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Kia Ora <<First Name>>,

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Wrapping up 2015 for A+W•NZ

What a fantastic year 2015 has been. A+W•NZ has been involved in many architectural community events this year, including the following;
The Black Friday Breakfast, with Sarah Whiting and Ana Velez, the Kissing Breakfast with Sylvia Lavin, our first Date Night: Mentoring With Speed, quickly followed by Date Night 02 during the NZIA Architecture Week. In May, the core A+W•NZ team received a Highly Commended Award in the NAWIC Hays Awards 2015. In August A+W•NZ hosted a Round Table Discussion at Artspace, asking of the panel 3 questions relating to the design Auckland's housing and their relationship to 'the communal' and shared space. In September we proudly launched a book, 'Architecture in an Expanded Field' edited by Sarah Treadwell and Lucy Treep, and which is still available via Aalto Books. Other NZIA AAW events in September hosted by A+W•NZ were He Wai: A Song?, where we began with the first of many enjoyable mornings to learn waiata, taught by Elisapeta Heta. Another first-of-many event was the Women Wikipedia Design research work being undertaken by Rebecca Green and Victoria Streeter, who also presented at the SANNZ NZIA Pecha Kucha evening.

The Wellington A+W•NZ team also gained great momentum this year, holding a Pecha Kucha-style lunchtime event during Wellington's NZIA Architecture Week, and The Fast and the Curious, a Speed-Mentoring event in October. A+W•NZ Southern had an impact on Planning Policy in the Queenstown District Plan, and a new A+W•NZ group has been formed in Hamilton.

Another breakfast to host Fernanda Cabral was held as the year came to a close, and as mentioned in our last newsletter, a breakfast in February will be held to host Sofie Willems and Joan Raun Nielsen, the two partners in Spektrum Arkitekter of Denmark. A+W•NZ has also had an ongoing presence in the media during 2015, and we have great plans in place for another busy year in 2016 - including the A+W•NZ Metalcraft Writing Award, the lecture by Rachel Bevan in February, and supporting the team taking New Zealand architecture and ideas to Venice - don't forget to buy your Venice Tote Bag! They are being printed in mid January so don't miss out.

A+W•NZ want to take this opportunity to thank all of our sponsors and supporters, friends, and those who give so generously of the time and experience, without who these events could not take place.
And remember: all A+W•NZ events are open to all people.

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A+W•NZ continues to grow - a snapshot

A+W•NZ continues to grow as an online database, resource and community, with 602 members. The database and website are proving to be a useful resource for those hiring, looking for work, wanting general information, researching, media contacts and general overview of the (healthy) state of the profession and expanded creative fields.
The A+W•NZ Facebook page now has 1516 'Likes', with the weekly reach of almost 6000 people from all across the globe. Our statistics page shows that the social media users are from South America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and more, as well as Australasia.
A+W•NZ Twitter has 1,015 followers, and seems to have taken on a life of its own as the reach expands with each post. And of course this newsletter is our other direct way to communicate - if you have anything you wish to share or ask of our community, just contact us on
We want to say a warm thank you to all who are part of our community, and wish you all a festive end of year and start of the new.

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