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Piki on track to help 10,000 young people with their mental health

Press Release – Piki
The Government’s free youth mental health pilot, Piki, is on track to help an estimated 10,000 young people with mild to moderate mental health issues across the region’s 3 DHB areas over the next two years. This comes ahead of the Tū Ora Compass Health’s Piki celebration for the Wairarapa region on Friday. Read more »

VUW architecture student wins $10,000 trust scholarship

Press Release – NZ Institute of Building
Armano Papageorge, a PhD student from Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Architecture, has won this year’s New Zealand Institute of Building Charitable Trust (NZIOB Charitable Trust) scholarship. Read more »

Porirua children lose free after-school music lessons and food


Report from RNZ
More than 70 young people from a low decile school area in Porirua will no longer be able to access free after school music lessons and kai following a funding cancellation. Read more »

Cry-Baby – the Musical to premiere at Te Auaha

Press Release – Whitireia Musical Theatre
The full cohort of Whitireia’s musical theatre students are rehearsing their bobby socks off in preparation for New Zealand’s first season of Cry-Baby The Musical. Adapted from the John Waters film of the same name, this campy and wickedly subversive show will run for eight outrageous nights at Te Auaha – the NZ Institute of Creativity – from 5-14 September. Read more »

Cycle workshops aim to empower women

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Cycling workshops for migrant, former refugee and low income women are coming to local communities with an aim to empower people with a safe, low cost form of transport. Read more »

12 teams competing in finals of primary school “root to tip” cooking competition

News from Network Communications
Butternut-stuffed dumplings, handmade herb pasta, spiced beetroot ice cream and a pumpkin and chilli chocolate mousse are some of the mouth-watering dishes that will be served up in Wellington on Friday – it sounds like a degustation menu from a top restaurant, but all the creators of these dishes are at primary school. Read more »

Books from closed building to be available at National Library

News from WCC
The new CBD library service being developed in the National Library has been given the name He Matapihi Molesworth Library. Read more »

Creating for a cause at Wellesley College

Press Release – Wellesley College
Natchez Hudson is used to working in Wellington city, surrounded by other artists, so helping at Wellesley, surrounded by the sea, the bays and the hills, has seen this artist catapulted into a different working environment. Read more »

Dancers express more than words in Body Language showcase

Press Release – NZ Institute of Creativity

Words have the power to name, to define, to embolden, to challenge. Body Language (Te Auaha, 29-31 August) is a one-hour showcase of original choreography that pairs the essential power of language with the captivating physical expression of dance. Read more »

Wellington composers are finalists for contemporary music award

Press Release – SOUNZ
SOUNZ Centre for New Zealand Music, with APRA AMCOS NZ, is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2019 SOUNZ Contemporary Award | Te Tohu Auaha, celebrating excellence in contemporary composition: Read more »

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