We were busy during lockdown bringing the community together through our three projects - Front Door Project, Return to Local and Nature Revives. These project culminated into a book called Hope from Lockdown.

Hope from Lockdown is an historic documentation of the March to June 2020 period, during the COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand.

It includes a diverse collection of pictures and stories from people from North Auckland to Queenstown who were part of the Front Door Project, Nature Revives, and Return to Local projects that ran in New Zealand during this time.

Written by Abbie McKoy from Incremental Change Agency. Designed and printed locally in Wellington. Thanks to Design with Nic and Pivotal Print.

All proceeds of our first edition book will go to planting trees through the Taupō Swamp Restoration project In Plimmerton, Porirua. Special thanks to Friends of Taupo Swamp and Catchment Inc and Te Rito Gardens Porirua for partnering with them.

"We are so proud of what we have all achieved together through lockdown and that the seeds of our projects will provide trees for another. Thank you for being part of this journey with us!  He rau ringa e oti ai - By many hands the task is completed.

If you're keen to get one of the last copies of Hope from Lockdown, first edition, you can purchase it at Pataka Museum or SoulyNZ.

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