The University of New Zealand was the New Zealand university from 1870 to 1961. It was the sole New Zealand university, having a federal structure embracing several constituent colleges at various locations around New Zealand. By the time it was dissolved into four independent universities and two associated agricultural colleges in 1961, it comprised the University of Otago (Dunedin), University of Canterbury (Christchurch), University of Auckland, Victoria University of Wellington, Canterbury Agricultural College (Lincoln) and Massey Agricultural College (Palmerston North).
The University of Otago negotiated to keep its title of "university" when it joined the University of New Zealand in 1874, however, it agreed to award degrees of the University of New Zealand. The colleges in Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington were known as "university colleges" rather than "universities" throughout most of the history of the University of New Zealand, ie Canterbury University College, Auckland University College and Victoria University College.
The Universities Act of 1961 dissolved the university and granted degree-conferring powers to the constituent Colleges. The New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee assumed certain administrative functions exercised by the University Grants Committee which in turn assumed some functions of the University of New Zealand on its demise.
Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, founded in 1984, used The University of New Zealand as an English translation of its name, although it had no connection with the former University. After objections from bodies such as the New Zealand Vice-Chancellors' Committee (the heads of the universities) and the Ministry of Education over illegal use of a protected word (in this case, university) and thus possible misleading advertising, the effective co-branding of the wānanga was phased out. The institution is formally registered as a wānanga, one of four types of Crown-owned tertiary institutions under New Zealand law — the others being universities, colleges of education and polytechnics.
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