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In this Kōrero Kaipakihi: Overcoming procrastination, artisan chocolates, and Law for Lunch is back!

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Just do it! Overcoming procrastination

Do you avoid doing unpleasant tasks? Put them off until it becomes absolutely necessary, and then do them in a rush? Have a look at some of the resources we’ve compiled to help you overcome procrastination.

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Chatting about chocolate with Asli and Sel Gider, La Petite Artisan Chocolate


Wellington’s food scene got a new addition at the end of last year when La Petite Artisan Chocolate opened their chocolaterie in Tinakori Rd. We sat down and chatted to Asli and Sel Gider about taking on an established business and relocating it to the capital.

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When you search the WCL catalogue and find an item that is marked as being not in a branch, but in "Off-site Storage", that doesn’t mean it’s not available.  

It just means it’s not physically on the shelf in any of our branch libraries, but is at our storage facility in Johnsonville.

To have a copy delivered to you, all you have to do is click on "place reserve" and then select the branch that is convenient for you to pick up from. You will receive an email when it is ready for you to collect. There’s no charge for this service!

Law for Lunch


Join us for a series of talks by experts from Community Law Wellington.


Sessions will be held on the first four Tuesdays during August, each covering a specific topic.


Te Awe Library


August 1st - Volunteers and the Law

August 8th - Tenancy Law

August 15th - Immigration Law

August 22nd -  Employment Law

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Discover Mexico at Te Awe Library


Friday, 28 July, 4 – 5:30PM


Wellington City Libraries and the Embassy of Mexico invite you to a showcase of Mexican culture to mark the 50-year anniversary of diplomatic relations between Mexico and New Zealand.​

Facebook event listing is offering an e-learning series called Brave in Business.

The micro-courses will help you learn to focus on what matters most to you and your business so that you can make the most of your time and energy. Brought to you in partnership with Spark Business Lab.

Changing gears: entrepreneurs @ 50+

by Robertson, Angela C

'Globally, there is an emerging trend for people to start a business for the first time in later life. In New Zealand, 45% of these 'Entrepreneurs', are over the age of 50, and the trend has been steadily increasing since the onset of the COVID-19. Why do individuals in the second half of life choose to change gears, and go down this route? What is the trigger? What motivates them? What is the nature of the businesses they established, and how did they go about it? In this book you'll meet 33 Entrepreneurs @ 50+, who challenge the stereotypical belief, that advancing age narrows down life choices. It doesn't!" (Adapted from catalogue)

Sure to rise : The Edmonds story

by Alsop, Peter

"Edmonds is one of New Zealand's best-known brands - its radiant sun and 'Sure to Rise' promise have embellished baking powder labels and the much-loved Edmonds Cookery Book for over a hundred years and are now embedded in our popular culture[...]This is the story of a man from humble beginnings who, thanks to hard work, creativity and persistence, and with considerable support from his wife, created an iconic business." --Adapted from publisher's information.

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Nearly half of Kiwi small business owners aren’t paying themselves. Xero has released a research report showing that small business owners in Aotearoa are forgoing their pay cheques, increasing prices, and cutting costs to combat cash flow struggles. Learn more here.


Entries open for the 2023 NZ Top Office Dog competition. If there’s a pooch in your workplace, 60 per cent of your colleagues will be more likely to choose to come into the office over working remotely, according to a new poll by Frog Recruitment. More information here.


Wondering if a dog in the workplace is good for your business – read our blog from 2022 here -  Dogs in the workplace.



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