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Wednesday October 4, 2017

Children’s garden opened in Botanic Garden The Discovery Garden, Te Kaapuia o Te Waoku, an area designed for children in the Wellington Botanic Garden, was officially opened at the weekend with formal speeches and a blessing from Taranaki Whanua. A spokesperson said The

Discovery Garden will be an amazing living classroom where children can explore and learn about the natural world. Education programmes for schools will commence from Term 4 this year The education programmes

are aimed at children between five to 12 years and will focus on plant uses for food, fibre, medicine, and construction. The garden has been built on a 1500-square-metre hillside site near the Treehouse Visitor Centre and plant nursery in the Wellington Botanic Garden.

The award-winning Wellington EMPA team with their prizewinning brochure: Front row: Mischa Hill, Ash Brown, Kerry McSaveney and Rebecca Jackson holding the award. Back row: Dan Neely, Sam Ripley PHOTO: Supplied

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Wellington Region Emergency Management Advisor Kerry McSaveney is justifiably proud of the new earthquake planning guide brought out in early August. The 21cmx14cm colourful foldout, on thick, high-quality paper, has just won New Zealand’s top award for Excellence in Emergency Communication: Readiness and Resilience. The award was presented on August 21 at the 2017 Disaster Communications Forum of EMPA, Australasia’s Emergency Media and Public Affairs organisation. Kerry says they aimed for a sim-

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Seven-year-old Katelyn Waters and eight-year-old Mangaia Tawhai Lawson had a blast at the new Discovery Garden last week. PHOTO: Supplied

pler version of previous earthquake advice. The main message is, she says, the need to be prepared to look after yourself and other people without waiting for outside help. “It needs to be as everyday as possible. Not too scary. It’s just about living your life as a competent adult really.” Most people already have items that are useful in emergencies, she says, so the emphasis is now more on having a well-stocked home and pantry rather than a survival kit. The brochure is expected to be in letterboxes in the Wellington region in early November.

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