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DEVONPORT Community News

Devonport Community News

September heralds spring and is also the month many of us acknowledge the father in our lives on Father’s Day.

1st Devonport Scout Group has a great Father’s Day activity lined up.  They ask that you bring your dad to The Vic Theatre on Fathers’ Day, Sunday 7th September at 10.30am to see Indiana Jones and his dad in the epic movie adventure, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Come wearing something of your Dad’s - shirt, socks, tie (or undies!) and be in to win a family prize from The House of Toys.  All tickets are $20 which includes admission and a snack combo or coffee.  Tickets can be ordered by emailing   

Summer sports codes are kicking off their seasons during September.  Belmont Park Racquets Club and North Shore Cricket Club are both holding registration and open days.  Details are as follows: Belmont Park Racquets Club junior tennis registration for new members is being held on Saturday 13th September, from 10am – 12noon at the clubrooms; 133 Bayswater Ave, Belmont.  

North Shore Cricket Club, currently celebrating its 150th year, is also holding junior enrolments on Saturday 13th September from 2pm-4pm, at the clubrooms located at Devonport Domain, Cambridge Tce, Devonport. Senior players should contact Bruce Warner ( in the first instance and any further enquiries can be made by contacting Bruce on 021-625233.  

A new cyclists’ interest group has also started up in Devonport. Bike Devonport is an informal group of local residents working for better and safer cycling in Devonport.  Their first initiative is to work with the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board to get several cheap and quick micro projects going in Devonport - things like adding bike parking at beaches and playgrounds. If you're interested in following what's happening join their Facebook group at or contact Chris Werry at phone 4466187 or email:  

For the health conscious foodies out there, Devonport Community Garden is holding a bread and kombucha tea workshop on Saturday 13th September at 1pm.  Devonport Community Garden is located at Mt Cambria Reserve, Devonport.  The workshop costs $15 per person and bookings can be made by email: devonportcommunitygarden@gmail or phone 021 949 049.

Tuesday the 23rd of September is International Day of the Older Person and the Rose Centre and Devonport Community House are marking the day with music and morning tea for seniors at 10.30am at the Rose Centre, School Rd, Belmont. To book phone Devonport Community House on 445 3068.

The end of September brings the close of another school term and the start of the September/October school holidays. Devonport Community House has an action packed holiday programme planned including Terrific Treats Treasure Hunt, Freaky Friday Fear Factor and Feast, Crazylympics, Mexican Fiesta Day and more. The Children’s Art House also has a holiday programme with two sessions for primary aged children Monday, Wednesday and Friday of both weeks.  More information is available online at: and bookings can be made by phone: 445 3068 or email:  

Best wishes for a great September!

For more info or to sign up for the Devonport Peninsula eNEWS, please contact or call 445 9533 

Brolly Sheets - The Toilet Training Experts

After celebrating eight years in business this month, as well as a recent ‘Mumtrenpreneur Award’ for local founder Diane Hurford, Brolly Sheets have established themselves as the toilet training experts. 

Brolly Sheets won in the best products category in the inaugural Fly Buys-sponsored awards. Devonport Mum Diane, who has taken her business start-up from her home to a worldwide success story, said: “It was very exciting to win this award because it recognises the extra effort needed to start and run a business around a family.”

With a great range of articles and advice, books and products, Brolly Sheets really do ‘take the hassle out of toilet training!’

They know that ‘even little angels have little accidents’ and have everything you need to help you through this stage.

Their award-winning Bed Pads with wings protect your mattress from those little accidents! Just tuck in on top of the fitted sheet and simply whip off when wet and replace with another. No more stripping the entire bed – so they save time, washing and sanity! They come in six gorgeous colours, (purple is just new) and are available from cot to queen size. 100% cotton topped so soft to sleep on, breathable and absorbent for a perfect nights sleep. They are easy to wash and can be tumble dried and are also suitable for adults. 

New to Brolly Sheets are their Undie Liners. You can turn any pair of kid’s undies into training pants. The Undie Liners are designed to aid with day time potty training.  They come in a waterproof bag so if you are out and about – you can place wet ones into the bag till you get home.  When a child is in disposables, they aren’t getting the signals that they are wet.  They can happily continue on with their play and not be interrupted.  With Undie Liners, they will feel the wetness and will start to recognise the signals about getting to the potty / toilet sooner. 

The popular Kids Car Seat protectors are designed to be simple, easy to change and affordable. The 100% cotton top is comfortable to sit on and they fit from an infant car seat up to a booster seat. These are also great for strollers and highchairs as they are absorbent and waterproof. These are the perfect toilet training aid to catch those small spills and accidents! 

See for all your toilet training needs

by Maria Teape