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Full vaccination required for students at staff at VUW halls of residence

News from VUW
Vaccination against COVID-19 will be mandatory for students and staff living and working in Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington-operated student accommodation in 2022. Read more »

Immunologist: please get vaccinated

by Dr Dianne Sika-Paotonu, Immunologist, Associate Dean (Pacific), Head of University of Otago Wellington Pacific Office, and Senior Lecturer, Pathology & Molecular Medicine, University of Otago Wellington
The alert level restriction extensions for Northland and Waikato are much needed at this time. A high degree of risk remains for all – particularly for our most vulnerable and unprotected communities in Aotearoa New Zealand, and with vaccination levels as they stand currently. Read more »

Much worse, and sooner

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Photo: Marten Rabarts

by Kerry Wood
Wellington’s weather has been wild recently, and we need to be aware of the consequences: much worse, too soon. A recent NIWA press release quotes Dr Scott Stephens, NIWA’s Chief Scientist for Coasts and Estuaries: Read more »

Teenagers “not bothering” to wear face masks at school

Report from RNZ
It seems the influence of the Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield is no match for peer pressure. Principals have told RNZ most teenagers in alert level 2 areas are not bothering to wear face masks in class, even though Dr Bloomfield has strongly recommended them for pupils aged 12 and over. Read more »

Greenpeace speak at Parliament against pollution from synthetic nitrogen fertilizer

News from Greenpeace
Greenpeace has been informed that the Fertiliser Association has requested a last minute postponement of their appearance at the Environmental Select Committee at Parliament in Wellington today, rather than appear head to head with Greenpeace following a media advisory sent by the environment NGO early yesterday evening. Read more »

Whitireia Musical Theatre tutors excelling on big stages

News from Whitireia
Whitireia is offering students a unique opportunity to work with the musical theatre industry in New Zealand through their New Zealand Diploma in Performing Arts – Musical Theatre (Level 6). Read more »

Rifleman gets city support in bird of the year competition

News from WCC
The Te Manu Rongonui o Te Tau/Bird of The Year 2021 starts next week and we’re proud to be supporting the titipounamu (rifleman) this year. Read more »

Botanic Garden precinct officially named Paekākā

News from New Zealand Geographic Board
A central Wellington area covering the Botanic Garden precinct, Anderson Park and Bolton Street Memorial Park has been officially named Paekākā. Read more »

‘Trouble In Paradise’: photo exhibition on Pacific climate change

News from National Library
A new exhibition revealing the impacts of climate change on Pacific communities will be unveiled at the National Library this November. Read more »

Sargeson Prize winners from Picton and Wellington

Press Release – University of Waikato
A story about the harm patriarchal communities can do is the overall winner of this year’s Sargeson Prize. The University of Waikato sponsors the short story competition and announced the winners at the annual Frank Sargeson Memorial Lecture, which was streamed online tonight due to Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Read more »

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