Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Online cultural exchange with Sister City

Online cultural exchange with Sister City

Hutt City Council has partnered with NEC New Zealand and Sister City Minoh in Japan to install 'Live Skype Windows' to allow for cultural exchange in real time.

The link will be launched with a Skype-based event between the Lower Hutt Mayor Ray Wallace and the Mayor Kurata of Minoh, and school children of the two cities on Wednesday at Epuni Primary School.

Hutt City Council has a longstanding sister city relationship with Minoh City.

Mayor Ray Wallace says, "Our relationship with Minoh encompasses a significant number of educational, business, cultural, sporting and council exchanges so it's wonderful to be able to add to that a digital exchange."

"We have portals at two local schools and one at the War Memorial Library which allows members of the community to share and exchange with the Minoh community at their Multicultural Centre."

NEC New Zealand Managing Director Mr Leonard Dench says, "The conferencing technology is a great opportunity for students from the Tui Glen and Epuni Primary schools to engage with the sister Japanese schools in Minoh every day and become virtual classmates."

The links have been established between
• Epuni Primary School in Lower Hutt and Todoromi No Mori Gakuen in Minoh.
• Tui Glen School in Stokes Valley, and Saito No Oka Gakuen in Minoh, and
• Lower Hutt War Memorial Library, with the Multicultural Centre in Minoh.

The schools will connect via Skype Monday to Friday from midday and the Library portal is available from 1pm - 8pm weekdays and 1pm - 4.30pm weekends.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: The Typewriter Factory

I finished reading Don’t Dream It’s Over not long after it came out last August. I even started writing a review, which took something of an ‘I’m sorry people, but it’s already over’ approach. I’ve been pretty negative about journalism as it’s practiced in the mainstream (or MSM, or corporate media or liberal media or whatever terminology you prefer) for quite some time (see for example Stop the Press), and I believe the current capitalist media model is destructive and can’t be reformed. More>>

Sheep Update: Solo World Shearing Record Broken In Southland

Southland shearer Leon Samuels today set a new World solo eight-hours strongwool ewe-shearing after a tally of 605 in a wool shed north of Gore. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Dick Frizzell At The Solander Gallery

One of the most influential and celebrated contemporary Pop artists working in New Zealand, Dick Frizzell is mostly known for his appropriation of kitsch Kiwiana icons, which he often incorporates into cartoon-like paintings and lithographs. Not content with adhering to one particular style, he likes to adopt consciously unfashionable styles of painting, in a manner reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein. More>>

Old Music: Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces NZ Tour

Following his recent sold out North American and UK tours, Adam Ant is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of his landmark KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER album with a newly-remastered reissue (Sony Legacy) and Australasian tour. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Looking Back

Writing a memoir that appeals to a broad readership is a difficult undertaking. As an experienced communicator, Lloyd Geering keeps the reader’s interest alive through ten chapters (or portholes) giving views of different aspects of his life in 20th-century New Zealand. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Purple (and Violet) Prose

This is the second recent conjoint publication by Reeve and Stapp; all to do with esoteric, arcane and obscure vocabulary – sesquipedalian, anyone – and so much more besides. Before I write further, I must stress that the book is an equal partnership between words and images and that one cannot thrive without the other. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news