurst, leaders of the New Zealand armed forces and descendants of service personnel buried or cared for at Brockenhurst, gathered in the Saxon church on 29 June 2016 for this moving event. The window was unveiled…

Review:  Out of the Shadows: The Life of Millicent Baxter

Review: Out of the Shadows: The Life of Millicent Baxter

Review:  Out of the Shadows: The Life of Millicent Baxter, by Penny Griffith PenPublishing, Wellington, New Zealand, 2015. 262 pp. ISBN 978-0-473-33510-6 Millicent Baxter (1888-1984) spent most of her life in or near Christchurch and Dunedin, in the South Island…

Review: The Lives of Colonial Objects

Review: The Lives of Colonial Objects

The Lives of Colonial Objects, edited by Annabel Cooper, Lachy Paterson and Angela Wanhalla, Otago University Press, 2015, 376 pp. ISBN: 978-1927322024, £22.50, $NZ 50. Full colour. The Māori proverb or whakatauki ‘Ka mura, ka muri’ suggests we should look…

Review: Asians and the New Multiculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand

Review: Asians and the New Multiculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand

Asians and the New Multiculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand edited by Gautam Ghosh and Jacqueline Leckie. Dunedin, NZ: Otago University Press. 2015. ISBN 978 1 877578 23 6, $40 Reviewed by Katie Higgins Migrants from Asia have been arriving in…

CFP: All that glitters is not gold: Critiques of Globalization in New Zealand and the Pacific

CFP: All that glitters is not gold: Critiques of Globalization in New Zealand and the Pacific

All that glitters is not gold: Critiques of Globalization in New Zealand and the Pacific 8-9 July, 2016 Venue: Regent’s University, London, UK With the 2008 Financial Crisis and austerity, protest over the Trans-Pacific Partnership,  the refugee crisis in Europe…

Janet Frame: New for 2016, released on the 14 January

Janet Frame: New for 2016, released on the 14 January

Book Notice A very welcome return to the bookshelves for Janet Frame’s dazzling first novel, Owls Do Cry, originally published in 1957, and voted the New Zealand Book Council’s ‘most treasured book’ of 2015. Owls Do Cry has been out…

Review: Katherine Mansfield, The Urewera Notebook

Review: Katherine Mansfield, The Urewera Notebook

Book Review: Katherine Mansfield, The Urewera Notebook, edited by Anna Plumridge Published April 2015, Edinburgh University Press, 128 pp, 20 b/w illustrations, £30 Chris Mourant In late 1907, when Katherine Mansfield was just nineteen years old, she made a camping…

Review: Jane Kelsey – The FIRE Economy: New Zealand’s Reckoning

Review: Jane Kelsey – The FIRE Economy: New Zealand’s Reckoning

Jane Kelsey  The FIRE Economy: New Zealand’s Reckoning,  Bridget Williams Books, with the New Zealand Law Foundation, 2015 Robert H. Wade Jane Kelsey’s new book is a tour de force, a fascinating account of how the neoliberal “revolutionaries” (as they…

Pacific Waves Conference, Sussex University, 6-7 November 2015

Pacific Waves Conference, Sussex University, 6-7 November 2015 Moira Taylor This highly successful conference, convened by NZSN member Rehab Hosny Abdelghany and Emma Scanlan, both PhD candidates in the School of English at the University of Sussex, brought together a…

Fleur Adcock: A Symposium

FLEUR ADCOCK: A SYMPOSIUM Saturday 21 May 2016, at University of Winchester Co-hosted by the University of Northampton Fleur Adcock, one of Britain’s best loved poets, celebrated her 80th birthday last year while her  most recent book  The Land Ballot…

Our Own Image: The Legacies of Maori Filmmaking in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Our Own Image: The Legacies of Maori Filmmaking in Aotearoa/New Zealand AHRC/University of Leeds Symposium November 17th 2015   On Tuesday 17th November 2015, the ‘Our Own Image’ project will hold the first of two hui, or symposia, on the…

Review: Reconstructing Faces – The Art and Wartime Surgery of Gillies, Pickerill, McIndoe and Mowlem

Review: Reconstructing Faces – The Art and Wartime Surgery of Gillies, Pickerill, McIndoe and Mowlem

Reconstructing Faces – The Art and Wartime Surgery of Gillies, Pickerill, McIndoe and Mowlem. Otago University Press, September 2013, 264 pages, ISBN 978 1 877578 39 7,  £48.93 ($NZ60; includes DVD) The life and times of the distinguished New Zealand…

Review: The Chimes by Anna Smaill

Review: The Chimes by Anna Smaill

The Chimes, Anna Smaill, Septre Books, February 2015 304 pages, £8.99 pb, ISBN: 1444794523  Anna Smaill’s first novel, long-listed for the 2015 Booker Prize and the NZ Book Circle’s choice for October, is a fantasy on the theme of cataclysm,…

Border Crossing Oral History Project: Hidden Histories – Discovering Indigenous London

Border Crossing Oral History Project: Hidden Histories – Discovering Indigenous London

Border Crossings is looking for volunteers to help us with a pioneering Oral History project: ‘Hidden Histories – Discovering Indigenous London’. Border Crossings is one of the leading intercultural theatre companies in London. Every two years we produce the Origins…

NZSN Membership Manager – Volunteer

New Zealand Studies Network is looking for an experienced Membership Manager to help develop their network and contribute to the future strategy of the organisation. As a volunteer member of the NZSN Committee, the Membership Manager will work alongside a…

Review: Petals and Bullets: Dorothy Morris

Review: Petals and Bullets: Dorothy Morris

Petals and Bullets, Sussex Academic Press (UK), 1 June 2015 192pp, £19.33, kindle edn £18.36 Reviewed by Murray Rowlands This is an intriguing book which seeks to interpret the world-changing events of the Spanish Civil War and World War Two…

Help Kea complete NZ’s global census

Kea has recently launched its latest Every Kiwi Counts survey. Designed to give NZ a broader view of the interests, experiences and thoughts on NZ from the diaspora, it offers all entrants the possibility of free flights to New Zealand….

Erewhon Press

This scholarly press is in the process of being established by Dr Damien Love, Otago. He says ‘I think there is a need for a publisher with a strong academic focus that is able to operate on a smaller scale…

Review: Ruth, Roger and Me: Debts and Legacies, by Andrew Dean

Review: Ruth, Roger and Me: Debts and Legacies, by Andrew Dean

Ruth, Roger and Me: Debts and Legacies, by Andrew Dean Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 2015.  Paperback, PDF electronic and Kindle During the 1980s and ’90s the structure and direction that the New Zealand economy had broadly followed since the mid-1930s…

Harshan Kumarasingham paper

Open PDF and scroll down to read the paper on which Dr Harshan Kumarasingham based his recent talk ‘God’s Own Elective Dictatorship? Checks and Balances in New Zealand’.

Do you fancy a year of study in New Zealand or do you have children or relatives who may want to do the same?

The University of Canterbury is canvassing for overseas students who want to study in New Zealand for one or two semesters. This may include Gap Year students (though you must have had a year of study at a university), students…

Ebola worries make for timely arrival of award-winning disease expert

New Zealand’s leading infectious disease epidemiologist, Michael Baker, has taken up his post as a NZ-UK Link Foundation Visiting Professor, based at the University of London’s School of Advanced Study (SAS) for 12 weeks from 20 April. As Professor of…

JNZL essay prize

The JNZL Prize for New Zealand Literary Studies 2015 The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) offers an annual prize for an essay in the area of New Zealand literary studies. The prize is available to graduate students and to…

University of Auckland lecturer and award-winning fiction writer Paula Morris has been short-listed for the 2015 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award, the world’s richest prize for a single short story.

Paula Morris’s story, False River, was announced as one of the 19 short stories on this year’s long list in February. In an international line-up of writers, she is the only author from the Southern Hemisphere in contention for the…

Janet Wilson finalist in the UK New Zealander of the Year Award

Janet Wilson finalist in the UK New Zealander of the Year Award

    Congratulations to NZSN’s former Deputy Chair, Professor Janet Wilson, who was runner-up in the UK New Zealander of the Year Award, 2015. Professor Wilson reached the finals of the award with two others and was recognised for her…

Review: New Myths and Old Politics: The Waitangi Tribunal and the Challenge of Tradition

Review: New Myths and Old Politics: The Waitangi Tribunal and the Challenge of Tradition

New Myths and Old Politics: The Waitangi Tribunal and the Challenge of Tradition by Tipene O’Regan. Wellington NZ: Bridget Williams Books/BWB Texts series (Epub, Kindle, PDF), 2014. 35pp.  $4.99.  Reviewed by Bruce Harding. ISBN 97819271311992 (EPUB) / ISBN 9781927247785 (KINDLE)…

Translation: Un Pais de Cuento: Veinte relatos de Nueva Zelanda

Translation: Un Pais de Cuento: Veinte relatos de Nueva Zelanda

‘This is a triumph, and we are thrilled.  Zaragoza University Press is to be congratulated on publishing Un Pais de Cuento, the first ever volume of New Zealand short stories translated into Spanish, and so is Paloma Fresno Calleja   for…

Democracy or empire? Reflections on the British…

A Message Sir Graeme Davies and the Trustees of The NZ-UK Link Foundation: Thank-you Many thanks once again to all those who attended the Sir Hew Strachan Annual Lecture, which took place at Senate House on 16 October 2014. Videopodcast…