|This is the first anniversary of my monthly Greenhithe News WHOOP WHOOP and how wonderful to see the database growing. Over 900 Greenhithians are now receiving this through Mailchimp and lots of you are reading it. Receive it in the language of your choice by viewing online and then hitting ‘translate’. Please let your neighbours know about it, especially the Internationals. It can help them settle in and feel safer. If you move away from Greenhithe, just hit ‘unsubscribe’. Please don’t forward it to others outside of Greenhithe so we can keep it private to Greenhithe. Local people can email me to sign up directly.
The postings on Greenhithe Community Facebook Group have been so uplifting and encouraging with neighbours sharing water, finding missing pets and offering support to the family affected by Covid. Thank you to all those people who have returned and been in isolation. We appreciate you! It is nice to have you back at International Friends once your 2-week isolation is over. Sadly, some people have become extremely anxious and anxiety causes its own health problems. See last month’s Greenhithe News for useful tips on managing anxiety. Here is the latest Ministry of Health Covid information.
Neighbourhood Support continues to need Street Contacts in 10 streets or parts of streets particularly Te Wharau Drive and Greenhithe Road. Please consider being the contact person if you live on one of these. I will be writing to all living in uncontacted streets, before we have our next Emergency Resilience Mix and Mingle in May/June. Greenhithe Street BBQs are going well and I have purchased another 5 BBQ vouchers for those who want to plan an event. First come, first served! We are grateful to The Lion Foundation for assisting with funds to provide us a community space at 12 Greenhithe Road to hold these meetings.Here are some events coming up in Greenhithe –
The next Love Street Food NZ is at the Greenhithe Village Hall this Friday 13 March from 5 to 9pm.
Night off for the cook and a great opportunity to meet up with fellow neighbours.
A local workshop on Greenhithe History Stories is being run by The Travelling Apple Cart on March 17 at 7:30pm. Here is a collection of Greenhithe history stories.
Neighbours Day Aotearoa will run from 27 March to 5 April.
Easter is coming. I am looking forward to a slower pace. There is a free community Easter Egg hunt run by Shore Grace on April 4, a Good Friday Reflective Service on April 10 at Shore Grace at 10 am, and a Sunday Resurrection Service on April 12 at St Michaels at 9am, and Shore Grace at 10am.
Greenhithe Youth Collective
Here is the latest GYC News. Coming up the youth have Ten Pin Bowling this Saturday March 14 and The Amazing Race on March 27. And don’t forget The Lounge every Wednesday after school and Collins Youth on Friday evenings.
Nicola and Richard have arranged a school holiday Tauhinu Nature Walk on April 16. This is a rare opportunity to explore this part of the world.
Greenhithe now has Friends of Oratau Reserve meeting Wednesday mornings. And Friends of Wainoni Park meeting Thursday mornings. It is fitness and fun! Here is the latest local Greenhithe Environmental News. Nicola and Richard are doing a fantastic job engaging our community to help restore our green spaces. Volunteers have been weeding, planting, trapping… We appreciate you all! And special thanks to Johnathan and the Mens Projects Group for building our first community nursery. We can’t leave it all up to Auckland Council. It’s our back yards. We can do this!
The Greenhithe Crime Map is attached. Always a reminder to be vigilant, lockup and keep an eye out for anything suspicious. Here is Troy’s latest blog.
Enjoy the last days of summer and keep washing those hands and catching those coughs!