What a strange eight weeks New Zealand has experienced since we last wrote. How life can change in an instant!.
Working from home with no social distractions allowed us to forge ahead with preparation of material for the remainder of 2020, and the impact of isolation had little detrimental effect on our publication. Our thoughts go out to the many businesses, and the families they support, who will struggle to get back on their feet in coming months.
We love the title of Lesley Treweek’s article Gold is Where You Find It. So very true, and an inspirational read, as is David Relph’s article on life at ‘High Peak’ during the Second World War.
Jeanette Grant’s schooldays are classic mid-twentieth century: school milk, skipping and hopscotch in the playground, the ‘strap’, chanting of spelling and times tables, bell monitors… all so familiar. During those same decades a surge of British emigrants included Trish McBride who gives an account of her 1952 voyage on the TSS Captain Cook and writes, “Tauranga was a sleepy little place”. There’s certainly no shortage of excellent stories in this issue to wile the time away.
Warm wishes accompany this message, and we urge you to keep safe. ... See MoreSee Less
Firstly, a sincere thank you to all our loyal readers. As you will be aware, we were very blessed with Issue 143 (April / May 2020) being printed and distributed prior to the country going into Level 4 Lockdown. Our printers / distributors (Ovato) pushed the job through in an extremely tight timeframe – with both the mail out to subscribers and the placement in supermarkets. We are most grateful for their efforts on our behalf.
With the ability to do our work digitally from home, we are preparing Issue 144 of New Zealand Memories (June / July). Assuming the government is able to change the status from Level 4 before the end of May, we aim to have it printed and distributed as per our normal schedule. Developments will be posted on this site as they arise.
Take care, stay safe within your bubble, and please contact us if you have any queries.
Thanks so much Wendy and David. I was so relieved to see this in the letterbox last week, and am rationing it out, interspersed with rug-making and more TV than I've ever watched in my life before. Thank goodness you weren't part of that "other lot". Latest rug, about 75% worked, pictured.
Thankyou so much for your dedication to this project, New Zealand Memories is the best 👍💖
All the best, Wendy. 🙂
If they don't are you able to come up with a Digital or .pdf version that people could pay to download (Via your memories website) - That way people can still make purchases, and still support you, and you mightn't need to supplement 'as much' if indeed the Lockdown continues. Digital versions would be SAFE in people's houses - and a possibility of ''back orders'' for those who prefer paper, for once lockdown lifts 😉
Hope you are keeping well
(p.s. loving issue 143)
Issue 143 is now available - Nothing better than a good read while in Lockdown. Check it out via www.memories.co.nz and subscribe to make sure you never miss an edition. We can still send via NZ Post. ... See MoreSee Less
Issue 141 is now available - check it out via www.memories.co.nz and subscribe to make sure you never miss an edition. Also a Gift Subscription makes a great Christmas gift for family and friends. ... See MoreSee Less