73 days ago

A festival of aroha – Let's make Matariki a public holiday in 2021

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

Today, Stuff is launching a campaign to make Matariki a public holiday from 2021.

Plucked from obscurity and given the breath of life, since the turn of the century, Matariki has blossomed into an inclusive, popular event.

Tied to the rising of Matariki, the Pleiades star cluster, in the night sky, the festival marks the start of te Mātahi o te tau, the new year.

Once a casualty of colonisation, Matariki’s comeback has fostered greater use of te reo Māori, and recognition for Māori customary practices.

We believe it is past time to officially acknowledge all Matariki stands for in our national calendar. To learn more about Stuff's campaign, click here

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The Great Auckland Virtual Duck Race

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Due to Covid-19, The Great Auckland Duck Race this year is going VIRTUAL. Instead of cheering on your duck by the white-water rapids at Vector Wero Whitewater Park, do it from the comfort of your couch! On October 18th go to ‘The Great Auckland Duck Race’ Facebook page.

Can I attend the event on the day?
Unfortunately not. Due to the uncertainty of which alert level Auckland will be in, the physical event is sadly not taking place but you can view the races virtually as detailed above.

Can I still buy a duck?
Yes! Business ducks and Everybody tickets through our website. Business ducks will need to be returned by October 7th. Everybody duck tickets will be available to buy until October 13th

What prizes can I win?
We have fantastic prizes for each race:
● School Race: 1st, 2nd & 3rd
● Businesses Race: 1st, 2nd & 3rd
● Everybody’s Race: 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th
● Best-Dressed School Duck
● Best-Dressed Business Duck

How can I still support the event?
You can still support the event by;
● Being interactive on our Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn
● Buying a Business duck on our website
● Buying a $2 Everybody ticket on our website.

All of us here at Life Education Trust Counties Manukau are incredibly grateful for all the support we have received thus far! Thank you to all our supporters and helpers! All profits raised will go directly towards delivering Life Education’s health & well-being programme in local schools.

Please contact Sarah with any questions sarah.nuttall@lifeed.org.nz

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5 hours ago

Could you be the inaugural Resene King or Queen of DIY?

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If you know how to perfectly paint a wall and swing a hammer on the nail, the crown and glory could be yours! This year Waikato Home & Garden Show is on the hunt for the region’s Resene King and Queen of DIY.

For the first three days of the Waikato Home & Garden Show, contestants will compete in a series of preliminary challenges to test DIY prowess, it could be anything from hanging wallpaper to creating a living wall. The two supreme winners will not only be crowned the 2020 Resene King and Queen of DIY, but will also receive an incredible prize pack with over $2,000 worth of prizes from Resene, TSB, Samsung and more!

If you think you’ve got what it takes to take out the competition, entries are open now and close on October 23rd. Head to the website to complete the application form.

The Waikato Home & Garden Show returns to Hamilton’s Claudelands Events Centre 5-8 November 2020.
Complete the application

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5 hours ago

Lead and inspire the next generation

Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi

Study in Auckland!

Meet Raukura Edwards who shares “I loved the experience of studying, I felt at home at Awanuiārangi.

The lecturers are amazing. Being able to learn online and through block learning was so much more efficient for me as a working Māmā. I was able to work, look after my tamariki and gain a degree at the same time. We supported each other to get over the line. I’m studying for a Master’s now and I’m learning so much more. I love it!”

You too can help facilitate the learning journey of future leaders. Study with us in 2021!
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