Accessibility

Hands on with Norton Secure VPN – protecting free public Wi-Fi users

The odds are good that you’ve heard of VPNs. While most media coverage revolves around VPNs, or virtual private networks, as a tool for hiding dodgy online activities, they’re also a useful way of keeping your personal and financial information out of the hands of others. VPNs were originally used as a means of providing …

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Junior doctors on strike and ‘aren’t going to back down’

Striking junior doctors say they will not back down and district health boards must withdraw planned clawbacks to their current terms and conditions. Esme and Frey Battson, 6 and 4, out in support of their junior doctor mum. Photo: RNZ / Matthew Theunisson About 3000 junior or resident doctors are on strike for 48 hours, which is …

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Fundraiser causes anger among deaf community

A deaf Wellington man says he’s furious after a woman apparently pretending to be deaf so she could try to sell sign-language cards, came into his work. Photo: RNZ / 123RF Deaf Action New Zealand has laid a complaint with police after reports of people in Wellington and Auckland trying to sell the cards for …

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Wellington to trial bus to zoo

The Wellington Regional Council will trial a bus route to Wellington Zoo after public pressure since the new network was set up. Photo: Supplied / Wellington Zoo When Metlink’s new system was launched, the service running to Wellington Zoo was scrapped. It will now run a six-month trial service leaving Wellington Station every hour, from 3 …

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Witchdoctor enjoys installable smart templates for home voice control

Smart home, smart speakers, smart Amazon… PAT PILCHER gets to grips with installable templates that create new, personalised “skills” for Alexa, Amazon’s voice control technology. Content provided by Witchdoctor, “entertainment for grownups”. Read the story with full photographic content, plus more writing about technology, sound and vision, gadgetry, gaming and gear at https://www.witchdoctor.co.nz/ Alexa Skill Blueprints Free …

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Kāpiti film needs actress with a difference

Nationwide casting has begun for the title role in Poppy, a new feature film to be shot in Kāpiti next year. The lead role is a young woman with Down syndrome, determined to live like other women her age (21). She is put in the “disability box” by the person she trusts most, and is …

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Your high five events for Wednesday 28 November

This daily feature lists a selection of Wellington events today that are free or cost less than $20.00 (usually). You may want to check previous entries for recurring events. And there are many more options in the What’s On, Active/To Do, and Community sections of The Wellington App. Public Share collective is celebrating the anniversary …

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Basin Reserve’s lack of facilities for women and disabled “unacceptable”

Wellington City councillor Fleur Fitzsimons says it’s unacceptable the Basin Reserve does not cater sufficiently for women and those with disabilities, but says the council is addressing the situation. RNZ story by Zoë George from the podcast Fair Play. Ladies Only sign at the Basin Reserve Photo: RNZ This follows an investment by the council of $7 million …

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Sign on for free chocolate tasting tomorrow

Do you love chocolate? Do you want to be a part of making Wellington accessible for everyone who lives here? Wellington Chocolate Factory and Wellington City Council have teamed up to host a free chocolate tasting at the Harbourside Market on Sunday. The catch? You may have to have a go at using New Zealand …

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