Devonport Community News
by Maria Teape – Community Programme Manager, Devonport Peninsula Trust
Kia ora koutou! We hope that you and your whanau have had a great summer so far. The time spent at orange level has been greatly valued by our team and no doubt by the wider community. The move back to red level has come a little earlier than hoped and affected some events, but the good news is others are still able to continue for now.
Unfortunately Folk in the Park which was scheduled for Sunday 13th February has been cancelled and the Devonport Business Association’s Devonport Street Festival, planned for Friday 18th and Saturday 19th February has been postponed.
On a brighter note, Raumati/Summer Fun Tamariki (0-5) Play mornings will still be held on Tuesdays at Windsor Reserve, Devonport and on Thursdays at The Rose Gardens, Belmont. At both locations, sessions start at 9:30am and finish at 11:30am. Attendance is casual and caregiver supervision is required. Sessions are also weather dependent. The health & safety of our attendees and staff is our top priority and our events are Covid safe. Participants aged 12+ are required to show their vaccine passes before entering the event area and we remind participants to please scan the contact tracing QR code or use the paper based contact tracing forms on site. Please also wear a face mask and maintain one metre social distancing. Please stay home if you are feeling unwell. Any updates on event Covid protocols from Auckland Council will be closely monitored and actioned accordingly. Please follow us on Facebook to keep informed of any updates.
Kids Athletics Series is planned to commence on Tuesday 15th February and all going well will be held on consecutive Tuesdays until 22nd March. Sessions run from 4pm-6pm and are held at Vauxhall Sports Reserve, also known as the North Shore Rugby Club grounds. Attendance is casual and registration takes place on site each session. This event is also Covid safe, so our staff will be asking participants and/or caregivers aged 12+ to show vaccine passes at registration and all other Covid safe protocols will be followed to as per Tamariki Play. Kids Athletics gives primary/ intermediate school aged kids the chance to have-a-go, in a fun, non-competitive environment. Younger siblings are welcome.
Our February quarterly community network meeting is taking place on Thursday 10th February, 10am at Devonport Yacht Club. The purpose of the meetings are to give residents and community groups the opportunity to network and also hear from guest speakers on topical matters. Covid protocols will be in place so please bring your vaccine pass, wear a face mask and please stay home if you are feeling unwell.
Mā te wā,