What’s New

With the return to Covid Level 1, lectures have returned to the Embassy. Lectures resume on Tuesday 20 April.


Workplace bullying in New Zealand: What are all these scandals telling us and what should be done?

Free public lecture hosted by the Royal Society of New Zealand Wellington Branch on current research into workplace bullying.

Wednesday 21 April 6.00  – 7.00pm
Dr. Geoff Plimmer (VUW School of Management)
Victoria University Lecture Theatre LBLT118 (Laby Lecture Theatre 118), Kelburn Campus, Victoria University.

Workplace bullying has attracted almost continued attention in recent years, with media stories directed at sporting, public service, private sector and other types of organisation. Its effects are also devastating to employees, and in some cases to organisations too.  What is it? How common is it really, or is it a beat up? And how should an organisation best deal with it? These questions will be discussed, looking at the available evidence followed by a discussion of how organisations and individuals can better deal with it.  


Do you enjoy delving into some darkness in your reading?

A Capital Crimespree – Newtown Mystery in the Library
The Ngaio Marsh Awards, in association with Wellington City Libraries, invites booklovers to a fun evening of criminally good conversation, featuring acclaimed local storytellers. 

This evening will  feature writers Brannavan Gnanalingam, Dame Fiona Kidman, Sally J Morgan and New York Times bestselling writing duo Dr Judy Melinek and T.J Michell.

6.00pm Friday 30 April
Newtown Library, 13 Constable St, Newtown.


Writers Against Covid 19

There are now over 200 short stories on the www.writers circle.net site, set up last year as an outlet for people wishing to share their stories and/or experiences during the pandemic.

One of the authors, 91-year old Freddy, has written a song. He’d never written a song before, but one day he woke up with the words and tune swirling around his head. Helped by his son Neal and Cathy, who helps around the house, he made a video which you can watch at http://www.writerscircle.net  It brings a smile to all who see it!

Freddy is a member of U3a and belonged to a Singing For Pleasure group before his wife became sick, where he was one of only two men.