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Man builds full-size working canoe out of newspapers to pass time during lockdown


The news cycle over the last few months has been relentless, but now an Auckland man's taken the news - and turned it into a full-size working canoe.
“I definitely rather there wasn’t a global pandemic, but it was quite nice being at home and having a lot more time to pour into this," David Parker told Seven Sharp.
The canoe has a layer of fiberglass on the inside and outside, with the inside layer made of paper from a cedar strip canoe-building book, Mr Parker explained.
 Underneath the paper layer is several layers of newspaper.
 "A lot of the newspapers had a lot of stories about coronavirus in them, and it was getting a bit bleak, so I decided to hide that," he said.
 Mr Parker took up woodwork six years ago when he started making his own guitar.
 Now, he shares his craft with the world, with his YouTube channel racking up millions of views.
 "I'm not interested in the outdoors that much, like if someone asks me to go on a two-hour hike, I'd say no, but if anyone wanted to go canoeing, I'm always keen."
Check out the NZ Herald article here:
Story courtesy of Stephen Parker, Board Member, Community Waitakere



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During this time of uncertaintly, we are sure of one thing.  We remain committed to keeping West Aucklanders healthy, connected and active

The West Auckland Together Hub provides online information designed specifically for families in West Auckland. The focus is on ideas, resources and tips for family well-being, which are all simple and relevant to whanau.
Resources include everything from videos on Maori games, tips for cooking, local walking routes, fun play initiatives and ways to stay connected.   

The West Auckland Together Hub has been developed by the Collaborative Marketplace partners:

With support from:  Auckland Council, Henderson Massey Local Board, Waitakere Ranges Local Board and Whau Local Board





Meeting Room Space

Waitakere Community Resource Centre provides cost effective and friendly event and meeting space options in central Henderson. 

Large room available perfect for meetings, workshops, forums, launches, training sessions, staff meetings, away-days, both public and private events.

We also office a small sound proof room, suitable for counseliing, supervision or one-on-one sessions.

The Cenre is fully accessible.  Includes a lounge area and kitchen facilities.

You are more than welcome to come and have a look around.

For further details please contact Mandy on 09 838 7903 or email




WEST AUCKLAND WELLBEING:  Back to Normal vs Forward to Normal
Author:  Rob Warriner - Chief Executive, WALSH TRUST


While the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown have caused understandable anxiety, what has been a huge mitigating factor in people’s ability to manage and “get by” has been the real sense of our “all being in this together”. For me it strongly reinforces the profound impact of social isolation; of being identified and taking on that identity of “being different” in our struggles with life.

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