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DTLB meeting 17 March 2020
14 March 2020

Here's what's on the agenda for the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board meeting on Tuesday 17 March 2020 from 2pm.

DTLB workshop 10 March 2020
8 March 2020

Here's what's on the agenda for the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board workshop on Tuesday 10 March 2020.

1 March 2020

Here's what's on the agenda for the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board workshop on Tuesday 3 March 2020.

23 February 2020

Here's what's on the agenda for the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board workshop on Tuesday 25 February 2020.

16 February 2020

Here's what's on the agenda for the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board meeting on Tuesday 18 February 2020.

DTLB workshop 11 Feb 2020
9 February 2020

Here's what's on the agenda for the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board workshop on Tuesday 11 February 2020.

DTLB workshop 4 Feb 2020
3 February 2020

Here's what's on the agenda for the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board workshop on Tuesday 4 February 2020.

10 December 2019

Sorry for the late notice folks - today is the monthly business meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board.

These are PUBLIC meetings and anyone who wishes to may attend.

1 December 2019

xHere's what's on the agenda for the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board workshop on Tuesday 3 December 2019.

13 October 2019

Here are the latest provisional election results - at 13 October 2019.

12 October 2019

The results are in - and Heart of the Shore's Trish Deans, Jan O'Connor, and Ruth Jackson have all had the call to say they have been elected to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board.

9 October 2019

It's the final days of the 2019 local elections - and there is still time to cast your vote! You have until MIDDAY ON SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER to drop your vote in to any library or council office.

9 October 2019

Auckland Council is doing a 'needs assessment' on the Takapuna Library and the neighbouring Mary Thomas Centre and Community Services Building (home to Citizens Advice, Plunket, Takapuna Senior Citizens, and Memorial Hall to name just a few).

8 October 2019

My first foray into community activism was when I was young and my horrified parents learned that Takapuna's sewers and infrastructure were failing, and Council planned to sanction sewage overflows into pristine Lake Pupuke.

7 October 2019

The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board is one of only two in Auckland whose workshops are open to the public - and Heart of the Shore will fight to keep it that way, and make sure they don't revert to being secret meetings behind closed doors.

7 October

Our new Local Board members must demonstrate they have a comprehensive knowledge and greater awareness of significant local environmental issues. 

6 October

Heart of the Shore is standing to put more "local" into "democracy".

Bike's at Akoranga Bus Station
5 October 2019

The moderate option for Lake Road improvement, selected by public in the most recent AT consultation, is a sensible direction. If the bike lanes are to stay on Lake Road, they should be continuous and separated as a matter of high priority.

From Esmonde Road across upper Shoal Bay and Patuone Reserve
1 October

Patuone Walkway adjoins upper-Shoal Bay, part of a Significant Ecological Area.

11 September 2019

Heart of the Shore’s Trish Deans, Ruth Jackson, Iain Rea, and Jan O'Connor were out and about meeting the folks catching the Bayswater ferry today.

8 September 2019

Some wonderful and some heart-aching stories were shared at Heart of the Shore's event at the Sunnynook Community Centre today.

7 September 2019

Sacred Grove at Takapuna beach is on the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board agenda on Tuesday 10 September. It's a workshop which starts at 2pm and the public are welcome to attend and observe (but cannot speak or take part).

7 September 2019

Heart of the Shore's Iain Rea & Jan O'Connor were out and about meeting Milford shoppers this morning.

5 September 2019

High editorial praise for Heart of the Shore’s Ruth Jackson in today's Devonport Flagstaff newspaper – pointing out that she’s the only candidate for the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board to have attended every board meeting this year.

5 September 2019

Team Heart of the Shore – Iain Rea, Ruth Jackson, Trish Deans, and Jan O’Connor – out and about today in Devonport. Go team!

We love meeting everyone and keeping our finger on the pulse of what’s going on and what’s on people’s minds.

3 September 2019

Sunnynook station was teeming with commuters this morning as Heart of the Shore’s Jan O’Connor, Ruth Jackson, Trish Deans, and Iain Rea joined the morning throng.

3 September 2019

We’re delighted to be taking part in the various Meet the Candidates events happening around the area over the next month.

2 September 2019

It's been a glorious afternoon out and about putting up billboards. At one spot a gorgeous kereru supervised!

1 September 2019

Heart of the Shore candidates Jan O'Connor and Ruth Jackson having huge fun talking to the wonderful folks out and about in Milford. There's a lot to love in Milford - and there's still work to do.

1 September 2019

A highlight of every week for the Heart of the Shore team is our regular stand at the Takapuna Sunday Markets – chatting with hundreds of people from all around the area.

31 August 2019

A busy day out at Sunnynook chatting with locals about what matters most to them.  We love it – and there’s nothing quite like getting out and about and talking with people to really understand what’s important in each neighbourhood. 

30 August 2019

Imagine owning your own island! It would be all sunset cocktails on the patio, right? Not for the Neureuter family, who have owned the tiny Noises islands in the Hauraki Gulf for three generations.

25 August 2019

Love great coffee? Yep – we do too – and Hayley’s Giyani Coffee at Takapuna’s famous markets has kept us going through years of Sundays spent here talking with our community about the issues which matter most to them.

18 August 2019

Check out this hidden gem in Takapuna – the Patuone Reserve walkway – and find out what is planned for this lovely nature reserve.

18 August 2019

Rain does not stop play, or local democracy. Today Vivienne, Sunnynook resident and stalwart shopper at the Takapuna market for 20 years, talks about why open space and our market is important for our future community.

16 August 2019

A near-capacity crowd packed North Harbour Netball to hear mayoral candidates Phil Goff, John Tamihere, and Craig Lord outline their visions for Auckland – and face some tough questions.

15 August 2019

Voting opens – 20 September  
Last day to post votes – 8 October
Voting closes – Noon, Saturday 12 October

10 August 2019

The Heart of the Shore Team attended the Restoring Wairau Estuary public workshop on 10 August, run by Auckland Council's Wai-Ora Healthy Waters.

5 August

A Detailed Business Case from Auckland Transport on Lake Road's upgrade is expected to be presented to the Local Board later this year.