We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.
Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.
She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.
Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.
To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.
For many New Zealanders, there's never been a better time to give themselves DIY bangs, a drunken bowl cut or partial shave of the head.
But worried stylists across the country are preparing for the hair-pocalypse when salons reopen. Have you resorted to cutting your own hair? How did it go?
Te Omanga Hospice has had to cancel one of their main annual fund raising activities due to the lock down and with their op shops also closed, I'd imagine they will have a massive hole in their fundraising bucket. We are all quite focused on Covid 19 but let’s try not to forget about charities such as theirs. Whilst we're at home, they carry on as per normal, continuing to provide an amazing service but under even greater pressure.
Despite the gallery being closed, fortunately I can still paint in my bubble studio. Please help keep me busy and out of trouble and together we can help support the Hospice.
Payment from the next commission received will be donated straight to Te Omanga Hospice then $100 from each of the next five commissions received thereafter.
Painting Size 36cm x 26cm
Framed in modern white, size 53cm x 43cm (see photo)
If you would like to take up this offer, please email through an image of your house or scene you'd like painted to email@example.com I'll call you by phone to discuss some ideas/compositions and get a feel for what you'd like, I'll then prepare a couple of thumbnail sketches for you to approve before I start painting.
The painting shown is of a cute little original Petone villa, No 8 Queen Street. It was my first home, purchased way back in 1987 with a Post Office, Home Ownership Account. It's now time to let someone else love and do their magic with it. It's sad to say goodbye, so I've painted myself a farewell gift to remember her by. I enjoyed the process so much, I wondered if others might like their own house immortalized as a painting.
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