Archive for May, 2011

Time to share our vision for Auckland – feedback on Auckland Unleashed due Tue 31 May

May 28th, 2011

We are sure you are all aware there are now only a few days left to provide your comments on Auckland Unleashed – the Auckland (spatial) plan discussion document

The Auckland Plan is hugely important for setting the vision and strategy of our city for the next 30 years.

If you want an Eco-city, meaningful greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, compact urban design, community gardens & urban food production, waste minimisation, protection of the environment, investment in walking and cycling, the inner city rail link..  Basically everything you believe that is necessary to make Auckland a liveable city with a sustainable, vibrant and resilient future  THEN it is essential to have your say

Here is the current draft of the Grey Lynn 2030 submission

Please use what ever bits you wish to highlight to make a submission  (as we have done with gratitude from the EDS, Greens, ADCOSS, MEVP and Eco Matters submissions )

Comments can be emailed to (more details below for having your say) no later than 4pm on Tuesday 31 May

The numbers absolutely count if we want to influence the focus of the draft Auckland Plan that will come out for formal consultation in August so, if you haven’t already, please submit and let your networks know.

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Village Feast – Community celebration

May 24th, 2011

What a feast we had in the village on Sunday afternoon. Thank you to Mt Eden Maungawhau Village Centre Society for organising this wonderful event in our community. Around 100 people attended this delicious lunch prepared by master chef Ray McVinnie with brilliant entertainment by Elizabeth McRae. Money raised went toward the village centre to buy plates and cutlery for the centre kitchen and an additional $350.00 was raised to support Christchurch.

This event was kindly supported by some of our local shops. Thank you to Eden Foods, KC Loo Fruiterer, Mt Eden Traditional Butcher and Wild Wheat Bakery. A big thank you also goes to the Essential Cuisine, Regal Salmon, Sabato, Village Press Olive Oil, Wine by “The People’s Wine”.

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The Village Feast: Sunday 22.5.2011

May 9th, 2011

The Mt Eden Maungawhau Village Centre Society invites you to:


A four course lunch cooked by award-winning food and travel writer Ray McVinnie – a professional chef for many years at top Auckland restaurants.

Plus entertainment by Elizabeth McRae

Where: Mt Eden Village Centre

SUNDAY 22 MAY :   12.30pm

Bookings essential. Please send a stamped self-addressed envelope plus a cheque made out to MEMVCS, for $60 per person to:

Robyn Ellis,  Box119, MBE 453A Mt Eden Rd. Please indicate if you wish to have a vegetarian lunch.

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