Hi there Neighbours!
With numerous gigs, concerts and festivals postponed or cancelled as a result of the level 4 response, we want you to dance the lockdown away with the new Neighbourly Spotify Playlist! Make your suggestions in the comments below - recommend anything you like on there, as well as tunes you think your Neighbours will enjoy. Chuck in some taste-breakers, one-hit wonders or some good old Kiwi classics - it really doesn’t matter. So if you’re running out of ideas on things to do, why not a dance party?
Just remember: keep it PG, refrain from putting any songs in the mix that may cause offence to your Neighbours. You can find the playlist here.
Happy raving NZ!
I'm working on a travel story for Stuff about the things that have surprised returning Kiwis about New Zealand. If you have recently returned from overseas or know someone who has, it would be great to hear about the things that have stood out for you, for better or for worse. Whether it's to do with the weather, the cost of things, the public transport, the food, the housing, the people or something else entirely, we'd be keen to hear about it. Please remember that your comment may be included in the article, unless you say you don't want it to be. Thank you.
One of the most scenic hot air balloon flights in the world - among the mountains in Queenstown - has slashed prices by a third to attract Kiwi travellers. Click the link below to read more.
On a local facebook group a cinematographer has asked for submissions from around the world to make a short story on the lockdown and how it has affected people. This can include photos and videos [it doesn't matter if they are 'only' cellphone videos, it's the content that's important] and interviews. If anyone would like to contribute we have till July 25 to submit. Please contact me if you would like to send some photos or video clips or take part in an interview of how the lockdown has changed you, even a simple voice recording can be added on top of some photos. let's send something from New Zealand even though we think we're 'over it' :)