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New archives building in Levin – more space needed for growing collections

News from Archives NZ
A new specialised storage facility in Levin will help to meet the growing needs of the National Library of New Zealand, Archives New Zealand and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision. Read more »

16,500 school lunches every day – new contract for Eat My Lunch

Press Release – Eat My Lunch
New Zealand social enterprise Eat My Lunch announced today it has won a tender for the Government’s Ka Ora, Ka Ako|Healthy School Lunches Programme, with the contract to enable the business to provide lunches for approximately 16,500 Kiwi kids a day from next year; equating to 3.3 million lunches provided for children in 2021. Read more »

Waitohi’s first birthday on Saturday

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellingtonians are invited to join in the fun at Waitohi’s first birthday party this Saturday. Read more »

Inaugural Pacific Cooperation Foundation youth leadership awards

Press Release – PCF
The Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) announced the winners for its Inaugural Pacific Cooperation Foundation Youth Leadership Awards at Parliament tonight. Read more »

Marsden teacher recognised for national excellence

Press Release – NEiTA Foundation
In a year like no other, six of New Zealand’s top primary and secondary school educators have received National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA), supported by Futurity Investment Group. Read more »

Grants offered for Wellington medical researchers

News from Research for Life
Research For Life invites Wellington-based medical researchers to apply for research grants. The closing date for Research For Life’s next round of grant applications is Thursday, 18 March. Research grants enable recipients to undertake innovative medical research. Read more »

2800 students in VUW graduation ceremonies this week

News from VUW
The capital city will see over 2,800 students from Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington mark the successful completion of their studies this week. More than 1,300 qualifications will be awarded to 1,204 students over nine ceremonies. A further 1,644 graduates who received their degrees in absentia due to COVID-19 related postponements earlier in 2020 are also taking part in the ceremonies. Read more »

Te Papa curator finds original negative of Michael Joseph Savage portrait

Te Papa photography curator Athol McCredie holds the newly-discovered negative. Photo credit: Jack Fisher, Te Papa.

News from Te Papa
It is one of New Zealand’s most famous photographs, a black and white image of the gently smiling Michael Joseph Savage. Until now, historians have never known if the original negative still existed. But this month, a Te Papa curator discovered the original of the famous photo. Read more »

PikPok supports gaming for charity

Press Release – Enspire
Gaming for Charity is delighted to announce that Wellington based video game developer and publisher PikPok will be the main event sponsor for the inaugural event that runs until December 31st in support of Kiwi children’s charities Koru Care NZ and Heart Kids NZ. Read more »

Lynn Davidson selected as Randell Cottage Writer In Residence

Press Release – Randell Cottage Writers Trust

Newly returned to Aotearoa New Zealand after four years teaching and writing in Edinburgh, Lynn Davidson is to be the 2021 Creative New Zealand Randell Cottage Writing Fellow. Davidson will be using her time at Randell Cottage to write a memoir of her move to Scotland in 2016 and how, when prevented by Covid-19 from returning to New Zealand, she began exploring the life of her great aunt Vida. Read more »

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