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Bi-Weekly Update

Lyra Potter

Thundelarra Thunderers Chaser
 
Posts
889
OOC First Name
Kait
Blood Status
Mixed Blood
Relationship Status
Single
Sexual Orientation
Heterosexual
Wand
Curly 11 1/2 Inch Flexible Vine Wand with Chimera Scale Fragment Core
Age
12/2027
#1
Hi everyone! Welcome to our first BWU on our brand new site! Hang on tight because this is quite the update. :D
New Minister of Magic
In case you missed it, New Zealand has a new Minister for Magic! Claudia Holland ultimately won the election, and she will be leading the wizarding world for the next ten years. You can read the announcement here. Congratulations, Claudia Holland (Daphne)!
Lessons resumed on Monday
Lessons resumed last Monday. Lesson 6 should be posted now for all classes. Due to the site being closed for one week, we will have two weeks of break before exams to give you all plenty of time to catch up on your lessons!
Soon to be graduates
Graduation is only a week away. If you are graduating, please make sure to tell your Head of House who you wish to attend the ceremony, so proper permissions can be granted.
Talent Show
Heta Omega is putting on quite the talent show this year. You can see the show here, and spectators can post their reactions here. Enjoy!
Daily Prophet
The latest issue of the Daily Prophet has been posted. It is all the election coverage you have been waiting for, including a letter from the outgoing Minister. You can read the issue here!
Roleplay Roulette
Roleplay roulette is currently going on. Partners/groups have been assigned, and threads are being created. To keep up with all of the fun, follow this thread.
Dueling Tournament
A huge thank you to Abby for running our dueling tournament which has now concluded. Also, thank you to everyone who participated. We hope you enjoyed it!

New Site
Whew. We have officially made the move to our brand new site, and it was a huge undertaking. Please keep in mind that the admins are still working on things behind the scenes. We understand that everything is not perfect yet, and the admins have a priority list. Keep in mind that it might be slightly different from your priority list, but they are working as fast as they can. Please continue to be patient with us as we work on the site. If you haven't been following along with us, you can read about the reasons for our move here. There is also a FAQ topic that is very informative when it comes to navigating the site. There is an ongoing thread here for us to all learn together. Post your tips and tricks here so that we can share our knowledge and learn about our new site together!
Summer Raffle
Geovanna Volt (Phoebe) won our summer raffle! Elizabeth Chatwin (Tamara) was our runner up. Congratulations to you both! Enjoy your prizes.
Blogs
The blogs that some of you used to keep in your character profile areas were moved to a blog forum which can be found in the character development area. This forum area will be disappearing in about three weeks, so if you would like your blog moved to a new space (a plot development or bio area), please message Donna with the links to which blog topics you want moved and specify where you want them moved to and then be patient while she manages the PMs she receives.



  • GRADUATION
  • Exams
  • RPs in the new animal sanctuary!

That's all for now, folks. Thanks for reading all the way to the end. :D

~Kait :kait:
(On behalf of the HNZ Site Staff)
 
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Professor Cyndi Kingsley

Gryffindor HoH | Mother of 3
 
Posts
28,485
OOC First Name
Cyndi
Blood Status
Mixed Blood
Relationship Status
Married
Wand
Knotted 15 Inch Flexible Oak Wand with Meteorite Dust Core
Age
4/2005
#2
Thanks for posting, Kait!
This has been a busy few weeks for the site.
 

Kishen Tiwari

nervous ♦ righteous
 
Posts
23
OOC First Name
L O V I
Blood Status
Muggleborn
Relationship Status
Too Young to Care
Sexual Orientation
magic
Wand
Curved 11 1/2 Inch Swishy Dogwood Wand with Vampire Blood Core
Age
4/2035
#3
I'm so excited about exploring the new site!
 

Samuel Phillips

Part-Veela | Artist | Scrivenshafts Owner
 
Posts
2,853
OOC First Name
Annaleise
Blood Status
Mixed Blood
Relationship Status
Interested in Somebody
Sexual Orientation
Bisexual
Wand
Straight 11 1/2" Flexible Cypress Wand with Veela Hair Core
Age
4/2012
#6
Thanks for the update :D
 

Ethan Mendoza

puff chaser | calm & collected | goofy
 
Posts
143
OOC First Name
Abby
Blood Status
Mixed Blood
Relationship Status
Single
Sexual Orientation
Hetero
Wand
Knotted 10 1/2" Whippy Spruce Wand with Fwooper Feather Core
Age
11/2031 (14)
#7
I used to love the blogs so I'm sad to see one of my favorite features go :( but it's expected with the move!

Thanks for the update! :party:
 

Professor Cyndi Kingsley

Gryffindor HoH | Mother of 3
 
Posts
28,485
OOC First Name
Cyndi
Blood Status
Mixed Blood
Relationship Status
Married
Wand
Knotted 15 Inch Flexible Oak Wand with Meteorite Dust Core
Age
4/2005
#8
I used to love the blogs so I'm sad to see one of my favorite features go :( but it's expected with the move!

Thanks for the update! :party:
I think with this we are showing that you all are free to continue journals/diaries/etc. in your bios or developments. ;)
So they don't have to go. There just isn't a blog area attached specifically to accounts any longer.
 

Amber Chou Wilson

Hard working | Friendly | Fashionable | Sixth Year
 
Posts
3,970
OOC First Name
Daphne
Blood Status
Mixed Blood
Relationship Status
Seeing Somebody
Sexual Orientation
Homosexual
Wand
Curly 11 1/2 Inch Flexible Ivy Wand with Fairy Wing Core
Age
7/2030 (16)
#9
Thanks for the update Kait!!! I'm so glad to see the BWU back and see the site return to normal more and more.
 

November Albertson

Probably reading in the Library
 
Posts
1,038
OOC First Name
Steph
Blood Status
Muggleborn
Relationship Status
Seeing Somebody
Sexual Orientation
Flavio
Wand
Knotted 10 1/2 Inch Sturdy Willow Wand with Fairy Wing Core
Age
6/2030
#10
Thanks for the update!!!

Thank you for mentioning the blog part, I hadn't noticed that change in the move, going to save Nov's blog now!
 

Professor Monty Pendleton

Inventor | Potions Professor 1-4 | Adoptive Father
 
Posts
5,567
OOC First Name
Claire
Blood Status
Muggleborn
Relationship Status
Single
Sexual Orientation
Asexual
Wand
Straight 9 1/2 Inch Rigid Walnut Wand with Thestral Tail Hair Core
Age
1/1999 (48)
#11
Thank you for the update Kait!!! :hug:

Congrats Daphne on making Minister! :party: The Prophet articles were amazing as well, so well-written!

Appreciate the staff so much for their hard work during this time :wub: (and always)

And I've said this before but I'm enjoying the talent show so much :p Gideon cracked me up =)) I hope there will be another one some day!!
 

Professor Monty Pendleton

Inventor | Potions Professor 1-4 | Adoptive Father
 
Posts
5,567
OOC First Name
Claire
Blood Status
Muggleborn
Relationship Status
Single
Sexual Orientation
Asexual
Wand
Straight 9 1/2 Inch Rigid Walnut Wand with Thestral Tail Hair Core
Age
1/1999 (48)
#13

Evelyn Manning

Honest | Fashionista | Vain | Heta Omega President
 
Posts
1,792
OOC First Name
Jamie
Blood Status
Half Blood
Relationship Status
Seeing Somebody
Sexual Orientation
(Lucas)
Wand
Straight 11 Inch Flexible Ash Wand with Dragon Heartstring Core
Age
16
#14
Thanks Kait for the update! I'm getting more used to the site everyday! For my part there will be another talent show @Claire haha. Evelyn is still one more year at HNZ so.. ^_^ I'm very excited for what comes next on the site. And now already looking forward to sorting and I am curious how that will turn out.
 
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Professor Cyndi Kingsley

Gryffindor HoH | Mother of 3
 
Posts
28,485
OOC First Name
Cyndi
Blood Status
Mixed Blood
Relationship Status
Married
Wand
Knotted 15 Inch Flexible Oak Wand with Meteorite Dust Core
Age
4/2005
#15
Just a reminder that graduating club leaders and all quidditch captains should get back to me by next week about succession. If you're a current non-graduating club leader and no longer have time to lead your club, you should contact me too. :p
 

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