Archive for August, 2012

Neighbourhood catch up: 19 September from 6pm to 7.30pm

August 27th, 2012

When: Wednesday 19 September from 6pm to 7.30pm
Where: Mt Eden Village Centre

Pillowcases and sheets drop off and exhibition opening:
Mt Eden Village Centre,  18 to 25 September,
9am and 12pm,

You are invited to have a glass of wine, meet your neighbours and learn how to save the whales.

We have teamed up with Project Jonah for this community event, aimed at connecting the community and supporting whale rescue operations. For eight days we’ll be collecting light coloured bed sheets, pillowcases and donations to support Project Jonah with their wonderful work. Throughout the campaign, pointillist artist and conservationist Rio Rossellini will have paintings featuring whales and dolphins on show at the Mt Eden Village Centre.

Please join us on Wednesday 19 September from 6pm to 7.30pm for a wine tasting, with wine kindly supplied by Moana Park, entry is by gold coin donation. This could be a night when you meet the neighbours, get to know people you can call when you need help or swap home-grown vegetables with, or join to rescue whales and dolphins. You will also get to meet Rio Rossellini and talk to her about her art.

So let’s get ready for a spring clean and declutter the linen cupboard – how many sheets and pillowcases do you really need?

Please drop off any unwanted pillowcases and sheets at the manager’s office in the Mt Eden Village Centre between 9am and 12pm, from Tuesday 18 September to Tuesday 25 September. The Mt Eden Village Centre is part of our zero waste initiative we have been working with our local shops and businesses. We support recycling within our community and hope that with this initiative we make it easy for you to relocate unwanted items.
There will also be a donation box available to collect donations to support Project Jonah.

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September Programme: Mt Eden Village Centre

August 27th, 2012

Ongoing classes, group meetings:
AA Meeting: Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am – 11.30am
Belly fitness with Dalia: Thu, 9am-10am
Church choir: Thu 7pm – 8.30 pm
Jitterbugs dance classes: Mon 6.30pm – 10pm
Le Bop: Wed 7pm – 8.45pm
Move to improve – Feldenkrais: Tue 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Meditation classes: Thu 7pm – 8pm
NA meeting: Fri 12am – 1.30pm
Pilates: Tue 1pm – 2 pm & 6.30 – 7.30pm
Yoga: Tue: 7.30pm – 8.30pm & Thu: 6pm – 7pm
Church service: every Sun 10am – 12 midday

Other events at the centre:
: Workshop for Song Leaders  :  2 September, 10.30am – 4pm
: Village Music : 7 September, 7.30pm – 10.45pm:
: Craft Market : 8 September, 10am – 4pm
: Speaker event: Ngarimu Blair “Ngati Whatua” : 11 September, 7.30pm
: Mt Eden Village Fair : 22 September, 10am – 3pm
: Shared Worlds – an exhibition by Rio Rossellini : 18 – 22 September, 2pm, 9am-12 midday
: Project Jonah: Sheet & pillowcase collection to save whales : 18 – 22 September
: Eden Arts Young Artists Awards : 29 September 2pm & 30 September, 11am – 4pm
449 Mt Eden Rd : cnr Mt Eden Road & Ngauruhoe St, E: T:  09 631 06 78
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Mt Eden Village People AGM: Thursday 30 August from 7.30pm-8.30pm

August 14th, 2012

You are invited to the next Mt Eden Village People AGM: Thursday 30 August from 7:30pm-8.30pm
Mt Eden Village Centre, 449 Mt Eden Rd, Methodist church building.

Join us for our next AGM where we discuss the next step towards our vision of a more sustainable community in Mt Eden.
Positive action towards a sustainable future!
You may want to join one of our existing subgroups or start your own project. Or maybe you’d just like to find out what’s going on in your community. Either way, we’d love to see you there.
If you can’t make it, stay in touch and join our mailing list

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Community fruit trees for Auckland

August 7th, 2012

We had a wonderful day planting community fruit trees on Sunday. Around 50 people joined our community fruit tree planting day in Mt Eden including our guest of honour – the wonderful Te Radar and his team from Jam TV who were supporting our vision of fruit trees for Auckland.

Thank you to everyone’s contribution, we planted 20 trees in 45 minutes – could be a gold medal if we had fruit tree planting as an Olympic sport. This will be a yearly event in our community and we are now raising funds for the planting in 2013.

Thank you to our local shops and businesses for donating the trees, to David and Ellen for the hand crafted stakes, Antony for the beautiful compost and Tree Total for the free mulch. And thanks  to the weather gods for a sunny day.

If you want to register for a free fruit tree in 2013 please go to

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