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Seeds of Love: spreading aroha, growing community, and cultivating diversity

While a handwritten card is always something to cherish, a set of gift cards designed and made in Christchurch has an even deeper meaning than most. Handmade from 100 per cent recycled materials, Seeds of Love cards contain seeded hearts, filled with seeds from native flowers that can be planted anywhere across New Zealand.

Paper used in the seeded hearts comes from the thousands of notes, cards, and letters of support and unity expressed following the 2019 Mosque attacks in Christchurch. They were collected from outside Al Noor Mosque and Rolleston Avenue and donated to the project.

Make a Graphic Studio Mug with Emma Turner

Create a Graphic Studio Mug with Christchurch ceramic artist Emma Turner, as part of Share a Cuppa, a community event celebrating the ritual of a good cup of tea. Ka rawe!

Emma is currently finishing her diploma in ceramics. She works with colour and decoration to create narrative works, telling stories inspired by her everyday surroundings, and sells a selection of her work in her Felt shop, Emma Turner Ceramics.

Make a Landscape Cup with Jane McCulla

Canterbury potter Jane McCulla shares making a landscape mug with local sand inclusions, as part of Share a Cuppa, a community event celebrating the ritual of a good cup of tea.

Jane makes textured, stretched, stoneware clay vessels and forms, creating fluid textures on dry glazed, stoneware pieces to suggest geology, archaeology, and mankind’s marks on the landscape, fluxed over time. Her Felt shop, Clay Creation, features a selection from her Harbour Rim collection.

What is the most important thing in the world? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.

What is the most important thing in the world? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
Auckland-based social enterprise Tat Upcycle has a kaupapa of supporting its community members through proactive, holistic recovery and respect for Papatuanuku Mother Earth. Started by Hone Pene and Walter Marsters, and now joined by Dalton Neho and Joe Moana, the organisation diverts waste from landfill and offers a positive pathway for those recovering from addiction.