Our Place: Stories of Local Life

By lauren taylor & Kate Dobbin

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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.

 

 

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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

    Laura Foote
    2020-11-12 20:00:20 +1300

    "Thank you for all your hard work from Laura at the ECHO Devonport stores. "

    Sarah Barton-Hills
    2020-11-12 17:41:36 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-12 17:41:01 +1300
    David Downs
    2020-11-12 17:28:23 +1300
    Matt Yallop
    2020-11-12 16:23:27 +1300

    "and one for Anna too :)"

    Matt Yallop
    2020-11-12 16:21:58 +1300
    Clare Hall-Taylor
    2020-11-12 16:02:24 +1300

    "Really excited about this project and am so impressed with you guys. Can’t wait to see the book. "

    Emma Cliffe
    2020-11-12 15:38:43 +1300
    Jacki Fortune
    2020-11-12 15:26:11 +1300

    "Best wishes guys for this lovely initiative."

    Dilan Jogia
    2020-11-12 14:58:06 +1300
    The Oliver Family
    2020-11-11 14:51:11 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-11 13:47:53 +1300

    "Secret Kiwi Kitchen would proudly like to be a supporter of this wonderful comm"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-11 11:02:45 +1300

    "Excited to receive my copy."

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-11-11 10:58:00 +1300

    "Love following on social. Thanks for highlighting the heroes in our community!"

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    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.

     

      Laura Foote
      2020-11-12 20:00:20 +1300

      "Thank you for all your hard work from Laura at the ECHO Devonport stores. "

      Sarah Barton-Hills
      2020-11-12 17:41:36 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-12 17:41:01 +1300
      David Downs
      2020-11-12 17:28:23 +1300
      Matt Yallop
      2020-11-12 16:23:27 +1300

      "and one for Anna too :)"

      Matt Yallop
      2020-11-12 16:21:58 +1300
      Clare Hall-Taylor
      2020-11-12 16:02:24 +1300

      "Really excited about this project and am so impressed with you guys. Can’t wait to see the book. "

      Emma Cliffe
      2020-11-12 15:38:43 +1300
      Jacki Fortune
      2020-11-12 15:26:11 +1300

      "Best wishes guys for this lovely initiative."

      Dilan Jogia
      2020-11-12 14:58:06 +1300
      The Oliver Family
      2020-11-11 14:51:11 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-11 13:47:53 +1300

      "Secret Kiwi Kitchen would proudly like to be a supporter of this wonderful comm"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-11 11:02:45 +1300

      "Excited to receive my copy."

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-11-11 10:58:00 +1300

      "Love following on social. Thanks for highlighting the heroes in our community!"

      Followers of Our Place: Stories of Local Life

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 19/11/2020 at 3:00 PM.
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