Focus Groups

Since Grey Lynn 2030 formed in 2008 we have organised around focus groups that pick up initiatives and projects to run with. Many of the focus group have kicked off ideas that have developed into self-sustaining organisations such as the Grey Lynn Business Association. Others such as Green Screen happened over a couple of years, raised awareness and then ended when volunteers moved on to new projects. We’ve also had focus groups set up to focus on a specific issue such as the Grey Lynn Urban Environment Group to provide feedback on the Auckland Unitary Plan.

The Grey Lynn 2030 Trust continues to function as an umbrella group to help promote aligned projects and organisations within the Grey Lynn area such as community gardens and the Grey Lynn Community Centre. The Trust also organises one off events and guest speakers.

If you are interested in setting up a focus group or reactivating a group please get in touch – all our activities over the years have happened through the work of volunteers committed to our vision.

Car Boot Market
Held on the last Sunday of the month in the Grey Lynn RSC car park on Francis Street, the Car Boot Market is a place for everyone in the community who would like to sell, swap or give away things they no longer need.

Community Gardens
In Grey Lynn we have three community gardens and many people who garden in their backyard. Grey Lynn 2030 has had an active gardening group who looked at encouraging the production of your own food from your home garden or on public land. In our group, people exchange seedlings and eventually surplus produce.  (focus group not currently active)

Te Maara Community Garden at St Columba Church (formally the Grey Lynn Community Garden)
Kelmarna Organic Gardens
Wilton Street Picnic Patch (formally the Wilton St community Garden)

Energy Focus Group
Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month, please join the Energy Focus Group on Facebook for regular updates or email us. (focus group not currently active)

Grey Lynn Business Association
We kicked off the Grey Lynn Business Association which was incorporated in September 2010.

Grey Lynn Farmers’ Market
The first Grey Lynn 2030 community meeting in 2008 was the catalyst for the Grey Lynn Farmers Market which is now run as an incorporated society with a management committee.

Grey Lynn Urban Environment Group (GLUE)
GLUE was formed to provide feedback on the draft Auckland Unitary Plan. For more information or to join, email us.  (not currently active)

Local Government Group
The Local Government Group meets to discuss how best Grey Lynn 2030 can work with local government and develop a positive working relationship. (not currently active)

Submission on the Auckland Council’s Draft Annual Plan 2011/2012
Submission to the Auckland Transition Agency on the Discussion Document on Local Boards

Traffic Calming Group
West Lynn residents have been looking at solutions to deal with traffic issues. The group hosted David Engwicht in 2009 and were inspired by his approach to making neighbourhoods safe and vibrant (not currently active)

Waste Away
Are you interested in waste in Grey Lynn? If so, you are welcome to come along to the meetings and share your ideas, be inspired and plan some action.


The rehabilitation of Edgars Stream was one of Grey Lynn 2030’s first projects. Native fish were found in the stream and community planting days held. (not currently active)

Green Screen

Monthly movie nights during the winter were held from 2009 – 2012 at the Grey Lynn Community Centre to raise awareness about environmental issues.

Grey Lynn 2030 has also hosted one off movie nights as fundraisers or as part of a wider event such as the screening of Bag it hosted by the Waste Away group in July 2014 as part of plastic free July.

In April 2010 we screened Tapped the movie in partnership with EcoMatters to raise awareness for World Water Day. This collaboration led to the installation of a drinking station at the West Lynn shops.