Devonport Community News - August
Maria Teape
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Devonport Community News - August
The latest from Devonport Community Co-ordinator Maria Teape

Great things happen when young and not-so-young people get together!  The Devonport-Takapuna Intergenerational Dialogue event takes place on Wednesday 9th August. Young people from local high schools join older people in mixed generation groups to discuss and try to find solutions for local issues. Get involved by suggesting an issue for discussion or joining us on the day.  Contact Sarah Throne on 09 486 2098 or email: for more information.

Our third quarterly Devonport Community Network meeting is being held on Thursday 10th August, 10am at Devonport Yacht Club on King Edward Parade. Come along and hear from speakers on current local happenings and take the opportunity to network with other residents and local community groups. All are welcome and morning tea is provided.

Company Theatre presents Ladies Day, a hilarious comedy "to warm the cockles of your heart" by Amanda Whittington at The Rose Centre, School Road, Belmont.  A Yorkshire Post review says about the play: “With its Yorkshire heart and soul, it has all the warmth of a Calendar Girls or a Full Monty" and The Guardian says: "Exuberantly up to the minute comedy". The show runs from 12-26 August, Wednesday-Saturday at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Book your tickets through (phone 09 361 1000). 

We would like to say a huge thanks to Ngati Whatua o Orakei for providing 1500 rat traps, free to people living on the Devonport Peninsula (Hauraki to Devonport), to support our environmental initiatives.  Over 500 traps have been given away already during the first three ‘pick-up’ sessions held at Devonport Library.  The next Devonport Library pick up session will be on Saturday 26th August, 11am-1pm.  Between now and then, traps can be collected during week days from the Department of Conservation Depot at 6 Fleet St, Devonport.  For those of you with traps, sends you trap check reminders with stats about your neighbourhood, and let’s you file a report in seconds. Free, simple, fast, sign up is available at

Bayswater School’s Quiz Night is coming up on Saturday 2nd September.  Make up your own table of eight or join another table.  There will be delicious food (no need to cook dinner!), a licensed bar, prizes and a live auction. The doors open at 6:30pm and the quiz starts at 7:30pm.  Tickets cost $20 per person or $150 for a table of eight and are available from the school office or by calling 445 6226. Get in quick as places are strictly limited!

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Ka kite ano.


By Maria Teape

Channel Magazine: Issue 79 August 2017

Columnist articles by Maria Teape