Kia ora Kāpiti,
What has been some good news in your neighbourhood that's happened during the lockdown?
Kia ora neighbours, we're getting a lot of stories about Covid-19 saturating our newsfeed and the media as of late and we're keen on helping put a damper on that. We'd love for you to tell us some of the more light-hearted stories that you think deserve a shoutout.
Maybe it's a community hero that's been helping out those that are self-isolating, something you discovered while out exercising in your bubble, or something you're doing to help pass the time.
Let us know in the comments below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comment featured in the Kāpiti Observer.
Do you (or a friend, neighbour or family member) sometimes struggle to cope with your laptop, PC, smart phone or tablet? Has Covid-19 and its associated restrictions thrown up some IT challenges? Are you still nervous about signing up for Internet Banking or any of the many other services that we are now encouraged (required?) to access electronically?
Maybe you've never done much computing and need to start with the basics? Or are you a regular user and just want to learn how to get the most out of your device or stay up-to-date with new developments?
We deal with these issues all the time at SeniorNet and our friendly tutors are always willing to go the extra mile to help. With a comprehensive programme of courses and workshops coming up in Term 1 2022, now is a good time to get started!
If you or someone you know could do with some IT help, please come along to Coastlands next Tuesday 1 February between 9am and 4pm; or
Visit the Learning Centre on Saturday 5 February (10am-2pm) at 200 Matai Road, Raumati Beach, and talk to one of our tutors about how SeniorNet can help.
We would love to see you. You can find more information at kapiti.seniornet.nz or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club are running their usual playhouse raffle with proceeds going to the Life Flight Trust and local charities. First prize is the playhouse, second prize a 30 minute scenic flight and third prize is a Kitchen Wiz.
Go to kapitipakekelions.org.nz... to purchase your tickets online. Closing date is 12 February 2022.
All proceeds go to the Life Flight Trust and local charities
Helen Moore, from Napier, sent us this sad but lovely story on Snuffy and PK.
"Snuffy, aged 17, a fierce defender of her property, a drama queen and dedicated rodent hunter. Died from kidney failure late 2018. PK, a massive show off and occasional thief, her sister, died aged 19 early in 2021, a week after my husband died. She comforted me beforehand even though she was unwell herself, snuggling up and licking the tears from my face."
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