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Brown. It's Complicated...

Tuesday 14/08/2018

Sometimes laughter is the best approach to tackling the big issues. On from Aug 21-25, Antonia Sieni Kamu’s play is a reminder that being brown in NZ is not black and white…

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Supervolcano Lecture Series

Thursday 09/08/2018

Auckland is home to 50 of them, including Rangitoto. How much do we know about our “gentle giants”, and what can we learn about the volcanic eruptions that shaped the earth?

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Auckland Plan 2050

Thursday 02/08/2018

Tackling the challenges of the future requires vision and planning. The Auckland Plan 2050 outlines the direction for this city and where we see ourselves in 30 years time.

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Community Notices

Filthy Business

Tuesday 14/08/2018

Auckland Theatre Company is performing Filthy Business, a hilarious new drama with a Jewish family at its heart. The play is set London’s East End during the 60s, 70s and 80s and is written from the playwright’s own family experience.

Filthy Business is on at the ASB Waterfront Theatre, Wynyard Quarter from August 14-29

For tickets and more info visit

'Awakening' with Brahma Kumari Sister Shivani

Sunday 26/08/2018

Take part in an evening of enlightenment, meditation and life-changing experience with internationally renowned inspirational speaker and practitioner/teacher of Raja Yoga Meditation Sister Shivani. Hear her talk live about ‘Awakening to Greatness Within’ – emphasising how to overcome stress through daily life pressures along with an experiential meditation.

Sunday 26th August 2018 at 5pm

Victory Convention Centre, 98 Beaumont Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland.

Tickets available on     

For more information call 09 579 5646 / 04 568 0699 or email


Going West Festival

Saturday 01/09/2018

New Zealand’s leading authors, poets, playwrights and musicians offer audiences a fortnight of fresh ideas, future-thinking, language and laughter at the 23rd Going West Writers Festival 1-16 September. With a packed line-up of talented speakers including authors, poets, journalists and literary experts, the festival is getting bigger and better every year.

Check out the full line-up at 

Free Public Lecture: Saving Babies and improving their life-long health

Tuesday 21/08/2018

The Auckland Medical Research Foundation in partnership  with The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is presenting a series of free lectures.

The presentation on August 21st covers research done on the first 1000 days of a child’s life.

The first 1,000 days, starting even before conception, are amongst the most perilous in life’s journey, and are critical for setting the foundations for health through to adulthood. Scientists and physicians will discuss their research benefiting maternal and newborn health.

Chaired by Director of the Liggins Institute Professor Frank Bloomfield, there will be a series of presentations by a number of experts in this field. Details and registration for the lecture series can be made via  

Cost: FREE

When: Tuesday, 21 August 2018 7.00-8.30pm

Where: AMRF Lecture Theatre, Level 0, Building 505, Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences,  University of Auckland, 85 Park Road, Grafton.

“Poles Apart” at the Polish Heritage Museum

Tuesday 28/08/2018

The Polish Heritage Museum is screening the film ‘Poles Apart’. Take the opportunity to explore the museum and wander the galleries. Hear an introductory talk and watch the film.

$10 per person includes afternoon tea. 28th August 1-3pm. Booking not required. 

The Polish Heritage Museum is located at 125 Elliot Street, Howick (09) 533 3530

Let's welcome them

Thursday 12/07/2018

Amnesty International New Zealand has launched an online petition supporting a new way of bringing refugees to safety in New Zealand.

 The ‘I Welcome’ petition supports a community sponsorship pilot programme that is bringing 25 refugees to New Zealand over 2018/19. The initiative complements the existing government-led refugee quota programme, but communities themselves are the ones offering the support. Language lessons, help finding a home, advice on putting together a CV, babysitting, showing new Kiwis how to use the public transport system – these are just some of the ways individual people, organisations and businesses can welcome refugees and help them resettle.

 The aim is to achieve 10000 signatures by the end of November to present to the Government before their evaluation of the new refugee programme in December. Read more about the pilot programme at  and to sign the petition, visit   

Free tech classes for seniors

Tuesday 20/03/2018

Sandringham Community Centre hosts free weekly classes to help master the use of devices such as smartphones and laptops. Learn basic skills such as making a phone call or sending a text message, or get help with paying online bills, surfing the web, and keeping in touch with loved ones overseas. Take your device along to a Smart Tech class and explore your digital horizons! FREE to pensioners. Every Tuesday 12.30-2:30pm Main Hall, Sandringham Community Centre, 18-20 Kitchener Rd. You can contact the Community Centre on (09) 379 2030.

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