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Students working from home after 13 unsafe classrooms closed at Hutt Valley High School

Report from RNZ by Charlotte Cook
Hundreds of senior students from Hutt Valley High School are being forced to study from home because their classrooms leak and are riddled with toxic mould. Read more »

Students march to Parliament demanding stronger action on climate change

civic square demo 1

Report from RNZ
Thousands of young people are rallying in New Zealand’s major cities today, demanding stronger action on climate change. School children – and some people older than that – started gathering at 11am this morning in Wellington’s Civic Square. Read more »

No more lions at Wellington Zoo – last two euthanised


News from Wellington Zoo
We are very sad to announce that we had to make the incredibly tough decision to euthanise our elderly lionesses, Zahra and Djane today. Read more »

Wellington unions support School Strike For Climate

Press Release – Unions Wellington
Unions Wellington, the local regional council of trade unions, expresses its support for the upcoming School Strike for Climate. Read more »

Deciding on the future of Civic Square

civic square council drawing

by Helene Ritchie
I mourn the loss of what was until recently our magnificent inviting active world class Civic Centre. It is first and foremost the people’s place, a public amenity, not private property or property to be privatised. Read more »

Donors give scholarships to 36 Whitireia students

scholarship students

News from Whitireia Foundation
36 Whitireia students today received scholarships from the Whitireia Foundation to assist with their 2021 studies. Read more »

Voluntary conservation thriving in Lower Hutt

Press Release – Wainuiomata Rural Community Association Inc
The Environment Court has recently closed the application of Forest & Bird Society that sought to reintroduce Hutt City Council’s withdrawn proposal for Plan Change 46. Read more »

Winners of ‘Design A Bus’ contest are 8 and 11

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
Bill, 8, from Wellington and Ellie, 11, from Kāpiti were today announced as the winners of Metlink’s ‘Design a bus’ colouring contest, meaning their designs will be turned into two Metlink buses hitting Wellington’s streets next month. Read more »

VUW part of initiative to find more Māori and Pasifika midwifery students

Media Release – AUT University
Under a new government initiative, New Zealand’s five midwifery education providers will work together to support the success of Māori and Pasifika students and increase the number of midwives in Māori and Pacific communities. Read more »

Te Taiao inspiring young Ngāti Toa hearts and minds

News from Te Puni Kokiri
Porirua rangatahi are sitting in a class clapping each other’s achievements – one has passed their license, another’s in final year nursing, a 15-year-old’s returning to college and someone else is off to polytech. Read more »

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