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Victoria University building evacuated

News from NZ Police
A building at Victoria University was evacuated this morning after a concerning note was found. Read more »

Free checks on sore throats – taking fight against rheumatic fever into Porirua

Press Release – Capital and Coast District Health Board
Porirua parents can now get their children’s sore throats checked and treated at any time throughout the year, free of charge and without an appointment. Read more »

Privatisation will exclude 60 international students from VUW, says union

Press Release – tertiary education union
Victoria University’s decision to privatise its foundation studies programme will exclude dozens of international students from the university, say staff and students. Read more »

Festival – selling 180,000 tickets – generated $100m, say economists

Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal ‘Rite of Spring’ at NZ Festival

Press Release – New Zealand Festival
Economic analysts BERL estimate the New Zealand Festival generated an economic impact in excess of $100 million for Wellington this year. Read more »

Evening of theatre and debate on the age of youth justice

Press Release – JustSpeak
Join us on 9 June for an evening of theatre and debate on the age of youth justice. Read more »

More than 1000 graduates a year from new campus in Cuba Street

Press Release – Te Auaha
Wellington’s creative community will benefit from the build of a new $22.5 million campus which will produce more than 1000 graduates each year to support New Zealand’s flourishing film, creative technology and applied arts industries. Te Auaha New Zealand Institute of Applied Creativity has been established to provide a world-class learning facility in Wellington, New Zealand’s creative capital. The name Te Auaha means ‘to shape, create, form, fashion, create and innovate’ and reflects the exciting mix of programmes to be delivered in the campus. Read more »

Garden party on Saturday to celebrate Bond Street’s facelift

News from Wellington City Council
Bond Street has received a face-lift with repainted polka dots, plus new seats and community gardens added to provide inner-city green space – and you’re invited to the public opening Garden Party this Saturday to celebrate. Read more »

Solar sponsorship will save money for school in Wainuiomata

Press Release – Hutt City Council
An innovative project has equipped Pukeatua Primary School in Wainuiomata with solar panels that are expected to result in significant financial savings for the low decile school. Read more »

IT company partners with WelTec to train technologists

Press Release – WelTec
New Zealand’s largest dedicated Microsoft business solutions provider Intergen has partnered with the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) to help meet its ICT workforce requirements. WelTec has one of the largest IT Schools in New Zealand with graduates snapped up by a hungry ICT sector keen to employ talented and skilled technologists. Read more »

Entrepreneurs’ and Exporters’ Day, and 150 talks, at ITx in July

Press Release – NZTech
This July, NZTech is collaborating with IITP and 10 other tech associations to create ITx 2016, three days of speakers and workshops in Wellington for the tech sector. Read more »

$2500 for four art students

Press Release – NZ Art Show

Donna Marie Patterson: Dreaming in the Moonlight, ink pigment line drawing on Aquarelle cotton

Four fine art students have been selected to receive $2,500 each in this year’s RT Nelson Emerging Artist Awards. The awards are open to students studying towards a visual arts degree or diploma at an established New Zealand art school. Read more »

Samoan Language Week at Pataka

Press Release – Porirua City Council
It’s that time of the year when the Samoan language, Gagana Samoa, and culture are featured in events and celebrations across the country. Here at Pātaka, we invite you and your family to participate in our Art + ‘Aiga day on Sunday, 29 May 2016. We will have Andrew Matautia (Saint Andrew Photography) taking family photos in the Spine, so please feel free to dress up in your best attire that represents your culture and heritage. We also encourage families of all ethnicities to bring their measina to be photographed with them.

Fa’afetai tele lava.

‘aiga = “family”

measina = “treasures”

What: Art + ‘Aiga at Pātaka Public Programme – Celebration for Samoan Language Week

When: 29 May, 1pm – 3.30pm

Where: Pop-up space, Pātaka Art + Museum

FREE Family Photos by Andrew Matautia (Saint Andrew Photography) The photos will be put on the Pātaka facebook page and Saint Andrew Photography facebook page. Participants may then tag/share/download their photos.

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New Porirua office opened by Graeme Dingle Foundation

Press Release – Graeme Dingle Foundation

Nick Leggett (Mayor), Graeme Dingle (Patron) and Lee Pownall (Regional Manager) with Peer Mentors from Bishop Viard College.

The Graeme Dingle Foundation Wellington has officially opened its new regional office in Porirua. Read more »

Upper Hutt young people complete two more murals

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council

Fraser Crescent mural

Young people from across Upper Hutt have worked together to successfully install two vibrant murals that depict the special character of the communities in which they are located. Read more »

Honorary doctorate for Kim Workman

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News from VUW
One of the country’s most respected authorities on criminal justice reform and corrections policy, Kim Workman, is this week being recognised with an honorary doctorate from Victoria University of Wellington. Read more »

Active students win wheelie prizes

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Greater Wellington Regional Council’s annual challenge to families to be active on their journey to school gets more popular every year. Read more »

Youth Week in Wellington

Press Release – Youthline
Youth Week 2016 runs 21st- 29th May, and Youthline Wellington has several youth events planned for that week, along with the Youthline Annual Street appeal on Friday 27th May. Read more »

French artists arrive to take up residency in Wellington

Press Release – Massey University
French artistic duo Louise Hervé and Chloé Maillet have arrived in Wellington to take up their share of an inaugural French artist-in-residence programme run by Massey University’s Te Whiti o Rehua School of Art and the Wellington City Council. Read more »

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