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Six student political groups combine to oppose name change for VUW

A joint letter opposing a name change for Victoria University has today been sent to Education Minister Chris Hipkins. It is signed by representatives of the branches of six political parties at the university – VicLabour, VicNats, New Zealand First Victoria University, ACT on Campus, Greens at Vic and the Internet Party. Read more »

Heritage Week in Upper Hutt

Press Release – Wellington Heritage Week
Four great events in Upper Hutt are included in Wellington Heritage Week between 22-28 October. It is a community sourced heritage festival that celebrates the region’s people, places and stories. Read more »

Community Energy Network co-hosting Community Resilience Hui

Press Release – Community Energy Network
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Young Nats want VUW to keep its name

News from VicNats
Today the Victoria University branch of the NZ Young Nationals (VicNats) have called for a halt on the proposed name change and rebranding of Victoria University of Wellington. Read more »

Financial troubles: Commissioner taking over control of Whitireia and WelTec

News from NZ Government
A Commissioner has been apointed for Whitireia and WelTec. The new Commissioner, Neil Barns, has more than 30 years’ experience in tertiary education. Read more »

Coming soon: a sense of loss


The enormity of what Wellington is losing becomes clear when you read Heritage New Zealand’s official listings about the convent building at Erskine College (above; now being demolished), and all the buildings at the former teachers college in Karori (five of them are to be demolished.) They all have number one categories, but this isn’t enough to save them. Read more »

Five Tui to be won at VNZMA Artisan Awards

Press Release – Artisan Awards
The third annual Artisan Awards will be celebrated this year at Massey University’s School of Music and Creative Media Production in Wellington, recognising the creative talents behind the scenes of the top New Zealand records of 2018. Read more »

Vagahau Niue Language Week launching at Avalon

Press Release – Niue Language Week
Vagahau Niue Language Week will be kicking off this Saturday at Avalon pavilion with its first Wellington launch. The local Hutt Valley Niuean community has been promoting their language over the past year, so they’ve decided to take the initiative and have a Wellington launch as well as the traditional launch in Auckland. Read more »

Wintec takes workshops across NZ to support mental health

Press Release – Wintec
Louise Faulkner has seen many cases of mental health issues in her role as International Student Services Manager at Wintec and says some are not as easy to spot, and it can take years of experience to identify the signs. Read more »

Young Wellingtonian wins trip to Guangzhou

Press Release – Silvereye Communications
A combination of enthusiasm for learning about Chinese culture, creativity, and a great attitude to giving Chinese language a go has won an all expenses paid trip to China for a young Wellingtonian and four other New Zealanders. Read more »

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