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AUCKLAND CITY HARBOUR NEWS, MARCH 22, 2013
Opening day, left: A crowd gathers as
mayor Arthur Myers opens Victoria Park on
December 20, 1905. Photo: REF 7-A4804
Soil success, right: Chinese market
gardeners on Great North Rd, Western
Springs, opposite the foot of the Bullock
Photo: REF 80-BIN185
Original home: Sir John Logan Campbell's Acacia Cottage in
O'Connell St before it was moved to Cornwall Park in the 1920s.
We'd like to see your
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any pre-1960s photos
you've got of Auckland
landmarks or events to
Please include a simple
description of what is
happening in the image,
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Welcome to Looking
Back -- a spread of
historic photos courtesy
of the Sir George Grey
For more information go
Humble beginnings, below: Michael
Coyle, second from left, outside his coach
building premises in New North Rd. He
later became Mt Albert's first mayor in
Photo: REF 7-A11268
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the event, venue, date, time and
If you have a photo of your club
we'd love to see it.
Fax your details to: 630 5432,
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to: Community Notices, Private
Bag 56910, Dominion Rd, Mt
Eden, Auckland 1446.
Preference will be given to
local, free, community and
Youthtown's afternoon in the park
Youth ventures, join Youthtown for an afternoon of activities at Victoria Park on
March 22, 4.30pm-8.30pm. There will be a graffiti art demo, blow karts, b-ball
comp, skating comp, sausage sizzle and bungy run. Visit youthtown.org.nz.
meeting, March 25 from
7.30pm at Domain Lodge, 1
Boyle Cres, Grafton.
Discussion is lymphoedema
self management. Phone Joy
Street party, Grey Lynn Business
Association is holding a street party and
twilight market to celebrate Neighbours'
Day on March 21, 4pm-8pm at the West
Lynn end of Richmond Rd, between
Warnock St and Surrey Cres. There will be
live music, street food, local arts and
crafts. Visit glba.co.nz.
Learn to meditate, classes taught by
Khenpo Ngawang Sangay at the Grey Lynn
Community Centre, 510 Richmond Rd,
Grey Lynn, on Thursdays, 6.30pm-8pm,
from March 21 to April 25. Suggested
donation $10 per session. Contact
Kingsland Karnival, family fun day March
23 at Nixon Park from noon-6pm. Features
top acts DJ Cian, Funkommunity,
LatinAotearoa and Weird Together with
Nick D. There will also be family and
sporting activities, plus Crafternoon Tea
and Love Vintage & Retro markets.
Not Sculpture, a free exhibition by Nick Eric
running until March 23. Shed 13, 13 Norrie
Ave, Mt Albert. Wednesdays-Fridays
3.30pm-7.30pm or Saturdays 1.30pm-
2.30pm. Phone 815 7317.
New quarterly community market,on
March 23, 9am-1pm. As well as locally
grown produce, artisan foods and crafts
there will be puppet storytelling,
sustainability talks, relaxation workshops
and an organic vege trading table. For full
information and timetable visit
Chevalier Community Centre, 18 Huia Rd.
School gala, Newton Central School's
annual Fia Fia Day is on March 23, 10am-
2pm, Monmouth St, Grey Lynn (behind
McDonald's on Great North Rd). Fun for
everyone -- inflatable obstacle course,
trampolines, remote controlled boats,
games, music and entertainment, yummy
food, arts and crafts, second-hand goods,
clothing, books and toys. Visit
Family day, Aotea Square will come alive
on March 24 to mark Auckland Arts
Festival Family Day. Highlights include Boy
E flash mob and workshops, dream flag
making workshop, ta moko session,
clowning with Fraser Hooper and Orchestra
Zoo presented by the Auckland
Philharmonia Orchestra. Visit aaf.co.nz.
Workshops on the Wharf, free weekly
workshop for kids at Wynyard Quarter.
March 24, 11am-2pm is Make & Take:
Concert for seniors, The churches of
Blockhouse Bay are hosting a concert for
seniors on March 26 from 10.15am at the
Blockhouse Bay Baptist Church, 504
Blockhouse Bay Rd. Guest artist is Chris
Skinner. It is a free concert, but RSVP
before March 23 for catering and transport
purposes. Phone 626 6980 or 627 2835.
Silo Sessions, to mark the two-year
anniversary of the Christchurch
earthquakes Silo Park is presenting Silo
Sessions -- Christchurch Edition on March
30, noon-6pm. This musical event features
an amazing lineup including The Eastern,
Marlon & Delaney, Lindon Puffin and Al
Adopt-a-thon, Lonely Miaow is a non-profit
organisation dedicated to the rescue and
care of stray and abandoned cats in the
greater Auckland area. It is trying to find
permanent homes for more than 100 cats
and kittens at a special adopt-a-thon on
March 31, 10am-3pm at the Grey Lynn
Library Hall. Visit lonelymiaow.co.nz.
Guerrilla gardening, UK guerilla gardener
Richard Reynolds will be speaking at
BizDojo, Co Space on K'Rd on April 3, 6pm-
8pm. Mr Reynolds will be speaking about
the history of the movement, some of the
gardens he has been involved with around
the world and applications to a Pacific
Menopause, Do you or does someone you
know suffer from the often debilitating
symptoms of menopause? Roughly 70 per
cent of all women between the ages of 40
and 55 experience menopause symptoms.
The NZ Menopause Support forum allows
you to seek support and advice not only
from other members, but also from our
New Zealand-based menopause experts.
Fertility NZ, supports and provides
information and understanding for New
Zealanders experiencing fertility problems,
whether having difficulties getting or
staying pregnant. For information about
support groups in your area phone
0800 333 306.
Sexaholic?, S-Anon is a 12-step fellowship
dedicated to helping those affected by the
sexual addiction of a family member or
friend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign language, Auckland Deaf Society is
holding a range of New Zealand Sign
Language classes and workshops, to suit
all levels of experience for adults and
families. Daytime and evening class
options available. Experienced tutors are
NZSLTA registered and have Deaf Studies
Certificate. Four different classes for varied
levels, as well as a family class and a
coffee club. Email Grace Covey on
Avondale Garden Club, Meets on the
fourth Monday of each month at 10.30am
in the Avondale Baptist Church hall, corner
Blockhouse Bay and Great North roads.
There is a trading table and we also run
good trips. Phone Noeline 827 8118.
Let's Speak About Death, Group meets
once a fortnight at Grey Lynn Community
Centre, 510 Richmond Rd, to share ideas,
texts, tapes and to face the fear
surrounding death. Phone 361 3085.
Ladies dinner club, Friendly group meets
every six weeks for dinner, entertainment
and lots of laughs. Phone Jo 376 0111.
Spanish conversation coffee club, Join us
every Thursday, 1.30pm-3pm at the
Pioneer Women's and Ellen Melville Hall, 2
Freyberg Pl, to practise your Spanish.
Materials provided, cost $10. Phone
Dance Mobility, for the over-65s. Held
10am-11.30am, St Lukes Hall, 704 New
North Rd. Dance as an alternative to other
exercise programmes, with research to
show dance helps improve balance and co-
ordination. A great way to stay active with
a group. No dance experience necessary.
Cost $5.50 or $50 for 10 classes
(includes a cup of tea). Phone Felicity
021 948 646.
Ponsonby Laughter Club, meets every
Saturday, 10am-10.45am at Pohutukawa
Room, Youthline House, 13 Maidstone St,
Grey Lynn. Laugh for no reason at all --
have fun and feel good. Gold coin koha.
Toy library, the Open Toy Box library has
more than 1000 toys for children aged
three months to six years. Open
Wednesdays 9.30am-11.30am and
Saturdays 9.30am-noon. St Columba
Church Hall, 92 Surrey Cres, Grey Lynn.
Visit theopentoybox.org or email
St Kevins Arcade Market Days, every
Sunday during December, 10am-4pm. St
Kevins Arcade, 183 Karangahape Rd.
Vintage, food, vegan cakes, Crown Lynn
pottery, books, fabrics, designer wear, gifts
and much more.
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