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DCM Bookfair dates & donations

by Sue Tyler May 29, 2017

The day of  the 2017 DCM Bookfair is Set. Set aside time for book foraging on Saturday August 5th from 8am till 8pm, at Shed 6 in Queens Wharf. Want to donate books to DCM’s Bookfair on 5 August? This week, is your last chance to donate books because there is a strong likelihood DCM may have […]

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Books, Books & more Books

by Sue Tyler August 24, 2016

It’s only 3 days till DCM‘s very delightful & very Large annual bookfair. Over 75,000 have been sorted and packed ready for sale starting 8am this Saturday at Shed 6, Queen’s Wharf. This year it’s a one day event running for 12 hours from 8am till 8pm. At the bookfair you’ll find classics, cook books, […]

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Read Books, Save Lives – The Annual DCM Bookfair

by Sue Tyler July 9, 2015

Instead kicking off on all the amazing books you’ll find at Bookfair this weekend. I thought you might like to know how cold it’s been in Wellington, last night it was 2.7°C in Kelburn overnight, with a light dusting of snow.  Snow is fun except when you don’t have a place to call home, to store your belongings, […]

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World Homeless Day

by Sue Tyler October 9, 2014

Today is ‪‎World Homeless Day‬, when we often find ourselves asking, what can I do to help those in my own city who are experiencing homelessness? One practical way you can help is by giving or encouraging people to give to DCM Wellington – Each year DCM works with over 800 people in Wellington. – […]

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Curl up with a good Bookfair

by Sue Tyler August 13, 2014

It’s true i get excited by books, and every year i get excited by the Annual DCM Bookfair,  which lucky for my excitement meter (which dipped a bit post film festival) is on this weekend. At The DCM Bookfair you’ll find over 90,000 books Books, Magazine, Comics, Graphic Novels,  jigsaw-puzzles, games, DVDs, CDs, Vinyl Records, Stamps …. […]

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DCM Winter Foodbank Appeal

by Sue Tyler May 16, 2014

People often come to DCM because they have run out of money and can’t buy food. But that’s not the start or the finish, when a person visits DCM for help they look at the underlying reasons that have brought them to the Foodbank. So instead of just being the net at the bottom of the cliff […]

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One Sleep till Bookfair

by Sue Tyler August 16, 2013

Saturday  is  Wellington’s most amazing, most awesome, most excellent, book related event of the year – The DCM Annual Bookfair Take 90000+ books, add LPs, CDs, DVDs, Cassettes, Magazines, Jigsaw Puzzles & Games galore. Everyone going to bookfair has a strategy for this is one of those very few shopping events when you can’t spend ‘too […]

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10 days till DCM Bookfair

by Sue Tyler August 7, 2013

I’m officially on DCM bookfair countdown, it’s only  10 days to go until the biggest, most amazing book event of the year in Wellington. Imagine any kind of book/game/puzzle, CD, DVD, LP  you love  and you’ll find it at Bookfair , Saturday & sunday  17 – 18 August 2013 at the  TSB Bank Arena. It’s […]

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The cupboards are bare

by Sue Tyler April 19, 2013

here’s a sneak peek into the food bank shelves at DCM this afternoon – empty! As we know from Game ofThrones, winter is coming. So this weekend If you’re planning to visit Chaffers New World, please buy a couple extra items and pop then in DCM’s  foodbank bins at the exit. Things like tuna and tinned stews are […]

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Ben Hana, aka Tarzan, aka “Blanket Man” dies

by noizyboy January 15, 2012

As reported in the NZ Herald and Stuff. I remember seeing him asleep on the corner of Courtenay Place and Tory Street, bathed in sunshine, loin-cloth akimbo, home-made aluminium-can dope-pipe resting peacefully by his slumbering body, only a couple of weeks back. It seems weird that we won’t see him there again. R.I.P. (Remember, you […]

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