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Kapiti Parents Centre celebrating 50 years

Press Release – Kapiti Parents Centre
Kapiti Parents Centre is celebrating fifty years of supporting new and expecting parents in the Paekakariki to Te Horo area with a full-day of family fun on Saturday, 1 September at St Pauls Church Hall, Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu. Read more »

How to fix the VUW bus problems

by Mike Flinn
Bus services to Victoria University have to cope with large numbers of students and staff arriving in time for weekday lectures beginning at 9am, 10am and 11am. Lower numbers arrive or leave for the rest of the day and only small numbers need bus services at evenings and weekends. Read more »

VUW extends deadline for name-change feedback by two weeks

News from VUW
The period for providing feedback on the proposal to simplify Victoria University of Wellington’s name to ‘University of Wellington’ has been extended to Monday 27 August. Read more »

WelTec and Whitireia launch new business qualification

News from WelTec and Whitireia
WelTec and Whitireia tonight at a business gathering hosted by the Wellington Chamber of Commerce announced the delivery of a refreshed business degree. Read more »

Letter from Hugh Rennie QC

Letter from Hugh Rennie QC
In my VUW submission published on Wellington.Scoop on 20 July, I stated that Colmar Brunton had breached the Code of Practice of the Research Association of New Zealand (RANZ) in their refusal to release a commercial market research report. Read more »

Children’s best books honoured at awards

Press Release – New Zealand Book Awards Trust
“A landmark title which will stand the test of time” has been crowned the country’s best book for young readers. Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story by Christchurch writer and illustrator Gavin Bishop received the top honour at the 2018 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, announced tonight at an exuberant event at Te Papa in Wellington. Read more »

Wellington researcher secures Neurological Foundation funding

Press Release – University of Otago

A Wellington researcher has received funding from the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand to investigate a new therapy which could potentially prevent disorders developing in children born prematurely. Read more »

Massey cancels booking for talk by Don Brash – security risk

News from Massey University
Massey University has cancelled a booking made by a students’ politics club at which former politician and Hobson’s Pledge founder Dr Don Brash was invited to speak at the University’s Manawatū campus on Wednesday. Read more »

Te Auaha students’ show is “rough, chaotic and hilarious”

News from Te Auaha
Te Auaha stage and screen students invite you to join them in their rough, chaotic and hilarious take on Wheeler’s Luck, one of the country’s most notorious plays. Read more »

YMCA to provide care during teachers’ strike on Wednesday

Press Release – YMCA
The principal and teacher’s union NZEI Te Riu Roa has voted to extend a planned three-hour strike on August 15 to a full day. Whilst the YMCA understands the teachers demands and reasons for striking, they also believe this should not interrupt family and student’s routine. Therefore, on Wednesday 15th August the YMCA will be running full days care at several centers (listed below). Read more »

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