Ah Shit - Here we go again.

Done it before and we'll do it again. Stay home as much as we can and treat ourselves and each other with compassion, patience and respect.

For our hospo whฤnau, click ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ“๐ŸŒฎ HERE โ˜•๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฐ  for guidance about accepting personal and swap system reusables at Level 2 & Level 3. 

For those of us on the other side of the counter, now is our time to shine, both as caring and responsible humans who do the right damn thing by each other and as supporters of the cafes who take care of us all our lives.

If your local is at Level 3 so you can't dine in, and for whatever reason is not accepting 'keepcup', you don't have to accept a throwaway cup. Instead, you could buy a voucher for when reuse is on again, or do some algorithm work for them on your social media: bookmark and share and comment on their posts. You could write reviews for them (and send them through to us ๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿ””๐Ÿ“ข  HERE ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ– ๐Ÿ“ธ  if they are  UYO cafe) on line. 

If your local is at Level 2 and you feel comfortable visiting, and if you can afford it, why not 'pay forward' a coffee for the next customer with a 'keepcup'? Little things like this are big things at times like this, when the kindness of strangers is what can and will pull us all through. 

Kia kaha te arohanui ~ and here I want to acknowdlege that I am Tauiwi. Mฤori is not my own language. I use it now because these words, and their meaning, best represent what we need to do, to be, how we need to act, to feel, to think, to keep Aotearoa safe. Other languages, in this place, at this time, I believe, simply do not have the weight, nor do they communicate the gratitude I believe all Tauiwi must be experiencing at this moment in time to be able to call Aotearoa New Zealand 'home'. 


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