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300 tourism leaders at Te Papa summit to revive tourist industry

Press Release – Tourism Industry Aotearoa
More than 300 tourism leaders and stakeholders will gather in Wellington tomorrow to focus on the revival and revitalisation of New Zealand’s tourism industry. Read more »

NZSO offers a day of free events at MFC

Press Release – NZ Symphony Orchestra
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to conduct musicians, you’ll have the opportunity to pick up a baton and have a go in a day of free events by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in Wellington on Friday. Read more »

Kāpiti Arts Trail showcases energy and talent


Mayor K Gurunathan admires a weaving by Toi Iho Licensed Master Weaver, Sonia Snowden, and a carving by Wirihana Kiriona, at Toi Matarau Gallery in Ōtaki

News from Kapiti Coast District Council
Over the past two weekends, Kāpiti artists put on a show of colour and creativity as they opened their doors to art lovers, keen for a behind the scenes glimpse at their studios, hubs and galleries. Read more »

30 writers in summer read from Whitireia

Press Release – Whitireia Publishing
A new book of contemporary writing is reuniting respected authors, and emerging writers alike. Renée, Maggie Rainey-Smith, Anahera Gildea, Barbara Else, Tim Jones and Rata Gordon join forces with 30 others in A Vase and a Vast Sea. Read more »

Upper Hutt Libraries introduce Zero Fines

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council


Upper Hutt Libraries Manager Marion Read looks forward to welcoming old customers back.

Upper Hutt Libraries have become the fourth library in New Zealand to remove overdue fees, meaning that customers will no longer be fined for overdue items they have borrowed. Read more »

Clinic for not-for-profits seeking funding

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Community groups keen to learn more about where and how to access financial support are encouraged to attended a funding clinic at Te Newhanga Kāpiti Community Centre on Wednesday 25 November. Read more »

73 tuatara flown from Invercargill to their homeland in Marlborough Sounds

Press Release – Department of Conservation
Seventy-three tuatara have this week been flown from Invercargill to their natural home in the Marlborough Sounds. Read more »

Mystery solved – what’s missing at Carrara Park

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by James Barber
Kei whea te wharepaku? Now that the big question of the US presidency has been resolved, we can focus on the smaller things at home. Read more »

Putting the ‘heart’ into freshwater data

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
The Regional Council is innovating ways to transform and humanise freshwater data to drive positive change, through CreativeHQ’s NZ GovTech Accelerator programme. Read more »

Business School offers “blended learning” for students who need flexibility

News from Whitireia and WelTec
The Whitireia and WelTec School of IT and Business has put in place a ‘blended’ learning option for students who want to upskill, but need flexibility with their timetable. The blended learning option includes two days on campus and two days of remote learning. Read more »

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