Making Auckland Plastic-Bag Free

plastic bag windowThere is growing public opposition to single-use plastic bags and many cities and countries around the world are introducing bans to reduce litter and conserve resources.  Recently an on-line petition has been circulating calling for Auckland to follow suit.

Denise Roche, waste spokesperson for the Greens is hosting a public meeting on Tuesday 6th May at 7.30pm at the Grey Lynn Community Centre at 510 Richmond Road bringing together Aucklanders who want to make a plastic bag-free city. Marine biologist Steph Borelle, who initiated he petition will be attending, as will others who have been actively working to reduce waste in our city so we can share ideas about how – and where – to apply pressure to reduce our plastic bag use in Auckland.

Please RSVP to or call Denise on 021 180 2506

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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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