Spinning yarns

The only yarn spinning Lauriston Park resident Meemee Phipps is doing currently is on a spinning wheel. Photo: Mary Anne Gill

Cambridge author Meemee Phipps is hoping for some creative intervention so she can finish the final book in a trilogy examining the history of the Chinese in New Zealand and beyond.

But lockdown and a passion for reading other people’s books is preventing her from adding to the “few thousand” words she has written.

Plus, as soon as Cambridge moves out of level 3, Meemee is off in her campervan to visit friends in New Plymouth and hopes to go to the Chatham Islands after that.

She feels she and her dog ZhuZhu have been in lockdown at Lauriston Park in Leamington far too long.

There is only so much spinning, reading, gardening and walking one can do, she jokes.

Meemee, who The News featured in April 2017 when she published the second of her trilogy, is the subject of our new Focus On feature.

Read: Focus on Meemee Phipps


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