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The Passports Office is now working on By Appointment Only terms, and these can be made via their website – no walk-ins possible
Support our Kiwi Businesses...
During this time a number of the below businesses need your support during this difficult time and others are here to help, so lets all support each other as best we can #kiwishelpingkiwis **Note: some codes and offers may have finished**
Halo Financial - transfer money
Do you need to transfer money back to NZ or bring money over here? If so Network member Geraldine and the Halo team are ready to help you. Use our link or see our Services pages
Ozone Coffee are offering the Network a 15% discount off subscriptions! They also have a Refer a Friend scheme where the subscriber gets £25 credit to their account the friend that was referred gets up to 100% off their first subscription order! To get the 15% discount on subs enter code NZBWNCV *one use per person, not redeemable for cash, only valid on coffee subscriptions.
We have decided to band to together with Millers Bespoke Bakery & The Estate Dairy - two amazing London businesses who similarly to Crosstown, have had their businesses upended. Millers Bespoke Bakery (founded by Marcus Miller) has been serving its breads in London’s top hotels and restaurants like Claridge’s, The Wolseley & The Ivy for 20+ years. He also produces most of the burger buns for operations like Five Guys, GBK & Byron. Between the 3 companies we employ hundreds of people in our offices, retail shops, logistics and in milk, food & bakery production. We need to keep as many of these people working as we can. Together we bring you The Crosstown Collective. Two bespoke food boxes delivered to your door, 1 Original & 1 Vegan option. Deliveries will be 7 days a week from 6am - 11pm covering the majority of greater London, see food boxes on their website.
The Pie Cart
Good old Kiwi Pies, L&P, Watties and Yeastie Boys beers by delivery. Now has an online order form! To order please go to the website.
Volcano Coffee Works
Coffee Works Grocery is open for business! Our new delivery service has all you need for a delicious, nutritious home-made breakfast. Order by 3 pm and it'll be on your doorstep the next day before midday. Available Monday-Friday for SE21 and SE27 postcodes only. We also sell specialty, ethical coffee (ground, beans, and pods) and have reduced the minimum amount for free next day shipping. Order online here.
Yeastie Boys - Beer Delivery
Yeastie Boys are the world's smallest multinational brewing company and are still available through this lockdown. With 90% of our potential customer base currently closed, we've set up a UK webstore with £2 per case is being donated to Hospitality Action's Covid19 Emergency Appeal. New Zealand and Australian webstores are available through yeastieboys.co.nz.
Origin Art Gallery and Gift Cards - Online Sales
Is at 10A Greenwich Market and has a website from which you can shop for gifts and have them despatched directly to the recipient. Pam is also part of Eco Friendly Cards and is busy delivering cards. For anyone in isolation we will deliver to the recipient directly and we have a COVID-19 card for you to send to cheer up someone's day.
Caravan Coffee Roasters
From our tasty single origins to seasonal filters and reboots of classic coffees - we've got something to get each of you through the next few weeks at Caravan Coffee Roasters. So whether you are self-isolating, working from home or just wanting to enjoy more of the good stuff, we'll be delivering your orders straight to your door, so you don't have to leave. Now offering Coffee Subscriptions!
If you're missing a special occasion and would like to buy a Kiwi-made gift please buy from Cardrona Distillery, who will deliver for free to your loved one. If you'd like to learn to upskill by learning the art of cocktail making at home, please consider buying your favourite spirits and upskilling (recipes on our website). If you'd like to enjoy a beautifully made drink at home during this time, please consider something from our range. Free, safe delivery.
Fund your favourite cause with preloved items - Rites
Rites make it easy for you to turn your preloved pieces into funding for your favourite cause. Now is the perfect time to clear out your wardrobe and sell or donate with Rites. Give and get back: Sell your items with Rites and donate a minimum of 20% of each sale to the charity of your choice. We take care of everything so there's more hassle trying to photograph and upload your items to sell online. To arrange a free, safe collection in London please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Sustainable Department Store - Online
A Sustainable Dept. Store is a curated online store, bringing consciously created goods into one place. We make it easy for your to shop ethically and source beautiful items for every aspect of your lifestyle. We've postponed our popups for now, and instead we’re going online to continue to support our favourite local, independent & sustainable brands via our brand new website.
White Cloud Coffee Subscription
Brighton based kiwi coffee company White Cloud Coffee has just launched their subscription coffee range, exclusive code for NWBWN members, please use NZBWN15 for 15% off your purchase.
Hop Burns & Black - Beer Delivery
Craft beer, hot sauce, and records - together at last - Because of COVID-19, we've temporarily closed our two physical outlets and moved to online-only, which means we've instructed most of our staff to stay home and keep safe. Please bear with us, while we are processing your orders. We’ve increased our delivery options. In addition to UK-wide shipping (free over £75), we now offer same-day London delivery and free local delivery for orders over £40 (see here for eligible postcodes).
Nurtured-Plant based recipes for kids
We all want our children to be healthy. We all dream of getting extra veggies and nutritional goodness into them without having to beg and bribe. We all deserve a meal-time, which results in empty plates and compliments. These books contain easy to make recipes, many include step-by-step images, all are mega delicious without any animal foods or processed ingredients, developed using ingredients available from a supermarket.
Cocktail Hour with Tom Savano
Gold medal-winning, travel-inspired cocktails delivered to your door. Strong enough and bursting with handcrafted tasting notes, you’ll think they were dropped off by a bartender from the Savoy. And you didn’t even have to queue! Spirits with stories. 50% off your first bottle with the code WGU4GGXJ
NZ Wine deliveries! It's just as well Specialist Cellars are still delivering, enjoy limitless bottles of crisp Marlborough Sauvignon & Rosé at only £10 a bottle, (saving over £5 a bottle!) Buy here and support NZ wine.
Sacred - Tea and Coffee
Sacred gourmet Tea and Coffee is available to order online, and also giving a discount of 20% off, using the code SACRED20 at the checkout.
Creative Content for social media
Celeste from The Girl in the Cafe is a blogger, instagrammer, consultant, podcaster and brand strategist. She is based in London, but happened to be holidaying in NZ when the world went into a pandemic so is staying in NZ with family until things get a little more stable world wide for travel again. With a coffee and hospitality background, she works on content via her own channels and for other brands. While in NZ she will still be able to work somewhat from home, but wants to reach out to brands in the relevant areas if they are still looking for creative content or consultation during this time or planning for when the pandemic lifts. From food, appliance, lifestyle products. Contact Celeste for more information.
Are you potty training your child? Or have elderly parents or family members with additional needs? Brolly Sheets design and make waterproof textiles that waterproof the family. Started by Kiwi Mum Diane for an easy quick way to change a wet bed for toilet training, we have been selling into the UK (as well as NZ and Australia) for almost 10 years. As well as cotton topped, funky patterned (dinosaurs, space) waterproof bed pads, we also make chair pads, fitted waterproof protectors for all the beds in your house, sleeping bag liners and more. We really do take the hassle out of wet beds.
Portobello Brewery is a family-owned business with a team of twelve staff who are trying to keep busy until the crisis blows over. They have been a staunch supporter of the London NZ club for many years, keeping us well lubricated, so we’d love you to support them now. They are offering all products at discounted wholesale rates and will deliver free to anywhere within the M25, the same day or the next day. They will also give you a free Notting Helles T-shirt with every order over £50. You can phone or text your orders through to Rob on 07794 715913 or send an email to Rob.
SPJ Creative - Brand and Print Design
SPJ Creative is an Essex based Graphic Design Studio set up by expat kiwi Sharon Judkins. Sharon is a Graphic Designer with over 20 years of experience specialising in brand creation, print design and (future) event collateral for existing businesses and new startups to get in touch, please email Sharon, or visit spjcreative.com.
Lara from Kiwi and Roo has written a book!
Due for release on the 14th May, but with many stores and warehouses closed - let's show how we support our Aussie Whanau too! Pre-order your copy here in both hardcover or kindle! Vibrant and authentic recipes from the bountiful islands of Indonesia - In Coconut & Sambal Australian-born chef Lara Lee takes us on a journey to trace her family's Indonesian roots, and in the kitchens of her grandmother, extended family and welcoming strangers alike, she discovers the secrets to real Indonesian cookery. Now she shares more than 80 authentic, mouth-watering recipes that have been passed down through the generations, so you can recreate dishes such as Nasi goreng, Beef rendang, Chilli prawn satay and Pandan cake. There are also recipes for a variety of sambals: fragrant, spicy relishes - ranging from mild to fiery - that are undoubtedly the heart and soul of every meal.
Supporting the NHS...
Volunteers for project5
Are you an Accredited Coach or Professionally Registered Mental Health Practitioner with public liability insurance? The NHS NEED YOU! Volunteer for project5 to support NHS frontline staff during this difficult and stressful time.
Thank You Cards for the NHS
Pam would love to get involved where Thank You Cards are sent to front line workers. She is able to supply Eco-Friendly Cards at half price. If anyone has any ideas contacts or would like to get involved, please let Pam know.
You can now donate bundles of Crosstown doughnuts and artisan food supplies (from The Crosstown Collective) to be delivered to NHS hospital staff throughout London. Each bundle will be delivered to the hospital front desk reception for the team to share. We will be delivering seven days a week. Each doughnut will be individually packaged to ensure they are kept fresh and hygienic. Allergen information will be printed on the outside of each bag, and we will also include a note for the NHS staff to say thank you. We have discounted our doughnuts to make it easier for you to get behind #OperationDoughnation. Head to the Crosstown website now to send the NHS some love.
Things to do during Lockdown...
Learn to Sew!
Rebecca Page have prepared some FREE sewing ideas to do at home during the lockdown (for adults and children). No sewing machine? Look at the 'hand sew' patterns (suitable for teaching to children), We'd also like to offer a Voucher code for a FREE www.rebecca-page.com pattern: 9B9FJQ74 (single-use, expires 30 June 2020)
Maranga mai yoga: AM English and Te Reo Maori yoga classes
To beat the lockdown blues Koha Ioka Yoga are inviting you to a 45 minute activating and energising yoga class on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 7am via zoom - click here for more details.
Resources for Kiwi kids during lockdown:
Jase Te Patu, founder of M3 Mindfulness, is offering a free series of videos for children, parents and teachers. The engaging resource uses Māori storytelling and simple movement tools, focusing on breathwork and visualisation to calm the mind.
The Kiwi authors of the popular children's title, Aroha's way: A children's guide through emotions have produced a free reading for the general public, complete with a lovely soundtrack. Anna Mowat reviewed this book for MHF last year, noting that it is fantastic for talking with our tamariki about how to overcome worries or fears.
A series of calming resources has been released by Jen Sievers, New Zealand children's author of Just breathe: A mindfulness adventure. These include Mindful moments glitter storm, Mindful moments high five breathing, Mindful moments calming breath, Mini mindful moments, and the Dandelion breath.
Help your local community...
If you haven't already - register with Nextdoor, its specific to your post code, and allows you to connect with neighbours online.
If you're able to assist your neighbours, pop one of these in the letterbox with your contact details.
If you’re a Kiwi woman please ensure you’re on our mailing list. See our Home Page, scroll down and click the button on the left
Check out our Kiwi Businesses in London page and download our free map. During this time of uncertainty, our friends and partners need our support more than ever to keep their virtual doors open.
If you know of any other businesses needing or offering support and would like to have them added to the list above please email Kim, Mandy, Tracey and Janine the Kiwi Exchange team.