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Longtime office worker samples farm life at Taratahi

News from Universal College Of Learning
Early morning milking sessions and moving cattle are a far cry from the office work Lynne Nel is used to. Wellington-based Nel has been taking part in the dairy farming taster course at Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre near Masterton. Read more »

$91,344 for Wellington medical researchers

Press Release – Research for Life
Wellington-based medical researchers have received up to $91,344 in Research For Life’s second funding round for 2020. In the earlier funding round in May, Research For Life approved eight grants totalling $105,810. Read more »

Youth Ambassadors honoured at Parliament

Press Release – NZ Chinese Language Week
Youth Ambassadors received recognition of their achievements at an event to celebrate NZ Chinese Language Week at Parliament tonight. Read more »

Emmy Award-winning conductor runs workshops for young Wellington musicians


Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts young musicians from New Zealand School of Music’s Orchestra at Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre on 15 September. Credit: Latitude Creative

Press Release – NZSO
An Emmy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated conductor has inspired musicians as young as six years old with a series of workshops and classes in Wellington. Read more »

Wellington neuroscientist working to develop covid-19 vaccine

Dr Comoletti

News from VUW
Victoria University of Wellington’s Dr Davide Comoletti is playing a pivotal role in New Zealand’s drive to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. Read more »

No ordinary in-laws

Book Review
Bill and Shirley – a memoir
by Keith Ovenden (Massey University Press, 2020) 199 pp. $35
Reviewed by Simon Nathan

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Students from Wellington High and Wellington Girls win virtual science fair

News from NIWA
Running a science fair in the middle of a global pandemic is no mean feat. Just ask the organisers of the Wellington Science Fair. Read more »

New group will be voice for migrants and refugees

PM at refugee launch

Report from RNZ
A new group that aims to be a voice for the migrant and refugee community to engage with the government and other policy makers was launched in Wellington last night. Read more »

Special status sought for Gordon Wilson flats – important historically and architecturally

gordon wilson flats

Report from RNZ by Harry Lock
Two run-down Wellington social housing apartment blocks are being recommended for Category One Heritage listing. Heritage New Zealand has recommended Gordon Wilson Flats and McLean Flats for the status. Read more »

Toi Whakaari students co-create musical harmonic tree

Press Release – Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School
Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School Set & Props students have helped create a new musical artwork that will be installed and played by live musicians at the Wellington Botanical Garden from 29 September to 11 October. Read more »

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