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Join online: membership of city libraries gives access to online resources

News from WCC
Wellington City Libraries has now ensured non-members can temporarily sign-up to access thousands of online resources from their own homes. “We are excited to announce anyone currently in Wellington can join Wellington City Libraries (WCL) online,” says Laurinda Thomas, Library and Community Spaces Manager. Read more »

VUW stops teaching, Weir House offered for students who can’t return home

All teaching at Victoria University stopped today to prepare for a change to teaching online. Read more »

Limiting contacts: GPs planning consultations by phone or online

News from Royal NZ College of General Practitioners
To help reduce the spread of COVID-19 GPs have been asked to rapidly move to doing more consultations by phone, email and video. Patients requiring in person GP appointments will still get them, but non-urgent, routine appointments will be done via other means if possible. Read more »

Wellington libraries, museums and pools being closed

Wellington Mayor Andy Foster announced this afternoon that the Wellington City Council has decided to close most City Council facilities until further notice. These include swimming pools, libraries, recreation centres, community centres, the City Gallery and our museums and venues. The Zoo and Zealandia will remain open for the moment – but with reduced public programmes. Read more »

Dowse closes because of covid 19

News from Dowse Art Museum
The Dowse Art Museum will be closed from Sunday. Read more »

Archives closes all its reading rooms

News from Department Of Internal Affairs
Archives New Zealand reading rooms in Wellington and Auckland were closed last night, and the Christchurch and Dunedin reading rooms were closed today. Read more »

Te Papa closing, as precaution against covid-19; staff employment unchanged


News from Te Papa
Te Papa will be closed to the public from 6pm today. The museum will review the situation after two weeks and advise the public on Friday 3 April of its status. Read more »

National Portrait Gallery closes – its exhibition can be seen online

News from National Portrait Gallery
The premises of the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata on the Wellington waterfront will be closed to the public as at 4:30pm today, until further notice. We’ll be continually reviewing the situation and will update you by Friday 3 April. Read more »

Kapiti Coast Museum closes – to avoid risk of covid 19


News from Kapiti Coast Museum
The Kapiti Coast Museum in Waikanae will be closed for the time being until Covid-19 is beaten back. Read more »

VUW offering free tuition for coronavirus patients

News from VUW
Free education is being offered by Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington to people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more »

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