Boxes of Lego for every classroom

Boxes of Lego for every classroom

Lego, a well-known building block toy, has become a symbol for creativity and community spirit for Brightwater School. Students have used it to help win an award and, thanks to a group of resourceful dads, Lego is now available to every student within the school. “We...
Quieter streets for Richmond

Quieter streets for Richmond

The New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) has long had an aim to make New Zealand’s streets safer and more enjoyable. Feedback resulting from a survey conducted during lockdown has further highlighted that this type of change is the reality people want to see. Less...
Fridge becomes kids’ library

Fridge becomes kids’ library

I had only just sat down on the Creed family’s couch when two-year-old Edward came over with his ‘You Shouldn’t Touch Dragons’ book to share with me. “The kids just love books and they had so many that we wanted to let everyone else in the community make use of them”,...
Hall looks great after renovation

Hall looks great after renovation

The Age Concern’s activity hall has had a much-needed facelift, as huge renovations have brought the much- used building up-to-date over the last seven months. “We had to give the hall a much-needed reno”, says Caroline Budge, manager of Age Concern. When the building...
Disappointment for OE plans

Disappointment for OE plans

Emily Rushbrooke was bound for the United States and a second season with Camp America when the pandemic brought a halt to plans for her big OE. “I was so looking forward to seeing the kids again”, says Emily. The OE, (Overseas Experience), has been a Kiwi tradition...