Share Your Story!

Local history is not only about the past it is also about the present and the future. Due to COVID-19 level 4 lockdown we are all in a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and with your help this will be remembered well into the future.

Waimakariri Libraries would like your help to record memories for future generations about how this event affected our community.  We are putting out a request for any photos or stories surrounding your ‘new normal’ life in lockdown. You can email them to or message our Facebook page.

It would be great to see a wide range of stories and photos, whether it be a magical fort your kids made in the living room, or the story of the shock you felt going to the supermarket for the first time during the lockdown. This is about what you would like to share for future generations.

In submitting your photographs you are accepting Waimakariri District Libraries will be using them in line with Creative Commons Licensing.