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Old St Paul’s reopens after strengthening and conservation

old st pauls reopened

News from Heritage New Zealand
The doors to Old St Paul’s in Wellington have reopened following extensive conservation work on the iconic landmark. Read more »

Demolishing our heritage


Victoria University is refusing to accept the importance of the Gordon Wilson Flats on The Terrace. Read more »

Music education the focus of first two Lilburn Research Awards

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News from Alexander Turnbull Library
Providing New Zealand music resources to students and performers is the focus of two inaugural Lilburn Research Awards, granted to Mathew Hoyes (left) and Michael Vinten (right.) Read more »

Public help sought to name Porirua war dead

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Porirua Cemetery will soon have a memorial identifying all the war veterans buried there, but the public’s input is wanted to ensure everyone is accounted for. Read more »

Scholarships for six international students at VUW

News from VUW
Six young international students have achieved academic excellence in the face of adversity, winning scholarships for their first year of study at Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington. The students from Russia, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, India, Sri Lanka and Japan have been awarded scholarships for their academic achievements during their UP International College Foundation Studies Programme. Read more »

TedxWellington getting council money for “biggest” event next year

Press Release – TEDxWellington
The Wellington City Council have said yes to our application to them for funding as part of the Covid-19 Tipu Toa: Build Back Better / City Recovery Fund Recovery Fund. Read more »

Council wants to hear about restoring Central Library “service”

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Today marks the start of a six-week public consultation to gather Wellingtonians’ views on restoring the Central Library service in the heart of the city. Read more »

Hutt Valley Women’s Refuge calls for support to grow stronger families

Press Release – Women’s Refuge
This week the Hutt Valley Women’s Refuge launched a fundraising and awareness campaign calling for support for their work in growing stronger families. Read more »

Concern about uncontrolled demolition of pre-1930s buildings in character areas

Three city organisations have serious concerns about the Wellington City Council’s draft spatial plans which are to be released for consultation as part of its Planning For Growth agenda. The plans would allow pre-1930s buildings in inner-city residential character areas to be demolished without consent. Read more »

PopUp Business School in the Hutt Valley

Press Release – Pop Up Business School

PopUp Business School team Tony Henderson-Newport and some of the team at a PopUp event.

Budding entrepreneurs living or working in the Hutt Valley have the opportunity to take part in a free ten day business course from 31st August to 11th September. Read more »

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