53 days ago

Rachel Walker & Rika Nagahata Exhibition Opening This Weekend

Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery

An exhibition featuring two amazing bird artists, Rachel Walker and Rika Nagahata opens this weekend at Petone's foreshore art and gift gallery. Due to Covid 19 social distancing, the opening is spread over the whole weekend instead of having an evening opening event. If you'd like to meet the artists, Rachel will be at the gallery between 1 and 4pm today, Saturday and Rika will be here to meet you Sunday afternoon. The images attached are by Rachel, first five, and Rika, next five. There will also be live music to enjoy this afternoon by jazz pianist Don Franks and guests. We also have a fantastic new range of NZ made gifts to check out.

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4 hours ago

Way Back Wednesday

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Again this should not be too hard working out who this trend setter is?

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1 day ago

What you need to know about masks

Nicholas Boyack Reporter from Community News

Are you wearing a mask when you leave home?
With so many on the market, it can be confusing as to what is the best bet. Click on Read More to find out more about masks.
Here are some tips on how to get the best use of a mask.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a mask that fits well won’t have any gaps and will prevent air from flowing from the area near your eyes or from the sides of the mask.
“If the mask has a good fit, you will feel warm air come through the front of the mask and may be able to see the mask material move in and out with each breath.”
People with beards can use a mask fitter or brace to help the mask fit tightly over their face.
When wearing a disposable mask, the coloured side – usually blue – goes on the outside, and the edge with a piece of wire, or something similar, in it goes over your nose. The coloured side is water-resistant, while the white side is more absorbent and will suck up droplets and aerosols produced by the wearer.

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3 hours ago

The GRACI Project

Emily from East Harbour

Hi everyone, I'm a Clinical Psychology & Masters student living in Eastbourne. As a member of the Applied Developmental Lab in the School of Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington, we're inviting 5-12 year old children from all around New Zealand to take part in the GRACI Project. We are running this study to investigate children’s understanding and use of conversational rules that may be used during interviews with them about past experiences to help them manage difficult questions. If you were interested, we would set up a Zoom video call with your child (you can be present). They will be read a short story and answer questions about it, and will be asked to talk about their morning. To thank children for their time and participation we offer a $10 voucher for the Warehouse or Paper Plus at the end of the session.

If you are interested, click on this link vuw.qualtrics.com... to read more about the study. You can sign up there if you would like to take part!