DevonPort Peninsula regular activities, community & business listings
Regular events, activities and services on the Devonport Peninsula.
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COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES AND INFORMATION
MUSIC AND DANCE
EDUCATION AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
HEALTH AND FITNESS
ART AND CRAFT
Community Activities AND Information
Devonport Community House
Sign up to the online newsletter and find out about classes, workshops, and events happening at the Devonport Community House each month.
Check out www.devonportcomhouse.co.nz for updates and news.
After School Club & Holiday Programme at the Devonport Community House
The Devonport Community House (DCH) After School Club offers care for children from Devonport Primary, Vauxhall, St Leo’s, Belmont, Bayswater and Stanley Bay schools. They collect children from school and provide afternoon tea.
Children are given plenty of variety - games, sports, art, cooking, and lots more to ensure a fun time each day from 3-6pm. One of the key strengths of the DCH After School Club team is their wonderful staff and volunteers, popular with both children and parents alike.
Permanent places or casual bookings are available. Enrolments can be made online www.enrolymy.com For more information, ph: 445 3068, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.devonportcomhouse.co.nz
Level One: Collaboration and Coworking Space
Banish the stay-at-home blues and join the Level One community on the Devonport Wharf. A co-working and collaboration space with panoramic views of the Harbour, Level One offers local small businesses and self-employed workers the perfect antidote to the Lake Road traffic woes with a warm and friendly workspace in the heart of Devonport. For more information, contact Simon Lampen on 09 320 0655 or check out the Level One website.
North Shore Historical Society
When: Third Saturday of each month, 10:00am
Venue: Senior Citizens Hall, The Strand, Takapuna
North Shore Historical Society, now over 40 years old, has meetings usually on the third Saturday of each month. For more information please email: email@example.com or phone: 09 489 3760.
The North Shore Endowment Fund
With its stunning coastline, vibrant urban areas, and supportive community, what better place to have a business than the North Shore?
Sharing your success with the local community is a great way to raise your profile and support those less fortunate. The North Shore Endowment Fund is a smart and easy way to help local causes for generations to come. Show your customers and staff you care by making a lasting and positive contribution to the community. For more information contact Liam Willis at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 027 627 4048
1st Devonport Cub Pack – spaces available
Give your son or daughter a great start in life - join the Cub Scouts! Spaces are available this term at the 1st Devonport Cub Pack, for girls and boys in school years 4 - 6. Cubs can move up to Scouts when they are older.
The Cub Pack is run by a team of qualified and committed leaders. They provide a fun and rewarding programme that also builds self-reliance and teamwork, leadership, strong values, and skills to be active in the outdoors. Sessions are either Mondays (6:00pm – 7:30pm) or Wednesdays (5:30pm - 7:00pm).
Enrol your son or daughter into scouting. Spaces are available for Keas and Cubs.
Keas: school year one, (age 5 ½ year olds to 8 year olds).
Kea sessions are Monday 4.30pm to 5.30pm or Wednesday 4.15pm to 5.15pm
Cubs school year three (8 years olds to 11 year olds).
Cub sessions are Monday 6.00pm to 7.30pm or Wednesday 5.30pm to 7.00pm
Loads of FUN, Life Skills, Self Esteem, Strong Values, plus more… Register now for 3 trial visits email@example.com, or phone 021 519 200
More info is available here.
Auckland Regional Funding Directory
The Auckland Regional Funding Directory is available for local community groups and not-for-profits seeking funding sources across a range of sectors. Cost: $30 (Inc GST) plus $3 postage. To order a copy please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase a copy online via the website.
Devonport ThinkTank formed in November 2016 to connect local entrepreneurs in real estate, marketing and home and lifestyle services who are invested in the Devonport community. Local entrepreneurs are welcome to join for a taste of the best in local business networking. The goal is to create an inspiring and fun atmosphere while giving back to the community. Come hungry and leave with a spring in your step! Membership by invitation after introductions. See here for details of the next meeting. RSVP email@example.com
Neighbourhood Support North Shore
Neighbourhood Support North Shore (NSNS) are hoping to set up Neighbourhood Support Groups in streets in Bayswater/Belmont and Devonport.
Neighbourhood Support North Shore encourages neighbours to get to know one another, share information that will help reduce the risk and fear of crime, nurture a sense of community spirit, prepare for civil emergencies, support one another, and live in a caring and safe environment.
Don't wait for something bad to happen before you Join!
We are looking for individuals who are keen to set up a group in their street
My Story, Your Story - Together Builds Communities
Capturing the legacy of Auckland’s North Shore, this book documents an inspiring collection of stories and photographs of 54 community workers and leaders. Everyone who dips in and out of this amazing collection will be inspired by it. Download the flyer for more info or contact Ruth to find out more and order your copy today: ph: 486 4820 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Devonport Rotary is all about doing good things in the community, both locally and overseas. They are a group of highly motivated, fun loving individuals who enjoy meeting new, like-minded people. If you live or work locally or are new to the area and would like to become involved with Rotary, they invite you to check out their website www.devonportrotary.co.nz or call their president Phil Le Gros ph: 027 227 9322.
Devonport-Hauraki Justices of the Peace Service Desk at Devonport Library
When: Mondays (except on Public Holidays), 12 noon to 2:00pm
Venue: Devonport Library, Victoria Rd, Devonport
A local Justice of the Peace service is available at Devonport Library to certify copies, take Statutory Declarations and Affidavits, witness signatures and the many other tasks Justices can undertake. This is a free community service and no appointment is necessary.
Details of this and other Justices and Service Desks around Auckland can be found on the Auckland Justices of the Peace website: http://www.jpauckland.org.nz/
Housing Options for Older People
Many people start to consider their housing options as they get older. For some people, as rates or rents increase and income levels go down, staying in your home of many years can become difficult. But there are means of help and support to enable people to stay put. Age Concern provides great advice to help you get the support you need or make an informed decision about your future housing options. Drop in to your local Age Concern office to view the Age Concern North Shore Information Directory and speak to one of their experienced staff members. Age Concern North Shore is located at 177B Shakespeare Rd, Milford or you can contact them at phone: 489 4975.
Some other helpful links are rates postponement: http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/ratesbuildingproperty/ratesvaluations/financialassistance/Pages/ratespostponements.aspx, WINZ accommodation supplement: http://www.workandincome.govt.nz/individuals/a-z-benefits/accommodation-supplement.html (eligibility criteria needs to be established) and www.makinghomeshappen.co.nz – this website is the joint creation of a number of supporting organisations bringing together information on current and proposed plans and programmes to deliver on affordable housing in the Auckland region.
Community Business Hub (CBH) at Raeburn House
Are you interested in developing a mobile app for your organisation but the cost is an issue? Contact us today on ph: 441 8989 and learn more about the Community Business Hub low cost services. We will invite you for a chat and discuss how we can develop an app for you at a community rate.
To download the Directory of Support Services mobile app, view the instructions at the Raeburn House website: www.raeburnhouse.org.nz
Devonport Community Garden (DCG) & Ngataringa Organic Garden (NOG)
When (DCG): open Sundays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue (DCG): Mt Cambria Reserve, Devonport
When (NOG): open Wednesdays & Sundays from 10:00am - 2:00pm
Venue (NOG): 27 Lake Rd, Devonport
Come along to learn about organic gardening in a community atmosphere. For more information on Devonport Community Garden contact: email@example.com or for Ngataringa Organic Garden visit their Facebook Group. View some of NOG’s activities here.
Navy Museum Guided Tours
The Torpedo Bay Navy Museum offers fantastic guided tours with knowledgeable and friendly Guide Hosts. Group bookings are available seven days a week. Entry to the Museum and tours are free; donations are welcomed. For more information or to book a guided tour please call the Navy Museum on 09 445 5186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org www.navymuseum.co.nz
Open: Tuesday to Thursday 10:00am - 12 noon, Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm midday - 4:00pm, Closed on public holidays
Venue: Mt Cambria Reserve, 33a Vauxhall Rd
Devonport historical museum is located at 33a Vauxhall Rd, on the Mt Cambria Reserve. It can be approached from Church St also. This is a voluntary museum collecting, curating and displaying items and information about local history. We provide information plaques for public buildings and homes. A satellite display of Devonport in World War One, relating to the war memorial, is upstairs at 3 Victoria Rd.
The Museum is open all year from 10:00pm to 12:00 noon on Tuesdays to Thursdays, and at weekends from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Summer weekend hours are 12 noon to 4:00pm. Groups guided by arrangement. Entry is free. A small donation is welcome.
Contact: Museum 445 2661. Secretary: 445 2776
Email: Info@devonportmuseum.org.nz or visit www.devonportmuseum.org.nz
The Food Bank at Holy Trinity
Providing emergency food assistance to individuals and families regardless of economic status. Ph 445-0328.
An informal group of local residents working for better and safer cycling in Devonport.
Read more at www.bikedevonport.co.nz. If you're interested in following what's happening join the Facebook group and sign up to the mailing list or contact Chris Werry at phone 446 6187 or email email@example.com.
Takarunga Playcentre - where families learn and grow together
When: Mon - Wed & Friday 9:15am - 11:45am
with a dedicated preschoolers session on Tuesday
Venue: Takarunga Playcentre, 1/26 Kerr St, Takarunga/Mt Victoria, Devonport
Looking for a fun activity for your preschool children, where you are involved in their learning and children are free to play and explore? Takarunga Playcentre might be just what you are looking for!
When: Wednesdays, 9:15am - 11:15am during term time
Venue: Bayswater School hall, Bayswater Ave, Bayswater
A friendly, fun group for 0 - 5 years. $2 per session or $12 per term. All welcome. For more information contact Heather ph: 021 076 4715 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Used reading glasses and hearing aids collected for charity
Devonport Lions are collecting used prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and hearing aids. These items are refurbished and sent to the Pacific Islands and Sri Lanka. They can be dropped off at Devonport Optometrists at 85 Victoria St. For more info about Devonport Lions visit: members.lionsclubs.org.nz/Clubs/202K/Zone-4/Devonport
Tagbuster now has an 0800 number: 08002684824 or 0800antitag
Senior Net Bayswater
Senior Net Bayswater brings people aged over 50 together in a friendly stress-free way to learn about computers: emailing family and word processing, digital photography, discovering your genealogy, online auctions, surfing the internet and the latest technology for your pleasure. The range of subjects is large and we can help you become confident and competent. Windows (PC) and Apple Mac users as well as the new technologies of Smart phones and tablets are catered for by the learning centre. For more info visit: www.seniornetbayswater.nz
Devonport Library Kids programme
Venue: Devonport Library, Victoria Rd, Devonport
Mondays, 10 – 10.30am Term time only
Join us for stories, rhymes and laughter. For the older pre-schooler.
Rhymetime with stories (Starting from Term 3)
Tuesdays, 10 – 11am
For pre-schoolers from 18 months to 5 years, it is a fun way to encourage them to sing, move and practise
co-ordination. We finish the hour with stories.
Holiday Rhymetime with crafts
Each holiday week with a craft to follow
Tuesdays, 10 – 11.30am
Wednesdays, 4.00pm Term time only
For school aged children and parents are also welcome to learn alongside their child.
To register, contact Jeanne Clifton at Devonport Library (She can answer any questions, too)
Magic and Minecraft Club
Thursdays, 3.30 – 4.30pm. Term time only, unless advertised.
Your own device or your own ‘Magic’ cards are needed.
Wriggle and Rhyme
Fridays, 10 – 10.30am. Term time only
Active movement for early learning for those 2 years and under, developing your baby’s body and brain.
Enquiries: contact Devonport Libraries Ph:09 8904955
Calliope Sea Scouts - Leaders wanted
The Calliope Sea Scout Group has a need for Leaders to come on board to lead the planning and organisation of the various activities for the Sections they currently run.
Keas meet Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Cubs meet Tuesdays 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Scouts meet Mondays 6:00pm – 8:00pm, Venturers meet Tuesdays 7:00pm – 8:00pm. If Sea Scouts sounds like you, give them a ring at: 021 1685 462 or email: email@example.com. For more info head along to their website.
Play-A-While Toy Library
When: Open Saturdays from 9:00am - 11:30am Venue: Devonport Community House , 32 Clarence Street, Devonport
The Toy Library provides a toy lending service with an extensive range of educational, safe toys. Subscriptions start from $100 per year - this covers all borrowing. Come along and check it out and let your little ones have a play on the toys. For more info go to www.playawhile.org, visit Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Devonport 500 Cards Club
When: Second Tuesday of each month, 7:00pm
Venue: Croquet Club rooms, 5 Wairoa Rd, Devonport
Devonport 500 Cards Club evenings are always great fun (and not too serious). If you are interested and can play cards, please email email@example.com
North Shore CMA meetings
When: Thursdays, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Venue: The Rose Centre, School Rd, Belmont
Come along and make some new friends, share some stories, play some games. Listen to visiting speakers, do some gentle exercise. Share morning tea and lunch with friends and so much more…..All for a nominal charge – transport can be arranged. North Shore CMA are also seeking volunteers at their CMA centres throughout the North Shore. Help needed with crafts / cooking / driving and other tasks. If you can spare a few hours to give back to the older people in our community they would love to hear from you. Call the support office for more information on 09 489 8954 or visit: www.cmans.org.nz
Music and dance
Learn to Salsa
When: Tuesdays, Beginners Salsa: 6:30pm & Salsa Improvers: 7:30pm
Venue: Devonport Community House, 32 Clarence St, Devonport
Come and learn to salsa with Lofty who runs Dance in the Park (at Devonport Christmas Festival). You don’t need a partner, you don’t need experience, it’s a great way to get fit and have fun! Ph 445 3068 for more info or check out details at: www.devonportcomhouse.co.nz
Touch Compass INTEGR8 Dance Crew
When: Saturdays term time
10:15am: Hip-Hop1 for primary age
11:00am: Hip-Hop2 for intermediate/ High School age
11:45am - 12:45pm Youth Theatre for age 7-18
Venue: The Wilson Centre Rec Hall, 1 St Leonards Rd, Hauraki
Cost: $100 per term (can pay weekly/casually)
Society is diverse and so are Touch Compass classes – how cool is that!
To register for class visit www.touchcompass.org.nz
or call (09) 550 6464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Book for the term or attend casually! Download the flyer here.
Village Song choir
When: Thursdays, during school term 7:30pm - 9:15pm
Venue: St Leo's School hall, Albert Rd, Devonport
Local choir, Village Song, led by Max Maxwell will start its new term on 2 August and all are welcome. That evening is free for newcomers. They are a friendly bunch and do a wide range of repertoire. Come along and experience the joy of singing in a group. More info at www.singforjoy.org.nz
Education and Personal Development
Five Good Ideas
ANCAD's professional development training programme Five Good Ideas is designed to assist your organisation in building capability, developing and strengthening leadership within your organisation and supporting you to be adaptive and resilient in a changing environment. View website for more details, register via: www.ancad.org.nz or by email: email@example.com
Belmont Toastmasters – learn to communicate with confidence
When: Every second Thursday from 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: St Margaret’s Church Hall (back entrance), 151 Lake Road, Belmont
Belmont Toastmasters offer a friendly, supportive environment. All visitors are welcome. Contact: Peter Westmoreland 022 073 4819 email firstname.lastname@example.org or web http://www.meetup.com/Belmont-Toastmasters/
Devonport Toastmasters - develop your public speaking skills
When: Every second Monday, 7:15pm - 9:30pm
Venue: Devonport RSA, 61 Victoria Rd, Devonport
Come along to Devonport Toastmasters to build confidence & speaking skills while having fun at the Devonport club. For more info email: email@example.com or Phone: 444 8093 or visit: http://devonport.toastmastersclubs.org/
Hearts & Minds (Raeburn House)
Hearts & Minds offers a wide range of high quality, personal development courses and workshops. Please see their website www.raeburnhouse.org.nz for details, or call 441-8989 if you would like a brochure.
You can also download the Raeburn House app, available for Apple: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/app/support-services/id970176388?mt=8 or Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Raeburnhouse, for a comprehensive list of contacts for all manner of community related matters.
English Language Partners
English Language Partners offers a variety of learning opportunities including English language groups, home tutoring, English for employees, ESOL intenstive and more. Become a teacher of English through English Language Partners too and join their volunteer tutor programme. For more information on the courses English Language Partners offer, ph: 489 2078 or visit: http://www.englishlanguage.org.nz/
Health AND Fitness
Heartbeeps - Baby and Toddler multi-sensory classes
When: Tuesdays, 9:45am toddlers, 10:45am sitting / crawling babies, 12:00pm pre-sitting babies
Venue: Devonport Plunket Rooms, 3 Wairoa Rd, Devonport
These award winning classes from the UK are now coming to Devonport. Designed by early childhood experts in the UK, these unique baby and toddler development classes are filled with fun props, character puppets, music and more. First class is a free trial, contact Heidi via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, via Facebook, or visit the website: www.hartbeeps.co.nz
Preschool trampoline class
Venue: North Shore Trampoline Club, North Shore Event Centre, Silverfield
(off Porana Road)
Cost: $120 / 10 week term (45 minute class)
From 3 - 5 years. Parents welcome to join in the class. Enquire now for Term Three classes via email: email@example.com or phone: 022 478 4411.
Karate at the Community House
When: Mondays / Wednesdays, 6:00pm
Venue: Devonport Community House, 32 Clarence Street Devonport
Japan Karate Association Devonport - for self defence and personal development. Beginners classes available now. For more info please phone or text David: 021 100 9394.
Belmont Park Racquets Club: tennis and squash
Venue: 133 Bayswater Ave, Bayswater
Membership specials up until 31 August and free trial midweek social tennis for the month of March. For more info head along to www.belmontracquets.co.nz or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoga Flow Evenings
When: Mondays, 7:30pm to 8:45pm
Venue: Devonport Community House
A gentle yoga flow class for all levels. The focus of the class is on the breath, stretching, strengthening and relaxing the body and mind. For more info please contact Inés Gereda at email@example.com or phone: 021 1100 606.
Stanley Bowling & Petanque Club
Venue: Stanley Bay Bowling & Petanque Club, 20 Stanley Pt Rd, Stanley Bay
We are a small friendly club situated in a glorious spot by the water's edge at Stanley Bay. We play bowls and petanque and we have an active social club. We are happy to hire out our clubroom or to host groups who would like to play bowls or petanque.
Come and join us at Stanley Bay Bowling & Petanque Club's scenic terrain. New players most welcome. For more info phone: 021 1394 346 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Croquet and Petanque in Devonport – Autumn season & club play
When: Club Day Play – Monday, Thursday and Saturday mornings
Venue: North Shore Croquet Club, 1 Wairoa Rd, Devonport (next to the Plunket rooms and through the walkway from Vauxhall Rd shops)
New members always welcome for a 'trial hit' or more serious club play, we have all facilities all you need are soft shoes.
Read more on: http://www.northshorecroquet.co.nz/ or contact us.
When: Wednesdays at 12:05pm
Venue: Ngataringa Sportsground (on the corner by the Navy Sportsfield)
Ngataringa Runners meet weekly and sessions go for roughly 45 minutes. This free community group focuses on developing technique, form and endurance across all levels of runner, from beginner to experienced marathoner, in a supportive and friendly environment. All levels welcome.
Join Ngataringa Runners on Facebook, or contact Mariane for more info on 021 629 620.
Devonport Squash Club
Venue: Opposite 70 Wairoa Road, Narrow Neck
Hours of operation: 7 days per week 5am – 8pm
Club night every Thursday at 7:30 pm. All welcome
Racquets and squash balls are provided. For more details phone Dietmar 445 8839 or for casual bookings via the Gym, ph: 445 1040 or visit: www.devonportsquash.org.nz
Belmont Park Bowling Club
When: Club roll-ups every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 12:50pm
Venue: 46 Roberts Ave Bayswater
Social, casual, and serious bowlers welcome (loan bowls available). For more information phone: 445-6285 or email: email@example.com
Ngataringa Tennis Club
When: Every Wednesday, 9:30am - 12noon & 7:30pm - 9:30pm (Mixed Drop-in Tennis), Every Monday 7:00pm - 10:00pm (Men’s Hard Hitters), Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm (Juniors)
Venue: Stanley Bay Park, 166 Calliope Rd, Devonport
All visitors are welcome. Membership details www.ntc.net.nz
Tai Chi at Devonport Community House
Mondays and Wednesdays 11:30 - 12:30pm. $2 per class
Increase your levels of strength, energy and flexibility. Classes sponsored by Comprehensive Care in Association with Waitemata PHO. Ph North Shore Womens Centre to register 4444618.
Learn to Live Well with Diabetes
Comprehensive Care in Association with Waitemata PHO offer a range of free services to help you learn to live well with diabetes. Including free supermarket tours, one-on-one dietician consultations, focused support for people with pre-diabetes and education sessions (eligibility criteria, such as living in the Waitemata DHB area, may apply).
ART AND CRAFT
Devonport Craft & Fine Food Market
When: Second Sunday of the month, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Venue: Harmony Hall, 4 Wynyard St, Devonport
Devonport Craft & Fine Food Market brings together 40+ handpicked stalls showcasing the best of Auckland's craft talent plus a delicious range of fine food stalls.
More info on the website. To apply go to the Sellers Information Page.
Stay up to date, visit: Facebookwww.facebook.com/devonportcraftandfoodmarket#_blank
Devonport Spinners, Weavers, Knitters, etc meetings
When: Wednesdays, 10:30am - 12.30pm
Venue: 1st Devonport Scout Hall, The Den, Allenby Ave Devonport
Meeting weekly for tea and crafting together. For more information call or email Molly Wheeler on 446 6027, firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Wednesdays, 10:00am - 11:30am
Venue: Devonport Community House
Join for a cuppa and a chat while knitting your Peggy Squares and assist us in creating blankets for children in our community. For more information please contact Adair: 021 927 067 or email@example.com
Black Matter Jewellery – Nautical Collection available now
Venue: Torpedo Bay Navy Museum
Torpedo Bay Navy Museum is delighted to welcome Black Matter Jewellery's exquisite Nautical Collection. Handcrafted in New Zealand by master jewellers and designers, The Nautical Collection was inspired by a retired Navy Serviceman and is perfect for people with a connection with the Navy or the sea. For more info on the collection and Black Matter Jewellery, head along to: http://blackmatter.co.nz