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Toast: Breakfast Series - the second installment

The speaker for the second Toast Breakfast Series, held on Wednesday 31 August is announced;
Christina van Bohemen
Wednesday 31 August 2016, 7:45-9am
Field & Green

Come and share fantastic food and conversation with our new NZIA President, before your working day begins.
Book via Eventbrite - tickets limited to 40 so be in quick.
5 CPD Points per Breakfast.

Tickets are selling well to the first Toast event - breakfast with Sally Ogle. Sales close on 9 August for the 16 August event, or earlier if sold out, so make sure you do not miss out by booking via eventbrite now.

Please also note that the date for 3rd Toast event has been changed: 13 September 2016.

A warm thank you to our sponsors for all three of the Breakfast events Warren & Mahoney and Jasmax.

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A+W•NZ AAW 2016 event lineup

This year Architecture Week will be very full, very busy and very interesting! In Auckland, the AAW team has created a varied calendar of events, ranging from student and professional competitions, to housing intensification panels, guest speakers and exhibitions. In Wellington and Chrsitchurch, site visits, lectures and Pecha Kucha Presentations are all on the agenda. Information on all events is due out very soon.
A+W•NZ is involved in Auckland with four events;

1.) Local Women Speak. Saturday 24 Sept, 3pm-7pm. Te Iringa Room, Sir Paul Reeves Building, AUT.
Local Women Speak is an opportunity to hear a diverse group of people involved in architecture in Auckland speak up! The afternoon will be filled with a combination of individual presentations and a larger panel discussion on housing intensification and what this means for Auckland's ever changing cultural, infrastructural, architectural and economic landscape.
2.) Rā Waiata. Saturday 24 Sept, Dawn (6am)-9am. Orakei Marae, 59B Kitemoana Street, Orakei.
A+W•NZ are honoured to be hosted by Orakei Marae for Rā Waiata, which combines history, waiata, education, kai and warm company. In the spirit of manaakitanga (hospitality) this event combines the joy of waiata (songs) with some understanding of tikanga (protocol) in relation to powhiri (welcoming). Bring the whole office for some harmonies and a dawn breakfast overlooking the Waitematā.
3.) The Common: Shared Space in Housing. Thursday 22 Sept, 6:30-8pm. Studio One: Toi Tu, Room 10, 1 Ponsonby Road. A+W•NZ & NZIA combined event.
This panel discussion follows on from the first 'The Common' panel, held in Artspace in August 2015, and deals with the idea of 'shared space' in housing developments, how important this may be and whether it is possible under our financial and land-ownership structures. The 2016 panel members draw from a wide variety of Maori and Pasifika architects, artists, academics, housing advocates and politicians. Negotiating the conversation of communal housing is always undoubtedly complex, especially in times of intensification, affordability and housing supply shortage.
4.) A+W•NZ Timeline Installation. 19 Sept - 23 Sept, 10am-6pm daily. Silo 6, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland.
Women have been consistently present in New Zealand's architectural history, however largely absent from the documented stories. The A+W•NZ Timeline begins to address the contribution of women by firstly making women visible. The Timeline was first exhibited in the A+W•NZ 'Between Silos' exhibition, held in the Silo 6 Gallery in 2013, and is here re-exhibited as part of a wider exhibition curated by NZIA.

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Julie Wilson steps down from role as A+W•NZ Co-Secretary

The story of the beginning of A+W•NZ in 2011 begins with a conversation between Julie Wilson and Lynda Simmons, which took place in a suburban mall in the company of several small children. The difficulties of remaining in touch with the architecture community while raising a young family were proving difficult for Julie, and she was considering re-training in another field. After many years in architectural education, Lynda had observed this loss of talent from the profession as a recurring pattern. Julie and Lynda began discussing easy-access ways for those at the threshold of the profession to keep in touch with the architectural community in a meaningful way, and the idea for an exhibition was born. The proposed exhibition was planned to coincide with the 20 year anniversary of the first NZ Architecture and Women exhibition, 'Constructive Agenda', held in 1993 nationwide.

Julie then brought Megan Rule on board and the rest, as they say, is history. By September 2013, Julie and her partner Gary celebrated not only the Between Silos exhibition opening night, but also the birth of their fourth child. After 5 years of dedication to her family, her architectural practice, and to A+W•NZ, Julie has decided to step down to focus on building her practice and make room for some new energy in the A+W•NZ core team. We thank Julie for her time, energy and commitment over these great years and wish her well.

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A+W•NZ Taranaki

We have been approached by an A+W•NZ member in New Plymouth who would like to connect with other members from that region, with view to establishing regular meetings and events. If you wish to be involved in the A+W•NZ Taranaki group, please contact us at and we will put you in touch with Emily Batchelor, who has recently moved to the region.

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A+W•NZ Wellington Collection Drive for Women's Refuge

A+W•NZ Wellington are holding a collection drive to gather donations for Women's Refuge between the weeks of 12 -26 August 2016. They are especially calling for non-perishable food and toiletries, always the most difficult items to maintain in the Refuge Houses. Donations can be dropped off at either Stephenson & Turner or Jasmax Wellington, who are generously providing their time and resources to this Donation Drive. 
If you prefer to make a monetary donation, they have a Give-a-Little page.

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