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.
Our Kids Athletics Series are in full swing, happening every Tuesday between 4:00pm - 6:00pm at Vauxhall Sports Reserve, until (and including) Tuesday 26 March 2019. Activities include running races, long jump, high jump, agility games and ball skills. Registration is done on site, each session. Sessions finish at 6pm and there is food (sausage sizzle) and drink for sale on site. Click on read more for some photos from the event. Hope to see you not he field soon!
Thank you so much to everyone who joined us today for the 12th anniversary of Folk in the Park music festival, under the trees in the beautiful Windsor Reserve by the Devonport waterfront. Thank you to the amazing local and out of town folk performers for showcasing their talent, and to the Devonport Folk Music Club, and Devonport Takapuna Local Board for making it all happen. Click on "read more" below to see more photos from the event.
Thanks to everyone for coming to Windsor Reserve this morning to enjoy our Summer Fun Preschool Play session. We had stunning weather and were lucky enough to be entertained by Judi from the Devonport Library who kindly offered running her "rhymetime" in the park for us. We have another session this week on Thursday in Bayswater park and then having a wee break over the holidays. We will be back in Windsor Reserve on Tuesday, 8 January and continue our free preschool play sessions every week until Thursday 28 March 2019.
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What a fantastic day at this year's Devonstock on Sunday 9 December! Thanks to all the amazing performers for showing off their talents and to everyone who turned up to enjoy free entertainment in our beautiful reserve by the Devonport waterfront.
Special thanks to the Devonport Youth Forum, the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board and the Depot Sound Recording Studio for making it all happen.
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