Greig Neilson

Takeaway food options in Omokoroa

With the move to COVID-19 Alert Level 3 we get to enjoy takeaway food once more. There’s no doubt that New Zealand’s hospitality sector has been struggling during lockdown and many Kiwi businesses are in need of extra support at this time.

In This Together has prepared a directory of local food options. If you run one of these businesses and would like to have your listing updated, please get in touch.

Many thanks to Catherine McDonald for her work in getting the directory together.

In search of Street Captains…

In This Together’s communication strategy is centred around a network of Street Captains. Street Captains will be responsible for coordinating non-electronic communication during a crisis. Street Captains are people who will be able to:

  • Support In This Together’s work in coordinating volunteer resources in response to a crisis
  • Go door-to-door in the event of a crisis to speak to householders and identify immediate and short-term needs
  • Liaise with Neighbourhood Support street coordinators to develop an understanding of householders and potential needs.

Read more…

Supporting online learning

Govt announced yesterday that there is a plan in place for supporting online-learning for your school-aged children. It includes distributing devices to homes that need them, ramping up internet connections, providing hard copy educational materials and launching dedicated education broadcasts on free-to-air TV (in both English and Te Reo), so that our children can keep learning. To also support childrens’ well being, a new tool for parents called ‘Sparklers at Home’ has been launched, to help if you have little ones in your bubble.

Read more about the Government’s announcement here

Site for parents to help with fun wellbeing activities and home school ideas for kids
Home school free and paid resources available at

Trouble in the bubble?

In response to addressing the potential for violence in our homes while in isolation, Le Va has developed a new educational online campaign – Trouble in the bubble? #Catchyourself   

With the lockdown, many people will find themselves feeling’ irritable, frustrated, anxious or worried.  These are normal reactions to a very abnormal situation that all New Zealanders are facing together.  

What can we do?           Facebook @LeVaPasifika 
Step 1: #Catch yourself – Stop – know your triggers and warning signs ·         
Step 2: Take a step back – Breathe ·         
Step 3: Calm the mind – Think before you act ·         
Step 4: Act with respect – Be kind and focus on maintaining respectful relationships

supporting our community in times of crisis...

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