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Latest Regenerate focuses on art and yoga

Sellers are out on the streets with the latest issue of monthly Wellington-based street magazine Regenerate.

Jason, aka Regenerate Seller 24, used to panhandle at the Newtown Market, and is now working and enjoying being part of the community: “I’m happy to be part of a good team – a lovely bunch of people to work with.”

The latest issue of Regenerate launched on the weekend, continuing to follow Wellington’s event calendar with an issue devoted to art – and yoga.

Issue 9 of the magazine, which provides work opportunities for those affected by homelessness or poverty, includes features on WOW, the World of Wearable Art, which is about to swamp the capital, two capital art havens – City Gallery and the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Jase Te Patu, yoga trainer to the All Blacks, and the restorative properties of yoga and live music.

The themes look ahead to Mental Health Awareness Week from 8 to 14 October, as both yoga and art are renowned for the benefits they provide for mental well-being.

Four free copies of Regenerate are provided to a group of homeless people. They sell these to the public for $5.00, and can use the proceeds to buy further copies for $2.50. People are able to make $80:00 before their benefit is impacted.

Street sellers operate from Newtown Market, Harbourside Market, Cuba Street, sites across Central Wellington and the Hutt Valley and also several cafes.

For more information, check out the Regenerate Facebook page.

Arthur, aka Regenerate Seller 19