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Victoria University partners with Zealandia to focus on urban ecology

June 1, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Zealandia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Victoria University of Wellington this morning in a ceremony attended by Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown.
The agreement, signed by Denise Church, chair of Karori Sanctuary Trust, and Professor …

B Side Stories: Achilles NZ supports disabled athletes

April 27, 2016 – 4:00 am |

Original blog on B Side Stories. 
Dave Piper loves to keep fit, and being blind doesn’t hold him back. Volunteers like Lauren Milstead help disabled people to achieve their fitness goals through Achilles International New Zealand.
Listen …

B Side Stories: Meet Ali Whitton of LOST BiRD

April 25, 2016 – 4:00 am |

This week on BSide Stories we were joined by Ali Whitton of LOST BiRD, the local Wellington Country Folk duo consisting of guitar player/songwriter Ali & Oliver Vetter on violin. Ali discusses his Celtic origins …

Wellington: Meet Ryan from Switched on bikes and Russell from NoCar Cargo

March 23, 2016 – 6:36 pm |

B Side Stories.
One year on from the Wellington Smart Energy Challenge the Wellington radio show team from B Side Stories catch up with Russell from NoCar Cargo and Ryan from Switched On Bikes to see how their …

Meet Lauren and find out why she regularly goes into prison to teach people to make coffee

March 15, 2016 – 4:00 am |

B Side Stories – Tales from the people who make Wellington tick
Lauren Tennent goes to work at Peoples Coffee and she also goes regularly to prison, as it is part of her job to teach women inmates …

Nature Through Arts Collective – B Side Stories Wellington

March 11, 2016 – 10:10 am |

From: B-Side Stories – tales from people who make Wellington tick.
Ali was lucky enough to be joined by Nikki and Pam from the Nature Through Arts Collective who we first met in September last year …

Pacific Climate Change Conference turns words into action

February 19, 2016 – 2:12 pm |

Victoria University of Wellington
The fight to build a more resilient Pacific in the face of climate change has taken a major step forward with the official partnering between the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment …

Urban farm sites popping up in Wellington to support wellness revolution – edible city movement grows

September 29, 2015 – 10:30 am |

From B-Side Stories
Founder of WorkerBe, Erin Leigh describes her business as a wellness revolution, but not only is she taking our office workers health by storm by providing “local, nutrient dense and mostly spray-free whole foods …

Wellington residents invited to bring to life an enormous painting

April 3, 2015 – 11:14 pm |

A new art project in Wellington is bringing people together, on a scale never seen before.
Wellingtonians are invited to be part of a giant painting, stretching across the fields of one of Wellington’s great park …

Smart Energy Challenge Projects Seek Community Pledges

April 17, 2014 – 11:07 am |

Wellington City Council
15 April 2014
Over the last few months we’ve been working alongside social enterprise groups to promote community-led projects designed to reduce energy use and increase clean energy in Wellington.


The Smart Energy Challenge is …

Growing strong community in Wellington vital part of emergency preparation

January 12, 2014 – 8:28 pm |

Knowing our neighbours is more than a feel-good activity, it can also be invaluable during emergencies.  Manager of Community Resilience for the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office Dan Neely explains why it’s better to know our …

Community planting, biodiversity and connecting kids with nature – supported in Wellington

December 29, 2013 – 7:29 pm |

Money to Boost Capital Links with Nature
Wellington City Council
Projects to increase bird life in the Town Belt and the amount of food grown locally are being supported by Wellington City Council to improve the city’s …

Fairtrade chocolate a hit in Wellington, New Zealand’s first Fairtrade city

December 6, 2013 – 4:49 pm |

Media Release 5th December 2013
The Cocoa Press fair trade chocolate is going so well that owners Rochelle Harrison and Gabriel Davidson are setting up their own chocolate factory …

Strengthening community: Wellington’s Timebank turns two

November 12, 2013 – 4:01 pm |

It takes two + : Wellington Timebank
At the end of October 2013, the Wellington Timebank turned two. That’s two years of connection, learning new skills and sharing talents within and between Wellington communities. In fact, …

Public art ideas sought to bring life to Wellington

August 13, 2013 – 7:33 pm |

Public art ideas for vacant commercial space in Wellington are being sought by this week by the agency Urban Dream Brokerage, established this year by public art programme Letting Space.
Funded by the Wellington City Council’s …

Wellington pioneers the free use of commercial space for public art

January 9, 2013 – 12:58 pm |

MEDIA RELEASE: For immediate release January 2013
Wellington pioneers the free use of commercial space for public art
A new agency that promises to enliven Wellington City by utilising vacant space for no cost has opened in …

Creative Wellingtonians Combine Art and Technology to Help Communities Overseas

April 13, 2012 – 9:42 am |

Creative Wellingtonians Combine Art and Technology to Help Communities Overseas
Concerned Citizens, a Wellington-based creative community of more than 80 artists and musicians, have announced the opening of a cutting edge “Open …

Wellington: Save the Basin! Public Protest Thursday 24 November 5.30-6pm

November 20, 2011 – 7:36 pm |

Save the Basin
Public Protest
Thursday 24 November
from Willemijn Vermaat
Just before elections you have another chance to protest against the roading plans through MT Victoria and Haitaitai, and the flyover along the basin. The protest is self-directed, …

Spring Time In Wellington, a Christchurch ‘Refugee’ Admires Silverbeet on Lambton Quay

November 11, 2011 – 8:28 am | 4 Comments

By Joyce Smith
Recently returned from Vancouver where I fled after the February earthquake in Christchurch, I am temporarily living with family in Wellington. Much as I enjoyed my time in Canada, the little nuances, the …

Webcam Turned on Wellington Office Building as Work of Art

April 14, 2011 – 7:02 pm |

News Release
For immediate release
Image attached: Artist Colin Hodson is in the building. Photo: Gabrielle McKone

Webcam turned on Wellington Office Building as Work of Art

As an unconventional artwork it’s already turning heads, and …

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