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    • An online intern
      • 3 Jun 2020
      • Victoria University of Wellington
      • COVID-19 has changed the way many of us learn and work. A group of students at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington are at the forefront of adapting to a changing world as they undertake internships online next trimester.
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      • Victoria University of Wellington, Waiteata Road, Aro Valley, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand/Aotearoa


    • Minutes of the May meeting
      • 3 Jun 2020
      • Newtown Residents' Association
      • We met again by Zoom on Monday 25th May. After a discussion of local issues and projects we moved to a discussion of the Wellington City Council Draft Parking Policy and Draft Annual Plan. Submissions are due on June 8th for both of these consultations. See the minutes of the meeting here. Newtown Residents’ Association Minutes May 2020Download
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    • Central Secondary School Individual Champs
      • 3 Jun 2020
      • For details, click here Wellington Swords Club and Fencing Central invite you to attend the 2020 Fencing Central Individual Secondary School Championship Key Information Date:13 June 2020 – 14 June 2020Venue:Wellington Swords Club, 8 Tanera Crescent, Brooklyn, WellingtonEntries Due:Thursday 11 June 2020 – Late entries are at discretion of the competition organizerEntry Form:Click hereContact:tournaments@fencingcentral.org.nz Equipment Requirements Jacket:Jacket & Plastron 1150N totalPlastron:Jacket & Plastron 1150N totalBreeches:350NMasks:350NWeapons: FIE / S2000Notes:All masks need to conform to current fie rules as at 1 January 2018(without new requirements adopted from and including worldchamps) regarding secondary straps.Hireage :If you are interested in fencing in this event and do not have the appropriate gear, please do not hesitate to get in contact with:huttvalleyfencing@gmail.com Competition Timetable Saturday 13th of June Event Registration Start Time Mixed Individual Epee 1.00pm 1.30pm Mixed Individual Sabre 2.30pm 3.00pm* Sunday 14th June Event Registration Start Time Mixed Individual Foil 9.00am 9.30am
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    • Short Passes 1 June
      • 31 May 2020
      • Wellington Club Weekly
      • Bernie Fraser scores in Bernie’s Corner in Wellington’s 1982 Ranfurly Shield defence against Hawke’s Bay. Wellington won 13-12. PHOTO: John Selkirk.  It’s the start of June and – all going well – a return to rugby is imminent. Just one more weekend to cut the lawns before the rugby starts up again on 13 June...
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    • Upping the ante on vaccine development
      • 29 May 2020
      • Victoria University of Wellington
      • Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington Associate Professor Bridget Stocker has received a significant funding boost for vaccine research that has potential to help with diseases ranging from bowel cancer to COVID-19.
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      • Victoria University of Wellington, Waiteata Road, Aro Valley, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand/Aotearoa


    • May update from DCM - together we can end homelessness
      • 28 May 2020
      • Downtown Community Ministry
      • 96 May update from DCM - together we can end homelessness p{ margin:10px 0; padding:0; } table{ border-collapse:collapse; } h1,h2,h3,h4,h5,h6{ display:block; margin:0; padding:0; } img,a img{ border:0; height:auto; outline:none; text-decoration:none; } body,#bodyTable,#bodyCell{ height:100%; margin:0; padding:0; width:100%; } .mcnPreviewText{ display:none !important; } #outlook a{ padding:0; } img{ -ms-interpolation-mode:bicubic; } table{ mso-table-lspace:0pt; mso-table-rspace:0pt; } .ReadMsgBody{ width:100%; } .ExternalClass{ width:100%; } p,a,li,td,blockquote{ mso-line-height-rule:exactly; } a[href^=tel],a[href^=sms]{ color:inherit; cursor:default; text-decoration:none; } p,a,li,td,body,table,blockquote{ -ms-text-size-adjust:100%; -webkit-text-size-adjust:100%; } .ExternalClass,.ExternalClass p,.ExternalClass td,.ExternalClass div,.ExternalClass span,.ExternalClass font{ line-height:100%; } a[x-apple-data-detectors]{ color:inherit !important; text-decoration:none !important; 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line-height:150% !important; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ .headerContainer .mcnTextContent,.headerContainer .mcnTextContent p{ font-size:16px !important; line-height:150% !important; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ .bodyContainer .mcnTextContent,.bodyContainer .mcnTextContent p{ font-size:16px !important; line-height:150% !important; } } @media only screen and (max-width: 480px){ .footerContainer .mcnTextContent,.footerContainer .mcnTextContent p{ font-size:14px !important; line-height:150% !important; } } Here at DCM, we have been determined to do whatever it takes to support our taumai during the COVID crisis. Doing things differently Here at DCM, we have been determined to do whatever it takes to support our taumai during the COVID crisis. For many of us, this has meant taking on different roles and tasks. In our March update, we saw Rob from our Outreach Team manning DCM’s new 0800 number phone support service for our taumai from his home. In our April update, we saw how DCM and Westpac kaimahi immediately worked together to enable our taumai to access their money during lock-down. Today we talk to Paula, a team leader on our Aro Mai team, about the fantastic work she and her team have been doing during this time... Paula As soon as we learned that lock-down was imminent, my team and I had to rapidly shift our focus – from supporting people with long histories of homelessness into permanent housing, to getting people off the streets and in to emergency housing. Together we can end homelessness – yes, this is always what it comes down to. The success of this work has been built on collaboration – in particular, between the government, government agencies and organisations like DCM. Prior to the lock-down, the whole process around emergency housing was slow and complex, but to respond rapidly to the COVID challenge, we were able to work together to rapidly improve and expedite the process. HUD* immediately stepped up; like us, they quickly shifted their focus, organising emergency housing and entering in to contracts with motels and the like, to ensure that the spaces we needed would be available. MSD were regularly in touch with us, asking us what we needed and supporting our work every step of the way. We received referrals from many different sources – from DCM kaimahi and our Outreach Team, but also from Wellington City Council, the police, Probation Services, the hospital and from mental health nurses and services. When it came to placing these people in emergency housing, I was able to work closely with Regina – another key to our success. Reg has been at DCM since 2011; she knows a lot about the most marginalised people, and often knows their story. She offers insight into what will work for them, and what the issues are. Together we could determine the right location, mix of people and a plan for the management of each location. Regina You asked me what success has looked like. To begin with, people have settled and stayed in their emergency housing, and this has actually enabled us to be true to our kaupapa, and to our commitment to Housing First. We have been able to engage with taumai, see them regularly and go forward together. People who have been homeless and who were not on our radar at all have stepped forward. With street begging not an option, limited toilet facilities and with drop-in spaces closed, emergency housing has become much more attractive to those who have been rough sleeping in our city. Now we are in touch with them, building relationships, getting their names on the housing register and – yes! – moving the first of them on in to permanent housing. So it has been a change in focus for me and my team, but ultimately, it has totally supported our over-riding goal as a team and an organisation which is committed to a Housing First kaupapa. *Ministry of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) <!-- --> From emergency housing to a permanent home DCM kaimahi helping taumai move into a permanent home Yes, as Paula says, we can now begin to share the stories of people who have already moved from emergency housing into their own whare. A has had a long history of engagement with DCM; he has been a regular at Te Hāpai, we have supported him to sort his benefit and to get his name on the housing register, he has had dental appointments, seen Te Aro Health nurses and received food support at DCM. A is a very pleasant, quiet and unassuming man who doesn’t ask for support and values his independence. We initially got an emergency housing room for him at AC International; it was immediately clear that a shared place like this didn’t work for him. There were too many people – A was accustomed to living in the bush on his own. We were then able to get him a self-contained place where he could be independent, but where there are also other taumai we are working with. Together, they have formed a very supportive community. They have been company for one another, and have been able to provide advice and support to one another. Dominic from our Aro Mai team then stepped up to support A in to a permanent home. DCM has a strong relationship with Wellington City Housing, and we were able to get A a WCH tenancy – yes, last week, he moved in to his own home. He can walk in to town, and has friends and supports close by. Dominic will continue to check in with him regularly, but A is enjoying the independence that is so important to him. <!-- --> Please help us get the message out there! Forward this email on to everyone you can think of who may be interested in how to respond to homelessness, and just generally people who are passionate about Wellington. <!-- --> Read More Success Stories Nāku te rourou, nāu te rourou, ka ora ai te iwi With your basket and my basket, the people will thrive <!-- --> Copyright © 2020 DCM. All rights reserved. Our mailing address is: DCMPO Box 6133Marion SqWellington, Wellington 6011 New ZealandAdd us to your address book Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.
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    • Adaptability sees Samoan language grow
      • 27 May 2020
      • Victoria University of Wellington
      • Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington lecturer Dr Sadat Muaiava is driven by a fascination with how Samoan words are created, used, change meaning, and become obsolete.
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      • Victoria University of Wellington, Waiteata Road, Aro Valley, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand/Aotearoa



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