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VUW sells its Karori campus to Ryman, for a retirement village

News from VUW
Victoria University of Wellington has sold its former Karori campus. The successful tenderer for the main campus is Ryman Healthcare, which plans to convert the land and buildings into a retirement village with independent and serviced apartments and a care centre. Read more »

Weta Workshop and Massey collaborating for post-grad design course

Press Release – Massey University
Concept designers, eager to advance their skills in the film, TV and game sector can now learn from industry leaders of the award-winning Weta Workshop in a new venture with Massey University and its Master of Design programme. Read more »

Youthline Wellington seeking help

Press Release – Youthline
Youthline Wellington has been running for 46 years, and now we desperately need your help. Read more »

19th century life – fascinating discoveries in Newtown


by Mary O’Keeffe
Late last year a series of pre-1900 cottages, two-storey villas and commercial buildings located in Normanby Street, Donald McLean Street and Riddiford Street in Newtown were demolished to allow construction of the new Salvation Army building. Read more »

Travel fund bringing children to National Library’s He Tohu Exhibition

Press Release – Te Puna Foundation
School children from the north and south of the country will visit He Tohu, at the National Library of New Zealand, Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa, in Wellington on Monday, thanks to the new Te Puna Foundation Travel Fund for Schools. Read more »

Whitireia and Weltec expect more students with free buses and fees-free year

Press Release – WelTech and Whitireia
WelTec and Whitireia Chief Executive Chris Gosling says the government’s fees-free policy and a new free transport option for students will see a revitalised interest in polytechnic training in the Wellington region as significant barriers to tertiary study are removed. Read more »

Havelock North inquiry identifies public health deficiencies

Press Release – Science Media Centre
The Havelock North drinking water inquiry has made a number of recommendations to ensure safe drinking water for New Zealanders. Read more »

No hat, no play? Not always: Wellington research

Press Release – University of Otago
Many children may not be sun-safe during school lunch breaks, research from the University of Otago, Wellington, reveals. Read more »

Kapiti Schools carolling at Coastlands

Press Release – Coastlands
Kapiti students are filling Coastlands with the sounds of Christmas carols to mark the beginning of the festive season. Read more »

Victoria University teams up with volunteers’ corporate challenge

News from Volunteer Wellington
Victoria University of Wellington has become the new naming sponsor for the Volunteer Wellington Corporate Challenge. Read more »

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