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In July 2020, Wellingtonians shared their 

manifold lockdown stories ...

And then Lockdown Laundry went nationwide.

We've been travelling the country to hear and share lockdown tales

from Whangarei to Wanaka and from Hastings to Westport.


invites you to come 

air your memories

Lockdown was a time where we couldn't easily share our lives with others.

So how did you go? How did you feel, and how did you spend your days?



Lockdown Laundry welcomed all New Zealanders to emerge from their bubbles and share their ups and downs with others – we wanted to hear it warts and all.



You came and had a chat and talked about your experiences with our lovely typist.

She captured your lockdown memories using an old typewriter, and you then hung them out to air on our washing line, alongside other people's Lockdown Laundry notes.



Everyone was invited, and many came along to share their thoughts or to have a read about how other people in their community experienced Lockdown.

Lockdown Laundry has been traveling all over Aotearoa in 2020 and 2021.

The very final Lockdown Laundry was held at the Lower Hutt Riverbank Market
to coincide with the one year anniversary of the end of the nationwide lockdown
in May 2020

Friday 25 September  Masterton Library

Saturday 26 September  Aratoi Museum Masterton

Friday 2 & Saturday 3 October Nelson Arts Festival

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 October Whangarei Fringe

Friday 16 October  Hastings Library

Saturday 17 October Hawkes Bay Arts Festival 

Thursday 29 October Reefton Library

Friday 30 October   Westport Library

Tuesday 3 November Porirua Library

Thursday 5 November Cannons Creek Library

Fri 13/Sat 14 November Expressions Upper Hutt

Friday 20 November   Paraparaumu Library

Saturday 21 November Ōtaki Library

Tue 24/Wed 25 November Christchurch Library

Fri 26 February 2021    Manukau Library, Auckland

Sat 27 February            Mangare Library, Auckland

Saturday April 17   Festival of Colour, Wanaka

Friday May 14   War Memorial Library, Lower Hutt

Saturday May 15  Riverbank Market, Lower Hutt

 See next page

 for more details


Lockdown Laundry in the Media!

Interview on TVNZ Breakfast (11 August 2020)


RNZ afternoons with Jessie Mulligan
(Listen here)

Newstalk ZB Masterton

Kapiti Observer
Wairarapa Times
Westport News

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