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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.