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VUW Council votes to change name

A proposal to change the name of Victoria University of Wellington  to ‘University of Wellington’ was approved yesterday at a meeting of the Victoria University of Wellington Council.

The University Council voted 9-2 in favour of making a recommendation to the Minister of Education to approve University of Wellington as the new legal name and adopt a new Māori name of Te Herenga Waka.

The Council has also confirmed its commitment to the ongoing use of the word ‘Victoria’ to ensure its heritage is honoured and maintained.