Archive for September, 2011

The Auckland Plan – Submissions close at 4pm on Tue, 25.10. 2011.

September 30th, 2011

The Auckland Council has launched the Draft Auckland Plan, the new spatial plan for our region, and is asking for your submissions on what we have got right and what we need to change.

The Draft Auckland Plan sets out our vision of how to achieve the world’s most liveable city by 2040.

You can find a copy of the Plan on line at:

and in hard copy at your local library or at our Local Board Office or at the Mt Eden Village Centre.

Submissions close at 4pm on Tuesday, 25 October 2011.

Our Local Board is holding a series of drop-in sessions to offer you help and advice when drafting your submissions.

Board members will be present on:

  • Saturday 15th October from 10.00 -12.00am at Pt Chev Library
  • Saturday 15th October from 2.00 -4.00pm at Epsom Library
  • Tuesday 18th October from 9.30 -11.30am at the Local Board Office, 135 Dominion Rd, Mt Eden.

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Events and ongoing classes at the Mt Eden Village Centre

September 30th, 2011

Meet and Hear the Party Candidates, Auckland, 31 October 2011

Ongoing classes and group meetings in the Mt Village Centre:

  • AA Meeting, every Mon, Wed, Fri,  10am – 11.30am,
  • Bollywood dance classes, Tue: 10.30 am-11.30am, starting 1st of October,
  • Church choir, every Thu 7pm-8.30 pm, contact: Justin,
  • Dance classes, every Mon 6.30pm – 10pm,
  • Move to improve – Feldenkrais: every Tue night 7.30pm, Contact; David Sullivan, E;
  • NA meeting, every Fr 12am-1.30pm
  • Tango classes: Wed 7-8pm, Beginners/Intermediate, Contact: Craig Love:
  • Yoga every Thu night, 6-7pm, Contact: Nora Garcia-Mora,E:
  • Yoga classes every Tue and Thu, 9.15am-10.15am
  • Church service, every Sun 9am-12 midday

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Love Your Mountain Day

September 20th, 2011

The Friends of Maungawhau are busy preparing for Love Your Mountain Day on Sunday 4 December. The old tea kiosk will be turned into a Visitor Centre for the day, with displays, music, roving entertainer, wish tree, book reading circle, and a new discovery trail.

Eden Garden and Government House grounds will be open free of charge
from 10am to 4pm. Four different tours are offered, all free:

  • Government House garden: 10:30am & 1pm
  • Eden Garden: 11:30am & 1pm
  • Tamaki hikoi: 12:30pm & 2pm
  • Geology tour with Dr Bruce Hayward: 3pm

There’ll be NO traffic on the maunga!

More details on the Friends’ website:

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Moving Planet Auckland

September 10th, 2011 presents MOVING PLANET AUCKLAND –  a Day to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels

People of Auckland are gathering for a day of action to show our concern about the state of the planet and send a message to our leaders that we want action on climate change Saturday 24th September: the day of the All Blacks/ France game!

Dress up as your favourite fossil fuel alternative. Let’s create a visual spectacle of human wind turbines, electric train drivers etc. Or keep it simple and decorate yourself with the unifying symbol for the worldwide Moving Planet day: arrows to symbolise moving away from fossil fuels.
Those that are biking are meeting on at 11am at Wynyard Quarter playground for a moving planet bikeride. All those with two (or one) wheels are welcome to join.

Non-bikers will join the riders at 1pm at QEII Square on two feet, skateboards, tricycles, roller skates or roller blades.  We will march together up Queen Street to demonstrate together how much we need action on climate change- it a message to our leaders and peers that this IS important!
We’ll finish at Albert Park, where we will have a picnic, with vegetarian food available to purchase.

There’ll be music and kids entertainment too.
Come join us and show your support for New Zealand to move beyond fossil fuels – make your voice heard!

11.00 Gather at Wynyard Quarter at the playground
11.30 Bike Ride
13.00 All gather at QEII Square
13.30 March
14:00 Arrive at Albert Park for picnic/food/music/fun times

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Be the change you want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi