Stopping in front of a nectar feeding station, whilst taking a walk and noticing at least 10 Tuis imbibing the nectar, whilst being rowdy and raucous. It was a beutiful moment in time that I had not seen before. I simply stopped, enjoyed and moved on. It really made my day. I was smiling from ear to ear with the sheer joy of what nature provides us with. It was quite wonderful, and an experience that I wont forget in a hurry.
Entries are open for this year’s Sunday Star-Times short story awards.
The awards include open, emerging Māori and Pasifika writers, and under-25 years categories and will be judged by some of New Zealand’s best authors.
The winning story will be published in the Sunday Star-Times and on Stuff. Entries close Friday 22 October.
Our short course will give you the skills to stay connected with your whānau and friends.
Learn how to get online safely and navigate websites and apps with confidence.
We’ll show you how to:
• send and check emails
• use tools to create, organise, and connect with the digital world
• solve common problems using online resources
• explore day-to-day tasks such as online shopping and banking
• stay safe when you’re online
• online and face-to-face class options available
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Here's a cool idea for communicating with your neighbours without technology or breaching alert level rules...
Each household gets 3 pieces of coloured paper that can be displayed in a window or on a door that others can easily see.
- Green is for I'm OK
- Yellow is for needing help or a check-in
- Red is for an emergency
This is a safe and simple way let others know how you're doing while also looking out for others in your community.