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Your high five events for Monday 17 September

As advised on the App last week, the 2018 New Zealand Secondary School Swimming Championships finish today at the Wellington Regional Aquatic Centre and the 2018 Ford National Hockey League continues at the National Hockey Stadium, Mt Albert Road, Newtown, until Sunday. Plus it’s Conservation Week. But wait, there’s more…

Wellington City Council is working with landscape students from Victoria University of Wellington on designs for a new nursery at Otari-Wilton’s Bush. You can study the Otari-Wilton’s Bush and VUW Nursery Concept Exhibition and vote for your favourite on the mezzanine floor at the Wellington Central Library, 65 Victoria Street from 9:30am. The winning design will influence the concept for the new nursery. As well as voting on site at the Library you can also vote at the Wellington Gardens Facebook page until 23 September, when the exhibition closes.

You can celebrate Suffrage 125 all week at The Beehive & Parliament Buildings, 1 Molesworth St, Thorndon, Wellington, with a free Celebrating Suffrage 125 tour from 10:30 to 11:30am Monday through Friday focusing on historic events relating to women in Parliament, visiting key places such as the Women’s Suffrage Select Committee Room, and with the chance to visit the exhibition of works by female artists on display in Parliament House and  suffrage-related memorabilia from the Parliamentary Collection. There’ll be additional tour options at 1:30pm on the weekend, and booking is advised at

The free Writers on Mondays series continues today from 12.15pm to 1.15pm, but at Circa Theatre instead of Te Papa for Short Sharp Script 1. This is the first of two sessions in which  actors will perform new work by MA scriptwriting students from the International Institute of Modern Letters. This week’s scripts are by Dana Leaming, Vincent Konrad, Laura Robinson and Finn Shepherd, introduced by IIML tutor Ken Duncum.

The Wellington Film Society has a bargain for you: the 1984 Wim Wenders classic road movie Paris, Texas screening at the Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Terrace, for just $5:00 cash on the door (members free, of course). The film stars Harry Dean Stanton (above) and Nastassja Kinski, with the astounding cinematography of Robby Muller and evocative score by Ry Cooder, and won the Palme d’Or at Cannes before going on to become a major art-house hit. The one-off screening is from 6:15pm to 8:40pm (rated PG).

Opening tonight at Wellesley College is Seussical Jr, with Year 1 to 6 students making the Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, and other favourite Dr Seuss characters spring to life onstage in a musical extravaganza from Tony-winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.  Tonight’s show at Centennial Hall Wellesley College, 611A Marine Drive, Days Bay runs from 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm, with three further performances: tomorrow from 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm, and two on Wednesday, from 11:15 am to 12:30 pm, and 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm. Tickets are $12 aduts, $5:00 children – selling fast.