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NZUSA elects a national representative from Wellington

News from NZ Union of Students’ Associations
The New Zealand Union of Students’ Associations (NZUSA) has elected the National Vice President for 2021, but the National President position has not been filled. The elections took place over the weekend at the NZUSA Congress (Annual General Meeting) in Wellington. Read more »

Raising money to repair oil paintings in Turnbull Library collection

News from Department Of Internal Affairs
A fundraising campaign to repair and clean oil paintings in the Turnbull Library collections was launched by the Turnbull Endowment Trust at the National Library in Wellington tonight. Read more »

Gateway student cultivates career at plant nursery

News from Porirua City Council
Joseph Cole’s love of the outdoors made him a natural fit in Porirua City Council’s nursery. The 17-year-old Aotea College student began working at the nursery, off Bedford St, a day a week in February as part of the Gateway Programme. Read more »

Last words from Levi

We’re late to say farewell to Leviathan, who’s given up his popular and influential Wellington blog eyeofthefish. Read more »

New buoy will measure ocean health on the Kāpiti Coast

News from Department of Conservation
The Kāpiti Coast is getting a high-tech addition on Friday with the installation of a new buoy on the edge of the Kāpiti Marine Reserve. Read more »

$8.5m will pay for 92 jobs to restore catchment of Waikanae River

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News from NZ Government
Ninety-two jobs will be created to help environmental restoration in the Waikanae River catchment through $8.5 million of Jobs for Nature funding, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan announced today. Read more »

Tourism students awarded $4500 scholarships

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa
Two tertiary students have each received a $4500 boost to help them complete their final year of study and prepare for their prospective careers in the tourism industry. Read more »

More recognition for Professor John Nacey and Peter Barker

Press Release – Research for Life
Research for Life (RFL) has awarded Honorary Life Membership to Professor John Nacey CNZM and Peter Barker in recognition for their service to the organisation and medical research. Honorary Life Membership was conferred on both at the Foundation’s 60th Annual General Meeting in Wellington this week. Read more »

Marsden School adds three inspiring women to its Hall Of Fame

News from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Samuel Marsden Collegiate School (Karori, Wellington) has inducted three inspiring and creative women, who are Old Girls of the school, as 2020 Laureates into the Marsden Hall of Fame. Read more »

Technology helping to tell stories of veterans in Porirua Cemetery

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Telling the stories of some of the veterans in Porirua Cemetery has become a lot easier. Last month the Council completed the installation of 16 QRS codes on distinctive red posts in the cemetery, off Kenepuru Dr. Visitors can scan the codes with their smartphone and it takes the user to the Council cemeteries website, where they can read a little more about the person buried in that gravesite. Read more »

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