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Pegasus Post: September 11, 2018

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14 Tuesday September 11 2018 Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi PEGASUS POST Your favourite places... Ballantynes, CoCA Gallery, Rollickin’ Gelato, Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Little Brews Espresso, Scorpio Books, Mecca Maxima, Little High Eatery, Isaac Theatre Royal, Fat Eddie’s, C1 Espresso, O.G.B ...in the City Centre. As told by the people of Christchurch. pocketsofawesome.co.nz #explorechristchurch STRATEGY/CNZ/0022/TP From local partners who love Christchurch:

PEGASUS POST Latest Christchurch news at www.star.kiwi Tuesday September 11 2018 15 News Local News Now Fire rages, homes at risk Putting smiles on the faces of strangers • By Ashleigh Monk SMALL ACTS of kindness “make the world a better place” - at least, that’s what Feebee Newlands believes. Mrs Newlands is the founder of Pay It Forward, a volunteer organisation which has been dedicated to carrying our random acts of kindness for the past five years. On September 1, the 15th New Zealand Random Acts of Kindness Day, Mrs Newlands and her team armed themselves with flowers and lollies to give out around the city. “It was a lot of fun this year, we ran into a lot of people who had bad days and they said ‘thank goodness you’ve come along and cheered me up, I feel so happy now’,” she said. “There were a lot of emotions this year, there have obviously been some tough times for people, so it’s just a matter of bringing some cheer to Christchurch.” The group visited Ronald McDonald House, the YMCA, the Margaret Mahy Family Playground, Christchurch Charity Hospital, Ngaio Marsh Retirement Village and others. “It was a day of joy and excitement, and just people getting out of their comfort zone . . . It’s so great to have some fun with the kids, and the elderly were just beside themselves getting flowers and chocolates.” This year’s theme was suicide awareness, and Mrs Newlands said the support from local sponsors had been “incredible”. “We had a focus on suicide awareness which was tough because two of the girls have lost GOOD WILL: The Pay It Forward team walked the streets of the central city handing out daffodils for New Zealand Random Acts of Kindness Day. their a mother, brother and son to suicide,” she said. “Everything gets donated, it’s amazing. Nona [general manager] from Moffat’s Flower Company, as soon as she found out it was for suicide awareness, she just gave us bucket-loads of flowers, it was incredible.” Mrs Newlands started the Pay It Forward group five years ago. She said she wanted to inspire others to perform random acts of kindness not only just on September 1, but all year round. “It’s pretty powerful. 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