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104 schools (so far) joining Movin’March

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council
104 schools are so far registered for the month-long Movin’March challenge, three weeks before the end of February deadline for registration. That’s almost half of the primary and intermediate schools in the Wellington region. Read more »

Creating a Maori and Pasifika context for STEM subjects

Press Release – ACE Aotearoa
Maori and Pasifika community educators will gather at their annual Hui Fono at the wharewaka in Wellington next week, February 13-15, to explore the relationship between traditional knowledge and STEM subjects. Participants will also look at where the arts and relationships fit with STEM. Read more »

Marsden partnership giving more support to students’ wellbeing

Press Release – Samuel Marsden Collegiate
In a first for New Zealand, Samuel Marsden Collegiate School has become a Visible WellbeingTM school, partnering with leading international Positive Psychology expert Professor Lea Waters to expand their support of student wellbeing. Read more »

Mana College teenager on mission to Mars

Report from RNZ
Rhianne Tarau is gearing up for her final year at Mana College – and it’s shaping up to be a big one. In addition to the 17-year-old’s school work and multiple leadership roles, she’s on a mission to make it to Mars. Read more »

CoHousing Inclusive exhibition at School of Architecture

Press Release – Wellington CoHousing Hui
We’re excited to bring the CoHousing Inclusive Exhibition to Wellington City all the way from the Institute of Creative Sustainability in Berlin. Read more »

Girls Rock! Aotearoa is coming to Wellington

Press Release – Girls Rock Camp
After the success of its second programme in Auckland this January, Girls Rock! Aotearoa is excited to announce the launch of Girls Rock! >Pōneke in 2019. Girls Rock! is a week-long holiday programme where female, trans, and gender-non-conforming young people can build confidence and make great music. Girls Rock! Pōneke will take place 8-13 July 2019 at Massey University’s Wellington campus. Applications to participate in Girls Rock! Pōneke will open in March. Read more »

National student choir chooses new Music Director

Press Release – NZSSC Trust
After an Australasian-wide search, Christchurch-born Susan Densem was today appointed to role of Music Director of the New Zealand Secondary Students’ Choir (NZSSC). Read more »

DNA test confirms blank parchment is part of Treaty of Waitangi

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

A: The Waitangi Sheet of the Treaty of Waitangi showing the extensive damage to the two parchments by rats, water and subsequent repairs. C: The blank piece of parchment to be a portion removed from the lower membrane of the Waitangi Sheet.

News from the Dept of Internal Affairs
A blank piece of parchment (prepared animal skin historically used for writing) believed to have been from Te Tiriti o Waitangi has been confirmed to be so, with DNA analysis proving it shares the same genetic composition as the lower part of the iconic Waitangi sheet. Read more »

Waikanae pop-up library on the move

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
On Monday 18 February, the Kāpiti Coast District Council’s pop-up Waikanae Library service will begin running from the Mahara Gallery. Read more »

Pātaka scraps fees for school art classes

Press Release – Pataka
Making sure every Porirua school student has access to the arts is the drive behind a new initiative from Pātaka Art + Museum. Read more »

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