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Month: December 2007

Do you feel lucky?

Ministry of Youth Development are running a short film competition called ID360. The focus is What does it mean to be a young New Zealander? What does identity and diversity mean to you? Anyone aged between 12 and 24 can enter. Entries close 29th February 2008. The winner will get $1k!

Everyone should read The Outsiders by S E Hinton: it’s good

S E Hinton wrote The Outsiders when she was 16 years old. Ponyboy narrates the story; he’s a fourteen year old social outcast who’s ready to stick up for his mates no matter what, but one fateful night his best mate Johnny does something terrible…

The book’s been a huge hit since it was published in 1967, and in 1983 they made a movie of it starring Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe and (drum roll) Tom Cruise (yes, Tom Cruise 25 years ago).

Read the book, watch the movie… and stay gold.

Carols, Candles — Christmas Coming!

Christmas is on its way! Why not join DJ Nick Tansley (of MORE FM), a host of talented performers, and thousands of fellow Wellingtonians for an evening of free entertainment and Christmas Carols? Carols By Candlelight 2007 is on Saturday 15 December, 7.00pm – 10.oopm. Grab yourself a picnic tea (or some takeaways) and head to the Basin Reserve. Gates open from 5.30pm.

Load of rubbish

How can my community reduce waste? This site provides information and interactive activities; try shrinking a landfill, for example.

More locally, however, is sustainability.govt.nz. Learn how to ‘reduce your impact on the environment and save money’. You can keep track of your own steps towards sustainability and you could win a centameter. You can also make a three-minute film and be in to win some very cool prizes!