Hey guys I just thought I'd let you know how things are going down the Coast. We set off late this afternoon with a ute loaded with supplies and headed straight to the furthest southern point we could reach. From there we worked back up country calling in to each House and handed out any essential items that people might need. High on the list was both clean drinking Water and the ability to filter Water which we had plenty of. Of the dozens and dozens of people we met, we were able to provide varying degrees of help from grocery items to information about what was going on around them as many of them are still isolated, for people who weren't home when we called in they have a nice surprise waiting for them. People were overwhelmed by the support and contributions made so we honestly thank you for giving us the chance to help make a difference in these people's lives . Below is a selection of photos I managed to grab while out today but as we were pinched for time I'm sorry there isn't more. The general tone of the community is that they are grateful to be alive and even more grateful for the overwhelming support they've received. Last port of call for the night was ''The Store'' in Kekerengu where they put on a feed for the locals and we were able to lay out what we had left for people to take back to their families. We are going to continue doing what we have been today for as long as people need it. The plan is to get some gear together and head down to stay for the weekend to really put in some decent days repairing fences and getting water running again. Sorry there isn't more information to share but will try to keep you updated as we go.
WIN!! We have now counted down the 12 Days of a Kiwi Christmas, but we have one last AMAZING prize to give away this year. We have a copy of each of the 12 books of our KIWI CHRISTMAS to giveaway to one lucky winner. To go in the draw to win, just comment, share or like this post by this Friday at 10am. Good luck everyone and thank you for entering! ** This competition is only open to our Facebook fans in New Zealand.
Today is Moehanga Day in the United Kingdom. #Onthisday in 1806 Great Britain was discovered by Moehanga. Of course, various indigenous, white-skinned tribes had already inhabited the British Isles for thousands of years, but Moehanga was the first Māori to discover Britain. The British natives were in awe of Moehanga’s tattoos and they insisted he meet their chieftain King George III.
When Moehanga arrived on the island he saw families living in primitive, damp and unsanitary conditions and a brutal society that punished almost any act of disobedience, from theft to living with Gypsies, with death. The Britons were a warlike people, renowned and feared for their prowess at fighting other European tribes and even raiding and conquering lands and taking slaves on distant continents.
Today Britain is a thriving multi-cultural nation, producing a range of quality exports whilst preserving its rich heritage and traditions. Happy Moehanga Day! #OTD #Moehanga #MoehangaDay
School's out, Christmas is just around the corner and the awesome people at PlayStation NZ and Red Bull have given us a massive PS4 prize pack to give away to one lucky winner! All you have to do is tell us how you would react if this was under your tree on Christmas morning! Random draw, ends 6pm 19/12/16.
WIN!! The BIG EVENT Warehouse Sale is on now in Christchurch and starts tomorrow in Auckland. Before the crowds arrive we picked some great books for a special sale MYSTERY BOX which we are giving away to one lucky person. To go in the draw to win this AWESOME box of books, just comment, share or like this post by this Friday at 10am. Good luck everyone! ** This competition is only open to our Facebook fans in New Zealand.
Close your eyes and in your mind think of a question or situation you would like guidance with and then choose a card 1, 2 or 3 😇 Please like this post and write your choice in the comment box below and then please share this post so as many people as possible get to see what their choice has in store for them 💞 Results will be published tomorrow so check back and see what answers your card has for you 😊 Thank you and have a lovely weekend 💖💜💞 xx
We've been busy working on a new edition of the Edmonds Cookery Book, and we're pretty chuffed with how it's turned out. So we're giving 10 of you the chance to win a copy before it's available in the shops on 27th September.
Tell us your all time favourite Edmonds Cookery Book recipe in the comments below and you're in the draw to win!
Entries close midnight Sunday 18th September and we'll draw and contact our 10 winners the next day. Each winner will receive a brand new copy of the Edmonds Cookery Book. Full T&Cs are here: http://bit.ly/EdmondsTsandCs
I met him (Jakob Haws) today on my flight back home to Seattle from Salt Lake, Utah. Started off introducing our names to each other and one thing led to another ... He happened to served a mission for 2 years in Upolu, Apia. Had a convo with him during our whole flight here to SEA and getting to know each other. What a blessing that was (tiny world I tell ya) he speaks fluent Samoan and so do I ! We straight up having a full on convo in Samoan the whole time and it was awesome😂😂😂... That's was so cool experience. It was a pleasure meeting you brother . Love hearing other nationality speaking our native language proudly 😍
Woah! One Love Festival is on track to sell out again in 2017, and it's bigger and better than ever before. We can't thank you enough for all the love and support.
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Here's your chance to WIN X 4 VIP Tickets with camping at One love Campgrounds + 4 One Love T-shirts! (if you already have your tickets we will refund you the money)
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⚡️ Earlybird tickets - SOLD OUT
⚡️ First release tickets - ALMOST GONE
⚡️ Second release tickets - ON SALE SOON
⚡️ VIP tickets SOLD OUT (only few left with our hard copy reps)
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ONE LOVE 2017 LineUp
SIX60 - TARRUS RILEY - KOLOHE KAI - REBEL SOULJAHZ - FIJI - THE GREEN - STEEL PULSE - BLACK SLATE - BIG MOUNTAIN - SPAWNBREEZIE - KATCHAFIRE - AARADHNA - SONS OF ZION - SAMMY J - KINGS - TOMORROW PEOPLE - THREE HOUSES DOWN - CHE FU - JOSH WAWA - PAUA - LAB (KORA BROTHERS)
NZ needs to stand with the people of the world against Trump's 'muslim ban'.
It's time for NZ to step up... our government needs to speak out strongly against injustice. We cannot simply politely and diplomatically side step this, we have to call it for what it is. We show who we are as a country not when it's easy, but when it's hard.
Donald Trump's executive order for what is very blatantly a 'muslim ban' is inhumane, unjust, and completely irrational. He says it is about "protecting" America, yet his ban does not include the countries from which actual terrorists originated from. Co-incidentally the countries not included on his list are all countries he has significant business interests in (for example Saudi Arabia and the UAE). Any ban of people from any predominantly Muslim country is wrong, and this irreconcilable inconsistency serves only to reveal the utterly irrational bigotry of this policy.
[NOTE: and for all those people who say it isn't a muslim ban, and this is simply the corrupt media misreporting him yet again, you might recall that amongst all the other truly terrible things he said during his presidential campaign, one of the things he did say, over and over, was that he was going to stop muslims coming to the US. Quote: "Donald J Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of muslims coming into this country..." He actually said that. So, there's the fact that he actually promised a literal muslim ban to his supporters which lends considerable credence to the idea that this is in fact the "muslim ban" he said he was going to implement.]
Countries all over the world are speaking out against this action, and are offering to take in refugees effected by Trump's 'muslim ban'. We need to do the same. We have a moral obligation to offer these displaced people a haven. Not because it's easy, but because it's right.
Speaking out against Trump is a unquestionably a dangerous thing to do. This is a man who has demonstrated again and again that he takes any criticism deeply personally, and he is clearly willing to use the powers of his office to strike back at people who oppose him. He may well punish the countries who stand up to him, and who condemn him. There may be implications for NZ economically and politically, yet stand up to him we must.
Throughout human history people have stood by while terrible things were perpetrated against specific populations and groups. We cannot stand aside and be part of this grievous injustice being perpetrated on a group based simply on their religion. The worst crimes against humanity all begin as minor infractions, as the progressive curtailment of rights and freedoms of innocent people.
We stood up to the US over nuclear weapons, not because it was easy, but because it was right. Now that moment has arrived again, and we are once again having our moral courage questioned. We either stand aside, or we step up. Now more than ever, the world needs courageous leadership in the face of injustice, ignorance, and bigotry.
New Zealand needs to show that leadership now. We need to stand up, and speak out. It isn't the easy thing to do, but it is the right thing to do.
The New Zealand Defence Force has mobilised multiple assets including personnel and at least three of its aircraft to support the Government’s response to the massive 7.5 earthquake that slammed North Canterbury early on Monday. Photos taken from a Royal New Zealand Air Force NH90 helicopter show massive rockfalls in several areas in the upper South Island.