Asked how she feels about being made a dame, Dr Juliet Gerrard is somewhat lost for words, an unfamiliar position for the woman whose job is distilling the most up-to-date scientific information for those making the decisions that will shape our future.
Gerrard, currently Jacinda Ardern’s chief science advisor, has been named a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the New Year Honours.
While she hasn’t really processed what it means on a personal level, it hasn’t stopped the Freemans Bay resident from sharing the news with her 75-year-old mum in the United Kingdom, who got a kick out of getting the good news on her birthday.
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An exciting way to stay active during the Covid-19 lockdown, explore Auckland and win prizes has arrived in the form of the Street Art Bike Challenge.
To participate people simple need to snap a photo of themselves, their bike, a piece of street art, and share the photo with the hashtag #streetartbikechallenge.
The event will run throughout October and aims to encourage people to cycle around the city and stay active throughout the Covid-19 lockdown.
It is being hosted by EcoMatters Bike Hubs, who have compiled a map of over 200 street art pieces around Auckland to get people started.
Over $1000 worth in prizes are up for grabs. Will you be participating in the Street Art Bike Challenge?
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Does anyone have one of those wooden picnic tables that has the bench seats and table connected like an A Frame design at a reasonable cost please? Prefer good sturdy condition just requires cosmetics ie: sanding, staining or painting. 🦩