Monday 13 January: LIANZA has received an urgent message from Beverley Dowling from Animal Rescue Craft Guild – NZ division to pass on to all crafters to now stop working on donations to send to Australia due to an overwhelming response. Because of the scale of what it happening, they have decided to have a stock-take of what is being made globally (UK, NZ, USA) and then assess what is needed and which places need it most, so they can prioritise what they send.
LIANZA Library and Information Association of New Zealand Aotearoa has teamed up with the Animal Rescue Craft Guild- NEW ZEALAND Division to assist with efforts to care for injured Australian wildlife by making bat wraps, kangaroo pouches and other items requested by wildlife carers in Australia.
Libraries are not currently drop-off points, but we will update you this week when more information comes to hand.
The following Christchurch City Libraries are available as venues for crafting; some have patterns and resources to help you make the kangaroo pouches etc that are needed:
- Aranui Library
- Hornby Library
- Linwood Library
- New Brighton Library
- Parklands Library
- Matuku Takotako - Sumner Centre
- Upper Riccarton Library
Taupuni Waihanga / Production Studio located on Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4, Tūranga is a place where people can come in and make items, and we can also provide general space if people wish to come in and craft. We have sewing machines, some fabric, and instructions from the Animal Rescue Craft Guide.
At Lyttelton, a customer is organising the making and collection of various crafted wraps etc for the Australian wildlife. There is an information display with where to get patterns, what materials to use, and find out what’s needed most as this changes from day to day.
Helpful resources and groups
- Making pouches for orphaned joeys
- Crafters Unite: Patterns Needed For Australia Animal Rescue (Complete Guide)
- Animal Rescue Collective Craft Guild Facebook page for important information on biosecurity and customs requirements. They also have files to help making pouches etc.
- Animal Rescue Craft Guild - New Zealand division (Facebook group)
LIANZA has teamed up with the Animal Rescue Craft Guild- NEW ZEALAND Division to assist with efforts to care for injured...