Northland, Wellington

4 days ago

Arrowsmith Program founder speaking 25 Feb

Inge Doig from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School

We are delighted to be hosting Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, the founder of the Arrowsmith Program®, on Tuesday 25 February at 7pm. Our invitation is open to anyone interested in the links between education and neuroplasticity or has a child who would benefit from enhancing their learning and general … View moreWe are delighted to be hosting Barbara Arrowsmith-Young, the founder of the Arrowsmith Program®, on Tuesday 25 February at 7pm. Our invitation is open to anyone interested in the links between education and neuroplasticity or has a child who would benefit from enhancing their learning and general wellbeing by improving their cognitive functions.

To register for this free event visit:

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4 days ago

A festival within a festival

Katie Townshend Reporter from Dominion Post

There's more than one festival in the New Zealand Festival of The Arts.
Te Ata, a festival within the festival, will focus on young people and issues of identity, social justice, and postcolonialism through the arts. Te Ata will be based in Porirua with artists coming to perform, teach and … View more
There's more than one festival in the New Zealand Festival of The Arts.
Te Ata, a festival within the festival, will focus on young people and issues of identity, social justice, and postcolonialism through the arts. Te Ata will be based in Porirua with artists coming to perform, teach and engage with audiences. What festival events are you looking forward to?

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4 days ago

Help us be there.

NZ Red Cross

Always wanted to help New Zealand Red Cross?... now you can!

Our Red Cross Appeal is coming up and we would love your help. Can you spare an hour or two of your time to help vulnerable people in your community and overseas?

During 16-22 March 2020, we will have street collections around the… View more
Always wanted to help New Zealand Red Cross?... now you can!

Our Red Cross Appeal is coming up and we would love your help. Can you spare an hour or two of your time to help vulnerable people in your community and overseas?

During 16-22 March 2020, we will have street collections around the country. We would love to have you on our team.
Sign up today

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4 days ago

Comedy Show

Gavin from Karori

Hello,

Myself and six other comedians are doing a comedy show out in Upper Hutt this Saturday at the Mayfair Cafe. Tickets are a super cheap $10 and can be picked up from here:

www.eventfinda.co.nz...

Doors open at 7 and the show kicks off at 7:30! Come and let us entertain you!

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5 days ago

Have you experienced Readers Tours? We'd love your feedback

The Team from Readers Tours

If you have been on a journey with Readers Tours we would love to hear your feedback and share your experience with others.

If you would like to leave a review on Google, please click the link below

Click Here to review > g.page...

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6 days ago

Carmen doco followed by paewhiri kōrero on gender identity

The Team from Alexander Turnbull Library

A Festival inspired by Wellington’s rich history of queer fairs and festivals. 2020 will mark the 34th Out in the Park, Wellington’s queer fair since 1986.

Date: Monday, 2 March, 2020
Time: 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Cost: Free
Location: Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner … View more
A Festival inspired by Wellington’s rich history of queer fairs and festivals. 2020 will mark the 34th Out in the Park, Wellington’s queer fair since 1986.

Date: Monday, 2 March, 2020
Time: 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Cost: Free
Location: Taiwhanga Kahau — Auditorium (lower ground floor), Corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Wellington. Entrance on Aitken Street.

Celebrate cultural icon Carmen Rupe
Celebrate cultural icon Carmen Rupe in 1989 documentary ‘Carmen’. Learn the story of a vivacious performer, businesswoman, brothel keeper, LGBT rights and HIV/AIDS activist.

‘Carmen: the documentary’ profiles one of New Zealand’s most flamboyant and well know trans identities and advocates. In a candid open discussion with Carmen she walks and talks us through her early days living in Taumarunui through to her heydays in the entertainment industry.

‘Carmen: the documentary’ was produced and directed by Geoff Steven. Screening by kind permission of Geoff Steven.

Dynamic discussion

Following the film, there will be a dynamic discussion from a panel featuring Taupuruariki Brightwell, Peri and Karen Te Wao Richard Tankersley, and Tuiloma Lina Samu on gender diversity, sexuality and identity.

This event is hosted in partnership with Te Puna Mātauranga The National Library as part of Wellington’s Pride Week events.

About the panel
Panel Facilitator: Gareth Seymore grew up in Tokoroa. After school he studied in Tāmaki Makaurau and Kirikiriroa and now lives in Te Whanganui-a-Tara. In four years at Ngā Taonga he has worked in a variety of roles supporting the contract with Te Māngai Pāho, and now holds the role of Pouwhakahaere, Kaupapa Māori.

Karen & Peri Te Wao say you know you’re getting old when you appear in an iconic photo collage owned by Chrissy Witoko, displayed in her Evergreen Coffee Lounge in Vivian Street, Wellington. Like Carmen, Chrissy supported many people from all walks. She also enjoyed capturing history of the rainbow community in her way and displayed them proudly to anyone who entered her business premises. In a way, that is also what we are about. We are kind people who celebrate our communities (Tapatoru and Tātou), in our way.

Taupuruariki (Ariki) Brightwell (Rongowhakaata, Ngati Maru, Te Whanau a Ruataupare, Te Arawa, Tuwharetoa, Ngati Toa, Ngati Raukawa. Nga motu o Tahiti) is an Takatapui Indigenous artist of Maori, Rarotonga and Tahitian descent. She devotes herself to art and storytelling, revolving around her history and tipuna. She is the 27th generation of an unbroken line of artists.

Tuiloma Lina-Jodi Vaine Samu (she/ her) is a Samoan woman born in Aotearoa New Zealand. She was born, raised, educated and lived in Ōtahūhū and Mangere, South Auckland. She is the fifth child of 6 children of the late Tuiloma Molipopo Samu nee Iusitini of Sapunaoa, Falealili & Pu’apu’a Savai’I, Samoa and Leatufale Lila Samu of Salelesi and Faleula, Upolu Samoa. Formerly employed at Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, the NZ Human Rights Commission based in Auckland, she has now moved to Whanganui-ā-Tara to work at the Ministry for Pacific Peoples as Principal Advisor for its newly established Pacific Languages Revitalisation Unit (putting to use her doctoral research).

Richard Tankersleyis currently Principal Maori Advisor at the Royal NZ College of General Practitioners. From 2008 to 2017 he held the position of Human Rights Commissioner where his areas of experience were sexual orientation, gender identify and sex characteristics. For over 20 years Richard was the Diversity and Inclusion Consultant Facilitator at Matariki Services Ltd.

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11 days ago

Do you recognise these people?

Kate Green Reporter from Dominion Post

Are any of these faces familiar? A reader has given us this original photograph of a group of waitresses on the opening night, in the year 1972, of what is now Leroy's bar on the Plimmer Steps, but was then The Woolshed Restaurant. The manager at the time was Stephen Petty. We'd love to … View moreAre any of these faces familiar? A reader has given us this original photograph of a group of waitresses on the opening night, in the year 1972, of what is now Leroy's bar on the Plimmer Steps, but was then The Woolshed Restaurant. The manager at the time was Stephen Petty. We'd love to put names to faces, so if you recognise anyone, please let us know!

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5 days ago

Acting for Adults classes: Still a few spaces left

Nadia from Karori

Acting for Adults with Alan Palmer, A.G.S.M&D, MA
This term: Acting for Beginners- Improvisation

15 hour (10 week) course

This course is designed to develop a range of essential skills, all of which are required, for students to access the ability to become an actor. They will also enable … View more
Acting for Adults with Alan Palmer, A.G.S.M&D, MA
This term: Acting for Beginners- Improvisation

15 hour (10 week) course

This course is designed to develop a range of essential skills, all of which are required, for students to access the ability to become an actor. They will also enable participants to be more confident and creative in their daily lives.

Skills you will enhance include: self-confidence, listening, creativity, communication, spontaneity and positivity.

On completion of the programme you will receive a certificate and be invited to continue to the next course: Acting from Script.

When: Tuesday evenings 7.00pm until 8.30pm

Where: St Ninian’s Church, cnr Karori Road & Newcombe Cres, Karori

Dates: 25th February until 28th April

Cost: $180.00 (can be split into smaller payments)

For more info or to book your place contact:

Alan Palmer: phone/text: 0276224025 or email alan.p.dino@xtra.co.nz

or Nadia Perrott: text: 02102605501 or email nadia@swish.co.nz

5 days ago

Naomi Solomon - Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee

Community Engagement Advisor from Greater Wellington

Kia ora koutou, I am Naomi and I am a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in… View moreKia ora koutou, I am Naomi and I am a member of the Whaitua Te Whanganui-a-Tara Committee tasked with making recommendations to Greater Wellington Regional Council on the future of our coastal and freshwater quality, and how our water is used. Our waterways and all the fish and species that live in them are precious taonga, so we have set out to understand how they are valued and what should be done to provide the future we want for our water. I am a conduit to Ngāti Toa Rangatira mana whenua on the Whaitua Committee. I am looking forward to working with Ngāti Toa mana whenua and you to shape the future of our water.

Our population is growing fast and placing more pressure waste and stormwater infrastructure. Some of our waterways have high levels of E-coli and other illness causing bacteria for anyone who ingests them. We need your help in protecting the health and mauri of our waterways, for us and for our children , which are under pressure due to increasing population and land development.

Fixing the waste and stormwater infrastructure is costly. Help us to find solutions that are fair and equitable. These are big changes, and needs to reflect our communities’ views informed by good evidence and information.

Connect with us to talk about what we can do together. You can reach us at whaitua@gw.govt.nz. To see what we have been doing visit our Facebook page (www.facebook.com...), and to share what you value about our water and your solutions have your say (www.haveyoursay.gw.gov.nz...)

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6 days ago

Karori Food Bank Volunteers Thanked

Communications Officer from St Ninian's Uniting Parish

Karori Food Bank volunteers were thanked and honoured at a special morning tea today at St Ninian's church in Karori. Pictured here is Food Bank Chairman Ray Coats with Councillor Rebecca Matthews and Rev. Hana Popea-Dell of St Ninians.

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9 days ago

Making use of a small space

The Team from Resene ColorShop Basin Reserve

Make this nifty fold-out bar and cupboard for your outdoor living space.

Paint in your favourite Resene colours to complement your décor or accent it. Ideal for outdoor entertaining.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this … View more
Make this nifty fold-out bar and cupboard for your outdoor living space.

Paint in your favourite Resene colours to complement your décor or accent it. Ideal for outdoor entertaining.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene. Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself

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6 days ago

Pioneering retirement for a trailblazing generation

Ryman Healthcare Limited

Our residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.… View moreOur residents are not shy or retiring. They live their lives with passion and purpose. They strive to push further, create better, and go beyond the ordinary. We are pioneering a new way to live in retirement. One with flexibility, certainty, and the ability to dial care up and down as you need it.

Ryman has been pioneering retirement living for 35 years. Our New Zealand and Australian villages are named after trailblazers: Sir Edmund Hilary, Weary Dunlop, Rita Angus, Nellie Melba. We always have, and always will, challenge the status quo and adapt to better serve our residents.
Find out more

6 days ago

Help create a predator-free city

Sustainability Trust

Learn how to keep rats and other pesky pests out of your compost with this DIY workshop.

This is important because the fastest way to create a predator-free city is to cut these predators off from their food source - food scraps.

We're all responsible for protecting our native wildlife.

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Learn how to keep rats and other pesky pests out of your compost with this DIY workshop.

This is important because the fastest way to create a predator-free city is to cut these predators off from their food source - food scraps.

We're all responsible for protecting our native wildlife.

This workshop is $5 per person. We will show you how to keep rats out and we'll give you a kit to take home with you.

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6 days ago

Helen Kelly:Together

Carolyn from Te Aro

Hi. there is a great documentary on at the 3 Lighthouses at the moment. It is about Helen Kelly in her last year of life and the work she did for worker safety. Its funny, sad, inspiring and a call to arms for all of those who want to make New Zealand a better place. Cuba Lighthouse Today (Sun 16),… View moreHi. there is a great documentary on at the 3 Lighthouses at the moment. It is about Helen Kelly in her last year of life and the work she did for worker safety. Its funny, sad, inspiring and a call to arms for all of those who want to make New Zealand a better place. Cuba Lighthouse Today (Sun 16), Monday (17 Feb) 10:50 and 4:45. Tuesday (18 Feb) 10:50 and 4.45, Wednesday (19 Feb) 10:50 and 4:45. This film is not commercial and needs community support.

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