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At the Zoo, more...

Monday Dec 26th - United Truck Parts International Midget Series - Round 1, Western Springs Speedway, 6pm - More


Kick off 2017 in style (and they're on Facebook too)

12 February, Big Gay Out, Pt Chevalier

Rubbish collections will be Thursday Dec 29 & January 5.

And so that's a wrap for another year.  I usually have a rest over January as there's not so much on so I'll fire the newsletter up again first week of Feb.  I hope you have a laughter filled holiday season and see you on the other side.

Viva La Chev! 1022 for life! 


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I'm looking for any labouring, dog walking, pet minding, babysitting jobs over the holidays. plus as I'm a keen cricketer and soccer player and happy to do any junior coaching if need be.  Mitchell  021 137 1042. Thanks!
24yr old radiation therapy student available for babysitting/house-sitting in evenings/weekends. Experienced, police-vetted, first aid trained, own transport, full licence.   Siobhan :) 0273315392

My name is Melissa, a year 12 student. I'm looking for baby-sitting jobs in Pt Chev. If you require babysitting care for your kids, I would be grateful & happy to help. Contact me on 0212509858.

Hello, I volunteer for Adult Literacy, but I am also interested in volunteering with tutoring English, literacy and the like.
Please phone Deb on 0212330698

I am a 20 year old student studying teaching. I am looking for some work doing house sitting, I am also comfortable with pets and I know the area very well. Contact me on 0211243377, Emily

Random cool stuff

The Jolly Trolley is back, cnr of Wainui and Walford, and happy to accept your donations


Old News - if you missed it

There was a protest about the closing of the ASB on Tuesday - which you can read about in stuff

For those who enjoyed, or who meant to, the Street Food at the Community Centre, they have a Facebook page to keep you updated

Next meeting of the Point Chevalier Comunity Committee will be at 7.30pm, 20 February, Point Chevalier Community Centre, Huia Road

The Eden-Roskill Camera Club now meets at the Tennis Club, 3rd Monday each month except Jan and Dec.

If you're wondering what's happening at Walker Park, this from Margi Watson:
"The new field isn’t artificial fields or any of the new hybrid type surfaces (like at Nixon Park).
They are grass fields. But the fields get hammered by all the sport played on them and the weather. So they are putting some water irrigation and sand surface under them before they plant the new grass. There will be 2 new lights put in too – but the will be removed over summer for cricket/athletics etc. So while it looks like pretty major construction right now – everything will be back to normal once the grass grows ."

The Point Chevalier Beach Cafe (down the end near Coyle Park) will be opening soon so keep up to date with progress on their FB page

And Bruce at 58 Miller St is back on form:

Every Wednesday evening, try your hand at Lawn Bowls, New Zealands fastest growing sport at the bowling club on Dignan St. We have all the gear, you don't have to be super fit - meet some great people, get out in the fresh air and enjoy a fun sport, from 5pm.

For those of you who knew Marty and Nikki who ran Fiesta Coffee Lounge they have now opened the Fiesta Kitchen in Glen Eden - more...

ASB will be closing both it's Point Chevalier branches by the end pf the year (Great North Road and Selwyn Village) - More...

Nomad has a new summer menu - more ...


Friday march 3rd - Movies in Parks - Grease! - Coyle Park, 8pm -


Congratulations to Eric Allen of Reef Radio 106.7 FM. Reef radio commenced transmission on the airwaves of Point Chevalier 10 years ago last month. Eric (91) has enjoyed playing all kinds of music from jazz to the music of yesteryear and Reef Radio can be heard 24/7 (if you didn't know already).

Grab a big hat, kick up your heels, round up your friends and get yourselves down to the Croquet Club for the best extra hour of daylight you’ll have had in a long time.  The Point Chevalier Croquet Club is there for the locals.  We’ll teach you the modern and easy to pick up version of the game.   Men, Women, Couples, Baby Boomers, older kids and the retired, all welcome.    Put Twilight Croquet on the calendar NOW. Summer Monday nights from 5 pm until dark.   If 5 pm is too early for you, come anytime up to an hour before dark to be sure of a game. You’ll find the Croquet Lawns at 25 Dignan Street behind the Bowling Club.   Friendly members are hanging out to teach you this great game.  Prepare for a fun time.  Equipment provided. Flat shoes a must.  See you all there now, y’hear! 

Oh and -   don’t forget. The Croquet Club and lawns are available for hire for Christmas Parties and other private or workplace functions.  We can cater for 40 or more. Tel: 022 -646-2129 or Email: for detail and bookings. Better still come join us on Twilight Mondays to check out the unique and fun experience these croquet parties offer.

Mars Salt And Sweet is open now, 330 Point Chev Rd (where The Resource Roon bookshop used to be)

Babies love to volunteer too! You and your baby are invited to be part of a special Plunket Playgroup,  where the residents at Selwyn Village, 
parents and babies get to meet and have some fun together!  Baby Buddies is every Friday morning  from 9:30AM to 10:30AM. For more information or if you are interested to come along, even if you can only make it every few weeks, please contact:  Carolyn Berridge, 021648548,, Facebook

Latest newsletter from the always interesting Point Chevalier Historical Society.

The Grey Warblers Seek New Members:
We are the Selwyn Village community choir for seniors. Share the joy and fellowship of singing in a group and make new friends. Previous experience or the ability to read music is not essential. All are welcome, especially men.  We sing in the Selwyn Christmas pantomime and perform several times a year with the Aotea Youth Symphony. Our varied repertoire includes old favourites, songs from the shows and spirituals. Rehearsals are in the music room on Wednesdays from 2.15 to 3.15 pm.  Our musical director and pianist, Catherine Carr, is a multiple award-winning professional musician, so she charges a fee. To cover this and other expenses, we contribute a weekly koha ($5 for individuals or a couple). In cases of financial constraints, members pay what they can afford.
Enquiries to Margaret, phone: 846 2081 or email:

The Point Chevalier Fellowship Club 10.00 -12.00 noon, 4th Monday of month. Auckland Horticultural, 990 Great North Rd .This is for retired men. There is a speaker or entertainment at each meeting and bus trips are arranged. New members welcome.  Contact Bryan (09) 8461042

Point Chevalier Dental Practice is open - where Rode was on the corner - Facebook
Point Chevalier Lions – Members wanted!  We are looking for new members to join our team, taking part in local community events, fundraising and social gatherings. Please contact Louise on or 021678959

Permanent Classifieds

Pt Chevalier Pippins are always looking to recruit more 5 to 6 year old girls.  We meet every Friday 4.30 - 5.30pm at the Moa Road Scout Den.  Contact the Leader Janet Davis, to make an enquiry or arrange a visit.  Alternatively visit 
JP Free Service available at:
  • by appointment at David Shearer’s electorate office, 1/901 New North Rd, Mt Albert, 845 1919
  • by appointment at Melissa Lee's electorate office, 779 New North Road, Mt Albert, 815 0278
Semi-retired maths teacher available for private mathematics tuition. Up to but not including Year 13. Contact Eric -, 845-3353

Girls' Brigade - Pt. Chevalier.  Would you like to join our awesome team? Whether just helping for 2 hours on a Wednesday night or helping to run our programme.  Maybe you’ve got ideas but no time and would like to share them or would you like to be part of our support group?  Free training .  Contact Charlotte Rose 0272500623, 3675254   charlotterosenz@gmail.com



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If you are going to list an event I strongly recommend listing it in eventfinder as that has a very broad audience and I can link to it.

If you write to me with a comment, picture, info, etc, please assume that I might publish it.  So, if you DON'T want your correspondence to be printed or want it public but want to be remain anonymous, please say so.  I usually don't name your full name so will put something like "Thanks to Brett for ....", or "Sue writes to advise..." or similar.   If you send me something I usually don't reply, or very briefly if I do - please don't think I'm rude, I'm just busy.  I get about 50 emails a week so bear with me.

This email gets sent out most weeks usually on a Wednesday or Thursday as time permits, or Friday if I'm really busy - please get material to me by late afternoon Wednesday to get in.  It is a project to help people find out about what is already right under their nose.  I heavily rely on people telling me things so please mail me whatever you think is important at  Please send things I can cut and paste to save me having to edit.  If sending pictures,  jpegs only please, no pdfs.

When I started this I wanted it to be apolitical and non-commercial, as I felt that was the only way to gain universal trust and respect.  It's still kind of non-commercial for while I do happily take money off people for the few ads I run, they are ludicrously cheap, and my payment works out to be probably about half the hourly minimum wage.  With regard to poltical issues, I try to sit in the middle and I want to be the source of information, not the lobbyist for one side, and will gladly include relevant pieces from people who have a mandate or direct interest (note: this does not mean any individual with an opinion). 
Individuals - Use the free classifieds for things you want to publicise - garage sales, lost and found, etc
Clubs, Societies,  not for profit groups - we exist to give you free publicity.  Please forward all info about events, fundraisers, membership drives, etc and I'll add it to the both the website and this newsletter as appropriate.
Businesses/money making activities - we want to help local people find local business.  A listing on the business pages of is free, whereas we charge for ads on this email as described here:

Business Advertising

I figure that if I help you make money from your activity by publicising it then I charge a small fee and the proceeds buy me the wine that keeps me motivated to do this. 

Businesses have three options:
1.   News section - FREE  
If something is newsworthy like new exhibition at Icoco, a free wine tasting at Nomas, new zumba class at the bowling club, the Goodwin Realty community event at MOTAT then I'll put it in the news section, for nothing.    Of course, I reserve the right to decide what is and isn't newsworthy.

2.   Point Chev Good Guys section - advertising
This has good exposure and has worked well for some advertisers, but it must also be said not all (!).  I can track hyperlinks to websites (not emails sorry) so can measure how much interest was garnered if requested .

I get a lot of people trying to push the boundaries on the rules and am quite sick of it - so if you think you are being a bit cheeky, you probably are, and please don't. 

I don't want too many big ads so have the following per issue rates to help keep them short and concise:
$10 for ads up to 15 words
$20 for ads up to 30 words
$30 for ads up to 40 words
Logos and pictures are $5 per image, unless the whole ad is a picture in which case, $20.  If sending pictures,  jpegs only please, no pdfs, plus keep them small, preferably more wide than long - I don't want ads dominating the page.
I suggest you try it once and see how it goes - if it works keep going, if not, feel free to keep giving me something for nothing regardless, teehee. 

3.   Point Chev Deals - $20
If local businesses are prepared to offer a deal for Point Chev people then I'm happy to run it for $20 for two weeks.  So if you did something like "15% of everything till the end of September if you mention" that could go in here. 
Forty words max and an image
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