Kelburn, Wellington

3 days ago

Free Coding Activities for kids with FunCoding

The team from Churton Park Community Centre

FunCoding is committed to the Wellington Youth Programming Enlightenment. We believe that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. FunCoding will host a free coding activity this Saturday afternoon. If your kids are over 7 years old and curious with … View moreFunCoding is committed to the Wellington Youth Programming Enlightenment. We believe that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science. FunCoding will host a free coding activity this Saturday afternoon. If your kids are over 7 years old and curious with coding, come and join us! Let us see what amazing stuff they could create!
Time: 1 pm – 2 pm, 21st, September
Content: Blocks Coding Game

Contact: contact@funcoding.co.nz

Website: funcoding.co.nz...

Note: This lesson is suitable for 7+ years old kids. If your kids are already familiar with Blocks Coding Game, such as Scratch, we will host free Python class soon.

Please bring your own laptop. Free WIFI provided.

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3 days ago

Volunteer to help families

Parent Help

Volunteer to make a difference for kiwi families. Only a few hours per fortnight is required. We start training soon and would love to have you join our team!

TSW advert A4_training_Oct 2019.pdf Download View

3 days ago

Do you feel unsafe after dark?

The Team Reporter from Sunday Star Times

Hi, my name is Josephine. I'm looking to speak with women about feeling unsafe after dark. Do you change your behaviour or avoid certain areas at night? Have you got a story to share about this?

If you'd be willing to talk to a reporter, then please email josephine.franks@stuff.co.nz.… View more
Hi, my name is Josephine. I'm looking to speak with women about feeling unsafe after dark. Do you change your behaviour or avoid certain areas at night? Have you got a story to share about this?

If you'd be willing to talk to a reporter, then please email josephine.franks@stuff.co.nz. I look forward to hearing from you.

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3 days ago

Being Kiwi: Have you experienced racism?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls… View more
New Zealand is renowned for being friendly and welcoming but is that true for everyone?

Stuff is asking readers to share their experiences of racism by taking part in this short survey.

Being Kiwi is a project looking at the experiences of life in New Zealand for people of all cultures. It calls for the collection of official statistics on hate crimes, looks at discrimination in our schools and takes a stroll through Auckland, now one of the most diverse cities in the world.

To take part in the survey, click here

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3 days ago

Tapu: Te Awa Atua and the reclamation of Mana Wahine

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Date: Saturday, 28 September, 2019
Time: 1:00pm to 4:30pm, Free He Tohu tour from 12:00pm to 12:30pm.
Cost: Free event. Register your interest by Tuesday 24 September. events.natlib@dia.govt.nz
Location: Taiwhanaga Kahau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets,… View more
Date: Saturday, 28 September, 2019
Time: 1:00pm to 4:30pm, Free He Tohu tour from 12:00pm to 12:30pm.
Cost: Free event. Register your interest by Tuesday 24 September. events.natlib@dia.govt.nz
Location: Taiwhanaga Kahau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.



Celebrating Suffrage month
As part of the celebrations for Suffrage month in September, the National Library Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, will bring together entrepreneurs, thinkers, performers and historians for a transformative event called ‘Tapu: Te Awa Atua and the reclamation of Mana Wahine’.

Kōrero, performance and workshopping on the topic of Te Awa Atua (The Sacred River)

The event will comprise a dynamic afternoon of kōrero, performance and workshopping on the topic of Te Awa Atua (The Sacred River), the tapu process of the menstrual cycle.

Through the lens of te ao Māori we will explore the historical and colonial context, experiences of tupuna, Mareikura (Māori goddesses) and contemporary practices and initiatives which help Aotearoa’s mana wahine reclaim their bodies and traditional practices as they relate to te awa atua. Through conversation around these issues we aim to reclaim, demystify and decolonise issues related to women’s bodies and to discover new and ancient ways to care for, cherish and celebrate them.

There will be refreshments and a book signing with Ngahuia Murphy author of Te Awa Atua: Menstruation in the pre-colonial Maori World. The newly opened exhibition Pūkana: Moments in Māori Performance will also be open to view before, during the break and after the event.

Visit our pop-up exhibition of Tapu: Te Awa Atua posters and an installation by Yoobee School of Design students and our Tapu commissioned artwork by Robyn Kahukiwa

Empowering women
By reflecting on the ways in which attitudes to women’s bodies and menstruation have shaped the way women see themselves and their value, we aim to empower women, especially young, indigenous and minority women, to talk about these issues while considering history, Papatuanuku, period poverty and the creation of new traditions.

Communication and connection are powerful tools and through the sharing of stories and mythology ‘Tapu: Te Awa Atua and the reclamation of Mana Wahine’ will support and engender dialogue, sharing of knowledge and the fostering of mutual understanding across ethnicities, generations, gender and socio-economic groups.

Speakers
•Stefanie Lash — Curator, He Tohu
•Ani Mikaere (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Porou) — Author of 'Colonising Myths: Māori Realities', 'The Balance Destroyed' and 'Like Moths to the Flame: A History of Ngāti Raukawa Resistance'
•Ngahuia Murphy ( Ngāti Manawa, Ngāti Ruapani ki Waikaremoana, Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Kahungunu) — Author of Te Awa Atua: Menstruation in the pre-colonial Maori World and 'Waiwhero: A celebration of Māori womanhood'
•Morgana Watson (Te Atiawa, Taranaki Nui Tonu, Te Atihau nui ā Papaarangi, Ngāpuhi) — Director MW Consultancy: Māori Cultural Awareness
•Komako-Aroha and Whetu-Iti Silver (Ngapuhi - Ngati Pakahi ki Whangaroa) — Creators of HINE a ritual practise and performance work.
•Jacinta Gulasekharam — Co-Founder, Dignity
•Michele Wilson — Founder of 'I am Eva Period Underwear'
•Olie Body — Founder, Wā Collective
•MC. Moana Ormsby (Ngāti Porou, Tūhoe, Maniapoto. Kaiwhakaako) — National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa

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3 days ago

Mahina

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Date: Friday, 20 - 28 September, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: Free.

Location: Te Puna Foundation Gallery, (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

Celebrating the signing of the Suffrage Petition
Come and see our pop-up exhibition of posters, … View more
Date: Friday, 20 - 28 September, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: Free.

Location: Te Puna Foundation Gallery, (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

Celebrating the signing of the Suffrage Petition
Come and see our pop-up exhibition of posters, designed by students of Wellington’s Youbee School of Design as part of the National Library’s inaugural Tapu Festival, the first season of which is Mahina

The festival marks the anniversary of the signing of the Suffrage Petition, which is housed in the He Tohu exhibition at the Library. The Petition represents the hopes and dreams of New Zealand women who campaigned vigorously for the right to vote and to have a voice in our Nation’s future.

Acknowledging the women who campaigned for the right to vote.
Tapu is a way for us to acknowledge these women, the progress we have made and highlight those issues where progress is still needed.

Tapu is sacred and Mahina is the moon. For this first festival we have focused on Te Awa Atua — the menstrual cycle as means of highlighting issues related to — body image, body identity, menstruation and menopause — and why there is still shame and confusion around them.

Student's brief and inspiration for posters
The students have responded to this brief and to some keywords provided for inspiration: Divine, mystery, sacred, curious, discovery, power, celebration, beauty, shame, proud, uplifting, joyful, knowledge…

Mahina also features a new work by artist Robyn Kahukiwa, commissioned to complement the student’s contribution to the Tapu Festival.

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5 days ago

Wanted to buy

Daniel from Te Aro

any old coins or banknotes , cash paid , in Wellington till Sunday Sept 22nd. Call Daniel 022-646-2748

4 days ago

Wish it easier to apply for a building consent?

Daniel Melbye from Wellington City Council

We’re improving our website to make it easier for homeowners to understand the building consent process. You can help us organise our content effectively by taking our 10-15 minute test.

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4 days ago

What's On: HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR 1959 R16

David from Brooklyn

“A cornerstone film of the French New Wave, Alain Resnais’ first feature is one of the most influential films of all time.” -Criterion. With Emmanuèle Riva. See trailer at https://filmsocietywellington.net.nz/
HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR 1959 R16
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4 days ago

Colouring isn't just for kids! 🖍

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Mindful colouring has been proven to help reduce stress and anxiety and induce a meditative-like state in adults too.

Help scribble your worries away with this free community-inspired colouring sheet to give your brain a creative boost.

#NSNZmentalhealth

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4 days ago

Turning the page - seeing the light

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

Come and hear about ways you can connect and use the collections at the Library. Talks will usually be held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month until November 2019.


Date: Thursday, 19 September, 2019
Time: 12:10pm to 1:00pm
Cost: Free. You don't need to book.
Location: Te Ahumairangi … View more
Come and hear about ways you can connect and use the collections at the Library. Talks will usually be held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month until November 2019.


Date: Thursday, 19 September, 2019
Time: 12:10pm to 1:00pm
Cost: Free. You don't need to book.
Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
Celebrating Women's Suffrage Day 2019

We are holding a special 'Connecting to Collections' presentation in September to mark Women’s Suffrage Day 2019.

The He Tohu exhibition displays several constitutional documents from Archives New Zealand’s holdings, including the Women’s Suffrage Petition — but unlike the others, the Petition scroll is moved on regularly to show new signatures. Anna Whitehead explains the preservation reasons why this is the case, and Stef Lash uncovers some insights into the newly-revealed signatories on display.

Conservation Clinic
Following Anna and Stef's talk there will be an opportunity to get preservation advice on the care, handling and storage of your treasured family items from Field Conservator Vicki-Anne Heikell. Please note that conservators are not able to provide valuations.

About the speakers
Anna works at Archives New Zealand as a conservator, her specialisms are book and paper conservation. Her role is to preserve the Nation’s documentary heritage material and her most exciting role to date in New Zealand is as Archives NZ’s lead conservator for the He Tohu exhibition.

Stefanie Lash, Principal Advisor Strategy and Planning at Archives NZ, was the Lead Curator of He Tohu, and has a special interest in the social history behind the enfranchisement of New Zealand women.

Vicki-Anne Heikell is a Field Conservator at that National Library. Vicki-Anne works on paper (fine art, manuscripts and archives, ephemera); working with Maori community groups, iwi, hapu, whanau, developing strategies for care of paper-based collections; workshops on collections care for Maori organisations, iwi, hapu and whanau

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4 days ago

What veges do you grow in pots and containers?

Mei Leng Wong Reporter from NZ Gardener & Get Growing

Our gardens are getting smaller, so NZ Gardener wants to come up with some suggestions for edible crops that do well in pots and small spaces! Suggest the crops that have done well for you (ideally specify a variety) and tell other keen gardeners how you grew them, how they performed for you, and … View moreOur gardens are getting smaller, so NZ Gardener wants to come up with some suggestions for edible crops that do well in pots and small spaces! Suggest the crops that have done well for you (ideally specify a variety) and tell other keen gardeners how you grew them, how they performed for you, and any practical advice you would pass on to ensure a great result with that crop, and any secret tips you are prepared to pass on! If your tip is used in the magazine, you'll receive a free copy... And of course the glory of being in New Zealand's favourite gardening magazine! Click on this link to send us your best tip!

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5 days ago

Why will you vote?

The Team from Wellington City Council

It’s time to vote for the city you love.

Local elections decide who is on your local council, regional council, district health board, and other important organisations in your area. The people who are elected get to make decisions that affect your daily life and the future of your town or … View more
It’s time to vote for the city you love.

Local elections decide who is on your local council, regional council, district health board, and other important organisations in your area. The people who are elected get to make decisions that affect your daily life and the future of your town or city.

Why will you vote?
Learn more

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5 days ago

Titahi Bay beach

The Team from Wellington Water

UPDATE 20/9/2019
We have received the results from the shoreline testing following the public concern raised via social media.

The results are well below bathing standards, indicating it is safe for recreational water activity.

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We have been made aware of a video on social media of Titahi … View more
UPDATE 20/9/2019
We have received the results from the shoreline testing following the public concern raised via social media.

The results are well below bathing standards, indicating it is safe for recreational water activity.

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We have been made aware of a video on social media of Titahi Bay beach with comments of suspected wastewater pollution/sewage.

We can confirm there has been no discharge or overflow event from the Porirua Wastewater Treatment Plant.

The video shows seaweed and sea foam, which is common following heavy winds.

We will be conducting tests in the area for reassurance, and will provide an update when these results have been received.

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5 days ago

Receipes

Maxine from Wilton

Hi Neighbours,

Does any one have any spare or receipes they want to give away from My Food Bag, Hello Fresh, Woop etc

Free

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