22 days ago

Researching buildings, architects and architecture

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: Tuesday, 29 October, 2019
Time: 12:10am to 1:00pm
Cost: Free event. You don't need to book.
Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

Interested in researching an important building in your life
Librarians Fiona Gray and Hannah Benbow will provide an introduction to using the Library’s collections to research New Zealand buildings, architects and architecture. This talk is a great place to start if you’re interested in researching an important building in your life!

Topics covered will include, finding building plans and images of buildings, looking for published material on architecture and architects, finding out about the owners of buildings and land, and key collections held at the Library.

While the talk will focus on resources held at the Library, they will also discuss other places to look and share stories behind some of their favourite buildings.

About the speakers
Fiona Gray and Hannah Benbow are both librarians at the Alexander Turnbull Library. They co-authored the Library’s Architecture Research Guide.



Image: Ian Athfield's bach at Awaroa Bay, Tasman District. Thompson, Paul David, 1951- : Photographic negatives, transparencies and prints, also papers. Ref: PA12-5645-21

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8 hours ago

Poll: Is it time to revive Wellington's flag?

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

It's unmistakable: the trireme-like ship, the flying dragon-dolphin-fish, the English flags. Quintessentially Wellington. Right?
The new mayor of Wellington and a city councillor want to see the revival of the city's flag and coat of arms around the city in help foster "civic pride". But, others say the flag is "a relic of the past" that fell into disuse for a reason. What do you think of the flag? www.stuff.co.nz...

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Is it time to revive Wellington's flag?
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1 hour ago

Diwali Festival 2019 official programme

The Team from Wellington City Council

We're excited to present the official programme of events for Diwali Festival 2019!
Note: Programme timings may vary.
1.30pm: Welcome and opening acts
1.45pm: Procession from TSB Arena foyer
2.00pm: Inaugural ceremony
2.40pm: Classical acts

4.05pm: Touch of South

4.25pm: Bollywood tease

5.05pm: Mr and Ms Diwali

5.25pm: Classical fusion

5.40pm: Mix and match

7.15pm: Mr and Ms Diwali

7.25pm: Bollywood fever

8.40pm: Finale acts

8.55pm: Stage programme ends

9.05pm: Cottrell Law fireworks, Frank Kitts Park promenade

9.15pm: Festival ends
Plus:

Pop-up acts by Shed 6 concourse – 4.00pm, 5.00pm, 6.00pm and 7.00pm.
Children’s activities in the APW Room (upstairs TSB) - 4.00pm to 6.30pm.wellington.govt.nz...
We can't wait to see you there!
wellington.govt.nz...

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2 hours ago

Warning for bike owners

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

Wellington Police have received numerous reports of bicycles stolen by opportunistic thieves throughout the CBD in the last few months.

A number of the bikes stolen were unlocked, or left unsecured in carports or on properties. Police encourage people to take the time to secure their bike, as it's the best way to prevent theft. They recommend a solid D-lock, as some smaller bike locks are easily cut through.

If you have information about stolen bicycles, please call Police on 105, 0800 555 111, or if you see a crime taking place, call 111 immediately.

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