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Kapiti bike festival aims to keep riders Shiny Side Up

Press Release – Accident Compensation Corporation
Motorcyclists from around the Wellington region will have a chance to gain riding skills and hear from international experts when the “Shiny Side Up” motorbike festival hits the Kapiti Coast on Sunday. Read more »

Multi-media French artist moves into studio suite on waterfront

Press Release – Massey University
Installation and sculptural French artist Chloe Quenum is Te Whare Hēra’s 2018 international artist in residence. Jointly run by Massey University’s Whiti o Rehua School of Art and the Wellington City Council, with support from the French Embassy, the residency enables artists to live in a purpose-built studio, gallery and apartment suite at Clyde Quay Wharf on the Wellington waterfront. Read more »

Council launches science initiative in Upper Hutt

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
The Hutt Science programme for primary and intermediate schools is now available in Upper Hutt, thanks to initial funding from Upper Hutt City Council. Read more »

Wellington preschoolers recycle 8,700 yoghurt pouches

Press Release – TerraCycle
The kids at St Mark’s Church School have diverted 8,795 yoghurt pouches from landfill on behalf of the Wellington community in a national recycling programme operated by recycling pioneers, TerraCycle. Read more »

Ngā Taonga names four new trustees

Press Release – Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision has announced the appointment of four new members to its Board of Trustees.
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City planners to talk about council’s strategic work

News from Inner City Wellington
This year we’ll be hosting a series of events focusing on the development of healthy, vibrant, resilient communities within the inner city. These will provide opportunities for sharing information, discussion and debate on what our inner city could look like given the current and future challenges of population growth, housing shortages, transport developments, community resilience, changing sea and climate conditions and seismicity. Read more »

Luke Willis Thompson debuts new work at Adam Gallery

Press Release – Victoria University of Wellington
Internationally acclaimed London-based New Zealand artist Luke Willis Thompson will open his first major solo exhibition in this country on Tuesday at Victoria University of Wellington’s Adam Art Gallery. Read more »

DogEdge at Roxy in May

Press Release – Documentary New Zealand Trust
The power and presence that belongs to the documentary film returns to Wellington for the 13th Documentary Edge International Film Festival (Doc Edge). The festival, which programmes over 50 films and attracts international film makers to our shores, launches at Wellington’s Roxy Cinema from 9th – 20th May . Read more »

Sexual harassment: respect in law firms “basic starting point”

News from NZ Bar Association
The New Zealand Bar Association says that respectful behaviour towards all staff in the legal profession is a basic starting point to have sexual harassment and bullying in the workplace eliminated. Read more »

Sexual harassment policies a must-have for all businesses

Press Release – Diversity Works
Allegations of staff members engaging in sexually inappropriate behaviour at one of New Zealand’s top law firms further demonstrate why every employer needs robust procedures and policies around sexual harassment, says Diversity Works New Zealand chief executive Bev Cassidy-Mackenzie. Read more »

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