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Collection Appeal - This July

Dementia Auckland

We would love you to join Dementia Auckland in our annual Countdown Collection Appeal this July. Volunteers are needed to collect vital funds for our free carer support services in Auckland. This appeal significantly helps our organization and we need support to achieve our mission.

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1 day ago

Ardern's landslide now confronts Auckland's to-do list

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, The Labour landslide removes most of the excuses (New Zealand First) offered for why some big Auckland projects didn't happen last term. So will it now all be go ? Read the story below:

5 hours ago

Would you buy this cowboy Winston Peters portrait?

Melanie Earley Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Kia ora neighbours, if you’ve ever dreamed of having an image of New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wearing a cowboy hat, proudly hanging in your living room, now’s your chance to make it a reality. An artwork of Peters, created using coffee, red wine and tea is for sale on Trade Me. The current bid is almost $300, would you buy this?

2 hours ago

Stitch in time comes full circle

Caryn Wilkinson Reporter from Community News

An idea sparked 20 years ago has come full circle for embroiderer Diana Barker.

It took a month of painstaking work to create her colour wheel embroidery during Auckland's lockdown.

The project idea stemmed from a visit to Coventry Cathedral during the 1990s while holidaying in Britain.

Barker, an Auckland Embroiderer's Guild member, was inspired by the cathedral's modern take on rose windows and wanted to portray this.

Lacking a full set of colours, she left some spaces, which reflect the gaps in the cathedral windows where light seeps through.

Her work on fine linen features a frame bought from Asia.

Barker's creation will be exhibited at the Auckland Embroiderer's Guild Annual Display, from October 31 to November 8.

The show runs from 10am to 4pm daily at Onehunga Community Centre.

Barker said she was happy to have the extra time during lockdown to bring the idea to fruition.

The former president joined the guild soon after its formation in the early 1970s.

Now retired, she relishes the time she has to devote to stitching.

The guild meets in Mt Eden, Auckland for workshops and to hear monthly speakers.

Embroiderer Diana Barker created this colour wheel during Auckland's lockdown.