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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 »

Money for Porirua young people

Press Release – Porirua City Council
Porirua City Council’s Young People’s Fund is open for applications. The fund offers grants for projects or initiatives that will have a significant impact on children and young people living in our city. Read more »

Moving out: Central Library prepares to be strengthened

chairs in library
WCC photos

News from WCC
At the Central Library, the Crown Relocations team are removing all the historic fittings and furniture to store them until the library is strengthened and reopened. Read more »

Two Naenae students making a difference – one species at a time

Press Release – Gaia Collection
70,000 native species call Aotearoa home. Each of them is unlike anything else in the world, but sadly over 7,500 species are at risk of extinction. Eli Bennett and Olivia Ediriweera, two year 13 students from Wa Ora Montessori school in Naenae, saw this issue and decided something needed to be done. Read more »

Hui for rangatahi to say what they want in the council’s Youth Hub

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council is developing a new Youth Hub in the central city, and is hosting a hui for the younger community to voice their views on what the space should look like. Read more »

TEDxPipitea in Cuba Street in November

Press Release – TEDxPipitea
A new TEDx experience is coming to Central Wellington. Read more »

VUW testing tapping technology for covid tracer app

Press Release – Ministry of Health
From 4 October, the Ministry of Health will begin trialling the use of Near Field Communications (NFC) tags with the NZ COVID Tracer app at Te Herenga Waka — Victoria University of Wellington and a number ofsmall businesses.  Read more »

Wellington independent named as NZ’s Publisher of the Year

Makaro Press of Wellington have won this year’s Publisher of the Year award. Read more »

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