NEWS AND UPDATES

Covid-19 Level 2

Classes until 21 September

All cookery and fitness classes are cancelled.

Art and Craft class will be available at the usual time on Wednesday afternoon (1.00 p.m.).

The foodbank is open; the Community Meal (takeaway) will be available on Monday. Please do not arrive before 11.45 a.m. and remember to maintain social distancing.

Accessing help:

For assistance with food or other social services, please use the Here to Help U website https://heretohelpu.nz/

The next review will be on Monday, 21 September.

Foodbanks

Community Meals

Community Meals

Community Meals

Free Stores

A KAIVOLUTION FOOD RESCUE INITIATIVE

Community Free Stores:

If you’d like to pick up food, please head along to one of the community free stores.  You need to bring your own bags or boxes.

Kirikiriroa-Hamilton Freestores:

Te Whare o Te Ata | 60a Sare Cresent, Fairfield, | 12.00 – 2.00pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Western Community Centre | 46 Hyde Avenue, Nawton | From 2.30pm Monday – Friday

Pukete Neighbourhood House | 43 Church Road, Te Rapa Sportsdrome, Pukete | From 1pm Monday – Friday

Te Whare Kokonga (Melville Community House) | 58 Bader Street, Bader, Hamilton | From 11am Monday – Thursday

Parish of St George and St David | 158 Rifle Range Road, Hamilton West. From 2-4pm, Monday to Friday.

Level 1

We are open and back to full normal services and classes.

Details:
Art & Craft - normal classes, open to everyone, resumed on Wednesday, 10 June. 

Cookery – usual classes resumed on 15 June.

Fun & Fit –  Life  Unlimited have been jumping through hoops to bring back these classes! We're delighted to report that they will start again next week, Thursday 2 July. 

Brain Gym - normal classes resumed on 17 June.

Indoor Team Sports - normal classes resumed on 16 June.

Monday Community Lunch resumed on Monday, 15 June. It is a full sit-down meal, in good old pre-Covid style!

Foodbank services are available now; a letter from Work and Income is needed for a three day food parcel.

Our services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired are available now.

Now it's our turn to wait... don't be long!

Here to Help U

Hamilton residents can now access social service support during COVID-19 at their fingertips thanks to a pioneering community response website ‘heretohelpu.nz‘.

‘Here to help u’ is a community initiative supported by Hamilton community service providers, volunteers and funders to provide hardship and social service support to locals during COVID-19.
Hardship and social service support includes free assistance with food parcels, prepared meals, collection of items service, mental health support, and safe social connection.
To access this support you go to www.heretohelpu.nz at any time and submit a request for help. A support line staff member will respond to your request

Solidarity

From Yolanda Pierce:

... Let us not value property over people; let us not protect material objects while human lives hang in the balance.
Let us not value a false peace over a righteous justice.
Let us not be afraid to sit with the ugliness, the messiness, and the pain that is life
in community together.
Let us not offer clichés to the grieving, those whose hearts are being torn asunder.
Instead…
Let us mourn black and brown men and women, those killed extrajudicially every 28 hours.
Let us lament the loss of a teenager, dead at the hands of a police officer who described him as a demon.
Let us weep at a criminal justice system, which is neither blind nor just....
Let us be silent when we don’t know what to say.
Let us be humble and listen to the pain, rage, and grief pouring from the lips of our neighbours and friends.
Let us decrease, so that our brothers and sisters who live on the underside of history may increase.
Let us pray with our eyes open and our feet firmly planted on the ground
Let us listen to the shattering glass and let us smell the purifying fires, for it is the language of the unheard.

 

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