261 days ago

Craft Day for the Kids!

I Love Ponsonby

Looking for the perfect school holidays activity for you and the kids? Pop into The Garden Party this Saturday the 13th from 11am-2pm for Craft Day!

Run by the lovely Lisa from MakeKit DIY Craft Kits, you and the kids can learn how to make delightful wee gifts! This Saturday Lisa will be teaching you how to make Bath Bombs and Pom Poms!

There’s small $5 charge to make the bath bombs, but you get to take one home with you! And the pom poms are free! Everyone is welcome, see you there!

#ILovePonsonby

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20 hours ago

At-Home Fire Safety Checklist

Fire and Emergency from Fire and Emergency New Zealand

With everyone staying home, it’s now more important than ever for everyone to be fire-safe. People can find information on our website - fireandemergency.nz...

We’re heading into winter, and with households self-isolating together, there’ll be more cooking at home, and more use of open fires, heaters, and dryers - all things which can increase fire risk.

New Zealanders can be confident that Fire and Emergency is well-prepared and ready to respond to emergencies as usual during the nationwide self- isolation period.

Please call 111 if you have a fire, we will ask you whether anyone at the address is self-isolating or has a confirmed case of COVID-19. Where this is the case, we already have necessary measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety including protective clothing, gloves, masks, safety glasses and mask.

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13 hours ago

Zoom discussion group (Bible history) during the lockdown

Tony from Grey Lynn

Kia ora neighbourlies,

Is anyone interested in joining a Zoom discussion group during the lockdown. I would like to start such a group discussing 'history of the Bible' and closely related issues. This is not a religious groups; I'm not a Christian and don't want to be. Christians welcome to join though as long as the focus is on the Bible as an historical, literary and cultural artefact, not on what are 'correct' interpretations etc. My idea is that the group could convene via Zoom, and we could discuss a book, or a theme each week. I've recently read John Barton's 'A history of the Bible' as well as some other books such as Edmund Wilson's 'The scrolls from the Dead Sea' and Augustine's "City of God'.

I think something like 6 participants would be ideal. You could have more than one in your 'bubble'.

If you're not familiar with Zoom it is a very use friendly application. You simply go to the site (zoom.us...) and register, then I would send you an invite, and we all log in at the same time. Zoom has camera and microphone, but not the annoying part of Skype which has delays and people speaking over each other.

Let me know if you're interested joanandtony@xtra.co.nz

nga mihi

Tony O'Brien

5 days ago

Thousands of kids could go hungry as schools close in coronavirus lockdown

Josephine Franks Reporter from Central Leader

Kia ora neighbours, children reliant on food provided at school face going hungry as schools close in the fight against coronavirus.

KidsCan feeds breakfast and lunch to 34,000 children every day and CEO Julie Chapman said the reality of lockdown is that some families will run out of food and find it difficult to get more.

Are you worried about how your family will cope with extra mouths to feed during the week?

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