The PECERA conference will be hosted on the Victoria University of Wellington Pipitea campus, located in the heart of Wellington and adjacent to the New Zealand Parliament and government buildings. Based alongside Wellington’s commuter transport hub, there is easy access for train and bus users to the campus and to the city and wider environs.
Conference activities will take place in Rutherford House, the main building on the Pipitea Campus. Rutherford House has been recently redeveloped with the addition of a six-floor annexe which provides modern, fit-for-purpose teaching spaces. The ground and mezzanine floors, have informal learning and teaching spaces, retail facilities and have been designed to be a social area.
Pipitea campus is located close to the major hotels within Wellington’s central business district, with several located within an easy 10-minute walk or 2-3-minute bus-ride away.
This is where the Pōhiri (traditional Māori welcome) will take place.
Located on our Kelburn campus, Te Herenga Waka Marae provides a tūrangawaewae (a place where Māori custom prevails) for the students and staff of Victoria University of Wellington to promote, disseminate and maintain the use of te reo Māori and tikanga Māori.
The Marae enhances the teaching and research, learning and cultural needs of Māori at the University. It is the venue where Toihuarewa, the Māori Academic Faculty, meets to discuss issues of significance to Māori and where students can gather for academic and social occasions.
The Marae is a beautiful building, as can be seen in the photos below.