Emergency Supply Vehicle Register
Emergency Supply Vehicle (ESV) register is now open on a forum topic. If you are available for non-contact pickups, deliveries, supply runs in your area, please add your name to our new register and we will work to safely support people in your community. This is a free initiative with any donations put entirely back in to the programme. This can be supported during Level 4 condition in a critical needs basis or if you are a ESSENTIAL SERVICE employee during your work runs and helps the community. On foot, bike, motorbike, horse, car, ute, truck… whatever your means, your help is welcomed. Non contact and all safety precautions are a must.
What are the symptoms?
The symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- a fever (at least 38°C)
- a cough
- shortness of breath.
These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have COVID-19. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as colds and flu.
Got symptoms? Call your GP before you visit. Or call Healthline on
0800 358 5453.
Free Food Programme at risk
The Free Food Programme has removed it’s fridges and public facing stores during during the Level 4 lock down. Urgent supplies are being provided in a NON CONTACT fashion on a case by case basis from the venues. Please visit your regular venue and check the notice in each case. The charitable line of providers are isolating or cancelling services as producers struggle to provide any charitable supplies. The forums ESV group may be available to collect vital supplies for the programme if there is sufficient support. The time to show our care for the community is now more than ever!
A member: ‘A person who participates on the forum or website by way of posts, pictorials, helping other members and/or submitting articles. This forum’s membership is based on participation first and foremost. Welcome to a loving home on the internet.
If you have any issue registering, please let me know on Facebook or text 0274 501 899 with your username and we will register you with a temporary password. Cheers.
Spirit.org.nz member’s area on the forum has moved into it’s own sanctuary on the forum (with a public password at present to inhibit viewing for guests, bots, google etc so) and will also develop it’s own website area. The website will look to add an internet and real life name that is more universal, suiting it’s members purposes. Password will change regularly. Public, google and other internet resources are prohibited from entry, view or indexing past the title out on the main forum. The sanctuary was created to share our individuality, spirituality, causes and journeys. There is an excellent introduction by Kevin there on the rise and fall of groups and why and how sanctuaries, underground activities exist for the freedom of people and expression.
Our weekly healing activity is currently run in the members area of the forum and open to all (the members area is not viewable by google, bots or guests. The members area is accessible by the password shown on the forum.) It is intended to be a mainstay activity shared on the main website and scheduled so that the team / members can concentrate fully on the healing times.
We are in our fourth full week of healing sessions and are looking to future developments based on responses. Participation is sought to encourage progress.
Free Food Pantry
Team lead: Karen H and KerryAnne.
IMPORTANT UPDATE 21-30 MARCH 2020: The Free Food Pantry (OFFP) is closing imminently as key supplies are not available owing to the pandemic crisis. Whilst available, we are operating outside the retreat home at 22 County Road, Otaki.
Please; If you have foodstuffs, safety, medical, first aid or childcare supplies available – packed for collection or distribution; drop them off to the retreat home or make contact with Kevin if you are in the Wellington area (Flatdeck ute is available on ocassion, for collections.)
If you wish to make a donation to support this or our other projects, please visit the forum and click ‘donation’ at the top of the page. More details on the forum.
Team lead: Kevin Spooner and David Higgie.
We have a community garden project on existing land. This is intended to support other community initiatives (such as above,) replication of the concept to grow produce, with the focus on being, collectively, carbon neutral, or having a net zero carbon footprint amongst all its subscribing members by garden / tree development, produce and community sharing. Details updated on the forum. The administrator has cleared the green house for new seedlings and reserved the back half of the retreat property for this project. More details on the forum.
Care Centre Initiative
Team lead: Kevin Spooner
Member – trustee interest sought for a reintroduced care initiative. Please refer to Gateways Society (companies office) for the prior trust information. Details here.