New things to see and do in Milford

Your monthly update from Murray Hill, Manager of the Milford Business Association.

Milford has such a rich and interesting fabric that I am going to highlight some new things I have come across over the last month.

But before I get into that, note the following date in your diary now!

Food Truck Thursday is back!
Thursday 13th April  - 5.00pm to 9.00p.m.

In the mall side of the main car park in Kitchener Rd. After February’s very successful event, where everyone asked ‘when is the next one!’ – here we have it!
Same format as last time – plenty of great food trucks, live music and seating/tables to eat your dinner on, and that same great vibe that you all enjoyed last time.

Now, the interesting groups I have discovered:
First up is the Kennedy Park Petaque Club, situated in Castor Bay’s famous Kennedy Park, but probably little known to most. They are holding the Regional Ladies Doubles Tournament at their club on Saturday 7th April starting at 9.30am. Petanque is a whole lot of fun – I used to play with my kids on an improvised shell court in the back yard. If you’re interested in going along and watching or joining the club, you can contact them on 09 489 7545.

The next item is pretty special as we have one of the few large collections of stamps in the country hidden away in the new clubrooms of the North Shore Philatelic Society. I visited their club rooms recently and was amazed at the transformation from the old dark basement of the Milford Senior Citizens Club to the bright new clubrooms for our local stamp enthusiasts.
Currently, all the stamps are being catalogued so the dedicated stamp room is not yet open to the public. When it is I will let you know.
However, if you want a meeting space that takes up to 50 people, complete with a new kitchen and bathroom facilities, this could be the place for you. Very competitive pricing is available if you wish to rent the space for a meeting, product launch, etc. Contact John at for quotes and booking details.
Lastly, one of our busiest shops is selling tickets for a Ford car that can be won in the Northern Hospice raffle. If you were in Milford a few Friday’s ago, Merrill Fernando, owner of Dilmah Tea, and his son, chose our Village Square to launch the raffle promotion.  Tickets are available in our local Milford Hospice shop  and all others in the northern Hospice region.

See you in Milford!


Manager – Milford Business Association  021 950 463  FB: milfordshops Inst: milfordnz

By: , Murray Hill, Manager

Issue 86 April 2018