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This monthly round up of Takapuna community news is contributed by Rachael Bro, Takapuna North Community Co-ordinator.

Hello again, North Shore. I have been privileged to be working with a great team of enthusiastic people on the youth Converge event dedicated to up-skilling our future leaders from high schools across the North Shore.
Over 100 students registered and attended a choice of workshops including communication, project planning, team building, idea formation, marketing and social media, communication skills and public speaking. I am looking forward to getting to know more local young people and hope to work with some of them on a future project. This event was proudly supported by Auckland Council, Kaipaitiki Local Board, Devonport Community Trust, Zeal and YouthWorx.
Gardens4Health and volunteers
A voluntary group has formed to collate Sunnynook bus users’ non-service or late arrivals to advocate for improved bus services. To strengthen this discussion by providing examples of personal experiences please email Sunnynook.bus@gmail.com (please include your name and telephone number).

Neighbours Day
Over 53 Takapuna residents registered to hold Neighbours Day events during the last weekend of March. Here's a picture of Neighbours Day activities. Those pictured received a goodie bag kindly supported by Auckland Council, Takapuna North Community Trust and Takapuna Countdown.

Intergenerational Dialogue – Mixed Age Discussion
Participants Required
Intergenerational Dialogue is a meeting of minds of older adults and youth to discuss topical issues and consider possible solutions. Facilitators encourage an environment for all participants to contribute their ideas and viewpoints on a wide range of topics provided by various community organisations including drinking, housing, freedom and technology. Discussions are transcribed and provided to the organisations contributing topics. A copy is also provided to participating schools.
Timed to coincide with youth week, the event is based on a successful event held in Takapuna last year where participants suggested it become an annual event.
This year the event will be held:
Thursday 22 May

11.30 – 3.30pm
The Channel View lounge
Mary Thomas building
3 Gibbons Road,
Takapuna
Anyone interested in facilitating, participating or providing a topical issue to discuss is encouraged to contact Rachael Bro on 486 2098 or email office@takapunatrust.org.nz
(Students please ensure permission by parents and teachers to attend. Please note, this activity is open to any secondary student from in the Takapuna-Devonport local board area.)
The Intergenerational Dialogue is a collaboration between Auckland Council, Takapuna North Community Trust, Safer North, North Shore Community Social Services, Older Women’s Network, Devonport Peninsula Trust, YouthWorx, the Devonport-Takapuna Youth Board, and community organisations with an interest in fostering positive relationships between younger and older people. 

I continue to look forward to getting to know more people and be inspired by the knowledge and activity in our community.
Rachael Bro

Takapuna North Community Co-ordinator, 486 2098, office@takapunatrust.org.nz

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