The Ministry of Education has a range of practical resources to support children, young people, and whānau with distance learning.
SEWING FOR BEGINNERS
The sewing tutor from WEST has developed a series of online sewing tutorials, so pull out your trusty sewing machines and get sewing.
The EcoMatters Nature team present quick tips on how to identify pests that may be in your backyard, weed wild ginger and plant a native tree. Watch the Facebook videos here.
Ecomatters has some great tips and advice to reduce your water usage. Learn simple techniques to hack your home shower and taps to save water and power by installing water saving devices at home.
DIY DOOR SNAKE
Whistle up a draft snake or two to help keep your home warm over winter.
MAURI REO, MAURI ORA
Māori Television, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, has launched Mauri Reo, Mauri Ora on the Te Reo channel. The new distance learning initiative is for children and teens in Māori-medium education that includes puna reo, kōhanga reo, kura kaupapa Māori, kura ā-iwi, wharekura, bilingual and immersion educational options.
LEARN TO COMPOST
Learn ways to reduce your waste by composting from home. Turn your unwanted food waste, garden waste, and scrap paper into rich compost or fertiliser for your garden with online composting, bokashi, and worm farming workshops that will have you composting like a pro in no time.
TUILAEPA YOUTH MENTORING SERVICE
A Pacific-led cultural and relationship-based intervention service that provides mentoring, advocacy, and support for primarily Māori and Pacific youth, and their families.
Toro Mai offers two introductory online courses in Te Reo Māori and Tikanga Māori. These are taught via an immersive multi-media online platform with interactive activities. They are approximately 10 hours each and can be studied at your own pace.
AUCKLAND LIBRARIES ONLINE
Available online anytime, anywhere, Auckland Libraries offers film streaming, online courses and the latest collections all for free. Choose from thousands of eBooks, browse curated book lists, listen to your favourite eBook, learn a new language, browse more than 800 magazine titles, stream films, explore Auckland's heritage and much more.
ADULT LEARNING FROM HOME
Learn at your own pace from the comfort of your own home with 3500 online courses on Lynda.com - all completely free with your Auckland Libraries membership.
DIY WITH THE RECREATORS
The Recreators Facebook page has a tonne of DIY tutorials for you to follow along with at home.
From cooking videos to traditional dance and weaving, Coconet TV has a wide range of instructional videos to choose and learn from.
Experience some of your favourite parts of Tāmaki Paenga Hira from home. Watch how volcanoes are made, make an exotic bird come alive in a puzzle or see some never seen before photos of Sir Edmund Hillary and his expeditions.