Events watch: NZIA City Talks and the Kūmara Awards

The NZIA City Talks series for 2024 is underway at the City Gallery Wellington tonight, Monday 18 March, and will be livestreamed from 6.30pm.

The headline for the event is Carbon Counts and the speaker for the evening is Ewan Brown of Tennent Brown. The livestream link is:

The series is being captured on video, and is accessible to view on Youtube.

Also on the events horizon are the Kūmara Awards run by PlacemakingNZ. A longlist for Tāmaki Makaurau was announced last week with long lists from Ōtautahi and Te Whanganui a Tara to follow.

The Auckland long list, across five categories, is:

Mā te haukāinga hei tūāpapa ki te ao tūroa / It Takes a Village – All about collaboration:

Ahakoa he iti, ko tōna painga ka puawaitia / From Little Things Big Things Grow – Small changes can make an impact:

Kei tua atu i te kaupapa / Beyond the brief – physical spaces that are more than what is expected or required:

Ngā akoranga i muri, hei tūāpapa ki ngā mahi ki mua / Looking Back to Move Forward – highlighting experiences of culture in our places:

Tiakina te whenua, ka manaakitia te tangata / Caring For the Land, Caring For the People – nature is the focus here:

An awards night is scheduled for Thursday 11 April at the Ellen Melville centre in central Auckland.




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