Books a hit with kids thanks to Summer Reading Programme

Palmerston North City Library has recently completed its twenty-third successful Summer Reading Programme to the delight of more than 500 children.

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Connecting communities through community-led development

Amazing things are happening in Kiwi communities but most of the time we don’t hear about them, and often other communities don’t get to benefit from knowing what’s working and why.  This is why Inspiring Communities was created – to help fill the gap and to connect people and communities working in locally-led ways and build a national movement for change.

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Growing generations of great gardeners

How do you get young people interested in the food they eat? By showing them how it all works – from plant to plate.

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Designing school pride

How do you maintain school pride without a regular uniform? The students at Koputaroa School have come up with a solution that enables them to represent their school with pride.

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Levelling the playing field

The benefits of playing sports and being outside are well-documented for children of all ages. Having the right pitch to play on is key these days, and Heretaunga Intermediate wanted to offer increased opportunities to its local community.

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People in an inflatable boat, used to support waka taurua, prepare their support ropes

Keeping safe and active on the water

How do you grow a love of the sea, and keep active at the same time? By learning how to sail traditional waka, people of all ages are discovering skills and a passion for the environment they never knew they had.

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Bringing theatre to the regions

How do you bring all the facets of professional theatre to life for young people? The team at Young & Hungry Arts Trust have found a way to bring theatre to the regions with their tour of schools – firing up imaginations and challenging thinking along the way.

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