The theft of a lifesaving flotation tube from Cable Bay has done little to dampen the spirits of Operation Flotation, the charity set up to help prevent drownings. Pat Millar started the charity in 2018 after a father drowned at Cable Bay rescuing his daughter, and has been backed by community support ever since. Have you seen the flotation tubes at Doubtless Bay, Maitai Bay and Tauranga Bay?
Has anyone ever seen something like the image below in an older Kiwi home? Does anyone remember them from their childhood? These strange slots allowed you to rid yourself of an old razor and never think of it again...but it also meant, years down the track, that someone renovating would be in for a nasty, rusty surprise.
I'm certain I've seen something like this here in Aotearoa-NZ, but can't for the life of me recall where. It was in the back of the medicine cupboard. Let us know if you've seen, had - or have - one in your home.
We love how creative some people are with their plant giving! This is for goodie bags for a 7 year olds party but we reckon you could borrow this wonderful idea for the Neighbours Day Aotearoa Great Plant Swap!
What a lovely gift to get and it's not just kids who love sunflowers.
ADDED BONUS: if you give your neighbours sunflower seeds you would get to enjoy their beautiful flowers too!
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