By Ashleigh Muir
A year ago I walked into the Australian High Commission for the first time. I’d been offered and accepted a job as the High Commission’s Public Affairs Manager and they wanted me to experience a large High Commission event before I had to start planning these events myself.
By Alison Duncan
As the Passchendaele bell tolled at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park last Thursday, thousands of paper poppies poured from the top of the carillon over the heads of the assembled public. They were there to commemorate the centenary of New Zealand’s bloodiest day of battle, 12 October 1917, when 950 New Zealanders were killed or mortally wounded on the Western Front.
Women in Business: Glass Half Smashed?
On 4 October, the Australian High Commission hosted a Women in Leadership panel discussion with three inspirational business leaders. From risk-taking and life-long learning to realising you can’t do it all, listen to Ann, Joan and Kate share their wisdom and humour with 250 of our closest friends.
Ann Sherry AO
CEO of Carnival Australia and Director of Sydney Airport, Infrastructure Victoria, Australian Rugby, ING Direct Australia and Australian Indigenous Education Foundation
Chair of Mercury and The Warehouse Group, Director of ANZ
CEO of Chorus
As Aotearoa New Zealand celebrates Matariki, First Secretary Alanna Mackay writes:
Last weekend my family and I visited Wellington’s Space Place at Carter Observatory to see its ‘Matariki Dawn’ show. My kids are learning about Matariki at school, and they loved seeing how the Maori stories of the stars are linked to the changing seasons.
By Kristin Blume and Kym Johnson
Canberra is Australia’s capital city. We are a city state, located a few hundred kilometres inland from Sydney, and known as Australia’s bush capital, and most liveable city. We have a population of nearly 400,000, projected to grow to half a million by 2033.
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government is committed to evolving Canberra into a smart and connected digital city, through a range of leading edge initiatives. Smart cities use real time information and technology to engage and collaborate with residents to better plan and access services, deliver integrated, smart transport, attract and create jobs, and place the citizen in the centre of all service delivery.
ZEALANDIA Ecosanctuary and the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust join forces.
There are two sanctuaries that lie across the Tasman, nestled in the capital of Australia. In one, birds dive, swoop and flutter in water against the backdrop of the city; in the other miniature kangaroos and spotted carnivorous marsupials rummage through tufts of grass and gumtrees inside the protective guard of a predator-proof fence. Jerrabomberra Wetlands and Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary.
‘ZEALANDIA by Night’ inspired the formation of Twilight Tours at Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary. Here a group meet before embarking through the sanctuary at night in search of unique native wildlife. Photograph by Stephen Corey Continue reading
This week’s Blog is written by the Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory, Mr Andrew Barr MLA.