Our Place: Stories of Local Life

By lauren taylor & Kate Dobbin

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Our Place: Stories Of Local Life

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Local Life Book Cover

 

Our Place: Stores of Local Life is a 110-page collection of photographs and stories from the local community of Devonport from April to November 2020. No-one has escaped the impact of the past few months, but if there's one thing that 2020 has taught us, it's how much we love and value our local communities and how much we don't want to lose them. Inspired by the Front Porch Project and Humans of New York, Local Life NZ is a reaffirmation of all that we love about local life, and the love that's been shown by our local communities. Edited and produced by Lauren Lulu Taylor and Kate Dobbin and printed locally on the North Shore, all proceeds from this campaign (above our production costs) will go to the Well Foundation.

Local Life NZ has charted its own course through the highs and lows of this unprecedented year; we’ve let the stories lead us serendipitously from one subject to another, giving us a glimpse into everyday lives, from euphoria to anguish, from innovation to re-invention. It’s been tough, there’s no doubt about that, but people haven’t wallowed in self-pity. Instead, they’ve told us time and again how important community has been to them, and how they couldn’t have got through it without each other. The book pays homage to our community; friends, families, businesses, and most importantly, our essential workers.

About the Well Foundation:

The funds raised from the proceeds of our book will support the work of the Well Foundation, the official charity of Waitematā DHB, whose mission is to advance healthcare for the people of North Shore, Rodney and Waitākere.

One of the services available through the DHB is He Puna Wāiora - "a pool of wellness" - a 35-bed adult acute mental health facility on Shakespeare Road, next to North Shore Hospital. It’s been designed using modern principles and clinical best practice, with dedicated therapeutic spaces, sensory and comfort rooms with multiple lounges, relaxation and programme spaces for service users.  

The Unit is staffed by a team of 100 mental health workers, and the proceeds from our book will go specifically towards the wellbeing of this dedicated team of essential workers.

 

 

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Updates 3

Thank you for your support

19/11/2020 at 5:37 PM

Thank you, everyone, for supporting our book and the Well Foundation and for helping us realize our project!

We hope to see you at our book launch party December 4th 5-7 pm. Please RSVP so we can cater for numbers.

And for those of you that pledged $50 to be a supporter-- please let us know what you would like your inscription to say right away. If we do not hear back from you before we go to print, we will simply put your name.

If you would like to order additional books please let us know right away. Your books will be available for pick up at the party and in Devonport the week of December 4th.

 

Cheers,

 

Lauren & Kate

A Peak Inside Our Book

11/11/2020 at 11:17 AM

Sample Page: Ron

Sample Page; Narrow Neck Cafe

Book Launch Party Invite

11/11/2020 at 11:14 AM

Book Launch Invite

You're warmly invited to the launch of 'Our Place - Stories of Local Life' 

RSA Devonport, 61 Victoria Road, Devonport (first floor)

Friday, 4 December

5pm-7.30pm

Welcome drink on arrival, then a $5 cash bar for wine and beer.  Food served, soothing music

RSVP: [email protected] or text Kate on 021 522 103

Pre-order copies of the book through our PledgeMe campaign:  https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/6731-our-place-stories-of-local-life

Or reserve copies now by messaging us on @LocalLifeNZ on Facebook X

Due to licencing requirements, you'll be required to sign in upon entry.

 

    Pledgers 44

    Karen Rawlinson
    2020-11-19 11:27:07 +1300

    "What a wonderful idea, thank goodness for people like you Kate and Lauren"

    Diana Clement
    2020-11-19 10:14:48 +1300

    "I have already pledged, but have decided to order a second book please. "

    Don Petchell
    2020-11-18 14:32:59 +1300

    "From the egg man. Great work."

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-18 12:11:38 +1300
    Diana Clement
    2020-11-17 11:12:16 +1300

    "What a fantastic initiative. "

    Nicky Whitham-Blackwell
    2020-11-17 09:41:47 +1300
    Juliet Barnard
    2020-11-17 08:00:35 +1300
    Megan Franklin
    2020-11-16 13:16:29 +1300
    Kate Alexander
    2020-11-16 10:52:23 +1300

    "love what you guys are doing, amazing xxxx"

    Kristy Connor
    2020-11-16 06:38:55 +1300
    Treena Nixon
    2020-11-15 17:20:38 +1300

    "well done"

    Emma East
    2020-11-15 15:16:27 +1300
    Rebecca Jones
    2020-11-15 11:34:40 +1300

    "Well done Kate & Lauren xx"

    Maria Zivkovich
    2020-11-15 09:44:22 +1300

    "Wonderful work!"

    Gemma Barker
    2020-11-15 08:14:14 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-14 21:36:48 +1300
    Ann Osullivan
    2020-11-14 21:14:36 +1300
    Laura Watts
    2020-11-14 18:42:15 +1300

    "I am really looking forward to reading about all the people and places that I am getting to know in Devonport. Xxx Laura"

    Denise Isaacs
    2020-11-14 11:12:05 +1300
    Katie
    2020-11-14 07:40:10 +1300
    Michelle Robson
    2020-11-13 22:00:16 +1300

    "Congratulations on a beautiful project. You've perfectly captured the heart of our wonderful community."

    Beatrice Carlson
    2020-11-13 11:55:02 +1300
    Sam Bratton
    2020-11-13 10:14:54 +1300
    Judith Harford Heap
    2020-11-13 09:34:57 +1300
    Colleen Rasmussen
    2020-11-13 08:30:10 +1300
    Brolly Sheets
    2020-11-13 08:22:40 +1300
    Ruth Blackman
    2020-11-13 07:54:19 +1300
    Melanie Toft
    2020-11-13 07:08:04 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-12 23:33:17 +1300
    Nic Russell
    2020-11-12 20:38:01 +1300

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    Followers of Our Place: Stories of Local Life

    Our Place: Stories Of Local Life

    Project 2020-11-07 13:13:27 +1300

    Local Life Book Cover

     

    Our Place: Stores of Local Life is a 110-page collection of photographs and stories from the local community of Devonport from April to November 2020. No-one has escaped the impact of the past few months, but if there's one thing that 2020 has taught us, it's how much we love and value our local communities and how much we don't want to lose them. Inspired by the Front Porch Project and Humans of New York, Local Life NZ is a reaffirmation of all that we love about local life, and the love that's been shown by our local communities. Edited and produced by Lauren Lulu Taylor and Kate Dobbin and printed locally on the North Shore, all proceeds from this campaign (above our production costs) will go to the Well Foundation.

    Local Life NZ has charted its own course through the highs and lows of this unprecedented year; we’ve let the stories lead us serendipitously from one subject to another, giving us a glimpse into everyday lives, from euphoria to anguish, from innovation to re-invention. It’s been tough, there’s no doubt about that, but people haven’t wallowed in self-pity. Instead, they’ve told us time and again how important community has been to them, and how they couldn’t have got through it without each other. The book pays homage to our community; friends, families, businesses, and most importantly, our essential workers.

    About the Well Foundation:

    The funds raised from the proceeds of our book will support the work of the Well Foundation, the official charity of Waitematā DHB, whose mission is to advance healthcare for the people of North Shore, Rodney and Waitākere.

    One of the services available through the DHB is He Puna Wāiora - "a pool of wellness" - a 35-bed adult acute mental health facility on Shakespeare Road, next to North Shore Hospital. It’s been designed using modern principles and clinical best practice, with dedicated therapeutic spaces, sensory and comfort rooms with multiple lounges, relaxation and programme spaces for service users.  

    The Unit is staffed by a team of 100 mental health workers, and the proceeds from our book will go specifically towards the wellbeing of this dedicated team of essential workers.

     

     

    Comments

    Thank you for your support

    19/11/2020 at 5:37 PM

    Thank you, everyone, for supporting our book and the Well Foundation and for helping us realize our project!

    We hope to see you at our book launch party December 4th 5-7 pm. Please RSVP so we can cater for numbers.

    And for those of you that pledged $50 to be a supporter-- please let us know what you would like your inscription to say right away. If we do not hear back from you before we go to print, we will simply put your name.

    If you would like to order additional books please let us know right away. Your books will be available for pick up at the party and in Devonport the week of December 4th.

     

    Cheers,

     

    Lauren & Kate

    A Peak Inside Our Book

    11/11/2020 at 11:17 AM

    Sample Page: Ron

    Sample Page; Narrow Neck Cafe

    Book Launch Party Invite

    11/11/2020 at 11:14 AM

    Book Launch Invite

    You're warmly invited to the launch of 'Our Place - Stories of Local Life' 

    RSA Devonport, 61 Victoria Road, Devonport (first floor)

    Friday, 4 December

    5pm-7.30pm

    Welcome drink on arrival, then a $5 cash bar for wine and beer.  Food served, soothing music

    RSVP: [email protected] or text Kate on 021 522 103

    Pre-order copies of the book through our PledgeMe campaign:  https://www.pledgeme.co.nz/projects/6731-our-place-stories-of-local-life

    Or reserve copies now by messaging us on @LocalLifeNZ on Facebook X

    Due to licencing requirements, you'll be required to sign in upon entry.

     

      Karen Rawlinson
      2020-11-19 11:27:07 +1300

      "What a wonderful idea, thank goodness for people like you Kate and Lauren"

      Diana Clement
      2020-11-19 10:14:48 +1300

      "I have already pledged, but have decided to order a second book please. "

      Don Petchell
      2020-11-18 14:32:59 +1300

      "From the egg man. Great work."

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-18 12:11:38 +1300
      Diana Clement
      2020-11-17 11:12:16 +1300

      "What a fantastic initiative. "

      Nicky Whitham-Blackwell
      2020-11-17 09:41:47 +1300
      Juliet Barnard
      2020-11-17 08:00:35 +1300
      Megan Franklin
      2020-11-16 13:16:29 +1300
      Kate Alexander
      2020-11-16 10:52:23 +1300

      "love what you guys are doing, amazing xxxx"

      Kristy Connor
      2020-11-16 06:38:55 +1300
      Treena Nixon
      2020-11-15 17:20:38 +1300

      "well done"

      Emma East
      2020-11-15 15:16:27 +1300
      Rebecca Jones
      2020-11-15 11:34:40 +1300

      "Well done Kate & Lauren xx"

      Maria Zivkovich
      2020-11-15 09:44:22 +1300

      "Wonderful work!"

      Gemma Barker
      2020-11-15 08:14:14 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-14 21:36:48 +1300
      Ann Osullivan
      2020-11-14 21:14:36 +1300
      Laura Watts
      2020-11-14 18:42:15 +1300

      "I am really looking forward to reading about all the people and places that I am getting to know in Devonport. Xxx Laura"

      Denise Isaacs
      2020-11-14 11:12:05 +1300
      Katie
      2020-11-14 07:40:10 +1300
      Michelle Robson
      2020-11-13 22:00:16 +1300

      "Congratulations on a beautiful project. You've perfectly captured the heart of our wonderful community."

      Beatrice Carlson
      2020-11-13 11:55:02 +1300
      Sam Bratton
      2020-11-13 10:14:54 +1300
      Judith Harford Heap
      2020-11-13 09:34:57 +1300
      Colleen Rasmussen
      2020-11-13 08:30:10 +1300
      Brolly Sheets
      2020-11-13 08:22:40 +1300
      Ruth Blackman
      2020-11-13 07:54:19 +1300
      Melanie Toft
      2020-11-13 07:08:04 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-12 23:33:17 +1300
      Nic Russell
      2020-11-12 20:38:01 +1300

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