Adult Learners' Week: 4-10 September 2017 - Events & Programmes

Northland Events

Street Festival, Main St Kaitaia

Main Street celebration of learning in Kaitaia’s main street with learner expos, safety demonstrations, entertainment and more.
Ph 09 408 1380 x 718

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Auckland Events

No Barriers - small Island, big ideas Intelligence - Man or machine? September 9

Panel 2.30pm-5pm featuring Michael Corballis, Albert Yeap, Kaila Colbin, Sir Richard Faull.
Ph 09 429 0270/09 429 0080

Collaborative festival of learning celebration and expo involving a large number of West Auckland providers.

West Auckland Festival of Learning 2017

Ph 09 818 2194

Free library-based presentations with avariety of speakers. Library venues

Ph 09 521 9625

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Waikato Events

Awards Ceremony to celebrate learner success

Ph 021 926 196 / 07 346 8958

Daily presentations and hands on play with digital devices, for older citizens in rest homes as part of the Library digital outreach proramme.

Hamilton City Libraries Hamilton 
Ph 07 838 6469

Garden Education Day, Wednesday, September 13, 11:00am, Masons Garden Centre, Ohaupo Road, SH3.

Guest speaker talking on general garden tips, plants, soils, fertiliser, pruning followed by lunch. 
Ph 07 825 2246 

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Bay of Plenty Events

Whakatane, Opotiki and Murupara Collaborative event celebrating learning - shared meal, awards and games.

Ph 07 308 4098 xt 210

Awards evening to celebrate learner success, Tauranga 

Ph 07 548 1985

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Gisborne Events 

Gisborne Adult Learners' Week Events

  • Tuesday 5 September, 10 – 1pm Paper Plus, Heart of Gisborne. Focus on reading.
  • Thursday 7 September, 10 – 1pm Dollar Dream Shop. Community Survey.
  • Saturday 9 September, 10 – 1pm Kaiti Mall. Live music, creating a community story, sausage sizzle, exhibits.

Ph 06 867 5953

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Hawkes Bay Events

There are currently no events in this region.​

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Taranaki Events

He Pānui Parihaka Maara Reo Nau mai haere mai ki tēnei maara kai o ngā mātua Tūpuna

Come & learn to speak māori and garden in our community garden.
More information: PDF iconHe Pānui - Taranaki Adult Learning Event 2017 (1.7MB)
Venue: 249 Mid Parihaka Road, Parihaka Pā, Taranaki
Date:    Sunday 10th September.
Time:     10am - 4pm 


Ph 027 817 6187
Email :

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Manawatu-Wanganui Events

Whanganui ECO School Programme of Events, September 5-7

Events include understanding your power bill; your rights as a tenant; keeping your home free of mould; window blanket making workshop; home gardening; the key aspects for designing a warm home.

Whanganui ECO School ALW Events 2017

Whanganui Learning Centre, 232 Wicksteed Street
Ph 022 635 0868

Awards evening, Thursday Sept 7, 6pm Dannevirke Library.

Other events will be held in Woodville, Norsewood & other rural areas.
Ph 06 374 6565


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Wellington Events

Life-size interactive word game in Coastlands Mall

Ph 0800 732 3464

Awards evening throughout the Wairarapa region

  • Monday Sept 4 Eketahuna Library, 5.30pm
  • Tuesday Sept 5 Pahiatua Library, 5.30pm
  • Wednesday Sept 6, Featherston CommunityCentre 5.30pm
  • Thursday Sept 7, Masterton REAP House, 5.30pm

Ph 06 3771379

ALW National Launch, Grand Hall Parliament, Monday September 4, 7.45am.

Breakfast, speakers, adult learners sharing their journeys
Ph 04 473 6625

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Nelson/Tasman Events

Digital workshops led by Seniornet.

Ph 03 524 8241

Launch event for region, giant scrabble competition, daily presentations, drop in sessions. Nelson Public Libraries 

Ph 03 546 0406

FREE: Adult learning, COMMUNICATION the easy way to keep in touch. Phones, Tablets, Computers.

Venue: St Johns Rooms, Takaka.
Date:    Saturday 16th September.
Time:     10 am for a welcome cuppa, 10:30 am start.
Further information and bookings Joy 5248241, email, Juliet 021727715, email 
A Rural Women and Senior net Project

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Marlborough Events

A Week of Adult Learning Events

Download the full list of events: PDF iconMarlborough Adult Learners' Week Events 2017 (787Kb)
REAP Marlborough
Ph 03 578 7848

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West Coast Events

Open days, exhibitions, book exchange for International Literacy Day, Library event – Lifelong learning for curious minds.

Lifelong learning for curious minds - Tuesday September 5, Buller District Library, 7pm. Come for an evening of fun, and generation of new ideas around placemaking, neighbourhood and community - led development.

West Coast Adult Learning Services Inc, Westport
Ph 03 789 8031

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Canterbury Events

ACE Forum Christchurch celebration for ACE providers. Visions restaurant.

Mob 021 252 7275

Celebration of Adult Learning Hagley College's "Cafe on the Park" Wednesday September 6, 7pm.

Ph 03 332 7359

Christchurch City Libraries Events

  • All branches: Technology Help drop in
  • Aranui Library: Learner Licence Course, Sept 8
  • New Brighton: Press Reader eResource taster, Sept 4, 10:30-12midday
  • New Brighton: CV Drop in, Thurs Sept 7
  • Papanui Library: GenConnect: Connecting generations by sharing knowledge Every Tuesday at 12:10pm – 12:40pm during the school term. Download more information: PDF iconGenConnect Papanui Library Events 2017 (49KB)
  • Shirley Library: Makerspace session, Sept 4, 11am, Demonstrating AR, 3D pens, Beboots.
  • Upper Riccarton: Family History, Wed Sept 6 
  • ESOL Club, Sept 4, 1pm-2:30pm
  • E-resource Taster Ancestry Library Edition, Thurs Sept 7, 10am-11am

Ph 03 941 5147

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Otago Events

Craft workshops

Moa Flat Rural Women Tapanui

Adult Learners' Week Events, Alexandra

  • Celebration Lunch with awards presentation and tree planting, Monday Sept 4.
  • Free public education sessions Tues-Friday
  • How to Grow your own Food Workshop, Wednesday, Sept 6.

Central Orago REAP Alexandra
Ph 03 4486115 Mob 027 224 7513

Day courses, Lawrence Area School, Sept 9

Courses including Sausage making; Bone Carving; Bonsai Craft; Water Colour painting; Cake Decorating; Paper Craft - Card making and Scrap-booking.
Ph 03 4859 448

Story sharing workshop with published authors, Dunedin Public Library

Ph 03 477 2055

Open day, market day & BBQ lunch, Oamaru

Ph 03 434 2236

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Southland Events

Gardening workshops

Southland Interprovincial Rural Women, c/o 127 Diana Rd, Makarewa, RD 6, Invercargill 9876
Ph 03 235 8910

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