Update 21 May 2020

Tēnā koutou katoa

As you will see from the photo, we continue to garner media interest in our story. This one was with TVNZ’s Kate Nicol-Williams.  Tomorrow she will be in Hunterville to talk to our Playcentre family there. 

It was great to hear that the letter template (available here) that went on the website yesterday is being used by Centres – we are already seeing results.  Balclutha Playcentre sent a letter to the Clutha mayor, Bryan Cadogan, who has already been back in touch signalling that he’s keen to help.

Kapiti Coast councillor Sophie Handford, who is the youngest councillor in the country, has also been in touch. She is a Playcentre graduate and attributes much of what she has achieved to the great start she got attending Playcentre in Paekakareiki.  Sophie has already set up a Save Playcentre petition, which you can sign here.

And next week, I will be on Radio New Zealand’s Nine to Noon programme, so we are getting a lot of publicity.  

Ka kite anō au i a koutou.

Sean McKinley