172 days ago

Free family fun in Wairarapa Labour Weekend Saturday!

The Team from Destination Wairarapa

Check out the Block Party, on Saturday of Labour Day weekend.
Music, painting, photography, pottery, poetry, kids art, street printing, books, tours, food, films...
25+ free things to do in the CBD of Masterton - take a walk around the block and experience the neighbourhood Masterton Arts Quarter, Library Square, and beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park.
Some of the highlights:
-Free collection tour at Aratoi 11am (book: info@aratoi.co.nz)
-Free kids art activity and live music at ConArt
-Free Kaouau flute making at King Street Artworks
-Free pottery workshop at 1pm at Te Patukituki (Te Pa)
-Free star constellation activity at Aratoi
-Free tree tours of QE Park, meet at 11am or 1pm, Hosking Fountain
-Free music making with Connecting Music in QE Park
-Photo-Swap near King Street Artworks
-Live character Manukura from Pukaha will roam about
-Free entry & free shearing demonstrations at The Wool Shed
-Spinning and weaving and knitbombing
-Free inflatables and games at Trust House Recreation Centre
-Street printmaking - from manhole covers - near the Library
-Live Poetry in Library Square
and more!!

More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Are you OK?

The Team from Wellington District Police

Your emotional and mental wellbeing is important. It is normal to feel stressed or lonely when self-isolating, but there are some things you can do to feel better.

Even if you are not sick you may be feeling anxious about COVID-19. This is normal.

Reach out to your family and whānau, friends and workmates. Sharing how we feel and offering support to others is important.

We want to remind you that if you or someone you know is struggling right now, there is free help available.

See below a list of helplines throughout New Zealand ?

Kia Kaha Aotearoa.

1 day ago

Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.

Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.

To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.

12 hours ago

Let the games begin

The Team from Resene ColorShop Masterton

Recreate a classic game in an unconventional format using Resene testpots to paint your own dominoes. Smooth rocks, like those found on the beach or in a river bed, work best for this project.

Take the kids out to search for ones that lay flat and are generally round or oblong in shape. If you don’t live near water, you should be able to get some from your local garden supply store.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create your own rock domino set.