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A new world

by Benoit Pette
A few days ago, with a bit of time on my hands, I started sorting out a few photos. They were shot two weeks ago, and now they look as if they’re from another world, a different era. Read more »

Skinny Jump available through Upper Hutt Libraries

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
Upper Hutt Libraries is teaming up with Digital Inclusion Alliance Aotearoa to offer Skinny Jump.Skinny Jump (previously Spark Jump) is designed for households at risk of digital exclusion and who don’t have a broadband connection, participants receive a free Wi-Fi modem and 30 GB of data for $5 on the pre-pay service with no fixed contract. Read more »

Covid ducklings


by Val Aldridge
Look what I found on my walk today! Read more »

DocEdge goes online

Press Release – Doc Edge Festival
To connect kiwi communities and give audiences a chance to experience a multi-faceted expression of life outside the bubble, Doc Edge is moving the full 2020 festival and industry event programme online, translating the physical festival to an innovative digital environment this June. Read more »

Hutt City Libraries online and at home

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Communities in Lower Hutt are staying connected during the lockdown through a new online service that is providing a large variety of online collections and library activities direct to people in their homes. Read more »

Compassion Soup Kitchen needs help to meet increased demand for meals

News from Wellington City Council
It’s been 118 years since the Compassion Soup Kitchen began providing daily meals for Wellington’s disadvantaged – and as they did during the 1918 flu pandemic, they’re doing it again. During the alert level 4 Covid-19 lockdown, the charity’s staff and volunteers have risen to the challenge, but they need local support to continue providing meals for their whānau. Read more »

Sleep: a natural tonic

by Rosie Gibson
Sleep provides a foundation for our physical and mental wellbeing. It also boosts the effectiveness of special cells involved with the body’s immune response. The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a time of acute stressors and rapid sociological changes. Losing sleep over this situation is to be expected. Read more »

Wellington City Libraries add more online services

News from Wellington City Council
Wellington City Libraries (WCL) are helping people staying at home by adding more online services, which are available to everyone in the capital. Read more »

Strange days, with time to think

Wellington this morning. Photo from Jonathan Mitchell/RNZ

by Ian Apperley
These are extraordinary days we live in. You’ll be waking up this morning to the first day of a national lockdown, a lockdown that may last some weeks or longer. Life then takes a dramatic turn for each one of us, but one that has echoes of the past and a hope for a very different future once this is over. Read more »

Emergency Operations Centre opens in Thorndon; playgrounds closed

News from WCC
As the Covid-19 Alert level 4 lockdown starts tonight, and a national state of emergency has been declared, Wellington’s Emergency Operations Centre in Thorndon is now up and running and is plugged-in to what’s happening regionally – mainly via the regional Emergency Coordination Centre – and nationally. Read more »

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