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Kōrero Kaipakihi - Business Bulletin from WCL

In this Kōrero Kaipakihi: lessons in business from sports stars, books on running meetings, and how you can recycle your batteries at the library. 

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From the blog
Image of a person cycling and a person running in front of a sunrise.

We’ve run a two part blog on lessons on business from sports.  

Successful sportspeople understand leadership, discipline and resilience, and in these curated listings they share their life experience and observations.

Part one focuses on the success of the All Blacks, while part two looks at some other successful sporting teams and individuals.on

Book River
a graphic of three books - The surprising science of meetings, Suddenly Hybrid and Talk Lean.

In this month’s book river, we have compiled a list about running meetings and events.
Have a look at all the amazing books we have available for borrowing.


If meetings are your thing then you may also be interested in a recent blog on leading effective meetings.

Did you know?
a photo of a battery recycling dropbox at one of our libraries

You can recycle household batteries at some libraries and community centres! 

Learn about this initiative here.

Local Business
a photo of the harbourside market.

Ever wondered who the stall holders are behind the weekend market stalls?


Check out WCC’s Behind the Stalls profiles.

Climate change
a photo of a bunch of climate change protest signs

Big or small, businesses need to continue to pay close attention to new climate legislation and developments as climate issues increase in significance, scope and reach, according to a new report from law firm Bell Gully.

Learn more here.

You might also like to check out the below book from our collection:

Under the weather : a future forecast for New Zealand
by Renwick, J. A.


"A forecast for New Zealand's changing climate and why it matters to our everyday lives. A warmer world will change more than just our weather patterns. It will change the look of the land around us, what grows and lives on it - including us. Drawing on climate models that can travel to ice ages and hothouses of the deep past, Professor James Renwick untangles how we know exactly what the future holds and why it matters to our everyday lives..."

-Publisher description.

book cover for Under the Weather

Upcoming event at the library
book cover for Changing Gears: Entrepreneurs at 50

Changing Gears: Entrepreneurs @ 50+

Thursday, 28 September | 5:30 – 6:30pm
Karori Library

Globally, there is an emerging trend for people to start a business for the first time in later life. In NZ, 45% of these ‘entrepreneurs’, are over 50; a trend that has been steadily increasing since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Join us to learn about 33 awesome entrepreneurs in NZ who, at 50+, took charge of their destiny, brought their ideas to life, and created a stream of income. Inspired by their experience, you might like to change gears too! 
About the Author: Dr Angela Robertson is a local author, inspirational speaker, workshop facilitator and coach, with more than 40 years’ experience in adult education and community development. In her work with individuals, groups, and communities, she encourages people of all ages to broaden their perspective on ageing, continually expand their horizons, take advantage of the opportunities around them, and channel their energy into activities that matter

Business news

Entries now open
2degrees Wellington Regional Business Excellence Awards 2023

Entries are now open for the 2degrees Wellington Regional Business Excellence Awards 2023. These awards are an opportunity to celebrate the successes and accomplishments of the business community in our vibrant region.

Key Dates:

Entries Open Monday, 3rd July 2023 at 8.00 am.

Entries Close on Friday, 22nd September 2023 at 5.00 pm.

Learn more here. 

Small business survey finds surprising optimism

Small and medium sized businesses are cautiously optimistic about their future despite the tough economic conditions.

The report by human resources platform MyHR showed nearly two-thirds of small and medium sized enterprises (SME) surveyed expected business revenue to improve in the next year. Learn more here.

Wellington economy sees short and long-term gains


Wellington businesses are feeling the return of some vibrancy, although a business leader warns it’s early days for optimism in the capital. Learn more.

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