Children's clothes for hire on new website launched by two Wellington mothers

Two Wellington mothers say they've been overwhelmed with support for a new online business they launched today offering children's clothes for hire. 

How quickly children grow out of their clothes is a common complaint from parents.

As well as being expensive, it's also an environmental issue, and that has prompted Bev Walters and Jess Halley to come up with a solution. 

The pair, who met at an internet course, came up with a website and a business model for a baby clothes library, called Gurgl NZ.

"My mum works in a creche, my girlfriend just had a baby, and they were all talking about how quickly the kids grow," Ms Walters told 1 NEWS.

She said, as someone who loves op-shopping, she wondered where somebody would go to buy op shop baby clothes.

Ms Waters said people have donated clothes for the new business, "and it just blows me away when you compare the prices people are paying for their baby clothes".

Ms Halley added: "So much stuff comes to us that still has the tags on it. It just blows us away".

The women got their inspiration from a Danish company, which makes eco-friendly clothes and hires them out.

And while the women say they'd love to explore eco-friendly options down the track, for now they'll continue doing their bit  to help combat clothing waste, and support families.

As every parent knows, those baby stretch and grows can only stretch so far. Source: 1 NEWS



Heavy rain predicted to hit flood-hit Roxburgh in Central Otago

Residents of flood-hit Central Otago town Roxburgh are bracing for even more heavy rain.

Long downpours on Sunday caused flooding and slips in the town, as well as widespread damage.

Numerous homes were swamped by water and mud as the floodwaters rose.

Flash flooding has caused widespread disruption in the Central Otago town. Source: 1 NEWS

Weather forecasts suggest rain showers throughout the day turning to heavier rain during the evening.

Water and sewage has been cut off to the town until at least Wednesday and notices are in place to conserve water.

Roxburgh is in mop-up mode after 40mm of rain in three hours yesterday. Source: 1 NEWS

The flooding has led to the temporary closure of the school.

A dumping on Sunday caused widespread damage yesterday in Roxburgh, with dozens of homes swamped by mud. Source: 1 NEWS


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