Local Board Elections Results
Congratulations to the newly elected Waitematā Local Board members, who were sworn into office and voted for at the Auckland Town Hall on 30 October. Richard Northey was welcomed as the new Chairperson and the Deputy Chairperson role will be shared by Kerrin Leoni and Alex Bonham over a split term, with Kerrin taking the first half of the term. Also in the new team are Adriana ChristieSarah TrotmanJulie Sandilands and Graeme GunthorpCongratulations to Pippa Coom, who was elected as Councillor to the Waitematā Ward, following 9 years on the Waitematā Local Board.


Trash to Trade

During Artweek Auckland, Grey Lynn 2030 Waste Away engaged upcycling artisans and young artists from School Strike 4 Climate NZ in a unique Trash to Trade mini art expo at vegan Wise Boys Burgers in Grey Lynn.

The event was supported by the Grey Lynn Business Association and the Waitematā Local Board.

At the Opening Soirée, artisans Briar Shaw-Smith, Mischa De La Cruz and Cate Dine shared their journeys on making waste minimisation the focus of their art work.

Charlie Thomas showcased her Auckland climate strike painting and poetry was by Ella Glynn. Alexander Okhlopkov invited expo visitors to co-create a totem pole installation with his special vases made from discarded plastic milk bottles. 

A big shout out to Tart Bakery and Karma Cola for the delicious vegan food and drinks. 

Auckland Library of Tools travelling around the world 

Image of Amanda and Anna at Reykjavik Tool LibraryAuckland Library of Tools co-founder Amanda Chapman recently visited Iceland, where she and a friend drove and camped around the Ring Road. 

Instead of borrowing camping gear from the tourist hire places Amanda became a member of the Reykjavik Tool Library.

Amanda says “It was great to be able to support another tool library and save ourselves a pretty penny. The lovely founder of the tool library, Anna, is also into reducing waste and loaned us a few extra waste saving items.

Amanda and Tom also took the opportunity to visit the Brunswick Tool Library in Melbourne last month, which has been open since 2013, so is a valuable model to learn from.


Community Talk & Meetup:
Niki Harré on Sustainable Organisations

Thursday 7 November 7.30 p.m - 9 p.m.
Pocket Bar, 592 Great North Road

Grey Lynn 2030 presents a free 20 minute talk  by Professor Niki Harré on Sustainable Organisations.

Grab a drink at the Pocket Bar and come through for the talk in the function space, followed by a social meet up. All welcome.

GL2030 stall at the Grey Lynn Festival

Don't miss the legendary Grey Lynn Park Festival on Saturday 23rd November! GL2030 will have a stall and our members will be keen to talk with other locals. We’d love to get your thoughts on what a sustainable future for Grey Lynn might look like and how GL2030 could contribute to the community. We'll have some mini-workshops, games, ideas for you to bounce off and plenty of time to chat! Come and find us under the colourful bunting in the centre of the market field, rain or shine! 

09.30am - 6pm. Saturday 23 November, Williamson Ave, Grey Lynn.

Quick. Smart.   

Learn to ride an e-bike or e-scooter in Grey Lynn! This new MONTHLY event is supported by Bike Auckland, Lime and Mercury Energy. Give it a Go!

Sunday 24 November 9 a.m. - Noon. Same day as the famous Grey Lynn 2030 Car Boot Market! Carpark - 449 Richmond Rd (Opposite the Grey Lynn Farmers Market)


Grey Lynn Library Temporary Closure
The Grey Lynn library will be closed from Saturday 9 November to Tuesday 3 December while work is underway, including new carpet and repainting the interior. From 9 November all requested items will be redirected to Pt Chevalier Library. The Mobile Library will be available for customer use in the Grey Lynn Library car park for three consecutive Wednesdays, 13, 20, 27 Nov 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. More info here

Pump Track at Ozone Coffee Roasters 
NZ upcycled skateboard creators Goose Boards and Ozone Coffee Roasters are launching their new Pump Track on 24 November! There is opportunity for the Pump Track to be hired out to organisations/ businesses and companies in NZ who are keen to get their communities or teams together and give cruiser skating, scooting, or riding a go, or simply to have a good excuse to spend time together! Watch out for details on their Facebook page

Crop Swap at the Auckland Women's Centre (for and by women).
Take along your excess seedlings, cuttings, seeds, produce, jams, chutneys to the Crop Swap. If you’re new to gardening, take along your questions and a cardboard box to take plants home! 10.00 - 11.30 a.m. Sunday 24 November, Auckland Women’s Centre, Warnock St, Grey Lynn

Tuesday and Thursday Evenings, and Saturday Mornings in November
Auckland Library of Tools (ALoT) is open Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 - 8 p.m. and Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. for all your DIY needs. To volunteer or donate tools, email:

Sunday Mornings in November 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Grey Lynn Farmers Market at the Grey Lynn Community Centre.
Sunday, November 24th 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Grey Lynn 2030 Car Boot Market at the Grey Lynn RSC carpark.


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