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Make a difference at Sustainability Trust’s winter market

Press Release – Sustainability Trust
The Make a Difference Market is on Saturday June 30, 10am – 2pm at Sustainability Trust’s EcoCentre in Forresters Lane. This unique market will inspire locals who want to make a difference with the power of their spending. Read more »

Take your tamariki Beyond the Page these school holidays

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Beyond the Page, a literary festival for tamariki and their whānau, is back in 2018 and bigger than ever as events expand to 25 libraries across the Wellington region. Read more »

Kāpiti tamariki to go ‘Beyond the Page’

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Beyond the Page, a literary festival for tamariki and their whānau, is back bigger than ever this year as events expand to 25 libraries across the Wellington region. Read more »

Scholarships on offer at Dev Academy

Press Release – Enspiral Dev Academy
Enspiral Dev Academy is currently offering 23 scholarships to attend its intensive full stack web development programme. Read more »

Conceptual language buff receives curatorial internship

Press Release – NZ Portrait Gallery

Massey University graduate Robert Laking has been named as the recipient of the 2018 New Zealand Portrait Gallery Liz Stringer Curatorial Internship at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery Te Pūkenga Whakaata. Read more »

Death and Desire – hair on show from the Turnbull Library’s collections

Press Release – Alexander Turnbull Library

Miss Mima (Jemima) Potto, photographed ca 1870s-1880s by William James Harding: Alexander Turnbull Library

Hair (yes, actual hair) is the theme of the Alexander Turnbull Library’s Death and Desire exhibition, opening on Monday in the newly refurbished Turnbull Gallery at the National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa in Wellington. Read more »

Beyond the Page for the holidays

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Hutt City Libraries, Upper Hutt City Libraries, Wellington City Libraries, and Kāpiti Coast District Libraries are collaborating to run an exciting holiday line-up of events to entertain, excite, and inspire the region’s tamariki and get them exploring their cities and the world of books. Read more »

Food charity sets up in former bowling club

Press Release – Porirua City Council

From left, Orion Johnson, Beddy Otukolo and Ana Patelesio during a recent WELLfed session at Holy Family School in Porirua.

A charity that organises free cooking classes has found a home in Porirua. WELLfed, which teaches families how to plan, shop and safely prepare low-cost and healthy meals, has taken up residence in the downstairs area of the old Porirua City Bowling Club on Hampshire Street. Read more »

Ray Ahipene-Mercer chairing board of Orchestra Wellington

Press Release – Orchestra Wellington
Orchestra Wellington’s incoming chairperson Ray Ahipene-Mercer is the first Maori to chair an orchestra in this country. Read more »

Government promises more help for archives and libraries

News from NZ Government
A new programme of work is underway to strengthen the contribution our national archives and libraries can make to New Zealand’s culture and democracy. Read more »

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