A Dunedin baker wants every child to cut into a special birthday cake on their big day, so she's making them herself – for free.
Hannah Chung, 28, said ordering custom cakes and buying ingredients had become "so expensive" some struggling parents were forced to forgo their child's birthday party to pay for baking supplies.
A single cake from a speciality bakery could cost hundreds of dollars, well out of most people's price range, so Chung started taking suggestions on her Facebook page - Hannah Bakes for families who needed a hand in 2017.
Mira Meek should have been commemorating her late brother's birthday on Monday, but is instead putting posters around Mosgiel near Dunedin trying to find who may have his ashes.
Her brother, Todd Campbell, died aged 22 after an epileptic seizure in 2011.
Just before Christmas, her mother, Ngairena Hibbs, donated items to the local Hospice shop, after downsizing her home. These included, by mistake, small metal urn and a small wooden box with gold inlay – each containing some of Campbell's ashes.
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The summer months are the perfect time for entertaining friends and family, and whether it’s a dinner party or BBQ, good food will always be on the menu. But, did you know that half of all food poisoning occurs in the home? Follow the three simple Cs – clean, cook, chill to avoid getting ill this summer. We all want to keep our friends and families safe, so remember these easy steps while cooking.
Check out foodsafety.govt.nz/ccc for handy food safety tips.
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