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Devonport Community News this March!

By Maria Teape - Devonport Community Coordinator,
Devonport Peninsula Trust


There’s a multitude of community activities for the young and young at heart this month and with Neigbhour’s Day at the end of March, why not organise an activity of your own?

First up though, we want to let you know about two important community meetings.  This is your chance to have your say about the future of Devonport as Auckland Council develops short and long term plans for us.

What would you like to see changed or improved?  Don’t let Auckland Council decide without hearing your ideas at one of two community meetings being held at Devonport Community House, 32 Clarence St, Devonport. The first meeting is on Monday 3rd of March, 12pm-2pm and the second meeting on Wednesday 5th of March, 7:30pm-9:30pm.  Refreshments will be provided.  Phone 445 3068 or email devonportcomhouse@xtra.co.nz to register.
A reminder about our free community events that are on and coming up: our preschool play mornings are on every Tuesday in Windsor Reserve, Devonport from 9:30-11am until 25th March (weather permitting).  Kids Athletics is also underway and we have two more sessions in March on the 5th and 12th – 4-6pm at Vauxhall Sports Reserve, by the Rugby Club.  The event is aimed at primary and intermediate aged school kids with the emphasis on ‘having a go’.  On March the 2nd is the Devonport Community Treasure Hunt.  Explore our art-trail by foot or bike to discover the treasures in our community!  Register at Windsor Reserve from 10am.  The Scotty Brewer Skate Day is being held at Ngataringa Park on Sunday 23rd March from midday to 3pm.  Cheapskates Takapuna will once again be running the competition with the event made possible by Devonport Rotary.  More details on this event to come.
Support your local primary school by attending one of the many fundraising events on this month.  The Belmont Primary School Fair and Battle of the Schools on Saturday the 1st of March, 12pm to 5pm.  Stanley Bay School is holding their giant garage sale on Saturday 15th March, 9am-12pm and the very next day on Sunday 16th March is the Bayswater Auto Show starting at 10am and finishing at 3pm.  Last but not least, Devonport Fair on the Hill is being held on Saturday 22nd March from 12pm to 6pm. 
Neighbour’s Day has been extended so you can now have fun celebrating neighbourliness over 2 days instead of one on March 29th and 30th.  There are many benefits of getting to know your neighbours.  Here are some ideas that might help: invite your neighbours over for a cup of tea, or have a barbeque together.  Organise a game of mums/dads versus kids soccer or a street picnic at the local reserve.  Why not do both?  Do some gardening with your neighbour or maybe offer to walk their dog.  Or just simply stop for a chat at the fence.
That’s all from me this time.
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

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