General Notices


Heritage New Zealand

 Tours of Old Government Buildings

Summer tours will start from January 9, 2021 and run each weekend until March 28, 2021, with weekday tours by special request only and subject to numbers.

Four tours by arrangement between September 30, 2020 and18 December, 2020.

Tour (A) – Tour of the building with reference to the historical, social and architectural aspects.
90 min tour minimum 5 people max 25 – cost $10/person

Tour (B) – Tour of the attic space including a look at some of the historical graffiti (cameras are permitted)and some of the mighty beams as used for the original build, followed by a tour of the basement, which will cover the original foundation and structure design and the earthquake strengthening carried out in the 80s & 90s.
90 min tour minimum 5 people max 15 – cost $10/person (not suitable for a wheelchair)

For further information contact Ron Pace,



Writers Against Covid-19

This website was created in England during the first Covid lockdown as an opportunity for writers and readers all over the world to share stories. It was first known as Writers Against Covid-19. There are now more than 200 stories on the website and you can vote for your favourite.  If you cannot remember its name, visit the new Authors page which lists all the authors and their stories. To find the voting form, go to  and follow the link.

Roger Smith, an Australian family doctor has self-published a book on health – Take a Simple Drive to a Healthier Life.

An overview of the book is available on his website
Hard copies and free electronic copies are available.

For those who want a physical book, they may either email Roger, $12.50 incl postage
or via trybooking website – $13 incl postage – just enter title of book as the event

For the free electronic copy downloads are available as follows:
the books app (orange icon) on home page of iPhone ipad imac,
Amazon kindle via Amazon or from Roger’s website for Android systems.