Wellington City Council is considering what to do with its earthquake-prone central library. Examples from New Zealand - like Christchurch's Turanga - and overseas show what a 21st century library can look like. What would you like to see from Wellington's new facility?
12.1% Regular events, shows, and talks12.1% Complete
12.6% E-books and other e-services12.6% Complete
11.9% Free wi-fi11.9% Complete
3.3% Interactive features, like virtual reality3.3% Complete
57.4% Just do the basics well57.4% Complete
2.6% Other - comment with your ideas2.6% Complete
DIY-ers are being urged to dispose of paint responsibly, after a video captured paint flowing from a storm water drain into Titahi Bay. Wellington Water said paint was found in waterways every summer. How do you you dispose of paint?
When a Christchurch school lost four classrooms to fire, retired AMI Branch Manager Philip Buckingham knew how he could help.
Philip – “ When one of our offices is relocated or refitted as a flexi workspace, there are all sorts of useful items left behind — stationery, file cabinets, chairs, desks, computer monitor arms. For years now, we have gathered it all up and donated it to schools; initially those hit particularly hard by the Christchurch earthquakes. It’s hard to explain, but it’s just in our DNA at AMI to help people. After the Russley School fire, there was an urgent need to get the kids some stationery. On my way home, I went to the school and spoke with the principal, Greg Lewis. We couldn’t have asked for a better principal for the school, he is such a great guy.”
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