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Nourishing & flourishing: local seminar series coing up

It’s spring so it must be time for another Spring Series! And we have a excellent line-up for you this time, all under the banner of ‘Nourishing & Flourishing’. Come and hear how local responses to local needs, in NZ and elsewhere, have fostered outstanding examples of stronger, healthier communities. Please feel free to spread…… Continue reading Nourishing & flourishing: local seminar series coing up

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Getting ready and getting through

How many prods do we need to get our emergency supplies and systems sorted? A couple of short power cuts at my house on the Sunday of the Greener Neighbourhoods civil defence challenge, followed by a two day power cut for 85,000 Auckland homes and businesses has me going through my civil defence kit and plan. Visiting many…… Continue reading Getting ready and getting through

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What’s a weekend without power like when you’re 9?

By Max Andreas, aged 9 This weekend we took part in a civil defence challenge. For the whole weekend from 5pm Friday till 5pm Sunday (26th September to 28th September) we pretended we had no power in our house. This is what I liked and disliked about the exercise. I didn’t think it would be…… Continue reading What’s a weekend without power like when you’re 9?

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Survival in style

Paekakariki’s Ocean Square Greener Neighbourhood group celebrated Civil Defence’s Get Ready Week in style…here are some pics from our weekend. A bit of roughing it, yes, but along with the hardship we managed to enjoy some of the good life. Soaking in Liana and Pete’s gas-fired hot tub was a highlight, enhanced by a fireworks display from…… Continue reading Survival in style