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- Wednesday 13 SeptemberPatrick Hickey (1882-1930): “A dangerous radical”
- Thursday 14 SeptemberThe heART of the matter
- Friday 15 SeptemberOpen the book: Literature at the heart of literacy — Christchurch
- Saturday 16 SeptemberChildren’s workshop for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori — Māori Language Week
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