Festival of Adult Learning Events

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Northland Events

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Auckland Events

Wednesday 9 September  

Literacy Aoteara Pukekohe Student writing event (postponed till a later date)

Location: Pukekohe Old Borough Building Main hall, Cnr Edinburgh Street & Wesley Streets
Time: 6pm-8pm
Registration: Drop-in event

Literacy Aoteara Glenfield Student writing event (postponed till a later date)

Location: 414 Glenfield Road
Time: 3pm-5pm
Registration: Drop-in event

Thursday 10 September 

Literacy Aoteara Glen Innes Student writing event  (postponed till a later date)

Location: 25 Mayfair Place, Glen Innes
Time: 11am-1pm
Registration: Drop-in event

Friday 11 September  

Literacy Aoteara Waiheke Student Writing Event  (postponed till a later date)

Location: Sol Cafe Oneroa, 139 Ocean View Road, Oneroa
Time: 11am till 1pm
Registration: Drop-in event
 


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Hawkes Bay and Tararua Events

Monday, 7 September 

Literacy Aotearoa ‘Bring a Friend’ promotion Dannevirke

Location: Dannevirke Railway Station, 3 Hall St, Dannevirke

Literacy Aotearoa ‘Bring a Friend’ promotion & tea party Wairoa

Location: 258 Marine Parade, Wairoa
Time: 10am-midday
 

Tuesday, 8 September 

Awards tea party to celebrate learners, tutors, & volunteers - Dannevirke

Time: 11am
Location

Literacy Aotearoa ‘Bring a Friend’ promotion & tea party Wairoa

Location: 258 Marine Parade, Wairoa
Time: 11am-1pm

 

 


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Taranaki Events

Thursday 10 September 

Literacy Aotearoa Promotion and Taster classes

Interactive games using senses. Healthy Lifestyles, Digital Literacy and Te reo Māori classes. 
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Corner of Lemon & Liardet Streets, New Plymouth 


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Manawatu-Wanganui Events

 

Monday 7 September

Bubble Korero, sharing stories from my bubble.

A space to connect, reflect and create something that represents what life was like for you in your Level 4 lockdown bubble. For more details please contact: Jo Ockey, Simon Stubbs or Jen McDonald
Location: Whanganui Learning Centre  232 Wicksteed Street, 06 348 49 50 
Time:   10am-3pm

Managing your anxiety

Taking control back. Practical and effective strategies to manage stress before it becomes overwhelming.
Facilitator:  Catherine Sloan
Cost: Koha Registration: Call 348 49 50
Location: Whanganui Learning centre, 232 Wicksteed Street
Time: 10am – 12pm 

Skill Share of Yesteryear

A relaxed day of connecting, creating and sharing. Come along and enjoy a space to create, share your skills and learn. From Knitting, sewing, crochet and spinning, through to needle work, collage and flower arranging – anything goes! If you have a skill that you can share with others or there is something new you are keen to learn – then this is the place to do it! Some materials supplied.
Facilitator:  Jen McDonald
Cost: Koha
Location: Whanganui Learning centre, 232 Wicksteed Street
Time: 10am – 3pm 
For more details & register call 06 348 49 50 or text 027 575 9009 to:
 

Cannabis legalisation and control –Understanding the Referendum - an information session

On 19 September we will all be asked to vote in the referendum on the Cannabis Legalisation and Control Bill. How well informed do you feel about casting your vote? What information do you need to help you decide? Join Margi Keys as she presents information from a variety of sources.
Cost: Koha Registration: Call 348 49 50
Location: Whanganui Learning Centre, 232 Wicksteed St
Time: 7pm -9pm

Literacy Aotearoa Levin Promotion

Location: Te Takere Library, Levin
Time: Midday - 2pm

Tuesday 8 September

Kombucha Workshop

A step-by-step, hands on workshop to learn how to make Kombucha. This fermented tea is packed full of health benefits including vitamins, amino acids and probiotics.
Facilitator: Denita Tizard Cost: Koha Registration: Call 348 49 50
Location: Whanganui Learning centre, 232 Wicksteed St
Time: 7pm -9pm

Felted Wool Soap Bar

A hands-on workshop exploring the wonders of wool. You will learn how to make a beautiful hand-made felted soap bar to use or to gift.
Facilitator: Paula Signal Cost: Koha
Registration: Call 348 49 50
Location: Whanganui Learning centre, 232 Wicksteed St
Time: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

 

Literacy Aotearoa Palmerston North Promotion

Location: Palmerston North Library, the Square
Time: Midday - 2pm

Literacy Aotearoa Foxton Promotion

Location: Te Awahou Libray Foxton
Time: 10am-1pm

Wednesday 9 September

 

Pet Portraits

Learn basic drawing and composition tips for making portraits of your furry friend. Bring 2B pencil and eraser, or (any of) charcoal, coloured pencil, pastels, crayons. Plus a pet photo (optional)
Facilitator: Simon Stubbs Cost: Koha Registration: Call 348 49 50
Location: Whanganui Learning Centre, 232 Wicksteed St
Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm
 

Paint and Photo Fun

Let’s get creative! Come along and learn how to use Microsoft’s free Paint programme. From cards, recipe books posters to collage and flyers the possibilities are endless.
Facilitator: Deb Hill
Cost: Koha Registration: Call 348 49 50
Location: Whanganui Learning Centre, 232 Wicksteed St
Time: 12.30pm – 2.30 pm

Wild about Weeds

The first step in self-sufficiency and sustainability.  In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to identify and harvest all that nature has to offer in edible weeds.
Facilitator: Margi Keys
Cost: Koha Registration: Call 348 49 50
Location: Whanganui Learning Centre, 232 Wicksteed St
Time: 2pm – 4pm
 

Literacy Aotearoa Palmerston North Promotion and Taster classes

Drivers' Licence & Digital Literacy with interactive questions, daily online promos
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: Rear Courtyard, Square Edge Building, Jersey Lane, Palmerston North

Literacy Aotearoa Promotion and Taster classes

Story Writing & Lunch, Drivers' Licence, interactive games, online daily promos, healthy lifestyles, financial literacy, writing, workplace classes.
Time: 10am-12pm
Location: First Floor,13 Bristol Street, Levin 

Literacy Aotearoa Whanganui Promotion and Taster classes

Drivers' Licence programme and interactive games, Digital Literacy, Work Readiness
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: 66 Dublin Street,​ Whanganui

Thursday 10 September

 

Restoring Inner Wellbeing

A natural approach for depression, anxiety and low energy. In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of true inner wellbeing to enable you to begin to take your health into your own hands.
Facilitator: Liz Neill Cost: Koha Registration: Call 348 49 50
Location: Whanganui Learning Centre, 232 Wicksteed St
Time: 10am – 12pm

Basic Fruit Tree Care

Join Whanganui’s renowned innovator and permaculture wizard, Nelson Leebo as he walks and talks us through caring for fruit trees.
Facilitator: Nelson Leebo
Cost: Free Registration: Call 348 49 50
Location: Whanganui Learning Centre, 232 Wicksteed St
Time: 4pm – 5pm

Retro-Suburbia Case Study

This power point presentation by Nelson Lebo looks at living in suburbia with a focus on a sustainable, productive and vibrant permaculture lifestyle right in the suburbs where we live.
Facilitator: Nelson Leebo
Cost: Free Registration: Call 348 49 50
Location: Whanganui Learning Centre, 232 Wicksteed St
Time: 6pm – 7.30pm
 

Literacy Aotearoa Feilding Promotion and Taster classes

Drivers' Licence Prog with interactive questions, daily online promos
Location: Feilding Library, 
Time: 3:30pm-5:30pm

Friday 11 September

Introduction to Mindfulness

A gentle space to learn and practice the art of “mindfulness” – an induced state of relaxation -stop, calm, rest and heal.
Facilitator: Clare Fearnley Cost: Koha Registration: call 348 49 50
Location: Whanganui Learning Centre, 232 Wicksteed St
Time: 10am – 11am

Introduction to Clay

Come and have some fun learning something new in our introduction to working with sculptural clay.  In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basic principles of working with clay to make a sculpture. Participants are asked to please bring a picture of something they would like to make.
Facilitator: Lurlene Christiansen
Cost: Koha Registration: call 348 49 50
Location: Whanganui Learning Centre, 232 Wicksteed St
Time: 10am – 12pm

Other workshops to be advised. Please see our Facebook page, phone 06 348 49 50 or message 027 575 9009 for further information
Basic photography with Leigh Mitchell-Anyon
Home gardener -Raising seedlings and taking cuttings
Beginners book binding


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Wellington/Wairarapa Events

Tuesday, 8 September 

Radio interviews on Arrow FM

Tune in to Arrow FM and listen to interviews with local learners.
Time: 8am

Thursday 10 September 

Open days at Literacy Aotearoa Greater Wellington with exhibitions of learners' work and information about how we can help you.
Porirua
Location:
First floor, 12 Hartham Place
Time: 10am-2.30pm

Kapiti
Location: 
First floor, NZ Post Building, Coastlands Parade, Paraparaumu
Time: 10am-2.30pm

Wellington
Location:
90 Dixon St, Wellington
Time: 10am-2.30pm

Lower Hutt
Location:
60 Woburn Rd (back house at end of driveway)
Time: 10am-2.30pm

Upper Hutt
Location: First Floor Geange Rd, Upper Hutt
Time: 10am-2.30pm

Friday 11 September 

Tea party & photo session with recorded clips from radio interviews

Location: REAP House, 340 Queen St

Time: 11am

 


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Nelson/Tasman Events

Monday, 7 September  - Thursday 10 September 

Promotional material in cafes, NMIT and the library

Come and view our literacy materials and talk to our tutors
Locations: Yaza Cafe, Montgomery Sq, Lambretta's, 204 Hardy St, NMIT and the Library
Time: Tutors available between 11am and 12.30 daily

Women's Bike Maintenance Workshop

A friendly, relaxed session for women on fixing a puncture and taking care of your bike. All the gear you need with be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own bike tyre.
Location: Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax St 
Time: 11:30am

 

Tuesday 8 September  - Thursday 10 September 

Open Days at Literacy Aotearoa Nelson

Come and see our exhibitions of learners' work and what we can offer you. Join us for tea or coffee. 
Location: 43 Montgomery Sq
Time: 10am-3pm daily

Tuesday 8 September 

Literacy Aotearoa Morning tea with ITOs

Location: 43 Montgomery Sq
Time: 10:30am-12.30pm

Women's Bike Maintenance Workshop

Monday 7 September, 11:30am
Women's Bike Maintenance Workshop
A friendly, relaxed session for women on fixing a puncture and taking care of your bike. All the gear you need with be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own bike tyre.

Wednesday 9 September 

Te Reo for Beginners

Join us for an introduction to Te Reo Māori. This will cover pronunciation, basic words and local place names. Bookings required.

Location: Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax St 
Time: 11:30am

Thursday 10 September 

Presentation of certificates to celebrate achievements of adult learners

Come and celebrate the achievements of our learners
Location: 43 Montgomery Sq
Time: 11am-2pm

Get Knitting

Come along to the Library knitting group and have a go. Needles and wool provided. 
Location: Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax St 
Time: 10am-12pm

Have a go at Tai Chi

Be taken through a series of moves and provide a great introduction to Tai Chi.
Location: Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax St 
Time: 12:30-1:15pm

Friday 11 September              

Get Sewing                                                           

Use our sewing machines to finish any projects, start something new or just get creative. Thread provided, bring your own material or project to work on.
Bookings required.
Location: Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax St 
Time: 10am-5pm

Saturday 12 September

LEGO Robotics

Let your imagination run wild at this beginner session where you will create and programme robots. Bookings required.
Location: Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax St 
Time: 11am-12pm

 Get your game on

Challenge your friends and family at this drop-in afternoon. There is something for everyone from Settlers of Catan to UNO and retro Nintendo. 
Location: Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax St 
Time: 11am-4pm

Sunday 13 September

Cooking for a Budget

Find out how to reduce food waste, learn about capsule cooking and make use of what is already in your pantry. This workshop will include demonstrations and plenty of time to ask questions.
Location: Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax St 
Time: 11:30-3:30pm

 


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Marlborough Events

Monday 7 September - Sunday 13 September

 

Sunday 13 September 

Marlborough Art Society Open day

Location: Marlborough Art Society Gallery and Studio, 204 High Street, Blenheim
Time: 10.30am-4pm
Registration: Drop-in event Mikorajj@gmail.com

Thursday 17 September 

Awards Ceremony

Come and join us for a celebration for adult learners, tutors and education providers and a chance to find out about  lifelong learning opportunities in Marlborough
Location: St Mary's Community Centre
Time: 11am-1pm
RSVP for catering purposes: : ailsa@reapmarlborough.co.nz

 


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West Coast Events

Monday 7 September - Wednesday 10 September

Literacy Aotearoa Open Days

Find out about our learning/training options, join in activities and class demonstrations. Light refreshments.
National Zoom for tutors and learners to introduce new Literacy Aotearoa programmes and share stories.
Locations: Westport and Greymouth sites
Time: 10.00am-2.30pm
Registration: Drop-in event Ngreig.304@literacy.org.nz

Monday 7 September - Wednesday 10 September

Community Fridge Book Exchanges promotion

Help yourself to some great reads in our community fridges and enjoy local events at community libraries.

Tuesday 8 September

Presentation of certificates to celebrate achievements of adult learners

Come and celebrate the achievemnets of local adult learners and join us for morning tea.
Time:10.30-11.30am
Location: Literacy Aotearoa Westport site 
Registration: Drop-in event Ngreig.304@literacy.org.nz

Tuesday 8 September

Lifelong Learning for Curious Minds

An evening of guest speakers in collaboration with the Buller District Library. All welcome.
Time: 7pm-9pm
Location: Sue Thomson Casey Memorial Library, Westport
Registration: Drop-in event.  Ngreig.304@literacy.org.nz


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Canterbury Events

Monday September 7- Sunday September 13

Risingholme Community Centre Have a go - Learn Something New  Programme

Free taster programme  open to everybody over 16 years of age who is not currently enrolled at school, on a first in first served basis.These tasters are designed for those who have no or little experience to try something new.

Location: Risingholme Community Centre
Time: All week -  https://www.risingholme.org.nz/Courses/Have-a-Go-Learn-Something-New/

Christchurch School of Music Year of Lifelong Learning Celebration of Music

See the website for a huge week-long programme of free workshops and open rehearsals finishing with a concert on 13 September, 2pm  at the Aldersgate Centre. 
https://www.csm.org.nz/adult-music-festival/ 
Entry: $5


Monday 7th September

Hazel-weaving for garden beds 

This is a beginners’ workshop that will enable you to use locally harvested sticks (hazel, willow etc.) to weave a sturdy fence around your raised garden.
Time: 11 am - 1 pm
Location: Richmond Community Garden, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Ave, Richmond, Christchurch
Registration: Drop-in event. coordinator@richmondcommunitygarden.co.nz

Making Seed Bombs

Learn how to make seed bombs - perfect for seeding large areas and fun to make with children and give as gifts. We'll use a wildflower mix that's great for adding colour to your garden and attracting butterflies, bees
and other insects.
Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am
Location: Richmond Community Garden, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Ave, Richmond, Christchurch
Registration: Drop-in event. coordinator@richmondcommunitygarden.co.nz

Tuesday 8th September

Portraits of Learning Exhibition

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Grow your own lunch

This free course runs regularly. Come down and forage in the garden for ingredients, then make a basic and delicious lunch to share. Bookings are essential as limited numbers can work in the kitchen.
Time: 9:30 am - 1 pm
Location: Avebury House, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Ave, Richmond, Christchurch
Registration: Please book a place. admin@aveburyhouse.co.nz

Sustainability talk

Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Avebury House, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Ave, Richmond, Christchurch
Registration: Drop-in event. admin@aveburyhouse.co.nz

Volunteering at the Community Garden

Come along and volunteer in the community garden.
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Location: Richmond Community Garden, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Ave, Richmond, Christchurch
Registration: Drop-in event. coordinator@richmondcommunitygarden.co.nz

Know your planet

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Location: Avebury House, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Ave, Richmond, Christchurch
Registration: Please book a place. admin@aveburyhouse.co.nz

How to quilt

Every week our HUGs volunteers come down to make quilts for premature babies. Come down and see what they do and pick up some quilting knowledge. You may even like to join their regular Wednesday meetings.
Time: 1 - 3 pm
Location: Avebury House, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Ave, Richmond, Christchurch
Registration: Drop-in event. admin@aveburyhouse.co.nz

Mosaics with Pam

Time: 11 am - 12 pm
Location: Avebury House, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Ave, Richmond, Christchurch
Registration: Please book a place. admin@aveburyhouse.co.nz

Thursday 10th September

How to marmalade

Cathy and Julie from Richmond Community garden will help you pick, prepare and make delicious grapefruit marmalade, Please bring an empty jar to take home with you.
Time: 12 - 2 pm
Location: Richmond Community Garden, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Ave, Richmond, Christchurch
Registration: Please book a place. coordinator@richmondcommunitygarden.co.nz

Friday 11th September

How to worm farm

Learn about the maintenance and harvesting of the community garden Worm Bath. Take a bag of Worm Casting or Worm Tea home for your garden.
Time: 9:30 am - 1 pm
Location: Richmond Community Garden, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Ave, Richmond, Christchurch
Registration: Drop-in event. coordinator@richmondcommunitygarden.co.nz

How to make kimchi

Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Location: Avebury House, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Ave, Richmond, Christchurch
Registration: Please book a place. admin@aveburyhouse.co.nz

Saturday 12th September

Earth-building techniques

Join the volunteers at Richmond Community Garden where we will be using natural materials clay, sand and straw for building a beautiful and practical shelter.
Time: 11 am - 1 pm
Location: Richmond Community Garden, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Ave, Richmond, Christchurch
Registration: Drop-in event. coordinator@richmondcommunitygarden.co.nz

Natural chicken husbandry

Time: 11 am - 1 pm
Location: Richmond Community Garden, 9 Eveleyn Couzins Ave, Richmond, Christchurch
Registration: coordinator@richmondcommunitygarden.co.nz

Thursday 17 September

Portraits of Learning Exhibition

Join us for drinks and nibbles and a chance to view our adult learning photographic portraits 
Location: Level 1, Tūranga, 60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch
Time: 5:30-7pm

Saturday 26 September

TimeBank Hurunui Repurpose & Repair Expo

Time: 12.30 - 4.30pm
Location: Amberley Pavilion, Douglas Road, Amberley
Registration: Drop-in event thelearningexchange@gmail.co.nz
 


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Otago Events

Thursday 10th September 

Festival of Learning Awards Ceremony

Time: 5pm to 6.30pm
Venue:  Manaaki Restaurant, Harbour Terrace, Dunedin
Guest speakers. Awards presented by Mayor of Dunedin followed by refreshments. 
RSVP ruth@forgeaheadeducation.co.nz
 


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