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Children learn to ‘cross with care’ during Rail Safety Week

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Local primary school students got to ride on board Metlink trains this week while learning about staying safe near the tracks as part of Rail Safety Week. Read more »

Wellington research highlights need for healthier homes

Press Release – Asthma and Respiratory Foundation of New Zealand
New research on the link between damp housing and children’s respiratory health supports Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ’s assertion that there is a strong need for proper housing for all New Zealanders, says Chief Executive Letitia O’Dwyer. Read more »

Ōtaki 15-year-old wins indigenous hackathon in Sydney

Press Release – Maoriland Charitable Trust
‘Indigenous knowledge will save the planet.” This was the central statement for Ōtaki teenager Kaea Hakaraia-Hosking’s winning Indigi Hack pitch. Held in Sydney on August 8-9, the hackathon was targeted at Indigenous youth aged 8 – 18 aimed at developing new app based technology to revitalise and retain Indigenous languages in line with UNESCO’s International Year of Indigenous Languages. Read more »

Enspiral Dev Academy opens enrolments for 2020

Press Release – Enspiral Dev Academy
Short-course intensive web development training organisation Enspiral Dev Academy opens enrolments for 2020
Applications up over 30% year-on-year for the industry outlier, whilst enrolments in traditional tertiary education are falling Read more »

Tap into superpowers for Orchestra Wellington

Press Release – Orchestra Wellington
You don’t have to have X-ray vision to attend this month’s Orchestra Wellington family concert, but it’ll help. Read more »

Heritage Week launches its new programme – over 30 events


News from Wellington Heritage Week
The festival program for Wellington Heritage Week 2019 launches today, featuring over 30 events across the region between 28 October to 3 November. Read more »

Petone students plant 600 trees

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
Students from Natone, Porirua and Windley schools got digging this week, planting over 600 trees at Bothamley Park thanks to a collaboration between the Regional Council, Sustainable Coastlines and the Porirua City Council. Read more »

Artists starting work on installation in Naenae

Press Release – Hutt City Council
A large-scale community art project featuring well-known New Zealand artists is getting underway in Naenae. Read more »

Book of the Year for young readers: “The Bomb”

Press Release – New Zealand Book Awards
A sparkling story of courage and transformation has been judged the best book for young readers at this year’s national children’s book awards. Read more »

Students coming to Wellington for vegetable-based cooking contest

News from RaboBank
This year’s National Final of the Rabobank Root to Tip competition will be held at Weltec in Wellington on Friday 23rd August. Read more »

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