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Kia ora and welcome to the April 2020 Newsletter
COVID-19 and Community

We all are doing the best we can with the changes that are affecting our lives right now. Knowing that we are moving through this as a community within a nation that has gone ‘hard and early’ gives us the strength to trust in a positive future. Lockdown brings its challenges, but we are also seeing our community make the most of its opportunities. Now is the time for visioning the future we want to create together based on the values we are discovering while spending time in our bubbles. The importance of family and friends,  neighbourhoods, local food security, urban green spaces, clean water and air, a transport system that respects natural spaces and quickly reducing carbon emissions come to mind, as well as a circular economy that places equal value on resources and people. In terms of climate change, COVID-19 recovery offers a truly unique opportunity for us to create a sustainable, environment-friendly future society with meaningful jobs and community resilience. Sending our virtual aroha to you all.
Unite Against COVID-19 the New Zealand government’s official site that keeps you informed about any updates.


Our new team of Trustees were elected at the Grey Lynn 2030 AGM on the 11th of March
The Annual Chair Report for April 2019 - March 2020 outlining the variety of community initiatives for the past year can be found HERE
Welcome to Connor Cahill-Fahey, who has joined the Grey Lynn
2030 trust as our new Communications and Event Coordinator. 

Connor runs his own design & communications consultancy studio
locally. We are looking forward to having him on board.


Being confined to our homes offers wonderful opportunities to get to know your neighbourhood in different ways. Grey Lynn 2030 has set up a few support options you can get involved in.
Adopt your Street
Adopt your Street is a street support group coordinated via WhatsApp. So far, about 20 streets in our community are actively participating, each with a volunteer liaison who regularly check in  through this period of lockdown.  

Let us know about your street and neighbourhood building activities. Please contact if you'd like to join or need support.

Applaud our Essential Workers

Applaud our Essential Workers street events have been happening every Saturday between 7pm-7:30pm since the end of March. Watch the awesome effort by the Browning Street neighbours applauding our essential workers: Browning Street in action!

Keep up to date with Applaud our Essential Workers.
Please let us know if your street is keen to participate.

Lockdown Photography Challenge

Lockdown Photography Challenge Grey Lynn invites people to take photos of day-to-day activities/spaces which can eventually be put together into a picture story board in A2 poster format.

GL2030 intends to hold a local exhibition of all the beautiful photography once we are safe to meet in public places again. Join the Facebook Group and start sharing your images HERE!


Kelmarna Gardens
Kelmarna Gardens have stopped all non-essential operations at the gardens, and closed Kelmarna to volunteers and visitors. Soil Factory composting services are suspended for the period. A NEW trial of a box delivery, including a section of fresh fruit and veg, offering first priority to members of our community who are over 70, or otherwise at increased risk, and unable to go to the supermarket for themselves. 
For more info email:
Local Fresh Food Boxes Available
Bread & Butter Bakery and Cafe's online shop offers box delivery of their bread, organic flour, and fresh essentials from other local producers normally found at Grey Lynn Farmers Market. Orders are open for deliveries on Fridays. Please visit: Bread & Butter Bakery Webstore.
Grey Lynn Business Association
Grey Lynn Business Association offers information and support to businesses in Grey Lynn. For more information contact:
Project Drawdown
Project Drawdown: Experience the possibility of actually reversing global warming. Due to COVID-19, FREE workshops will be online via Zoom. The first one is at 2pm on Sunday 19 April. Facilitators are Sunshine Yates and Karen Swainson. Register HERE
Auckland Library of Tools (ALoT)
Auckland Library of Tools is closed until further notice. If anybody in the community has access to lockers, please get in touch, as these could be useful in the near future. Email:
Grey Lynn Farmers Market
The Grey Lynn Farmers Market has stopped their Sunday market at the Grey Lynn Community Centre until the COVID-19 alert level reduces and it is safe to return. For regular updates email the market manager, Carol Gunn, via
Grey Lynn 2030 Community Car Boot Market
Grey Lynn 2030 Community Car Boot Market at the Grey Lynn RSC carpark is on hold until we can gather again safely in public spaces. Now, this really is the PERFECT time to declutter. The Car Boot Market will be back, eventually. See you on the other side.
Follow Grey Lynn 2030's Facebook Page
Visit the Grey Lynn 2030 Website
Volunteer with Grey Lynn 2030
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