5 local lockdown boredom busters!

While Tāmaki Makaurau is in Alert Level 3, we wanted to suggest some of the ways that you and your extended bubble can shop local and explore the Oneoneroa area while keeping to the new phased approach.

 Check out the five suggestions below for your next lockdown boredom busters!

1. Click and collect picnic style

There are many local cafes and eateries around the Oneoneroa area which are offering takeaway menus. Daily Bread, a fan favourite, are serving up a storm to their local customers with lots of delicious menu items available for purchase. Grab yourself a ham and cheese croissant or a cinnamon morning bun and head along to your local beach or park to enjoy a picnic style brunch, with no cooking or washing up required! Invite one other household bubble or friend to catch up with over a safe 2 metre social distance and make the most of being able to see others safely again.

2. Explore on your bike

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei is all about sustainable living, which is why we gifted electric bikes, branded O-Bikes to our Oneoneroa residents. So, if your daily walks are getting a bit mundane why not mix things up and go for a bike ride? With the weather warming up and the days getting longer, it’s the perfect time to get out and about with your bike. Northborough Reserve has a lovely path that stretches all the way down to Bayswater. It’d make for a nice leisurely cycle, especially for electric bike owners like our Oneoneroa residents!

3. Visit a spot with a view

If walking around the same block has got you feeling a bit stir crazy head on up Takarunga (Mount Victoria), by car or foot, to check out the 360 views of the Devonport area. Take some time out for yourself to sit and enjoy the scenery, or link up with a friend to join you on a stroll to the summit, keeping a safe social distance of course.

Photo Credit: Bookabach

4. Get creative

Although many of us have most likely spent a lot of our time getting creative in the kitchen, level three means we can now purchase non-essential items – such as paints, clay, wool and other creative mediums. A popular art trend right now is painting old or recycled vases to make them look ceramic, all you need is baking soda and your choice of paint. Check out this video for a guide on how to!

Photo Credit: Collective Gen

5. Try out a Kahoot!

The weather during spring can be pretty unpredictable, so if it’s looking like staying inside is your best option why not try out our Celebrating Aotearoa Quiz linked below. Share the links with friends and whanau to see who scores best!