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Teachers’ pay talks – 21st day of negotiations begins

News from NZEI
Principals and teachers today enter their 21st day of talks since May, and are hopeful negotiations will lead to progress towards a settlement following strike action and an out-pouring of public support last week. Read more »

Mexican multi-media artist here for three months

Press Release – Massey University
Mexican artist, writer, cultural critic and educator Eduardo Abaroa‘s three-month stay in Wellington starts this month as the latest recipient of the Te Whare Hēra international artist in residency programme. Read more »

Heritage Week: a chance to visit the City Archives


by Lenette Breytenbach
The Wellington City Council Archives will be opening to the public this Labour Day 22 October as part of the events for Wellington Heritage Week. Read more »

Summer Shakespeare names its Hamlet

Press Release – Summer Shakespeare
Wellington Summer Shakespeare have cast their Hamlet for their 2019 production, Stevie Hancox-Monk. Read more »

Te Papa opens two monstrous art shows

Press Release – Te Papa
Two monstrous new art exhibitions for kids and teens open in Toi Art at Te Papa tomorrow. Read more »

Two Wellington lions move to Auckland Zoo


Press Release – Auckland Zoo
Auckland Zoo has today welcomed male lions Malik and Zulu from Wellington Zoo to its Africa precinct, a home-coming of sorts following their births at the Zoo 14 years ago. Read more »

The one and only – Steve Gadd & James Carter

Press Release – Rodger Fox
“One of the most influential drummers of all time”.
With a resume that’s boasts sessions and tours with the likes of Chick Corea to Eric Clapton to Steely Dan to Paul McCartney to James Taylor to Paul Simon to you – name them, Steve Gadd has put his indelible stamp of rock, jazz, blues, fusion and pop. Read more »

Wellington student teachers receive Kupe Scholarships

Press Release – Ministry of Education
Five Wellington regional-based student teachers have been awarded a Kupe Scholarship by Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis in a ceremony held in Parliament today. Read more »

Teachers rally at Parliament in support of strike on education crisis

Striking teachers at Westpac Stadium. Photo: RNZ

News from NZEI Te Riu Roa
About 29,000 primary teachers, principals and their supporters are taking to the streets in public events around New Zealand today. In Wellington there was a gathering at Westpac Stadium at 11am, followed by a march along the concourse to Parliament for a rally starting at midday. Read more »

Te Papa’s Mahuki welcomes ten teams of technology entrepreneurs

Press Release – Te Papa
Ten teams of technology entrepreneurs from across New Zealand have been selected by Te Papa to develop their innovations in this year’s residency programme at the national museum. Read more »

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