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Celebrating our steps


by Alana Bowman
This week has seen the launch of a website dedicated to the outdoor steps found all around Wellington. This little project is the result of my coming across the steps as I walked around the city – I was surprised by where they led and that there were so many of them. Read more »

Students march to Parliament for action against climate change

RNZ photo

This was the crowd of 2000 students who gathered in Civic Square this morning before marching through the CBD to Parliament. Read more »

Dismantling a writing course at Whitireia

by Mandy Hager
For the last 10 years I’ve been lucky to be employed as a novel-writing tutor on New Zealand’s oldest creative writing programme at Whitireia. Read more »

Students going phone-free, for safe driving campaign

News from SADD
Wellington students are joining a nationwide call to go 48 hours phone-free next week to raise awareness of the dangers of using a phone while driving. Read more »

Training for early detection of autism

Press Release – Autism NZ
Early detection of autism is critical as it provides access to early intervention, improving children’s developmental outcomes and quality of life, and decreasing family stress. Read more »

Six bikes as prizes for student movers

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Names have been drawn and winners have been announced after a month-long initiative that encouraged students to walk, cycle and scoot to school. Read more »

Brecht or bust at Te Auaha

Press Release – Te Auaha
Te Auaha is proud to present its season of The Collective (Tāpere Nui, 14-22 June), Wellington playwright Jean Betts’ award-winning theatrical adaptation of John Fuegi’s shattering 1994 exposé Brecht & Co. Read more »

Creative masterclasses at Marsden

Press Release – Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Mix professional creative artist with impressionable students eager to learn and the results can be quite transformative – the ultimate outcome of the Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Artist in Residence programme. Read more »

Wellington’s newest Festival to celebrate creativity

Press Release – WLG-X
New Zealand’s most creative and innovative minds are set to collide in Wellington later this year at WLG-X: A Festival of Creative Collisions. Over five days in September, WLG-X brings together the worlds of technology, design, film and music in an eclectic array of events, experiences, gigs, film screenings, and a programme of top notch international and local speakers. Read more »

Chroma Connect bringing creative leaders to Wellington next month


News from Chromacon
Chromacon New Zealand Indie Arts Festival’s flagship creative industry summit – Chroma Connect – partners with Massey University and Weta Workshop to bring the third instalment of its industry development series to Wellington this June 8 – 9. Read more »

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