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Celebrating our steps

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by Alana Bowman
This week has seen the launch of a website dedicated to the outdoor steps found all around Wellington. This little project is the result of my coming across the steps as I walked around the city – I was surprised by where they led and that there were so many of them. Read more »

Students march to Parliament for action against climate change

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RNZ photo

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This was the crowd of 2000 students who gathered in Civic Square this morning before marching through the CBD to Parliament. Read more »

Dismantling a writing course at Whitireia

by Mandy Hager
For the last 10 years I’ve been lucky to be employed as a novel-writing tutor on New Zealand’s oldest creative writing programme at Whitireia. Read more »

Students going phone-free, for safe driving campaign

News from SADD
Wellington students are joining a nationwide call to go 48 hours phone-free next week to raise awareness of the dangers of using a phone while driving. Read more »

Training for early detection of autism

Press Release – Autism NZ
Early detection of autism is critical as it provides access to early intervention, improving children’s developmental outcomes and quality of life, and decreasing family stress. Read more »

Six bikes as prizes for student movers

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Names have been drawn and winners have been announced after a month-long initiative that encouraged students to walk, cycle and scoot to school. Read more »

Brecht or bust at Te Auaha

Press Release – Te Auaha
Te Auaha is proud to present its season of The Collective (Tāpere Nui, 14-22 June), Wellington playwright Jean Betts’ award-winning theatrical adaptation of John Fuegi’s shattering 1994 exposé Brecht & Co. Read more »

Creative masterclasses at Marsden

Press Release – Samuel Marsden Collegiate School
Mix professional creative artist with impressionable students eager to learn and the results can be quite transformative – the ultimate outcome of the Samuel Marsden Collegiate School Artist in Residence programme. Read more »

Wellington’s newest Festival to celebrate creativity

Press Release – WLG-X
New Zealand’s most creative and innovative minds are set to collide in Wellington later this year at WLG-X: A Festival of Creative Collisions. Over five days in September, WLG-X brings together the worlds of technology, design, film and music in an eclectic array of events, experiences, gigs, film screenings, and a programme of top notch international and local speakers. Read more »

Chroma Connect bringing creative leaders to Wellington next month

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News from Chromacon
Chromacon New Zealand Indie Arts Festival’s flagship creative industry summit – Chroma Connect – partners with Massey University and Weta Workshop to bring the third instalment of its industry development series to Wellington this June 8 – 9. Read more »

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