Karori, Wellington

9 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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14 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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8 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

8 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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9 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

Size 9 Girls Dress

Sarah from Owhiro Bay

Good condition except for a small stain

Price: $5

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12 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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9 days ago

Purple Cape one size

Sarah from Owhiro Bay

Perfect condition, pick up Owhiro Bay

Price: $10

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9 days ago

Skirt size 10 Girls

Sarah from Owhiro Bay

Great condition

Price: $5

9 days ago

Kawaii Dress (cosplay)

Sarah from Owhiro Bay

Size 10, perfect condition, only worn a couple of times.

Price: $50

10 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

11 days ago

Help for a little friend,

Carolina from Wadestown

givealittle.co.nz...

I’m a teenage girl living in Wellington, New Zealand. My cat Charlie (7yrs old) has been at the vet clinic for four nights with his first undiagnosed infection. He is usually very chatty, talkative and cuddly but he has lost his meow and stopped eating. The bill has gone up … View more
givealittle.co.nz...

I’m a teenage girl living in Wellington, New Zealand. My cat Charlie (7yrs old) has been at the vet clinic for four nights with his first undiagnosed infection. He is usually very chatty, talkative and cuddly but he has lost his meow and stopped eating. The bill has gone up to $1000, my family don’t have the funds to pay for it. I am the only one with no bills, therefore am working my hardest to try and raise money. I have a job, however, I’m unable to get the funds quick enough since it’s so expensive. I’m hoping to gain some support and be able to save Charlie.

Francisca Murray-Abarca's involvement (page creator)
The funds will go into my mother's account which will be going to my pet cat.
¡Use of funds
To pay for the care and support my cat needs to survive. If there is extra money donated it will go immediately back to charity.

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17 days ago

Acting classes for adults in Karori

Nadia from Karori

Karori Acting & Theatre Studio (KATS)
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… View more
Karori Acting & Theatre Studio (KATS)
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

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11 days ago

Wellesley College PE T-Shirt Size 6

Lim from Northland

Good Condition.

Price: $25

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