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Thursday July 6, 2017

Renowned scientist pays zoo a visit Wellington Zoo and the Jane Goodall Institute New Zealand (JGI NZ) hosted Jane Goodall at the zoo last Tuesday. Jane was at the zoo to talk about the Roots and Shoots programme creating change all over the world. She also attended the signing of an MOU between JGI NZ and Wellington Zoo. Wellington Zoo and JGI NZ invited a number of educators and students from across Wellington to hear from Jane about the new student-driven conservation programme and learn how to get involved. “We were delighted that Jane, internationally acclaimed sci-

entist and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, could come to the zoo and speak to so many children about this amazing project,” chief executive Wellington Zoo Karen Fifield said. Jane founded the Roots and Shoots programme with a group of Tanzanian students in 1991 as she believed young people were the key to driving community action for conservation. Today the project is active in 99 countries, including New Zealand, with many empowered students of all ages working towards building a better future for animals, people and the environment. The Rangatahi Roots and

Shoots programme – a new initiative for 12 – 18-year-olds to help champion the Roots and Shoots programme in New Zealand, was launched at the event. Chief executive and co-founder of JGINZ, Melanie Vivian, said the event was a huge success. “It was incredible to see so many school children and teachers interested in getting involved in the Roots and Shoots programme and feeling empowered to make a change in their community after attending this event,” said Melanie. “The programme aims to inspire our young people to take action on the issues that matter most to them, while providing

students with the tools, motivation and support to make the change happen.” The programme will be self-directed by the Rangatahi with support from Wellington Zoo staff using Jane’s four-step Roots and Shoots formula; Get Engaged, Map It, Take Action and Celebrate. “We’re excited to see how the new Rangatahi Roots and Shoots programme develops over time,” Karen said-. “Our Rangatahi have the opportunity to shape and direct this programme, while ultimately encouraging members of our community to take a positive action for global change.”

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Greens launch city campaign

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By Emma McAuliffe

The Green Party hosted their Wellington City Campaign Launch last Thursday. Over a hundred people attended the event, which was a combined launch for Rongotai and Wellington Central, as well as Maori electorate Te Tai Tonga. Rongotai candidate for the Green Party, Teall Crossen told the crowd in her speech she would like to see more response to climate change in Wellington. “Responding to climate change means clean public transport, that is, a fully electric bus fleet, affordable fares for all, safer walking and cycling and modern light rail from the Wellington CBD to the airport,” she said. “We also have a plan to tackle our polluted waterways, and make no mistake, water is going to be a key issue during this election. “Water is something people are aware of and it’s something they care about. “Clean and secure water is an

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issue that can change the way people vote, because it speaks past the noise of day to day politics.

“It’s about their health, and the health of their children, and our very identity as kiwis.” Green Party co-leader, James

Shaw, would be running for the Wellington Central seat. The general election would be taking place on September 23.

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