Community connections were made at an event organised by Takapuna North Community Coordinator Sarah Thorne where the police, Council, Local Board, service groups, and arts and environmental groups, meet at the Mary Thomas Centre in Takapuna. The aim was to strengthen community ties. Organisations provided updates on projects currently being undertaken. The meeting allowed individuals and groups, previously little known to each other, to make connections; the discussions over lunch after the meeting were rich with possibility. Participants agreed to meet every two months at different venues in the Takapuna North area (Milford, Castor Bay, Forrest Hill, Sunnynook and Takapuna).