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The cross is left on the summit as a symbol “We don’t know quite what has happened of the meaning of Easter. It is usually collected to it,” she said. at about 3 pm. The Tūpuna Maunga Authority was not But on Good Friday afternoon it was no- involved in the removal of the cross on Good where to be found, and a search in the vicinity Friday, a spokesman said this week. had failed to locate it, said Holy Trinity Church Procession, page 8 Vicar Charmainne Braatvedt.

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Toilets costing $400,000 are part of a $1.5 million upgrade planned for Takarunga/ Mt Victoria. More than $500,000 is also to be spent on removing the current car parks on the summit of the mountain. The bulk of the work on building the toiletsand decommissioning the car parks will take place in 2019, according to the justreleased Maunga Authority Draft Operational Plan for mountains across Auckland. Over the next three years, almost $500,000 will be spent on developing a track network on Takarunga/Mt Victoria and $174,000 on new signage.

Access to mountain negotiated The Maunga Authority has come to arrangements with both Devonport Tours and Devonport Folk Club for access to upper reaches of Mt Victoria. The Maunga Authority said: “We have provided Devonport Tours with an access code to the barrier arm for the purpose of transporting customers who have limited mobility and cannot walk to the tihi (summit). The code is valid for 12 months and Devonport Tours understands that monitoring of code use is a standard

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By comparision, the pest control ($36,000) and vegetation management ($60,000) budgets for the next three years are small. Devonport-Takapuna Local Board member Mike Cohen questioned the need for a $400,000 toilet block, when the plan was presented to the most recent board meeting. He hoped a public meeting to be called by the Maunga Authority would lead to greater involvement of local people in decisionmaking on the mountain. Cohen was concerned about the spill traffic into Kerr St affecting Devonport Primary and residents, and he called on Auckland Transport to monitor it.

part of our process and that the approval is reviewable on a month-by-month basis. “Tūpuna Maunga Authority staff have met with the President of the Devonport Folk Music Club and made arrangements for vehicle access to the Bunker premises when events are held there. The arrangement allows vehicle access for musicians with heavy musical instruments, and event attendees who have limited mobility and are unable to walk up the access road to the Bunker.”

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National rowing champ still loves his rugby Young rowing champion and top rugby player Evan Williams (15) is facing the challenge of deciding which sport he will eventually pursue. Becoming New Zealand boys national U16 Single Sculls champion at the Maadi Cup at Lake Ruataniwha (near Twizel) last month has only made the Takapuna Grammar School student’s decision more difficult. “I have appreciation for both sports. They’re both very different. When I’m not training for the rowing season, I’m training for the rugby season. It pretty much consumes my life,” he says with a laugh. Evan gives credit to 1988 Olympic bronze medallist Eric Verdonk, who has mentored him throughout his short rowing career. “The experience has been eye-opening. He has so much knowledge. I’ve been working to gain Eric’s respect and along the way I’ve made a lot of connections and met loads of new people.” As well as Verdonk, Evan looks up to the likes of Kiwi Olympic champions Mahe Drysdale and Rob Waddell, and says that it would be great to be able to follow in their footsteps. Evan has surprised himself with the progress he has made so far. “I definitely did not expect to win,” he says of his national title. Now he has hopes of making a North Island under-18 rowing squad later this year. This year is the first that Evan has rowed in an open category, and he found it a struggle to keep enough weight on. “I’ve been trying to eat as much as I can, and have been using mass gainers. It’s pretty hard to not lose Oarsome effort... weight when you’re training 10 times a training 10 times a week provided week,” he says. the platform for Evan Williams’ Evan plays as a prop for the Takapuna victory at the national secondary Grammar first XV, and has also played for a North Harbour under-16 team. schools rowing championships He is aware of the risks that playing a

contact sport has for his rowing career, but plans to continue playing rugby throughout high school – and potentially pursue it professionally. He likes the team element of rugby, but rowing provides a different type of satisfaction. “I like the mental aspect of it,” Evan says. “Once you get to a certain level, everyone does the same training, so it becomes about who is mentally stronger.” Through rowing, Evan has met people from all over the country. “We connect through Facebook and talk about our experiences.” Though there is pressure to choose between his two sports, he is adamant that he won’t make a decision until after high school. “I keep being reminded of the decision I have to make,” he says. “I honestly feel equally as passionate about rugby as I do about rowing.”

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Light shines on lamp’s whereabouts The mystery of the disappearing King Edward Pde lamp has been solved. The lamp, and the metalwork arch that supported it, are being restored – by the great-nephew of the man who built the structure more than 40 years ago. Mark Kininmonth, of Aladino Products in Wynyard St, says the lamp was taken down last November as corrosion had made it a safety hazard. Auckland Council commissioned him to restore the lamp and arch, made in around 1976 by his great-uncle Nunzio Arabito. Kininmonth worked with Arabito as a child and took over his premises in the late 1980s. Arabito died in 1999. Kininmonth expects the structure to be

restored and back in place by late this month or early in May. The lamp and metalwork arch were made to span a stone gateway dating back to 1902, commemorating “Peace in South Africa” on one side and the coronation of King Edward VII on the other. Another similar structure, also made by Nunzio Arabito, can be found in Matai Rd, Cheltenham. For more on the lamp, see Letters, page 39. Found... the restored arch and lamp are expected to be back in place within a few weeks

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The North Shore Rugby Club’s Premier side wore black armbands and observed a minute’s silence in honour of David Iremonger, prior to playing their first match of the season against Silverdale on Good Friday. Iremonger, a popular member of the club and a well-known local, had worked as a plumber and previously for several years at Clarry’s coffee bar with his mother Anne

and father John. North Shore Rugby Club’s newsletter last week said: “We start with the sad news of the loss of our dear friend, bar manager, committee member, mischief-maker, and after-match MC assistant David John Iremonger. He will be sadly missed…he was a very good man.” • Shore beat Silverdale 50-27 and play its first home game against Glenfield at Vauxhall Rd this Saturday.


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Church puts its faith in pop-up cafe

Cafe chat… Holy Trinity parishioners Honey Schoeman and Bill Breslin with vicar Charmaine Braatvedt (right) at the pop-up cafe in The Arcade A new pop-up church cafe was launched in Devonport to coincide with Easter Week – but it may carry on for longer if there is demand. The church is using the space recently vacated by Java House Cafe in The Arcade. Holy Trinity vicar, Charmaine Braatvedt, said the church was grateful to Arcade owner Vista Linda, for allowing the cafe to

Procession of Witness well supported The annual Good Friday Procession of Witness in Devonport – which includes the carrying of a wooden cross from Windsor Reserve to the top of Takarunga/ Mt Victoria, was well supported in 2018. A crowd of more than 100 made the pilgrimage.

be set up. “It’s a great opportunity to take the church into the community,” she said, especially in Easter Week. Offering free tea and coffee, two members of the Holy Trinity parish will be at The Arcade from 9.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Saturday.

They will answer questions and chat to people on topics ranging from the significance of Easter to personal questions and challenges. “It’s not aimed at ramming religon down people’s throats,” Braatvedt said. “If people are interested we will keep it going.”


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April 6, 2018 By Rob Drent Full marks to local board member Mike Cohen for having a crack at Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development (ATEED) for its lack of support for the volunteer-run Devonport visitor information centre. The centre has proved to be a runaway success, and will likely top 20,000 users for the calendar year. Is it really a surprise that tourists coming to Devonport would use a service that is local, friendly and well informed? When I went in recently, at least a dozen visitors were helped out in the space of half an hour, and given information specific to their needs. That is in marked contrast to the former ATEED-run i-Site on the wharf. Readers may remember the Flagstaff sting on the site: swimmers were advised the closest beach was Muriwai or Piha. Cohen asked the basic question: shouldn’t ATEED support the visitor information centre, which was obviously providing a great service to tourists? ATEED’s Michael Goudie was left grasping somewhat for the official line of high-level strategy, marketing and branding. To be fair, he was probably not expecting a broadside in what is normally a fairly tame handover of a report

on what ATEED has been up to. But Cohen, and others, have a point. Dragging tourists to a region is only part of the job. Making sure they have the best experience on offer is also vital. It doesn’t need to make money – it should be a service that comes out of the ATEED budget. The way ATEED approaches tourism at a grass-roots level needs to be reviewed. I would like to see the 3 Victoria Rd building retained for community use – with the Devonport Community Coordinator and Devonport BID manager upstairs, and the visitor information centre downstairs. The move by council to quietly change the building from ‘service’ (used by community groups) to ‘non-service’ (commercial tenancies and able to be sold off) without telling anyone, including the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board was at best misguided – at worst underhand. The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, and by and large, most Devonport residents, want the building retained (it’s historic – and needed). Council apparently wants shot of it (not needed enough and expensive to retain, with a massive earthquake-strengthening bill in the offing). I believe council is being short-sighted. The earthquake-strengthening work doesn’t have to be done immediately, and new, cheaper technologies may be available in the future. The time to review and make changes to the accomodation for a variety of social services

was surely when Devonport Library was being designed and built. All the council offerings could have gone under one roof. The building is historically important as well. Many an important decision affecting the future of Devonport was made in the council chambers, which have a heritage listing. Public transport woes continue: Fullers ferries late and cancelled, lack of bus connections, no late ferries or buses to Devonport for concerts like Ed Sheeran, diabolical times to get from the airport (recently guests of ours took five hours on public transport to get to Devonport from the airport), and, of course, Lake Rd congestion. Is there a public transport saviour? Leadership needs to come from the top: the government. Auckland Council and previous councils around Auckland have been woeful on transport planning. How can subdivisions and developments be approved now (all around Devonport and the North Shore – although perhaps the worst is at Pokeno) without adequate public transport? How did Westgate, Albany and Sylvia Park shopping areas get the go-ahead without developers providing meaningful public transport contributions, such as money for rail links? As long-time Auckland columnist Brian Rudman said last week, at least we now seem to have a government that is not regarding Auckland as a foreign country.

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Info centre well used but no help from Auckland Tourism Auckland tourism officials are unmoved by the 17,000-plus users who have taken advantage of the volunteer-run Devonport visitor information centre over the past 10 months. The numbers “were great”, Michael Goudie, senior external relations advisor for Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), told a recent meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board. But the organisation would not be providing any direct funding or other help for the centre. Board member Mike Cohen attacked

Petition to keep heritage building A petition has been launched to retain the old Devonport Borough Council chambers in public ownership. It can be signed at the Devonport visitor information centre, 3 Victoria Rd.

ATEED’s stance, saying the volunteers were doing the exact job ATEED should be encouraging. ATEED seemed to have become obsessed with branding and marketing strategies, Cohen said. “There has been quite a bit of reliance on the blah blah – websites and electronic (media).” People were not always looking at their mobile phones when they visited a place, he said. “Tourism is very much about visitor experience and people coming back.” Information centres were vital parts of the tourism process as every community offered different experiences, Cohen said. At Devonport, the centre had had people returning to thank them for the information, which made their visits all the more enjoyable, he said. ATEED underestimated the importance of “that people contact… Are you supportive of the grass-roots approach to helping people visiting Auckland?” Cohen asked. Goudie said while he respected what the Devonport visitor information centre had achieved, ATEED had moved “completely” out of i-Sites. It is concentrating on strategy. In Devonport’s case, this is putting money into the North Shore Tourism strategy being

coordinated by the Devonport and Takapuna business associations, he said. Cohen felt ATEED – which had a policy of encouraging Auckland brand ambassadors – was missing the point. This was exactly what the volunteers at the Devonport visitor information centre were, he said. Board member Jan O’Connor said downtown Auckland was a “disaster zone” with the rail link construction. Places like the Devonport visitor information centre filled a vital role and should be helped by ATEED.

3 Victoria Rd use investigation The move to retain the former Devonport Borough Council offices at 3 Victoria Rd in public use has received a boost from the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, with $10,000 put towards a report into the future use of properties that could be put up for sale. The former council chambers at 3 Victoria Rd and 2 The Strand, Takapuna, will be included in the report. Auckland Council’s property arm appeared to clear 3 Victoria Rd for sale when it changed its classification to a non-service building earlier this year.


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April 6, 2018

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The Devonport Flagstaff Page 15

Mt Victoria restrictions need revisiting As a North Shore resident and longstanding member of the Devonport Folk Music Club, I am very concerned about, and opposed to, the access restrictions imposed on Mt Victoria. The members of the Devonport Folk Music Club are responsible citizens. The club's use of The Bunker ensures that it is taken care of and its history not lost. The Bunker on Mt Victoria is an asset not only to Devonport, but to the music fraternity around New Zealand and overseas. Folk music engenders peace and harmony across cultures, and this is in keeping with the preservation and respect of Mt Victoria itself. If the Folk Music Club was no longer able to operate in The Bunker, Mt Victoria would lose this very supportive and respectful community. In addition, many of the club's members are not sufficiently mobile to walk up Mt Victoria to The Bunker. As well as this, many of the members (and invited guests) have large and heavy musical instruments and equipment to bring up. It is not feasible for this equipment or these instruments to be carried up the mountain. The system that has been operating prior

to recent changes has worked very well. At the end of the concert or evening, the club president, or another responsible club member, walks up to the top and informs all visitors (ie not club attendees) that the gate will be closing very shortly. They have never had any problems at all with people objecting to this and most visitors have been very grateful for the warning. As this system is working well, why change it? At the meeting of Sunday 25 February 2018, which I attended, it was mentioned that one reason for pedestrianising Mt Victoria, was safety. This is not actually a valid reason, as the only accident recorded on the mountain has been between a cyclist and a pedestrian. If the mountain were to be pedestrianised, safety would, if anything, be worsened, with the possible increase in cyclists. For all of the reasons outlined above, I request that the Tupuna Maunga Authority and Auckland Council seriously reconsider their decision, give sufficient time for genuine public consultation and ultimately return Mt Victoria to the people, allowing maximum access by allowing both pedestrians and cars to access Mt Victoria. Jenny Healy

Takarunga commercial operator access and parking limits In the article titled “Commercial operator gets mountain access” (Flagstaff, 23 March), the Flagstaff suggests there has been a shifting of goalposts for vehicle access changes at Takarunga. This is incorrect, rather, as detailed in all announcements from the Tūpuna Maunga Authority, vehicle access to the summit road is available for people with limited mobility. True to this arrangement, vehicle access has been granted to Devonport Tours for the purpose of transporting customers who have limited mobility and cannot walk to the tihi (summit). Devonport Tours understands that monitoring code use is a standard part of our process and that the approval is reviewable on a month-by-month basis. The article also suggests locals are unhappy with the new parking time limits in the carpark at the Kerr St entrance to

What’s happening to Devonport Wharf? Devonport ferry wharf used to be a people-friendly place where one could get a coffee or something to read or perhaps a haircut.The situations with beautiful harbour views, which were once licensed restaurants, are now offices.We all await with interest to see what our council planners have for the future of this important part of Devonport life. Alec Hill

Takarunga. The key point in our media release is that parking-time limits will be enforced to help ensure all visitors to the maunga, locals and non-locals alike, have equal parking opportunity. This detail was published by the North Shore Times. There have been many instances of cars parked all day in the Kerr St entrance car park, possibly by ferry commuters, unfairly restricting the parking opportunities for visitors to the maunga. In our discussions with the Takarunga Playcentre and Depot Artspace, both lessees are aware that there are no dedicated car parks in their respective lease agreements and that the car parks are for the use of public visiting the maunga. Paul Majurey Chair, Tūpuna Maunga Authority • The Flagstaff sought comment from the authority, but it did not respond to us until several days later. See page 2. Editor.

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Interview

April 6, 2018

Chiasso coffee goes from strength to strength

Devonport-based Chiasso Coffee won international awards last month. As founder Brendan McKellar steps back from day-to-day operations, he speaks to Geoff Chapple about two decades in the coffee business and his recent battle with cancer.

Double shot… Brendan McKellar (left) and Jonathan Norton at Chiasso Coffee’s headquarters in Wynyard St Love of coffee – it’s been Brendan McKellar’s life, and when the Chiasso Coffee Roasters business he co-founded back in the 1990s notched a couple of international awards last month there was celebration, but also a certain poignancy within the little brick shop at 20 Wynyard Street. High fives in the shop – the awards weren’t the first Chiasso has received on the international stage, but they were the biggest. Along with the excitement, though, there

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was some quiet reflection. In the same shop that retails just about everything coffee – from takeout flat whites, to stovetop machines, and Aeropress filters – not to mention the actual core business of sourcing, importing and roasting beans for its bespoke brands, almost exactly three years before the man behind it all had been slumped over his desk. As a former North Shore senior rugby player, McKellar had always kept himself fit. And he had a shop jammed with jute sacks full of coffee beans – stimulant sufficient to light up the entire Devonport peninsula. Yet he was feeling only a deepening fatigue, and the thought nagging him every hour was: ‘Jesus. What’s gone wrong with me?’ The answer, when it came, was multiple myeloma, a blood cancer. He was diagnosed late, by which time he was so ill with pneumonia that the doctors for a time withheld chemo. The treatment has won out since, and McKellar is now in remission. But he’s still on maintenance doses of chemo, and very aware that he has a type of cancer that can come back. Such was the hammer blow to the business in 2015. But last month’s awards were tangible evidence of just how quickly a family concern can pick itself up, and carry on. In

the aftermath of the diagnosis, McKellar’s wife Valerie tended her husband, but continued on with the administration and the accounts, as she and McKellar shaped up an offer to Jonathan Norton – Val’s son. Norton had worked in the business off and on over decades – part-time work when he was completing a science degree, and subsequently getting experience in the UK coffee industry. The succession had always been viewed as a long-term possibility, but the cancer diagnosis suddenly compressed it into an urgent question. Would they take it on? Norton and wife Jaime set up the meetings with the banks that enabled them to buy into Chiasso as majority shareholders. So began a passing of the baton, or the bean. Last month’s award signalled just how far the new owners had travelled in their own search for the perfect brew. The 2018 Australian International Coffee Awards (AICA) handed Chiasso the gold medal in the filter coffee category, for its Ethiopian Yirgacheffe singleorigin coffee, and the judges liked it so much they gave it the ‘best in class’ Filter Coffee Trophy. The strength of Chiasso’s coffee-roasting business has long been its two major blends, Metro and Milano, and Milano had won


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April 6, 2018 bronze previously in the AICAs. But the nod towards single-origin coffee in the 2018 awards underlined new thinking both within Chiasso, and the recognition of a new trend within the coffee industry as a whole. Blended coffee, chosen and refined over years to give punch and flavour to espresso and flat white, was under a more esoteric challenge. “Yes, I’m watching the business diverge,” says McKellar. “That’s a nice thing for me.” Certain things stay the same though, he says. Chiasso’s resistance to selling in supermarkets remains because, in McKellar’s view, the ‘best before’ date of supermarket coffee is just too blunt an assessment for gauging freshness. Chiasso’s signature Metro and Milano blends continue to deliver the known body and grunt of espressos and flat whites. But the management’s new directions are plain also. The new team at the helm has introduced compostable takeout cups and won biodegradeability certification. They’ve been trialling new blends that match the requirements for certified-organic status, and there’s also the newly famous Ethiopian single-source coffee. To McKellar, this has been the biggest, most obvious change. Suddenly, provenance is important. The beans are certified as coming from the Yirgacheffe region of Ethiopia. More specifically yet, they come from organic plantations in the Kochere district, where smallholders labour at 2,000 metres altitude, within the intermittent shade of surrounding forest. “Without wanting to categorise the Ethiopian thing too much, that’s what Jono’s been doing,” says McKellar. “Hunting down single-source coffee from a particular area, because the local conditions impact so much on flavour. Whereas with blends, a lot of that can be lost. People want a story, don’t they? People want to know how it’s harvested, how it’s dried, not to mention how it’s grown and picked and then eventually goes onto a boat and comes here. Ethiopian coffee has got that story. And it’s highly regarded because it’s got this unique

combination of elements: a high nocturnal/ diurnal temperature range; altitude to attract moisture at different times of the day; and of course, soil type.” Before he began in the coffee trade, McKellar was an events manager working on big shows like Symphony Under the Stars, and Christmas in the Park. Large crowds of people moving in the night. It was a satisfying job, as was Chiasso, which McKellar began with Chris Dickinson in 1997, in a small shop at Kings Store. He was soon on his own and based in Wynyard St. But now as he is taking a step back, McKellar is in a newly benign mode of

We’ve established the business, the shop, the roasting side and people appreciate it. observation, and is just as satisfied with the coffee crowd he sees dispersed around the Devonport streets. They’re sitting at tables, or on the move, arms crooked to hold the takeaway cup. There’s coffee-cup holders in the cars, and even, the baby strollers. He likes the way that crowd has brought the whole trade in Devonport to a high level. “We have that density of appreciative customers, and we have a lot of online sales. But I’m probably a bit more old school, meeting customers at the front of the shop, maintaining the experience. I do think the coffee drinkers are pretty highly attuned to quality now, and it’s become highly competitive. If you’re not making good coffee at a café level – just forget it. People go a long way for what they consider

to be a good coffee. “ Meanwhile, the relationship between McKellar with 21 years of experience, and the new coffee entrepreneurs who’re just starting out under the Chiasso brand, remains collegial, warm, and productive. “Whenever something comes up I’m not 100 per cent sure about, I can always ring Brendan, and he’ll help me,” says Jono Norton. “And when we’re low on staff he pops up and does a shift. It’s pretty awesome actually, and it’s that family thing – a loyalty you wouldn’t get in other circumstances.” “It makes me emotional,” says McKellar, and there’s a catch in his voice. “Because a lot of my identity is here. It’s worked out well. We have a big coffee roaster out in Sunnybrae Rd, and we have the shop here where we’ve tried to replicate that Milano Espresso bar sort of style. Someone said to me just last weekend actually ‘The whole place has got that real patina now that you get from just being here a long time.’ I said: ‘Does that mean we haven’t cleaned up properly?’ and he said ‘No no – it’s just it’s got coffee embedded in it.’ I kind of liked that. “But the diagnosis was a game changer. My doctor said to me ‘You’ll never be the same. Physically, emotionally, mentally, not the same.’ So what you have to do is adjust, and that’s been quite good. It’s about every day and appreciating what you have got, and what’s good, and what I really like is not only the succession to Jono and Jaime, and Val’s perspective because she’s still doing administration, but just coming in here and seeing these guys with smiles on their faces. And the awards, it’s something to hang your hat on a bit, a kind of vindication for all the hard work, and it gives the business impetus and energy. “I used to be driving a desk all the time, and I was down the mine. And now at least I can look around and say – ‘Yes. That’s cool. We’ve established the business, the shop, the roasting side of the business, and people appreciate it.’ On we go. You know what Devonport’s like. There’s so much positivity.”

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Navy Open Day

April 6, 2018

Seeing the sights – at work with the Navy

Getting her eye in‌ Matisse Irving gets the feel of some Navy firepower (above) while Rebekah Langsbury and Matthan Schaaf tried on military gear for size (below)


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Crowds flock to Navy’s Open Day

Thousands attended the Navy Open Day in Devonport, with long queues to board HMNZS Te Mana. The naval base was open to the public, as was the Torpedo Bay Navy Museum. The Devonport Business Association got behind the event, with a market day in town and a maritime shop-window display competition, which was won by the Devonport Hospice Shop.

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Navy Open Day

April 6, 2018

Small world‌ model-ship builder Graham Beeson explains the construction of one of six models he has in the Navy Museum collection

PT challenge‌ Gary McRae puts himself to the test on the bike under the guidance of leading PTI Frank Moses (above), while Nick Reeves (right) posted 45 press ups


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Wall of sound… The Depot Sound studio held an open day to coincide with the Navy event. Slipstream members Hank Trenton (bass) and Filip Kus (drums) put down some demo tracks.

Let’s get nautical… for her Navy window display at Devonport Flowers, Morag Burden plundered a lifebuoy from Kevin Johnson Boat Builders, and penants from the Navy Museum. The yacht and oars belonged to her husband’s grandfather.


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Letters

Mountain trip a long-standing service to visitors In response to the article “Commercial operator gets mountain access” (Flagstaff, March 23). Devonport Tours has been operating a local and visitor service of six daily one-hour circuits of the Devonport peninsular for over 25 years and are one of the longest-standing coach tourism operations in Auckland. We offer a local guide and an opportunity to experience our suburb departing the ferry building. A tour circuit allows visitors to access Torpedo Bay (Navy Museum), Maungauika/ North Head, Cheltenham and Narrow Neck along with Takarunga/Mt Victoria. All these areas have a significance in the history of our region. When it became evident the Tupuna Maunga Authority would be proceeding with the process of closing access to vehicle traffic on Takarunga, we became involved in the submission process along with other local residents. We explained our position of historically operating a visitor service for over 25 years and the fact the volcanic features of our region are important to telling the story of our suburb. We are in a position to relay a story of the significance of the maunga (volcanic cone) and the importance of the tihi relating to the tribes represented by the Maunga Authority. We were also able to inform the authority of the number of visitors unable to make their way to these local features due to physical or

time restraints. Vehicle access has been made available to mobility-restricted residents and visitors by application, but is not at present available to visitors arriving daily. I appreciate the Maunga Authority recognising we are providing a service to those visitors that otherwise would not experience one of Devonport’s prominent features. We also offer a small footprint for a short period of time with the experience of driver guides familiar with the area on a road shared with pedestrians. Since the road closure, we have transported a number of visitors attempting the walk where we have seats available, if they are clearly struggling with the climb. As a local resident and a passion for what I believe is one of the most unique visitor experiences offered in Auckland, I hope we are able to continue a long-standing service to look after our visitors and offer an opportunity to experience what we all love about our unique community. Paul Mullune, Devonport Tours

We all have to do our bit to reduce waste “Bonkers bin policy a load of rubbish” (Letters, Flagstaff March 23). I would like to say that the letter on the new recycling-bin policy was so negative and whiny and seemed to be a case of “oh woe is me” because he might have to wash the recycle bin every week! Maybe looking at the bigger picture on the whole recycling plastic issue worldwide and how it’s choking our oceans and killing marine life, and encouraging people to do their bit might have been more positive... We as humans have to start owning this problem and should feel privileged that we even have a rubbish pick-up, let alone recycling, as some corners of the world would love this basic service. And if you really put an effort into recycling you will be surprised just how little rubbish you have to go into landfill. I for one do not want my legacy to be one full of rubbish for future generations. Sarah Waite

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Contamination briefing

The results from tests of the environment, where firefighting foam was used during exercises at Ngataringa Bay, will be presented to the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board in a briefing at a yet-to-be -decided date.

April 6, 2018

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Clarence St improvements Safety concerns surrounding pedestrian crossings in a planned upgrade of Clarence St and New World Square will be addressed by Auckland Transport (AT). At the most recent meeting of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board, member Mike Cohen asked AT to report on pedestrian patterns and provide an engineering safety assessment.

Rolling with it... A car ended up on its roof in an accident on Old Lake Rd near the Lake Rd intersection on Tuesday evening last week. One person received minor injuries, police said.

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Restored fountain is making a splash The fountain at the corner of Victoria Rd and Flagstaff Tce has finally been restored to its former glory. Devonport local Lynn Hughes, who is proud to be known as ‘The Fountain Lady’, has worked with Auckland Council and its maintenance contractor to get the project completed. “It’s been a slow process,” she says. “People have been telling me the fountain looks like a piece of junk.” Since being put back into action on 22 March, the fountain has been admired by locals and tourists alike. “Now people are actually stopping and photographing it,” says Hughes. Watering the horses... ‘Fountain Lady’ Lynn Hughes enjoys the restored fountain

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Demolition of heritage house begins The demolition of a dilapidated Devonport villa, embroiled in a heritage controversy, has begun. The million-dollar estimate for renovation costs was put forward as a reason for the demolition by Patrick Walsh, the owner of 19 Mozeley Ave. Heritage advocates on the other hand argued it could be restored. No one had lived in the villa for nearly 40 years, according to Auckland Council reports. Walsh said the 133 sqm two-bedroom house on a 369 sqm site, would cost nearly $1 million to renovate, making it “cost prohibitive”. An inspection report and building restoration assessment, which puts the renovation cost at $964,500, were attached to the application, putting the cost at “almost two-and-a-half times more than the cost of a new build on this site”. However, Devonport Heritage 2017 chair Trish Deans said last year the house could be renovated. “It’s what we’ve all done in the past: reblock, rewire and replace timber as needed. This villa has the key features still in place: bay window and trim, front door, porch and the standard layout.” If demolished, the heritage villa would be replaced with a villa-style design. The demolition of the villa is seen as a

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Artist’s poppy journey finishes at Depot A large Poppy of Peace interactive wall installation will be created at the Depot Artspace by Devonport artist Tony McNeight. It will feature messages from locals and others who visit from 23 April to 8 May, taking in Anzac Day (25 April). The work completes a journey McNeight began in 2015, when he created a giant poppy in Auckland Domain as part of the World War I centenary commemorations. “I want everyone to have the chance to pay their respects to those who protected our freedom and democracy, and also to understand and cherish the peace we take for granted in this part of the world,” he says. “I am hoping local schools will take the opportunity to visit and place their messages, as well as all other members of the community.” McNeight’s first poppy work, the size of a football field, was made up of 59,000 metal poppy petals, representing the number of New Zealanders wounded or killed in World War I. It included more than 25,000 messages written by thousands of visitors over nine days, and raised $60,000, which was donated to the RSA. The Mayor of Arras, France, visited the artwork in Auckland. Then, for World War I commemorations in his region, he invited McNeight to recreate a similar work in the Arras town square. McNeight raised money for the trip through crowdfunding. And Mainfreight sponsored the transportation of the heavy metal poppy petals. The Poppy of Peace was unveiled in April 2017 in front of international media. Final messages were laid by VIPs including the then President of France, Francoise Hollande, and the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. It was constructed around another work, Victory Medal, by Devonport artist Helen Pollock, whicha remains in France at Le Quesnoy. Take freepermanently electric bike test ride today The Poppy of Peace exhibition includes photographs by Pollockof the Victory Medal journey as it travelled through northern France. The Poppy of Peace exhibition opens on Monday 23 April at 5.30pm  at the Depot Artspace and runs until Tuesday 8 May. 

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Recycling fabric provides shopping-bag option Classes in making shopping bags from recycled fabric are being taught at Devonport Community House. Organiser Wendy Rydings said the sustain-a-bag idea was to make tote bags that could be on hand for supermarket or other shopping needs. Virtually any bits of material can be used – pillow slips, old bedspreads, curtains – and have all been turned into bags. “It’s giving new life to scraps of fabric – something that was going to be thrown out.” Once the bags are made, the aim is to sell them around Devonport with the money going back into other charitable projects, says Rydings. She has previously worked as a teacher, but recently, while living in Fiji, she became involved in a charity project fixing backpacks for local people. “Kids were walking to school carrying their things in plastic bags.” The project got Rydings thinking about ways to cut down on plastic bags in Devonport. • Sustain-a-bag classes are held every Monday and Tuesday at Devonport Community House, between 1 and 3 pm. Tote for tat… Wendy Rydings with some of the recycled-material bags made at Devonport Community House

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SERVICES OFFERED A housewasher and water blaster. Available now. Moss and mould treatments. Free quote, prompt service and quality workmanship. Ph Simon today 476 2107, 020 476 2107. A painter is available now. Free quotes and advice. References. Workmanship guaranteed. Competitive rates. Quality materials. Interior/ Exterior/ Small jobs. Ph Simon today 476 2107, 020 476 2107. A premium cleaning service weekly/fortnightly. Good references and high quality. Ph Simon today 476 2107, 020 476 2107. Amazing home cleaning including windows. 15 years’ experience. References available phone 027 492 6220. Are you having trouble managing your Airbnb? I am a local with many years’ experience. I can look after your bookings if you go away or any other time. Also cleaning. Reasonable rates. Please call 021 856 922. At Your Request Home Cleaning. Our local team is ready to deliver 5-Star services in your home for weekly cleaning, spring, moving or open-home cleaning. Call Yvonne for a free quote phone 415 0028. Builder available Smalljob specialist, repairs and maintenance. Skilled, reliable and local. Please phone Clive Melling. Hm 445 2485, Mob 027 29 222 84. Computing: Bayswater SeniorNet can help improve your computing skills. Microsoft and Applemac computers. iPads and smartphones. Classes and individual tuition available. Ph 482-2052, email: bayswatersnrnet@gmail.com Curtains & Roman Blinds Free measure, quote and design advice. 20 years’ experience. Phone Sara 027 625 5844.

SERVICES OFFERED Custom-Made Lampshades - An easy & effective way to update your interior decor!20yrs+ local known business serving commercial & residential customers, specialising in new creations or reviving old favourites & vintage. Free quote & design advice.Contact: Claire, Oscuro NZ Ltd on 021 0249 7428, oscurolampshades@gmail. com, www.oscuro.co.nz Devonport upholstery. Recover specialist. Antiques and contemporary styles. Recycling furniture for 36 years. John Hancox. Phone: 446 0372. Devonport Window Repairs. Sash and casement windows, wooden doors. Rotten sills and window components repaired or replaced. General carpentry. For your local window specialist. Phone Hubert Strang 446 6174 or 021 274 4191. Dog grooming available. Full groom, bath and blow dry, puppy introduction to grooming. Devonport-based. Call Barbara 021 141 0331. Gardener Available Qualified and experienced landscape designer. Enjoys getting his hands dirty. Good plant knowledge. Hard-working, reliable and creative with plantings. Contact Paddy 022 502 2122 or 446 6188, paddyvogt@gmail.com Gardening. Do you need regular help? No time for a tidy-up? Let me help. Experienced gardener. P h Carolyn on 446 6517 or 027 292 8167 for a free on-site consultation. Guitar lessons. Private tuition in Bayswater, near the school, by experienced professional musician. Learn in a recording studio atmosphere. All ages, all levels. Phone: 022- 309 2272. Handyman. Mature professional in Devonport, Bayswater area. Repairs, painting, those jobs you just don’t have time to do. Free quote. References. Ph. Brian 021 150 8898. Housekeeper. Home cleaning, including windows. Experienced. References. Phone 442 2273, 027 492 6220.

April 6, 2018 SERVICES OFFERED Let me mow your lawns and trim your hedges. I live locally. Phone Chris from Lifestyle Plus on 09-488-7279 or 027-2456264. Or you can email me on chris@lifestyleplusltd.nz. References available. Locksmith, Devonport’s own Scott Richardson. Mob 021 976 607. mint. Home Cleaning. Our local mint. couple are ready to deliver 5-star cleaning services in your home weekly or fortnightly. Or for spring, moving or open homes. Call Pat for a FREE quote 09 415 0028. Office Administrator 40+ years’ experience in a wide range of roles. Now semi-retired and available for casual, infill, holiday or sickness periods. Ran own successful import/distribution business for 10 years. Contact Sue on 027 224 5918. Tagbuster, graffiti looked after Devonport to Hauraki Corner. Call the Tagbuster 0800antitag, 0800 2684 824. TUITION Art Classes @ D’Port Community house: Wednesday night, life drawing; Friday morning, mastering art. Ph Lucy Bucknall – 446 0389. Embroidery Workshops Small fun embroidery workshops at the Running Stitch Studio Devonport for adults and young people. Details and bookings on the website www. runningstitchstudio.com Guitar lessons. Private tuition in Bayswater, near the school, by experienced professional musician. Learn in a recording studio atmosphere. All ages, all levels. Phone: 022- 309 2272.

TUITION Learn piano/keyboard. Lessons from $19.00. Private, Professional, Affordable, Enjoyment for all ages. Competitions, Practical, Theory Exams. NZ Modern School of Music 0800-696-874. Learning Support Specialist NZ qualified primary teacher and registered teacher of dyslexia. Offering tailored tuition during or after school. Ph 027 391 3716 or visit www.squigglesdyslexia.co.nz Mathematics Tuition Available for years 9 to 13 by a retired maths teacher. Phone Graeme 445 8575. Mathematics Tuition, Sensitive tutoring offered at all levels of the secondary school curriculum. NCEA, IB and Cambridge welcomed. 100% pass rate in 2017 NCEA 3 calculus specialist. Ph Peter Ridge BE, Dip Tchg (sec) 445 2283. Maths and physics tutoring for secondary school students. From an experienced university student. George: 021 063 5149. Need help with some basic maths? Walk to or from school and learn with a friendly, highly experienced maths tutor at 43 Calliope Rd. 40-minute sessions - $30. Phone Wendy on 415 8835. References available. Piano Lessons. Piano & music theory tuition from classically trained pianist. Devonport-based and can travel to your home. Ph 021 079 0005 or email windarc.darius@gmail.com Primary Tutor Maths, English, Health & Wellbeing and Drama for 5-11-year-olds. School prep also available. Visit www.gschuwertutoring.com for further details. 027 410 6871 gschuwertutoring@ gmail.com SLSS Swim School, 11 Evan Street, Belmont (off Eversleigh Road). Specialists in preschoolers. Phone 486 6728 for more info.

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Letters

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Fishermen need to look after tiddlers Every day I go to the wharf, I see sixinch snapper pulled up and killed by careless handling and thrown back by fishermen who clearly don’t know the Kiwi tradition of taking care and putting it back to grow up and breed. These undersized fish get dropped on the cracked concrete, unceremoniously unhooked and kicked off the side to avoid the fine or confiscation. These guys at least know the rules, but have defeated the purpose. Ron Dykman

Now Showing

Andie Pryce The Undiscovered Nebulae: Travels in spacetime Opening: Friday 6 April 5:30 - 7:00pm

Another casualty... rough handling can injure or kill undersized fish before they are returned to the water

History of the missing lamp While not knowing the present whereabouts of the King Edward Pde lamp, the following might be of interest. For many years, the two pairs celebrating the peace in South Africa sported nothing but a pair of bolts holding them down. I was on the Devonport Borough Council at the time and it was agreed to complete the memorial. A lamp was proposed and I was asked to ‘design’ one. The one that I came up with was just a sketch drawing, of the one on the

stone retaining wall on Albert St in the city. It stands above a set of small steps from Durham Lane to Albert St, above and next to the underground public toilet set onto the wall. So, hardly an original piece of design. The Italian who made it was Nunzio Arabito, who lived in Cambridge Tce, second house from the left from the waterfront and whose workshop was in Wynyard St, as mentioned by your correspondent Vanessa Seymour. (Flagstaff, 23 March) R.H.S Keely

Could this be a useful Australian? Growing on the cliffs at Fort Takapuna (pictured) is what looks suspiciously like an Australian immigrant. However, I am struck by the heretical thought that it possesses all the qualities of a useful plant to slow down the erosion of the cliffs: • It is well dispersed and does not possess a heavy central woody mass (unlike pohutukawa). • It has an even coverage, which protects against two key sources of cliff erosion – wind and rain. I’ve no idea what the name of the plant is – perhaps some sort of Hakea (pin-cushion tree)?

David Willetts

31 March - 22 April

In Conversation with Andie Pryce Celebrating International Dark Sky Week Monday 16 April, 6:00 - 7:30pm

Michelle Male Special preview of dog portraits in The Art Room 6 April - 29 April Monday 12pm-4:30pm Tuesday to Saturday 10am- 4:30pm Sunday & Public Holidays 11am-3pm

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April 6, 2018

Open Home 2/22 Hauraki Road, Takapuna Beachside beauty

For Sale

Only metres away from Takapuna Beach, this beautifully renovated home offers relaxed beachside living in serene surroundings. Wake to the gentle morning sunshine, have a coffee on the deck looking out to the glimpse of the water and the greenery of the tidy, low-maintenance grounds. Then it’s time for a stroll on the beach before perhaps popping up the road into one of Takapuna’s great cafes as you prepare for the day ahead. You’ll love the location. Takapuna’s shops, restaurants, shops and bus stops are all on your doorstep. And it’s handy to local schools too, including popular Takapuna Grammar. Inside this 200-square metre two-level home, the open plan living includes modern European kitchen, dining and lounge. The three bedrooms are spacious, plus there’s two bathrooms. Flooring is easy care with beautifully polished concrete surfaces. And there’s lots of storage. Parking is never a problem with double garaging plus more parking spaces off the driveway.

$1,540,000

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View Saturday 7 April 11:00am - 11:30am Sunday 8 April 11:00am - 11:30am

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Final Notice 6 Huia Street, Devonport Move in and make history

Auction

All the very best things about Devonport come together at 6 Huia Street. A historic 1921 bungalow with period features and kauri floors, an easy, short, flat walk to the village and the ferry, and a rare level section within metres of the harbour. Add to that solid double brick walls, gas heating, cooking and hot water, a kitchen/conservatory that feels like a small café and you begin to see just how good life can be living here. And if you want to feel part of the community, there’s no better place. You’ll be living on one of Devonport’s iconic streets with a real neighbourhood feel. There’s even plenty of space to extend into the back garden if you want. Whatever you do to make this house your own will only increase its charm and its value.

6:30pm, Thursday 12 April On site. Unless sold prior

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View Saturday 7 April 1:00pm - 1:30pm Sunday 8 April 1:00pm - 1:30pm Wednesday 11 April 6:00pm - 7:00pm

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Grammar APRIL 6, 2018

A model UN in action A step to leadership

The 193 countries of the United Nations (UN) were each represented by high-school students at the annual Auckland Model United Nations event. This year, the two-day conference was held in mid-March at the University of Auckland and was based around the UN’s sustainable development goals. Members of the TGS Model UN club attended, taking part in committee sessions representing the interests of their assigned country. In addition to this, we attended interesting workshops and seminars. one of the main highlights of the weekend was an inspiring speech and Q&A session by Green Party MP Chloë Swarbrick. Another highlight

was meeting 400 other passionate high-school students from around Auckland. Edward White, a year 12 attendee, said: “It was a great learning experience and I met lots of interesting people.” It was also great to see Dougal Burden, latest graduate of Takapuna Grammar, as a conference assistant on the event. overall, attending the Auckland Model UN event was an amazing opportunity to meet and collaborate with lots of new people, learn more about sustainable global development and the future of the world we live in. By lIBBy loRD

With the intention to build confidence and develop leaders, Massey University held a leadership programme recently, for young women in secondary schools across Auckland. Seven of our year 12 students were selected for this ‘young Women in leadership’ programme. Experienced women in leadership shared their leadership stories with almost 80 female students. They delivered advice and guidance on how one can take their own journey in order to develop insight on leadership and grow as a leader. Sarah leberman, one of the speakers and the founder of this programme believes, “leadership is to follow your passion and become a person of influence.” This programme intends to put the young women in a leadership position. A key aspect of completing

the programme requires the students to group together to plan and execute a project of their own that will allow them to exercise and develop their skills. The seven TGS students must deliver a project within their school or community before all the programme’s participants meet at the University’s campus again at the end of May. “It is important to prepare young women for leadership, as their generation will lead in the near future and we must ensure our future is sustainable,” says Michelle Chen, who will mentor the TGS group with their project. “This was an incredible opportunity,” shares Madeleine Malone. “It was so inspiring to all the young women who attended.” By KATHlEEN SIBUEA

Enjoying a good argument Debating has been growing in popularity over the past few years. The Auckland Schools Debating Competition began in early March and this year two teams represent the school, in the Senior open division. The topic for the first debate was: ‘This house would ban gambling’, for which Team 2, (Felicity lewis, Phoebe Peng and India Worsnop) took the negative against Pinehurst School and won, with Felicity lewis

awarded best speaker. When asked about her thoughts on the debate, Felicity told me: “I loved the rush of rebutting the arguments that the opposing team had proposed. It was great fun convincing the audience but also to truly believe our stance on the moot. As the first speaker I was able to set the scene and open the whole discussion.” By WIll DAlZEll


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April 6, 2018

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Maadi Cup Evan Williams took out the competition in the Boys Under-16 single sculls, with a phenomenal performance that earned him the first gold medal for the club since 2006, in an impressive time of 7.33. This result not only surpassed the times for the Boys Under-17 single sculls, but also the times for the Under-18 single scullers who competed. The champion sculler was also appointed ‘Rower of the Day’ by the regatta committee officials for his exceptional performance in the qualification rounds, and was recognised twice by Rowing New Zealand for his efforts. His success at this regatta did not go unnoticed, even on the return trip to Auckland, being congratulated by the Air New Zealand in-flight crew, and appointed official lolly-giver at the conclusion of the flight, much to the amusement of his peers. TGS rowers made a total of 13 Finals, including 3A Finals, and 4B Finals, making this one of the most successful rowing seasons the club has had in the last decade, especially for our A Finalist crews, who placed within the top 10 rowers in New Zealand in their events. Evan Williams and Jacob Davey placed fourth in the A Final of the Boys Under-16 Double Sculls event with a time of 7.10. Both rowers also had other A or B Finals at the prestigious regatta. Under-17 double scullers Jack Featherstone and Evan Williams gave an outstanding performance to earn the club their first Maadi medals since 2012, with a bronze medal in a time of 7.12. Senior rower Jack Featherstone was especially ecstatic to have his first medal after four years of dedicated training. “It was the most amazing feeling crossing the finish line knowing that all the work over the last six months of this season paid off,” he says. “I couldn’t be prouder of our result”. In addition ,stroke seat of the Girls Under-16 quadruple sculls, Sienna Norman, was awarded the ‘Rower of the Day’ title for her outstanding maturity and leadership while guiding her crew in the event of an oar breakage prior to their race. Novice rower Alex Rendle also earned himself two B Finals in the Boys Under-15 double sculls, and the Boys Under-15 coxed four events. Novice coxswain Nicolette Grant had three finals, and coxed a total of 17 races over the course of the regatta. This success in the Secondary School National Championships has placed Takapuna Grammar School as the 18th best secondary school rowing club in New Zealand, and the 11th best club for sculling, Results gained in the North Island Championships, were also the best for five years, winning two bronze and one silver medal, making this a watershed year for the Takapuna Grammar School Rowing Club. By NElly FARMIloE, JESSICA HAMlIN AND SIENNA NoRMAN

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AT CHAMPIONSHIPS: Auckland Track and Field – Seven medals. Imogen Ayris gold in Pole Vault. Anna Tucker silver 300m and bronze 100m Junior Girls. Samantha Korck bronze 300m Junior Girls. Gerri Gibson bronze Triple Jump, bronze 70m Hurdles. Samantha Korck, Anna Tucker, Roxy Korck and Gerri Gibson Silver in the 4 x 100m relay Junior girls. The senior girls 4 x 100m relay missed out narrowly on a medal, placing fourth in the final. ON THE TRACK: Cycling – silver at the national champs in the U16 boys and U16 girls Team Pursuit TEAM SPORTS: Cricket Girls First XI – second at the Auckland T20 tournament; First XI Boys fifth. Volleyball – Senior Boys fourth in Div 5; Senior Girls 13th in Div 5. Ultimate Frisbee Nationals – Senior Girls fourth, Senior Boys seventh. Waterpolo – North Islands. Senior Boys third Div 2; Senior Girls 13th in Div 2. WINTER PRE-SEASON: Boys Football – First XI won the first leg of their Promotion/Relegation match against Pakuranga 1-0.


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Looking Back

April 6, 2018

Coastal strip... Stanley Bay in 1890, with full tide visible on both sides of the isthmus

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Twenty years ago: a selection from the Flagstaff files • Andrew and Betty Mulholland celebrate 60 years of marriage. • Controversy over a planned cell phone site next to Devonport Primary School continues to rage. The owner of the site says the proposal is safe. • The Devonport Community House faces claims that activities at the centre are declining and a volunteer roster no longer operates. • A house on Cheltenham Beach, at 4 Bath St, sells for $1.1 million. • Ces Ross is appointed as the new Devonport Community Constable. He pledges a war on taggers. He also wants to see a reduction in speeding and dangerous driving. • North Shore United soccer players wear black armbands in a national-league match in honour of Allen Hill. The club stadium was named after Hill, who died aged 79. • North Shore Rugby Club celebrates the Flagstaff feature interview. 125 years and the Flagstaff looks back at • Devonport writer Rod Bridgman the club’s history in a double-page feature. launches Demons in My Coffee, a collection • Comedian Willy de Wit is the subject of of short stories.

Funny guy… Interview subject Willy de Wit with a reminder of his Funny Business days

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‘Matchmaking’ on offer to emerging musical talent

Desk job... audio engineer Morgan Allen is launching a project to help young musicians get started

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Expanding Devonport’s music culture is a passion for young local audio engineer Morgan Allen, who is running a project to provide support to emerging local musicians. Allen (23) has been working at Depot Sound for three years, and has seen first-hand how few aspiring young musicians use the studio. His solution is “Beats Vs. Vocals”, a project that will connect different types of musicians and give them the opportunity and support to record a finished track. “Something I have seen within the music industry is musicians struggling to find vocalists and vice versa, with vocalists struggling to find musicians to collaborate with,” Allen says. “It can be intimidating and extremely hard on your own.” Beats Vs. Vocals secured funding from the Creative Communities Scheme, meaning all those involved will be given free studio time to record their tracks. Allen knows that a lot of young musicians can’t afford to pay for studio time. “When I was 14, I wanted to be a rock star, but you can’t do that without recordings. I couldn’t afford that, so I started learning how to do it myself, out of necessity.” As well as sharing his knowledge on the production side, Allen also hopes to help break the stigma around being a musician for a hobby. “For some reason, people think the longer they spend on something means that they have to turn it into a career,” he says. “Music enriches people’s lives, and the people’s lives around you. It’s not about getting 20 million hits on YouTube. You do it for yourself.” Allen hopes to see a change in the Devonport music scene: more emerging talent, more gigs and more opportunities. “People often complain about the lack of opportunities here. Instead of doing something about it, they move somewhere else,” he explains. “It’s really important that people take responsibility for the community they are a part of. Devonport is a place where we can make stuff happen; and as part of this community I want to make it the best I can with the skills I have.” Beats Vs. Vocals will take place during May, at Depot Sound, and will provide those involved with advice, collaborations, connections and studio time. “Think of it as a music matchmaking service,” Allen jokes. Over the course of the month, workshops will be held featuring guest speakers who are established in the music industry. Allen hopes to gain more support for the project so that it can continue in years to come. “It is an investment in the music community here. We are supporting and empowering emerging young artists.”

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DRAWING BY LIZZIE McKENDRY

April 6, 2018

WHAT A PHENOMENAL RESULT! The Devonport Primary School Fair On The Hill was a huge success, raising over $36,000. Thank you Devonport and to all those involved for your incredible support and generosity!

Kim Pausina and Premium Real Estate were proud to be associated, and once again sponsor this annual fundraising event.

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6 April 2018 Devonport Flagstaff  
6 April 2018 Devonport Flagstaff