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It’s ‘dance season’ in Devonport this month with two community dances happening back to back!
First up on Friday 17th May, the Takapuna Grammar School (TGS) PTA is putting on their annual dance, ‘Springtime in Paris’, being held in the school hall.  Doors open at 7:30pm, popular local band ‘Ran for Cover’ will be playing and a light supper will be served.    There will also be a cash bar available, along with the opportunity to win some great raffle prizes!  Tickets are $25 per adult (18+ only) and can be purchased from any PTA member, Nord in Devonport, the School Office, or phone Ruth on 489 2764. Door sales will also be available on the night but the PTA prefers people to
pre-purchase their tickets to help them plan.  Proceeds from the dance will go directly to the TGS sports team, cultural or arts group of your choice and you can nominate them by writing their name on the back of your ticket.
The very next evening on Saturday 18th May, the popular Devonport Community Ceilidh returns.  It will be held at the Devonport Holy Trinity Church Hall, in Devonport from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.  Tickets cost $10 for adults, $20 for families and children aged under 16 years are free.  Great musicians are lined up and the proceeds from the dance will go to the Ngataringa Organic Garden.  For more information contact Gill, phone: 445 3757 or Em, phone: 445 9645.
If you are looking for more indoor activities for preschoolers, Bells and Whistles play-group meet at Devonport Community House every Wednesday morning during term time from 9:30am to 11am.  Cost is just $5 per family and it’s a great way to meet new people in the community.  
This month is also the chance to have your say about the draft Auckland Unitary Plan which is now available to the public.  It proposes a number of changes for the Devonport peninsula area (Devonport to Hauraki Corner) and the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board would like your feedback.  There are maps and other information available to help you understand what the changes are – view the e-plan online at: www.shapeauckland.co.nz or paper-based versions are available at Devonport or Takapuna Libraries or from any member of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board.  You can also phone and talk to a member of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board on phone: 486 8687 or drop your written feedback into the Takapuna Business Centre at 1 The Strand, Takapuna, marked to the attention of: Local Board Services - Unitary Plan Questions.
Best wishes for a great month! - Maria
For more info or to sign up for the Devonport Peninsula eNEWS, please contact dportcomm@xtra.co.nz or call 445 9533

By Maria Teape - Devonport Community Coordinator,
Devonport Peninsula Trust

by Maria Teape

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