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Have you recently been diagnosed with, or have diabetes? Diabetes Wellington can provide help and support, including information about what you can eat, specialised diabetes products like meters, insulin needles, and more. Phone 499 5085, or drop into their friendly Information Centre, Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
DCM’s annual fundraising Bookfair is on Saturday 17 August at Shed 6, Queen’s Wharf, from 8am-6pm. With some 70,000 books, as well as vinyl, CDs, and DVDs, it is an event for all. DCM works with people in Wellington who are experiencing homelessness. For details about donating books, go to dcm.org.nz/bookfair.
This October, Seniors’ Week is all about ‘Whakapiri Mai – Connect’ and we’re aiming for a line-up of exciting, informative, and social events to bring our older residents together to celebrate age. But we need YOU, your brilliant ideas and event organising skills. Think you can help out? Visit Wellington.govt.nz/seniorsweek to register.
Rebirth: Tapu Te Ranga Marae Fundraiser is on the 16 and 17 August at Te Auaha, Institute of Creativity. The music and DJ students of Te Auaha will be running 2 events back-to-back, with all proceeds going toward the rebuilding of one of our city’s important cultural landmarks. $10 per night, tickets on the door.
Nau mai haere mai! Get ready to get creative at the Hutt Winter Festival, 15-17 August. Festival events include music, theatre, dance, public art, outdoor events, workshops and more. Go to huttwinterfestival.co.nz to check out the full programme; all free or low cost.
Altrusa Wellington Crafternoon for Little Sprouts is on at Wellington High School, 17 August, 1pm-4pm. Join an afternoon of crafting and sewing for Little Sprouts baby packs for families in need. Please bring your own sewing gear. Altrusa are a group of community minded people aiming to make a positive difference in the community.
Cultural Pathways to Resilience: Indigenous Responses to Climate Change is on at the National Library, 20 August, 6pm-7pm. This free talk draws on global and local examples to show how Indigenous approaches to disaster management are effective in addressing communities’ needs.
Nau mai, haere mai! Do you write poetry? Want to share it with others? Join us for Reo Rangatahi Poetry Workshop, an open mic event for youth! Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, 23 August, 1pm-2.30pm. Guest slam poet Ben Fagan will be there to help out!
Nurture Your Tamariki is on at Naenae Library, 16 August, and Petone Library, 21 August. Join the Brainwave Trust at these informative sessions for parents and whānau. Understand what your tamariki needs for their best start in life. Spaces are limited. Please email LibrariesEvents@huttcity.govt.nz to secure a spot.
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