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David Smol named as chair for VUW commercialisation

News from VUW
David Smol has been appointed Chair of Viclink, Victoria University of Wellington’s commercialisation company. Read more »

Path to sustainable future debated at VUW conference

Report from RNZ
A range of sectors came together in Wellington yesterday, with the goal of working towards a sustainable future for New Zealand. Read more »

Focus of Photival festival: fake news

Press Release – Massey University
Photo manipulation in the age of fake news is among hot topics on the agenda at the social documentary photography festival Photival, co-hosted at Massey’s College of Creative Arts in Wellington from April 26-29. Read more »

Nautical theme for adventure playground on Frank Kitts Park

News from WCC
A new, uniquely Wellington vision has been developed for the Frank Kitts Park playground, with a new concept image released today. Read more »

Five VUW experts leading report on climate change

L-R Professor Dave Frame, Professor Andrew Mackintosh, Dr Judy Lawrence, Associate Professor Nick Golledge, Professor James Renwick

News from VUW
Five Victoria University academics have been confirmed as lead authors for the next report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — one of the world’s leading independent reports on our changing climate. Read more »

Biggest plant sale – and a lawn mower derby

Press Release – Paekakariki School
The famous Paekakariki School Plant Sale is coming back. Read more »

Lego model points way to a greener Kāpiti

Press Release – Cuttriss
A large-scale Lego model of Kāpiti has set the bar for what the region could look like by 2025 if the community works together to meet the challenges of climate change. Read more »

Murray Edridge to be new City Missioner

Press Release – Wellington City Mission
The Wellington City Mission is delighted to announce the appointment of Murray Edridge as the new City Missioner. Read more »

Kidnapped giant snail shipped home from Wellington

News from DOC
An endangered giant land snail mistakenly kidnapped by trampers from Kahurangi National Park is being returned home by the Department of Conservation. Read more »

Kapiti gets a destination website and digital platform

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
A new destination website and digital platform for the Kāpiti Coast launched today with local tourism operators among the first to get a glimpse of KapitiCoastNZ.com. Read more »

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