Our free Summer Fun Preschool Play mornings in Windsor Reserve, Devonport and Bayswater Park, Bayswater start up this month on Tuesday 5th and Thursday 7th respectively. The sessions are held from 9:30am-11am and are a great way for little ones (and their caregivers!) to be active, meet new people and make friends. Caregiver supervision is required and attendance is casual. As sessions are weather dependent, follow us on Facebook to keep up to date with any changes.
We have a big day of school fairs on Saturday 9 November! First up is the St Leo’s School fair from 11am-2pm. You will be able to enjoy yummy food and treats, fun activities for the kids, white elephant stall, bargain books, toys, plants, preserves, crafts and pre-loved clothing. They also have some fantastic prizes up for grabs with their fair raffles. Then from 3pm to 8pm, the Hauraki School Twilight Fair takes place. Enjoy live music, kids activities and more.
Thank you so much to everyone for coming to the Bayswater Halloween Trail on Friday 25th October. We hope you've all had as much fun as we did! We have seen some amazing costumes again this year! Congratulations to all the winners of our spot prizes and a big shout out to all our sponsors and supporters for making this event happen: Navy, Kelly Club, Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, Peninsula Kids, Auckland Transport Cycling & Walking, Ngati Whatua o Orakei, Bayswater Marina Ltd, 1st Devonport Scout Group, Devonport Drama, Takapuna Grammar School IB students, FarFar Away, Snow Planet, Xtreme Wairau, Fullers, GoodFor Wholefoods Refillery! Click "Read More" below to see photos from the event...
Takapuna Grammar School PTA invite you to join them on Saturday 7 September for the ever-popular annual Comedy Night in the School Hall, starring Paul Ego, Lana Walters and Brendhan Lovegrove.
Tickets are $30 each or $200 for a table of eight and can be purchased via the school website: takapuna.school.nz. This is a great night of entertainment and a highlight of the PTA's fundraising efforts for the school community. Bring a plate of nibbles to share with your table and cash/card for the bar. Please note it's an R18 event. Doors open 7:30pm.
The good times continue on Saturday 14 September with Narrow Neck Playcentre’s Annual Quiz night; 7pm-9pm at Holy Trinity Church Hall, Church St, Devonport – all are welcome. Get in quick to arrange a table or secure your ticket! $25 per person which includes a beer/wine on arrival and a light supper. Contact email@example.com for more info.
Everyone is welcome to the next Devonport Community Network meeting on Thursday 8 August, 10:00am-12:00pm at the Devonport Yacht Club, 25 King Edward Pde in Devonport. This quarterly meeting is about promoting networking among residents and local community groups. The session commences with morning tea and a chance to network informally then we will hear from guest speakers including Glenda Peri, the new Devonport Community Police Constable. For more information contact Maria ph: 445 9533 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The July School holidays are upon us but there’s plenty of activities on offer to keep the kids (and grown-ups!) entertained.
Nau mai haere mai koutou, let’s celebrate Matariki with a Community Haka at Windsor Reserve, Devonport, on Sunday 7 July at 11am. Everybody is welcome and locals in the community will be on site, ready to support. The Haka will be followed by refreshments, music and a haka contest for tamariki (with prizes to be won) in Devonport Library. This event is supported by RNZN Marae, Devonport Library and Devonport-Takapuna Local Board.
Calling all mid winter swimmers! The Devonport Mid Winter Swim, is taking place on Sunday 23 June. Register at Windsor Reserve from 11:30am with the swim (dip in the sea) taking place at 12:00pm at Devonport beach, Windsor Reserve. Come along in your best swimming costume and join us in celebrating mid-winter at this iconic Devonport event. The dip in the sea will be followed by a free cup of hot soup for all swimmers and prize giving, plus there will be sausage sizzle for sale. For more info contact Amanda 0211847271.
Join St Leo’s Catholic School for their fundraising event ‘Heavenly High Tea’ on Sunday 5th May at McHugh’s Cheltenham, from 3-6pm.
Tickets are $50 per person and include a glass of bubbles, gift bag and a wonderful afternoon of tea and cakes while listening to the amazing Clare Grove, author, illustrator and mother from ‘Mommy Loves’. There will also be raffles and silent auctions. For more info and to purchase tickets, contact: email@example.com
Theatre kick starts April commencing with Company Theatre’s first production of 2019, Stones In His Pockets. Written by Marie Jones and directed by Kristof Haines, this gem of a play is an engrossing, tragicomedy set in a small rural town in Ireland. The show runs from 3 – 13 April – visit www.companytheatre.co.nz for more info.
Thank you so much to all the families who joined us today for our 9th Family Fun Trail in Devonport. Congratulations to everyone for completing the quiz and for our prize winners. We trust you all had fun, learnt some interesting facts about our community along the way and we hope to see you again next year!
Big thanks to the team at the Devonport Peninsula Trust, to all our helpers and volunteers and to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board for making it all happen.
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There’s plenty going on in the Devonport peninsula community this month.
Our Preschool Play mornings and Kids Athletics Series continue right throughout the month. Preschool Play mornings take place on Tuesdays in Devonport at Windsor Reserve and Thursdays in Bayswater at Bayswater Park. Both sessions start at 9:30am and finish at 11am. The play mornings are free entry, casual attendance so you are welcome to come along and play for as little or as long as you like. Caregiver supervision is required.