COOK ISLANDS LANGUAGE WEEK AT AUCKLAND MUSEUM
The Auckland Museum is hosting activities to celebrate the language and cultures of the Cook Islands for Cooks Islands Language Week. On August 1 visitors will be able to explore behind the scenes of the Pacific Collection Access Project - a three-year project to catalogue and photograph the Pacific collections. On August 5 Te Oro in Glen Innes will come alive with the sounds, language, stories, colour and beauty of Cook Islands culture. Artists, practitioners, musicians and traditional healers will come together under one roof to share their knowledge and celebrate. Limited spaces are available, to book email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROAD SAFETY MESSAGE
Brake - an international road safety charity group - is urging drivers to slow down and look out for children around schools as a new term begins. It is calling on drivers to slow down to 30kmh outside of schools as this gives drivers a far better chance of stopping if a child runs out onto the road. Brake NZ director Caroline Perry said the death of a child on the road was devastating and encouraged drivers to be more aware. ‘‘We’re reminding drivers that they have a responsibility to protect other road users when they’re at the wheel.’’ The charity is also reminding drivers about the 20kmh speed limit in both directions if passing a school bus.
PEACE WEEK - 30 YEARS OF NUCLEAR FREE NZ
This year is the 30th anniversary of New Zealand going nuclear free, and to celebrate the The Peace Foundation has themed Schools’ Peace Week 2017 on Aotearoa/new Zealand - 30 Years Nuclear Free. 125 schools, including Auckland Grammar School and Albany Senior High School, have registered and are getting ready to celebrate the country’s nuclear free history. Schools Peace Week aims to educate people of the consequences of nuclear war and to campaign for a world of nuclear weapons. To register a school visit http://www.peace.net.nz.