Decorate your mailbox!


Howick Local Board member and mum Bo Burns is aiming to create a fun diversion for east Auckland children and their families while out on our daily walks!

“I, like everyone else, have been walking the streets daily with my kids,” says Burns.

“I noticed this lockdown there wasn’t a lot to look at, with the old teddy bear hunt fad gone, I started to think what else we could all be doing?

I was looking at everyone’s letterboxes, and the lightbulb lit up. Why not encourage all the kids and the community to create fun letterboxes for us all to look at over lockdown.” And so the East Auckland Design a letterbox comp was born.

“The reaction has been huge, with young and old getting their creative flair on to bring east Auckland to life with some creative letterbox art,” says Burns.

“Get the kids or the whole family decorating your letterboxes and we will have random walkers who will be keeping an eye out for lucky winners of spot prizes for kids and families.

“Get your street involved and let’s get our kids creating some interesting letterboxes to bring our community some joy.”

Spot prizes will include vouchers, freak shakes, books, games, candy floss & more. If you would like to get involved and donate some spot prizes for kids & local families contact

When you snap your letterbox or others on walks please use #letterboxcomp.