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June Devonport Community News

Even though the days are getting shorter, colder and wetter, there are still some great happenings going on in Devonport to get you out and about while staying relatively warm and dry.

There is one exception however for all you brave souls out there! Devonport’s annual mid winter swim is scheduled for Sunday 30th June with the event kicking off at midday. This is a really family friendly, all-ages event. The Devonport Druid will be initiating proceedings and after the swim, a cup or two of yummy hot soup will be provided for all swimmers.

Ukulele trio ‘The Nukes’ will be performing at the home of Devonport Folk Club, The Bunker on Mt Victoria, on Sunday 9th June starting at 8:00pm. This popular group plays original music and promises a hugely entertaining night out. Tickets cost $20 and bookings are essential – email OR call 09 445 2227.

The Navy Museum has a special exhibit opening on Monday 10th June called ‘My Photo My Navy’. In this social photography project, the Navy Museum invited all currently serving personnel, uniformed and civilian, to send in their personal photographs. The result will be an exhibition that will show visitors what life is like in today's New Zealand Navy from the people who really know. The exhibition will run from 10th June – 11th August and admission is free.

On Thursday 20th June, Devonport Library Associates are hosting a powhiri at Devonport Library. Everyone is invited to assist Ngati Whatua ki Tamaki in honouring and welcoming this year's Michael King Writers’ Centre Maori writer in Residence: Judith Bryers Holloway. The powhiri commences at 7pm, following by drinks and nibbles at 7:45. Judith will speak from 8:15 to 9pm about her varied career, including her first novel ‘Secrets & Spies’.
Devonport Community House is running a great promotion in June; try one of their classes or groups during the month and go into a draw to win a winter prize pack including tickets to The Vic, chocolates and a voucher for I Love Pies. You can check out the Term 2 programme online at or email  There are a great variety of classes including a new seated or standing yoga class and an evening knitters’ group.

That’s all from me this time - Maria.
For more info or to sign up for the Devonport Peninsula eNEWS, please contact or call 445 9533

By Maria Teape - Devonport Community Coordinator,
Devonport Peninsula Trust

by Maria Teape