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History awards reveal Maori life and heritage

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage
Three fascinating Māori history projects featuring in this year’s New Zealand History Research Trust Fund Awards will provide insight into Māori life and heritage, Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Chief Historian Neill Atkinson said today. Read more »

Wellington Party says second Mt Victoria tunnel is overdue

Media release from Wellington Party
Wellington’s newest local body political party, the Wellington Party, welcomes the news that if returned to Government, the National Party will accelerate the construction work on the proposed duplicate Mt Victoria tunnel. Read more »

“Dazzling” comic novel wins VUW creative writing prize

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Kate Duignan, Damien Wilkins, Verna Adam, Rebecca K Reilly

News from VUW
A comic novel has been awarded the 2019 Adam Foundation Prize in Creative Writing by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington’s International Institute of Modern Letters (IIML). Read more »

Scots College student wins national award for architectural writing

News from NZIA
The Secondary School category of the Warren Trust Awards for architectural writing, New Zealand’s leading essay competition for design writing. has been won by Ethan Beri, a year 11 student at Scots College, Wellington, who wrote about the Wellington Central Library, an iconic building which is now closed and under threat of demolition. Read more »

NZ orchestras appoint first Assistant Conductor in Residence

Press Release – Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO) is delighted to announce the appointment of New Zealander Vincent Hardaker as the first ever Assistant Conductor in Residence for the group of professional orchestras of New Zealand. Read more »

JoJo Rabbit – how it originated in Wellington

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Taika Waititi, Christine Leunens and Carthew Neal at the premiere of Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight)

News from VUW
The award-winning movie Jojo Rabbit was written and directed by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington alumnus Taika Waititi, but it began with a book called Caging Skies, written by alumna Dr Christine Leunens. Read more »

Whitireia nursing students promoting rural health careers

Press Release – Whitireia
New Zealand’s health sector is nearing a service delivery crisis, and the struggling rural areas could be the worst hit if more nurses and doctors are not trained up to work in rural practices. Read more »

Wonderland celebration opens at Te Papa

Report from RNZ
Visitors to Te Papa will have the chance to immerse themselves in the psychedelic multi-verse of Alice’s Wonderland with the opening of a new exhibition. The interactive experience celebrates the screen history of the more than 40 films made of Lewis Carroll’s classic book written more than 150 years ago. Read more »

Scholarships for 16 students

Press Release – Hutt Mana Charitable Trust
Sixteen Year 13 students are the recipients of scholarships from the Hutt Mana Charitable Trust. Chair of the Trust, Nick Leggett, says the small scholarships are a way of supporting talented young people starting out on the next phase of their lives. Read more »

Series of hui aiming to grow the region’s Māori economy

News from Greater Wellington Regional Council
A series of community hui on the development of a strong and sustainable Māori economy in the greater Wellington region will conclude in Plimmerton today ahead of next year developing an economic strategy and action plan designed to boost the economic and social well-being of Māori in the region. Read more »

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