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West Lynn Street Party & Twilight Market

We have received overwhelming feedback that the inaugural Street Party & Twilight Market was a big success and a whole lot of fun.  We really enjoyed decorating West Lynn to create a traffic calming people – space for the evening which provided the opportunity to have a great time at our local shopping area with neighbours and friends.  The event was made possible with the enthusiastic support of local businesses, community groups and individuals who are all keen to see it happen again.

Our thanks go to:

Paul & Mira from Montery Coffee Lounge  who provided groovy tunes by DJ Andy with cocktails by Hakanoa Handmade (a locally made ginger beer available at Monterey)

Susan Duckworth & team at Vanilla Ink

Mr H who was kept busy serving up his gourmet sausages from the West Lynn Organic Butcher

Dear Reader bookshop  sponsors of the Phineas Phrog story telling

Malt Bar with DJ Ria from Base FM

SBF Hair Artists

Richmond Road Pharmacy

Richmond Road Medical Practice

Savour & Devour who were very generous with their free coffee and dessert samples

Raw Essentials who provided free samples for  lucky pets

Monique & Jules at Dalston showed off their new winter range on the night with nibbles and wine (our beautiful bunting is also made with donated Dalston fabric)

The Wine Vault for the free wine tasting

Gypsy Tea Room

Caravan Clothing the newest boutique in West Lynn

Nature Baby

The team at  Moa with a special mention to Julie for being one of the first West Lynners to support the idea of a street party

Havest Wholefoods and their suppliers Nature’s Gold chocolate , Pacific Harvest seaweeds, Kohu Road ice-cream, Nutz roasted nuts that were offering samples and tastings. Also Ceres Organics who provided free crackers and Revive  free Frooze balls plus thanks to Amber for creating the Park(ing) picnic zone.

West Lynn Superette – their homemade samosas are available from the freezer

428 Richmond Road – mens clothing


The Little Grocer who brought their bbq along

B.E.E cleaning products

Hayjay’s Superette

Rosanna, Mind Body Institute, Zee Sharif Return to Form and all those operating from the villa at 412 Richmond Road

Neal’s superette

Tom’s Roast

Mamata Bakery

City Liquor Centre

Wellpark College

Gareth Chitty

Plus thanks to the community groups who supported the event:

Grey Lynn Neighbourhood Law Centre & Litaracy Aotearoa who held a bbq and raffle with proceeds going to the Child Cancer Foundation. Congratulations to Maxine Wooldridge who won the raffle and thanks to our local Countdown (Richmond Rd) for contributing the eggs for the kids Easter Egg hunt.

Living Streets Aotearoa thanks to Vinnie for organising the film of the party

Green Party with a stop mining petition

Wilton Street Community Garden was decorated for the evening with the Gardeners holding a picnic

Oxfam Wellpark Walkers who raised $256 at the Street Party

Grey Lynn RSC who are keen for new members

Grey Lynn Community Centre – thank you to the Manager Tania Miller who made the tables available for the street stalls

Thanks to the Grey Lynn 2030 Waste Away team who ensured that there were plenty of recycling bins available on the street for party goers to dispose of their glass, plastic, paper and cans.  They also had a bokashi bin available for food waste – although they found most people enjoyed the fabulous food on offer so much that there wasn’t much in the way of scraps!

The Street Stalls you can also find at the Grey Lynn Farmers Market each Sunday:

A big thank you to Paul Dalton, GLFM Manager for coordinating the Twilight Market and single-handedly returning all the tables to the GL Community Centre.

You can check out a vid of Sam Benge who plays with the Longdrops and coordinated the music here. Thanks to Sam and the musicians who performed:

The Longdrops

French Toast

The Ukeladies.

Thanks to all the volunteers who showed up to decorate West Lynn and help with cleaning up: Katie, Caroline, Barbara, Sharon, Dani, Sam, Olwyn, Amber, Neha, Paul S, Peter Claire,  Paul D and the Grey Lynn 2030 Wasters

Diya Welland for taking so many fab photos. More can be seen here

Pascal for his vid of the Street Party

Cat Charm designer of the poster for both the Street Party and the Grey Lynn 2030 Week

Martin Leach from Ponsonby News who supported the event by publishing the Street Party poster for free

Hopefully that’s covers everyone from our lovely commmunity who helped make the West Lynn Street Party & Twilight Market happen but let me know if I’ve missed anyone.

Pippa Coom, Street Party organiser for the Grey Lynn 2030 Steering Committee