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Zoo’s chimps move into their new $1.2m home

Photo from Wellington Zoo

RNZ report by Kroline Tuckey
Wellington Zoo visitors can observe 10 chimpanzees settle into their new $1.2 million enclosure this weekend. Read more »

Eight terracotta warriors now on show at Te Papa

News from Te Papa
Following an incredible 200 strong karakia and pōwhiri, Te Papa’s landmark Terracotta Warriors exhibition will officially open to the public on Saturday. Read more »

VUW students celebrate 15 years of Velocity

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington

Velocity – the University’s student-led entrepreneurial development programme – is celebrating its 15th birthday and the successes it seeded. Read more »

Turnbull research grants to two writers

Press Release – Friends of Turnbull Library
The Friends of the Turnbull Library is delighted to announce that two research grants will be awarded in 2019.

$15m to redevelop Mana College

News from NZ Government
Over $15 million will be invested to redevelop Mana College in Porirua, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced during a visit to the school this morning. Read more »

Open Polytechnic wins technology and innovation award

Press Release – Open Polytechnic
Open Polytechnic, New Zealand’s leading provider of online and distance learning, has won the Technology and Innovation award at the 2018 Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards. Read more »

Keeping children safe around water this summer

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Thinking of putting in a pool this summer? The Kāpiti Coast District Council is reminding people to check out what rules apply under the Building (Pools) Amendment Act 2016 before they buy. Read more »

Journalism education’s dynamic changes

Press Release – Massey University
Journalism educators are driving dynamic changes in their institutions and their own association to meet the demands of changing requiements of employers and students. Read more »

Marsden celebrates 140 years

Press Release – Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School has been celebrating its 140th birthday in style this year with a variety of occasions, starting with a wonderful pōwhiri welcoming new students and Principal Narelle Umbers. Read more »

Porirua youth agency recognised for going the distance

Press Release – Partners Porirua
Partners Porirua recently received recognition, and funding, for being the last partnership organisation still standing. Read more »

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