Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 15th December 2020. Part 4 of 4. Trip to London to form World Association of Flower Arrangers. Night train to Scotland. Conference in Australia. Books on floral art. Origins of floral art. Fundraising diaries. Plant varieties in NZ. Night school and start of the local club. Training to teach floral art. Design principles. Growing suitable plant material. Flower arranging as an art form. Durability. Online demonstrations by Francine Thomas through the Covid-19 pandemic. Grandmother’s artwork.
During the first Covid-19 lockdown, the 'Sheild's Up' initiative coordinated makers across New Zealand in mass producing face shields to ship to under stocked healthcare providors. Local Makerspace Blueprint (a division of the Palmerston North City Library) contributed its 3D-printers and expertise. Together with machines loaned from Te Manawa museum, over 800 face shields were 3D-printed and provided to local dentists, midwives and the sterilisation department at Palmerston North Hospital.
A beautiful Easter Saturday at the beach, normally there would be dozens of people enjoying a warm autumn holiday. The government directed people to stay home and not visit baches and public spaces. Hence this almost deserted beach in a warm day in the Easter weekend.
This seal is sunbathing at Foxton Beach marina during the Covid-19 lock down. All the boat owners have gone, there are few people about and the animals are reclaiming the land.
Neighbours having a drink together at Shortt Street, Foxton Beach. They are keeping a good social distance to ensure that if any are carrying the virus, it will not be transmitted.