Page 16

16 Thursday October 1, 2015

Wellington involved with ‘100 Resilient Cities’ By Fiona Donnellan

Wellington City Council has this week announced its involvement with ‘100 Resilient Cities’ - A project pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation in New York. Dubbed, ‘Resilient Wellington’, the project is dedicated to building urban resilience, and is designed to help cities survive and thrive in the 21st century. Wellington will see a cut of a $230 million plus fund towards the effort, along with 99 other chosen cities, like London, Bangkok and Rio de Janeiro. Wellington was selected from more than 700 applicants from around the world. Wellington Mayor Celia WadeBrown says knowing your neighbours, robust infrastructure and healthy natural systems are all part of the multifaceted nature of resilience. At the first in a series of workshops that took place this week at Te Papa the mayor says, “The ‘Resilient Wellington’ workshop

follows extensive investment by Wellington City Council in making our city more resilient through seismic strengthening, raising community awareness, and reducing climate change emissions. “We will take findings from the workshop and develop a comprehensive resilience strategy that will focus our financial resources as effectively as possible and encourage organisations and citizens to build Wellington's natural, social and economic resilience. Wellington will receive technical support and resources to develop and implement a resilience strategy, like financial and logistical guidance for establishing an innovative new position in city government, technical support for development of a robust resilience strategy, and membership in a global network of member cities who can learn from and help each other.  For more information see www.100resilientcities.org/ about-us.

TEA AND SCONES: From left, Laurie Penney, Michael Taylor and Colin Cameron enjoy tea and scones a morning tea on Tuesday.

Celebrating Senior Week A handful of people gathered for a special morning tea to celebrate Seniors Week at the Kilbirnie and Lyall Bay Community Centre on Tuesday. The United Nations’ International Day of the Older Person is recognised across the

world as a way to celebrate the contribution of older people. This event, was just one of many organised with older residents in mind. The community centre’s coordinator Beryl Smyth said seniors at Tuesday morning’s

get together enjoyed baking which was homemade by the centre’s management committee.  Seniors Week runs from Monday September 28 to Sunday October 4.

NOW OPEN AT OUTLET CITY - Grand Opening Specials! DESIGNER DRESSES

MANCHESTER

CASUAL CLOTHING

SINGLETS & TEE’S

ANY THREE FOR

ANY SET FOR

ANY THREE FOR

ANY THREE FOR

50 30 $50 $50

$

S APPLY DITION & CON TERMS

$

S APPLY DITION & CON TERMS

50

$

INCLUDES ZARA AND ESPRIT

S APPLY DITION & CON TERMS

S APPLY DITION & CON TERMS

SKI JACKETS & PANTS

MENS & KIDS CLOTHING

SHOES

ANY THREE ITEMS

ANY THREE FOR

ANY THREE FOR

S APPLY DITION & CON TERMS

S APPLY DITION & CON TERMS

24 MAIN ROAD TAWA

OPEN 7 DAYS I 10AM-5PM

*FOR FULL TERMS AND CONDITIONS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE.

10

$

50

$

EXCLUDING LEATHER BOOTS

S APPLY DITION & CON TERMS

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

WINTER COATS & JACKETS

ANY THREE FOR

50

$

S APPLY DITION & CON TERMS

Profile for Local Newspapers

Cook Strait News 02-10-15  

Cook Strait News 02-10-15

Cook Strait News 02-10-15  

Cook Strait News 02-10-15

Profile for the.star
Advertisement