COOK IS­LANDS LAN­GUAGE WEEK AT AUCK­LAND MU­SEUM

East and Bays Courier - - YOUR LOCAL NEWS -

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 bafitu@auck­land­mu­seum.com.

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.

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