Gisborne Care and Craft Centre

Gisborne Care and Craft Centre


It's been a week since our expo. Thank you to everyone who attended and participated.
Alzheimers Gisborne Tairawhiti
Brain Injury Association Gisborne - INC
Barnardos New Zealand
CCS Disability Action
Choices NZ
Hospice Tairawhiti
Te Aka Ora Charitable Trust
Geneva Healthcare
Heart Foundation NZ
The Nest Collective Gisborne
Gisborne Salvation Army
Tairawhiti Community Voice
Gisborne Care and Craft Centre
Life Unlimited
SuperGrans Tairawhiti Trust
Age Concern New Zealand (Tairawhiti)
Gisborne Volunteer Centre
Stroke Tairawhiti
EIT Tairāwhiti
Cancer Society Gisborne East Coast
Workbridge (Tairawhiti)
Family Works Tairawhiti
Tauawhi Mens Centre
Nationwide Health and Disability Advocacy Services (Tairawhiti)
Gisborne Cab
Sadly Deaf Louis to Heavenly # # #
Photos from Nerell. Laughing 😂 Deaf 🧏‍♀️ 5 Lol
Deaf Betty Happy 80th Birthday and Happy C + C 34th WoW
Tuesday May 17th 🤟
I Just Finished These Television Slippers Just Now Yeah.
Yeah This Is What I've Been Doing Since Lockdown. 2 Slouchy Beanies. A Unsewn Television Slipper And A Green Beret Hat. Yeah.😝
Penny was delighted to finish her Bath Mat today.
Hello Gisborne Care & Craft from Masterton Care & Craft.

The Care and Craft Centres cater for lonely house-bound people and not so mobile adults, known as gue


We are relaxing and enjoying the school holidays at the moment. We will be back on the 10th of October.
We hope you enjoy the rest also.

Photos from Gisborne Care and Craft Centre's post 19/12/2022

That's us for the year.

Thanks Carol and Jill for a lovely Christmas party lunch....and for all the other yummy morning teas and lunches. Thanks Mary, Jenny and Glen for your volunteer services. And our biggest thank you goes to Dot McCulloch.... your love and energy for the group is very much appreciated. Thank you also to the many others who behind the scenes help us meet each week. Thanks to sunshine bus and family members that help your loved ones get to our group. We wish you all a very special Christmas and Happy New Year. See you all on the 7th February 2023.


Our amazing Dot turned 82 years young yesterday.

Thank you for all you have done for Care and Craft in the 33+ years you have been involved/running it.


Some new changes in place.

From 11:59pm on 12 September 2022, the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights) will be removed.

With cases reducing, a highly-vaccinated population, and comprehensive access to anti-viral medicines, New Zealand can safely move forward.

This will mean a few changes for tomorrow:

• You will only need to wear a mask when visiting healthcare facilities like hospitals, GPs, and aged care residential facilities. Some places like workplaces or marae may ask people to wear a mask. You can find more information on masks here:

• You only need to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19. Leave support payments for COVID-19 cases will continue. You can find out what to do if you test positive here:

• Household Contacts are recommended to take a RAT every day for five days. So long as you test negative, you will be able to go about daily life as normal. You’re encouraged to wear a mask whenever you leave home, particularly if visiting vulnerable people, like elderly or immunocompromised people, using public transport, or when in a crowded indoor space.

• You will no longer need to be vaccinated to enter New Zealand. People arriving in New Zealand from overseas will continue to receive free RATs at the airport and will be encouraged to test on day 0/1 and 5/6. You can find more information for preparing to travel to New Zealand here:

• All remaining vaccine mandates will end. The last workforce with a Government vaccine mandate is health and disability workers. This will end on 11:59pm, 26 September 2022. Some employers may still require workers to be vaccinated due to their responsibilities under health and safety legislation.

• Anti-viral medicines will be available for free to any New Zealander 65+ who tests positive for COVID-19. For Māori and Pacific peoples, these medicines will be available for free to anyone aged 50+ who tests positive. In addition, anyone with three high-risk conditions is eligible for free anti-viral medicines. You can find more information here:

You can find more information on the next phase of our COVID-19 response here:


We will be holding an activity group next week Wednesday on the 17th of August! Come enjoy some of our board games and crafts down in our whanau room from 10am to 12pm. We will be doing general knowledge, Quiz's and bingo!

Photos from Deaf Aotearoa's post 08/08/2022
Photos from Gisborne Care and Craft Centre's post 02/08/2022

Thanks to Brain Injury Association Gisborne - INC for putting this puzzle together. It's now being coloured in.

Photos from Gisborne Care and Craft Centre's post 02/08/2022

Another delicious meal from Carol and Jill.
Thank you.

Photos from Gisborne Care and Craft Centre's post 02/08/2022

Lovely to see everyone that attended our centre today. Another fun day.


It was lovely to see so many faces this morning at Care and Craft.
We look forward to seeing more next week.

Photos from Gisborne Care and Craft Centre's post 26/07/2022

Carol and Jill, you are our chef stars in the kitchen. Thanks again for a delicious lunch and morning tea scones.


Happy Birthday in July Harry.


Join us

Photos from Gisborne Care and Craft Centre's post 28/06/2022

While the weather wasn't great outside.....Care and Craft participants were warm and cosy inside the St Andrew's Community Church Hall. Some did jigsaw puzzles and others worked on their weaving.
ALL WELCOME just let us know if you'd like to come along. Dot.....8676199


See you in the morning for Care and Craft

Games will be out tomorrow and Tracy is coming to see what else you would like.

Timeline photos 22/06/2022

Matariki Twilight Festival is on from 3PM to 6:30PM āpōpō!⁠

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa is celebrating Matariki with a Twilight Street Food Market offering kai and whanaungatanga. Bring the whole whānau down to Whirikoka Campus Courtyard for kai carts, local craft vendors, and activities for tamariki!⁠

Bundle up the whānau and head on down from 3PM āpōpō!

More information online:


If you're getting Jobseeker Support because of a health condition, injury or disability, we may soon ask you to renew your medical certificate ✅

We temporarily stopped asking for renewals on these certificates during our initial response to COVID-19, and now we've started the renewals again. Generally your health practitioner will complete a Work Capacity Medical Certificate.

🗓 We'll write to you when you need to renew your medical certificate. Not everyone will need to provide a new certificate at the same time - it'll depend on when your medical certificate is due to expire.

You can use MyMSD to find out when your medical certificate expires. It's listed in the 'My Profile' section. You can also call us on 0800 559 009 ☎️

For more information please visit 👉


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Ruth attended CARE and CRAFT today wearing her jersey that she has been making each week at our sessions.

It looks fabulous on you Ruth.

Photos from Gisborne Care and Craft Centre's post 24/05/2022
Photos from Gisborne Care and Craft Centre's post 24/05/2022

Carol and Jill the celebration lunch was amazing. Thank you for all your hard work to give everyone such a delicious meal.


Happy 80th birthday Betty and Happy 34th Anniversary to us.


Our guest list comprises 5 people who are deaf. One has a regular hearing aid, and one a cochlear transplant. The others do not. We are doing sign language all the time. If you are hard of hearing or deaf, come join our group for morning tea on Tuesday mornings about 10 a.m. You do not need to join our group, or stay the whole morning. Make contact, and come regularly to meet up with those who are like affected, learn some signing, and if necessdary receive a bit of help as we are in touch with Deaf Aotearoa. Dot


Did you know we have been operating in Gisborne for 34 years.

Tomorrow we are celebrating our 34 years.

Do you have any memories of Care and Craft? Please share with us below.

Photos from Gisborne Care and Craft Centre's post 17/05/2022

We have some amazing Feijoa jam for sale.

$3 each.

Pick up is from 340 Palmerston Road.


Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow (Tuesday 9.30am).

A reminder that the Sunshine Service needs at least 24 hours to organise volunteers to collect you. Please give them a call.


Looking forward to seeing everyone this morning.

We are looking for someone to help do some cane work.

Everyone is welcome to come down.

$5 to help cover costs.


Getting a flu jab is your best defence to help your immune system and it's free for those most likely to get very sick.

The flu jab is now free if:
* You're 65 and over (55 for Māori or Pacific)
* You're pregnant
* You have certain health conditions like diabetes

Contact your GP or local pharmacy to book your appointment, or find more information here:


On holidays now - school breaks up for two weeks and so do we. The helpers need a break. When we get back on 3rd May we will be getting ready to celebrate our 34th birthday. Cant believe it - 34 years since Cyclone Bola and here we are in storm mode again.
Our birthday will be celebrated in a different way. Not just an entertainer, but something different. If you have been involved with Care and Craft in the past, please speak up and come along and have some fun, but please get in touch first - for catering purposes.


From 11.59pm tonight, 13 April all of New Zealand will move to Orange 🟠

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a sustained reduction in cases and hospitalisations despite the relaxation of settings. Under the COVID-19 Protection Framework, this means we can now move to the Orange setting.

At Orange 🟠
➡️ There are no indoor or outdoor capacity limits at events.
➡️ Face masks are still required for many indoor settings. Inside schools, face masks are not required but still encouraged.
➡️ There are no changes to the 7-day self-isolation requirement, if you, or someone you live with gets COVID-19.
➡️ Bars and restaurants are no longer required to enforce seated and separated rules, although they can choose to keep them.

Wearing a face mask at Orange is still important, especially with capacity limits removed. Next to being vaccinated and having a booster, face masks are the best defence against COVID-19 and reduce new cases by as much as 53%.

Traffic light settings will be reviewed in mid-May.

Find out more about Life at Orange here:

Photos from Gisborne Care and Craft Centre's post 13/04/2022

Some fun was had this week. Enjoy your easter and see you next time.


Come and join us tomorrow from 9am at 176 Cobden Street for some fun (and warmth) at the St Andrews Church Hall. 😁😁😁

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow to do some crafts and play some games.


Looking forward to tomorrow when we can do some crafts. See you there.
10am 176 Cobden Street.


Registrations for our FREE 45-min NZSL Taster Classes for schools, businesses and organisations is open NOW! 🙌

Book in your classes, available in May and June ONLY!

Online Taster Classes via Zoom will be available.

Limited spaces, get in quickly so you don't miss out!

Sale 01/03/2022

Here are some of the things we have for sale. Prices are listed.

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Chatting with Lee from the Deaf Association today.




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