Cooperative Business ‘Co-opoly’ Game Night

Coopoly InviteYou are invited to  Cooperative Business ‘Co-opoly’ Game Night 

Friday 11th April,

Freemans Bay Community Centre,  Main Hall, 52 Hepburn St, Freemans Bay, Auckland.

Starts at 6:30pm till 9:30pm

It’s a fun and inspiring event about Cooperative business in New Zealand where speakers will talk about co-operative business in its many shapes, the advantages these business structures can offer our communities and everyone can play the Coopoly board game and win a spot prize to take one home afterwards.

  • Finger food and drinks provided
  • Play the Coopoly board game — a fun introduction about cooperative business (the difference is everyone wins together!)
  • Spot Prizes of Coopoly games, travel voucher
  • Cooperative Business Speakers  :
  • Graeme Moore – Chairman of World Travellers
  • Russell Green – Director of Capricorn Society

Tickets are $15 to assist with costs  – Limited to 220 tickets only.  Please buy online from Eventbrite page

The event on  Facebook  to tell your friends about it.

For any queries contact Matt Laidlaw - or 0221657223

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Between the tides

Between the tidesCome and wonder among the sculptures

Between the tides annual art event

Sunday 30 March 2014

11am- 3pm

Westmere Park Ave Beach, Westmere (at the end of Garnet Road)

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Grey Lynn Street Party for Neighbours Day Aotearoa

Surrey Cres Street party for neighbours dayOn Saturday 29th Of March 12-3pm Surrey crescent will be full of funk, soul and good times. In celebration of all that’s good in our hood.
The street will be full of stalls, dj’s, musicians, artists, delicious food, fashion and art.
For families we have free face painting, balloons, and entertainers.
So come along rain or shine for a free fun community event.
Thanks to the Waitemata Local Board, Barfoot and Thompson Grey Lynn, Occam Cafe and ANZ Grey Lynn for all of their support.
Presented by the Grey Lynn Business Association in celebration of Neighbours Day Aotearoa

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Fairtrade morning tea at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market

fairtrade morning teaJoin us for morning tea

On Sunday April 13, we’ll be at the Grey Lynn Farmers’ Market serving up some delicious, free Fairtrade coffee, hot chocolate and tea. Bring your friends and family, grab a cup of coffee and stroll around the market. Come see us for a chat and to learn more about Oxfam’s Morning Tea.

When: Sunday 13 April 9am-12:320

Where: Grey Lynn Farmers Market (510 Richmond Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021)

Oxfam works to address the root causes of poverty and we’re challenging the unjust policies and practices that reinforce poverty. We believe trade has the potential to lift millions of the world’s poorest people out of poverty – but only if it’s fair.

Promoting fair trade is just one of the ways we’re helping growers get a better deal from trade. We also work directly with struggling growers, helping them access the skills and tools they need to earn a better income and work their way out of poverty.

Oxfam fairtrade morning tea

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Liveable City Art Auction

A stellar collection of artworks by some of New Zealand’s most prominent artists including John Pule, Gretchen Albrecht, Sheyne Tuffery and Fatu Feu’u will be auctioned to raise funds for the Arch Hill Community fight against the proposed Bunnings Big Box development.

Preview Thursday 20th 3-9pm

Friday 21 March 6.0pm at the Hopetoun Alpha.

Arch Hill Matters on Facebook

Art Auction


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Update on the fight to save Arch Hill

Arch Hill Residents IncorporatedAt a community meeting this evening residents reaffirmed their determination to continue their fight against the Big box Bunnings development on the corner of Kings Street and Great North Road.

Arch Hill residents have lodged an appeal to the Environment Court to over turn the decision of Hearing Commissioners to grant the Bunnings application.   As part of this process there is opportunity for mediation between participating parties which is currently being considered. The main challenge presented by going to the Environment Court is that it is expensive.

The message went out at the meeting that everything possible is needed to raise funds. So far Arch Hill residents have organised a street party, a movie night, t-shirts and are currently selling Arch Hill War chest larger. Many donations have also been received however, now more than ever, the campaign needs the support of the wider community and more people to step up and help!

The meeting heard that there is  good chance of winning at the Environment Court hearing. If Arch Hill wins the wider community wins and a precedent will not have been set that it is OK for Auckland Council to consent non-complying activities in Mixed Use zones.

If you value a vision for a rich and vibrant Arch Hill community not one dominated by a ‘Big Box Bunnings’, here are the Bank Account details:  Arch Hill Residents Inc. Society 38-9014-0148242-01.

The Liveable City Art Auction planned for late March.
The fantastic Soala Wilson is leading the charge. John Hodgson has come on board as the curator of the event. This is going to be huge – artists confirmed include Gretchen Albrecht, James Ross, John Nicol, Matthew Browne, Charlotte Fisher, Sheyne Tuffery, John Pule, Bronwynne Cornish, Fate Feu’u, Jane Zusters and James Robinson. More details to follow. Please call Soala on 0274 372 698 if you have time and skills to help.
More information 
Arch Hill Matters on Facebook

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