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February 5, 2015

Devonport recycling centre on the back burner… p2

Claystore cross-capital of New Zealand… p3

Interview: photographer Mickey Smith… p18

Leading restaurateur and businessman dies

Prominent Devonport businessman and res- and Duders of Devonport on King Edward tour groups and others. taurant owner John McHugh has died suddenly. Parade. Both are busy wedding venues, while He also served for six years on the Devonport McHugh owned McHugh’s of Cheltenham McHugh’s is a popular buffet lunch venue for To page 7

It’s open! Devonport’s new $8 million library

First edition… Felix Shaw-Bell checked out the first book from the new Devonport Library when it opened on Monday and went straight to the feature window in the teenage area to read it. Full story page 5 and library opening special, pages 36 - 39. Phil Clark P 09 446 2125 M 021 940 041 E phil.clark@harcourts.co.nz Peter Ayton P 09 446 2109 M 021 336 300 E peter.ayton@harcourts.co.nz



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Recycling evolution not revolution Sweeping changes announced for Devonport’s waste transfer station in 2014 have been put back for up to a year. Auckland Council said last October that 27 Lake Road would become part of the city’s planned Resource Recovery Network as soon as the contract of current private operator Central Landscape and Garden Supplies expires this June. However this month, the Flagstaff learned that the budget to develop the site of a new Devonport Community Recycling Centre has been put back to 2018/19. The indicative figure for the development is $1million but a council spokesperson says it is hoped that the actual amount required will be less. “Refinement” of new processes is to blame for the delay, the spokesperson says. “For example new procurement processes

are being developed that give small local community enterprises and businesses an opportunity to tender for contracts that in the past only large commercial operators would bid for. These take time to develop and implement.” “We anticipate that the existing contractor will want to extend the current arrangement and continue on-site until a new operator is ready to commence in the first part of next year,” the spokesperson says. Council hopes to have a new operator on board two years before funds to restructure the plant are available. “Although the site won’t be upgraded until 2018/19, this won’t stop a new operator coming on board with a new range of resource recovery services for the public,” the spokesperson says, adding that this would also give council the advantage of working with the new operator on the plans.

IB report card puts TGS in elite school bracket TGS is one of the top International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) schools in the country. It placed third behind Kristin and St Cuthbert’s in the recent exams. Significantly it was ahead of top Auckland private schools ACG Senior College, Diocesan School for Girls and St Kentigern. TGS is the first – and still only – New Zealand public secondary school in the country that offers the IB curriculum. The rankings are based on the number of

students with IB scores above 40. TGS had three of its students score above 40. All 14 TGS IB students passed University Entrance and the TGS average result of 34 out of 45 equalled the national average, TGS IB Coordinator Jackie Rogers says. “It was a big challenge to take on something new. The students showed courage and commitment on the road less travelled. “They all left with a healthy confidence to start their tertiary education,” Rogers says. • TGS acknowledges top result, p 33.

Second indecent exposure incident in Devonport A tanned European man described as having short, brown, spikey hair, aged between 35 and 40 years and with a solid build exposed himself to a 10-year-old girl on Seacliffe Ave at 10 am on January 29, police say. The man was sitting in the front passenger seat of a navy-blue car. It was the second such incident within ten days in the area. On January 19, a man exposed himself to a girl on Tainui

Road in a vehicle described as a white van. The man was wearing an orange high-vis top with black trim around the bottom. Police are asking anyone with information about a person fitting the description in the area to contact Detective Kellie Osbourne at North Shore Police at 477 5000. Anyone who observes suspicious activity should call 111 immediately, says Osbourne.

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Claystore leads the charge in national WWI project More than 10,000 white crosses have been drilled by volunteers at Devonport’s Claystore since Christmas with an additional 18,200 in the pipeline, one for each New Zealander who died during World War 1. The crosses are part of an ever-growing project by the Fields of Remembrance Trust. It started out aiming to have 500 fields, now is up to almost 2,600. Graham Gibson, a trust spokesperson, said the fields will be set up on the next four ANZAC days to commemorate the centenary of World War 1. “We are chuffed the guys from the Claystore keep giving us a hand with it,” he says. Apart from the Claystore, volunteers from the Royal NZ Airforce and a Matakana community group have also have been drilling holes and the Ministry of Education is supporting the project as well. Thirty crosses will go to every New Zealand primary, intermediate and secondary school, which adds up to 2,500 fields and 75,000 crosses in total. The crosses will bear the names of men and women from their district, who fell in the war, Gibson says. “It’s about telling the story of service and sacrifice, warts and all, to the young ones, about bringing those who died and their story home,” he says. Dean Hodgson, Finance Officer at PSP Ltd (the company that imports the rigid plastic sheeting material for the crosses and a major sponsor of the project), has been particularly impressed with workmanship of the Claystore volunteers. “They are top drillers for accuracy and neatness,” he says. “We are about to send another 4,000 crosses to them, which are bigger than the school ones, and will go to Fields of Remembrance in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin,” he says. Hodgson is hopeful the Claystore crew will accept another 14,200 over the next

Well-drilled approach to fieldwork… Peter Burnett, George Crook, Tom Murray and Tom Stead (left to right) have all had their turn on the jig three years. “As volunteer enthusiasm one of the key members of the workshop, grows, the project just keeps evolving and says she emailed him and asked if he was keen to help. growing, he says. “I mentioned it at our AGM and ChristThe project was originally put to the Claystore by local resident Charlotte mas Party and we unanimously decided to Smith, who works at PSP. Tom Murray, do it,” he says.

No cross to bear – 93-year-old spearheads the drilling team One Claystore volunteer who has drilled more than 4,000 holes into the white crosses already is 93-year-old Tom Stead from Hauraki Corner. A widower and retired planning officer for the Navy, Stead has been volunteering at the Claystore regularly for the last 10 years. When asked to assist with the crosses, he says: “I was glad to be able to help.” Awaiting a knee replacement but otherwise fit and healthy, Stead brings along a stool to sit on while he drills. He is originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he trained as a tenor for oratorios, and came to New Zealand in 1962. He says he likes to sing protest songs, hymns and choruses while at the drill. Tom Murray is another volunteer enthusiastic about the project. “I made up a jig for it to make sure the holes are symmetrical

and because once you turn it on, the drill • T he Claystore is open Monday to Saturday, 9 am until noon. is always going, it makes it very easy and safe for anyone to use,” he says. The holes will tight-fit two long nails that anchor the cross into the dirt, he says. Many a local has been helping out. Licensed REAA 2008 “Those two young fellas did a boxaUCTiOn yesterday,” says Murray, pointing into a back coraUCTiOn ner of the workshop. Niva Mosse (14) and his skateboarding mate Wade Haase (15) Selling were at the Claystore to lathe the wheels of or Buying their boards and happily drilled a couple of , real estate s hundred crosses as well. ow Murray himself has pitched in, of course, Rowan kn rt as have volunteers George Crook and Peter o Devonp VIEW FROM THE PROPERTY Burnett. “We would very much welcome DEVOnPORT | 96 VICtorIa roaD anyone else in our community who wants mountain Hideaway - two unique Dwellings Renouf AREINZ GRANT SPEEDY family villa resting high on the slopesRowan of mt Victoria, a self-contained office with extra rooms, to give us a hand. It’s an easy and adouble safe task 0274 511 800 garage, plus a full 825m site with mountain access - quite the package! With four GrantSpeedy@premium.co.n two living and fantastic09 views across Devonport to the harbour beyond, 736 this is 445 3414 orand city021 683 and the Claystore is a fun placebedrooms, to be,” a home for families, extended families, work from home businesses or just those requiring flexible says Crook. living options. Walk to the Devonport village and its shops, cafes, supermarket, library, waterfront RowanRenouf@premium.co.nz KATHRYN ROBERTSON 2


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Locals flock to new library on its opening day

Around 50 people were waiting outside the new Devonport Library for its doors to open on Monday morning. Gregg Buchanan was first in. Dressed in a ‘Definitely Devonport’T-shirt, Buchanan on entering said: “I’ve been waiting five years for this.” It took Felix Shaw-Bell, a 12 year-old Belmont Intermediate student, less than 30 seconds to check out the first book Heroes of Olympus. “I really wanted to be the first person to take out a book,” said Felix. He went straight to the teenage area and began reading. Devonport Library manager Sue Parr briefly welcomed the public before the crowd began exploring the new spaces. She said the opening had gone without a hitch. Construction staff had worked over the previous weekend to get the finishing touches completed for the opening. Earlier on Monday morning an official blessing was held.


First book… Felix Shaw-Bell was quick off the mark

Devonport Flagstaff Editor Rob Drent, a sceptic on the need for a new libary, was there on the opening day. ‘What do you think of the new library?’ will surely be a question on everyone’s lips over the next few weeks. I have been a little underwhelmed by the look of the library from the outside during construction. But then again an understated building is probably best for a park setting. However I was pleasantly surprised by the interior: it is spacious, welcoming and stylish, all at the same time. No doubt cynics will say that with an $8 million price tag it should be. Hundreds were flocking to the library during its first day – surely a good sign it will quickly become part of Controversial... the $100,000 curtain artwork is seen by the public for the first time the fabric of Devonport life.


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Auction 12pm Thurs 19 Feb 2015 (unless sold prior) 28 Northcroft Street, Takapuna View Sat/Sun 2.00 - 2.45pm www.bayleys.co.nz/1470077

Well designed with a spacious feel this two bedroom home and more is all wrapped up in a peaceful sought after location. The bright open plan living area opens to a private deck and garden - this is indoor outdoor flow at its best. The excellent and well thought out kitchen is the perfect environment for your culinary creations. Two well proportioned bedrooms and family bathroom complete the picture. The home sits perfectly on its private fully fenced site, safe and secure for children and pets, with a garage currently being creatively used. Close to

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fantastic schools, beaches, sports clubs and a choice of ferries to the city, this is hard to beat. Easy care living at its best and ideal as a lock up and leave - the perfect place to provide the freedom to enjoy the fantastic lifestyle that the area offers.


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31 Glen Road, Devonport

This charming four bedroom character bungalow is a superb find for families looking to


indulge in a wonderful lifestyle. With the school opposite and the city ferry just a few minutes walk from your door and direct park access, you will rarely need to use the car. Spacious interiors offer the option of a self contained flat for guests and the kitchen at the hub of the home connects with ease to the flowing casual and formal living and dining, plus opens to a sunny west facing deck with lovely views. Thoughtful renovations and extensions over recent years provide many luxurious extras including radiator central heating, zoned music, solar hot

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water and full insulation. Charming and comfortable this is a family home for all seasons. The home is very spacious and provides plenty of comfort and a flexible floor plan to suit families of all ages and stages.

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February 5 2015 From page 1

John McHugh’s contribution will be missed

Community Board from 2001. McHugh (57) died in hospital last Friday. On 23 January he had suffered a massive heart attack while driving on Lake Rd. It was only in 2013 that McHugh’s of Cheltenham celebrated 100 years on its beachfront site. McHugh had run the business for 34 years and turned it from a beach cafe into a fully equipped restaurant, spending $1 million upgrading it over the decades. It was the scene of thousands of community events and celebrations. McHugh himself was a major benefactor to the Devonport community sponsoring a multitude of groups and events over the years. His partner of 25 years, Jonathan Raos, said: “John was a private person – he loved being at home at Hampton Beach House (on Devonport’s waterfront) and doing simple things like going out for a walk and having something to eat at Platter.” McHugh was surrounded by family in hospital and “died with dignity,” said Jonathan. McHugh’s death was a second shock for his family. His father died several weeks earlier. • A service will be held at the Wilson Home Gardens on February 6 at 11am.


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DEVONPORT has - Lifestyle - Village atmosphere - Old houses, high rates - Expensive living With the benefits of living here come the costs.

McHugh’s of Cheltenham, for which John McHugh became locally, nationally and internationally known In a 2013 booklet marking 100 years of an have supportive parents, Patrick and Kathleen eatery on Cheltenham Beach, John McHugh McHugh, who were able to invest with me in wrote of his history with the site: our new venture. “Growing up, I was privileged to spend “My mother, armed with all her fantastic dessummer holidays at a family friend’s house at sert recipes, became totally involved in the daythe end of Arawa Ave on Cheltenham Beach. to-day running of our kitchen, Pat concentrated We often bought ice cream at the kiosk on our on business advice, and the extended family way to explore the rock pools or North Head. became staff. In our first year, we introduced “Fast forward to 1981... Having completed a daily buffet lunch while working hard on the my hospitality course at ATI, and with two private function market, most of which were years’ experience with the Lion Breweries hotel wedding receptions. Our buffet lunch was a management team, I was ready to take on the great success, particularly with the fledgling world in my own business. tourist market where we were able to offer a “After appearing before several Devonport truly New Zealand experience with the iconic Borough Council meetings, I was successful in seaside location. obtaining the lease on the Cheltenham Recep“In 1989, I successfully retained the lease tion Lounge. Because the council had no sched- and embarked on a total refurbishment of the ule of any fixtures or fittings, it was stripped bare building. With a brand-new kitchen design, we of everything by the previous tenant, including were able to attract highly qualified, competent all the internal doors. That made for an interest- chefs to take us to another level of catering, ing start but did provide an opportunity to stamp particularly in the important wedding market. my mark early on. I was able to refurbish with The refurbished building was an immediate the latest trends of the time. I decided to give success and reconfirmed McHugh’s as a market the kiosk its fourth name change and called it leader in Auckland. McHugh’s has hosted a McHugh’s of Cheltenham. It was important to huge number of wedding functions, corporate me to brand my new business as I intended to events and milestone celebrations over more be in catering for a long time. I was fortunate to than 30 years.”

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OUTSTANDING LUXURIOUS FAMILY LIFESTYLE Are you looking for the ultimate in family living and lifestyle in an exceptional location? Look no further. Seldom do established 4 bedroom, 2 living room family homes such as this, with breath taking sea views on 868m2 section become available. 31 Seacliffe Avenue is a beautiful weatherboard family home designed to capture all day sun. The open plan living room, dining and gourmet kitchen spill out to the decks and gardens perfect for private living, effortless entertaining and space for children to play. This luxurious residence in an exclusive street is handy to parks, beaches, shops, gold course, marina and boat ramp. There is easy

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access to the CBD and it’s a short walk to excellent schools for all ages. Come see for yourself - Fall in love and create your own family memories here.

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75A Beresford Street, Bayswater

First time on the market for over a decade this beautifully, northerly positioned, well-appointed For Sale Set Sale Date: Closes Thurs 12 Feb 2015 (unless sold prior) family home is truly waterfront. Privately located on a huge 1492m2 site this well proportioned 4/5 bedroom home (3.5 bathrooms) is what you have waited for. The ground floor has a welcoming entrance vestibule, a large guest suite or 5th bedroom with en-suite

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Bayswater 4c Norwood Road

Devonport 14 Cambria Road

Contemporary Chic

Best Of Both Worlds!

Prepare to be impressed by this simply magnificent contemporary home in a much sought after location on the point of the Bayswater Peninsula. There are so many features inside and outside this home, it requires inspection to fully appreciate. Magnificent home, magnificent location, the discerning new owners will love living here!

Built in Ponsonby in 1883, re-sited in 2013 onto a 450m2 freehold section in a wonderful location. Be confident with this purchase, the home comes with a 10 year Master Builders Guarantee which can be transferred to a new owner. Full of warmth and a wonderful ambience, entertainers will delight in the excellent indoor/outdoor flow through three sets of bi-fold doors to a sun drenched deck.

Auction View Open

On Site, Sunday 15th February 2015 at 11.00am (unless sold prior) www.harcourts.co.nz/DP7634 Saturday & Sunday 12.00 - 12.45pm

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For Sale View Open

By Negotiation www.harcourts.co.nz/DP7645 Saturday and Sunday 11.00-11.30am

Jackie Mark & Jane Hastings P 09 446 2113 M 021 458 797 M 021 735 263 E jackie.mark@harcourts.co.nz E jane.hastings@harcourts.co.nz Devonport


Devonport 24 Grove Road

Devonport 27 Ewen Alison Avenue

A Swim Or A Game Of Golf?

Central Devonport Large Family Home

Be prepared to fall in love with this quite stunning private oasis situated a mere 250 metres approximately from the sands of Cheltenham Beach. The property boasts polished concrete floors, beamed ceilings and indoor/ outdoor flow from 3 sides! A spectacular home for those who like to entertain. This easy-to-live-in home offers 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a separate living or large office room, and the incredible open plan living.

Positioned on a full 696 sq m site in a very sought after location is this well renovated four bedroom, two bathroom home. With verandahs at the front and rear for indoor outdoor flow, generous bedrooms, stylish kitchen and bathrooms and great storage. Insulated with HRV, ready to move in, live, love and enjoy. An affordable opportunity, not to be missed.

Auction View Open

On Site, Sunday 15th February 2015 at 6.00pm (unless sold prior) www.harcourts.co.nz/DP7625 Saturday & Sunday 12-12.30pm, Wed 11th February 6-6.30pm

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$1,235,000 www.harcourts.co.nz/DP7566 Saturday 10.00 - 10.45am

Gary Potter & Glenice Taylor P 09 446 2106 M 021 953 021 M 021 943 021 E gary.potter@harcourts.co.nz E glenice.taylor@harcourts.co.nz Devonport


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Devonport 122 Calliope Road

Devonport 26 Tainui Road

Calliope Contemporary Delight

Cheltenham Central

Certainly this gorgeous home defies all of the stereotypes of a modern home in Devonport. This home has the luxury of spreading out, spacious gardens and privacy. You can rest assured that you will not be spending your holiday maintaining this property. Four bedrooms, two living, two bathrooms, internal access garage. Great location!

A spacious, well planned 5 bedroom bungalow with 3 living areas, 2 office or study rooms and a large double garage/workshop, all sited beautifully on 688m2. Enjoy the great location - close to Cheltenham beach and sports fields, a flat walk to the village, cafes and ferry. This comfortable, inviting home offers many lifestyle options.

For Sale View Open

$1,725,000 www.harcourts.co.nz/DP7546 By appointment

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For Sale View Open

$2,225,000 www.harcourts.co.nz/DP7595 Saturday & Sunday 12.00 - 1.00pm

Peter Ayton & Phil Clark P 09 446 2109 M 021 336 300 M 021 940041 E peter.ayton@harcourts.co.nz E phil.clark@harcourts.co.nz Devonport


Belmont 1/40 Eversleigh Road

Devonport 45 Mozeley Avenue

Going, Going....They Have Gone

Stunning Home, Perfect For Your Family

Secure a solid home from re-located motivated vendors. 1/40 Eversleigh Road is a large brick home, always alluring and enduring. The generous sized modern kitchen in neutral colours is inviting, as is the renovated bathroom and ensuite. This home offers numerous flexible living options for large families to have some space.

This villa houses 4 spacious bedrooms, 2 new bathrooms and 2 living areas. As you walk down the stairs you are welcomed into an open plan living area that leads out to a private patio and landscaped gardens. Beautifully renovated from top to bottom. This home is all about easy living and space.

Auction View Open

On site, Sunday 1st March 2015 at 11.00am (unless sold prior) www.harcourts.co.nz/DP7657 Saturday & Sunday 11.00 - 11.45am

Anne Iremonger & Jenny Hinton P 09 446 2117 M 021 443 959 M 027 773 1841 E anne.iremonger@harcourts.co.nz Devonport

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For Sale View Open

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Auckland win sees Robbie set sail for nationals Robbie McCutcheon has had a stellar sailing summer so far, winning an international competition in late 2014 and two New Zealand regattas in one day last month. On January 26, the 13-year-old Optimist sailor came out as the overall winner of the 2015 Optimist Auckland Championship. By winning the final race in the three-day regatta, Robbie also won the Auckland Anniversary Day Optimist regatta. That the races were held out of his home club Wakatere – based at Narrow Neck – was the icing on the cake. Robbie says sailing at a few international events recently has helped him improve his sailing and win in Auckland. “I definitely learned a lot from going overseas, like how to deal with all kinds of different situations, and I tried to take it all on board,” he says. In December Robbie won the India International Regatta in Chennai. Robbie’s father Bob says he sailed the event after being invited by the Indian team. “At the Asian Champs last March they invited Robbie to sail in Chennai. That’s why we went and combined it with a family holiday,” he says. Robbie came 11th in the Australian Optimist Nationals in Fremantle in January, as an honorary member of the Queensland Optimist Association. Robbie has been sailing since he was 10 and for the last year has been training every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at Wakatere Boating Club with a local group of boys and girls of mixed ages. “We call ourselves ‘The Five-Star’ and our coach is Luke Stevenson,” he says. All the hard work contributed to having consistent results this year and winning, Robbie says. His next goal is to do well at the NZIODA Optimist Nationals to be held in Wellington over Easter. To get in more practice before, Robbie will sail the pre-Nationals, a rehearsal race for sailors and organisers held in Wellington this weekend, and the Interislander Optimist Challenge in Blenheim later this month. “I would like to be in the top five at the nationals,” he says. The top five sailors in the nationals get to go to the Optimist world championships in Poland in late Following in the wake of champion Optimist August. It is why he won’t play rugby this winter. “It’s the first time I am not sailors from Wakatere Boating Club… signing up for rugby because I want to focus on the sailing.” Robbie McCutcheon

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Van sought for Community House

The Devonport Community House has to find a replacement van by 31 March. It needs an 11-seater van to pick up local children attending the after-school programme and assist seniors in the community with shopping. The van would also be available for community groups to use. To help their cause phone 445 3068 or email devonportcomhouse@xtra.co.nz

Local Plunket car seat hire closes in March Plunket’s car seat hire service in Devonport is being cut due to reduced demand and increased cost. Starting on March 6, the local Devonport service will go in favour of a regional service at Plunket’s North Shore hub on Constellation Drive, says Plunket President Andree Talbot. “Our car seat service is funded by the community through income from rentals and through donations. In our Northern region, fewer people are renting car seats and income from rentals is continuing to decline. The service has run at a loss for several years. At the same time, we are still seeing too many children, often from high needs communities, not in car seats at roadside checks,” Talbot says. “We’d like to thank the community for their support of our service, and our staff for their hard work over the years,” she says.

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Fields touch and go for rugby season start The delay to grassing two rugby fields on Vauxhall Road due to last year’s chemicalfree preparation is causing concern at North Shore rugby club. The grounds may not be available at the start of the 2015 season. The club’s first game is scheduled for April 5. Brett Garea, who is a club committee member and whose landscaping company is a sponsor of the club, says: “The not-spraying has definitely caused a delay. I am concerned about it but I am going along with the assurances (of council) that one field will be ready in time.” Garea says he supports the decision to purchase 7,500 square metres of ready lawn for one of the fields. Evan Hicks is the Sports Turf Advisor for Auckland Council’s northern parks and sports fields and has been managing the transition from Poa Annua grass to the Couch grass on the fields. In November, a group of local residents persuaded Hicks to kill off the Poa Annua

with hot water instead of Roundup. They successfully argued that Auckland Council should honour Devonport’s long-standing chemical-free weedkiller policy. Hicks says the chemical-free approach was a success. “The hot water treatment of the existing turf surface was a successful in removing the Poa Annua grass before the new sand carpet profile was applied to the fields.” Hicks says the delay in the establishment of the field is due to the warm summer. “We have had issues with warm-season weeds such as Sedge, Nut Grass and Paspalum establishing through the new sand carpet profile. These were controlled by the application of Hitman Organic Weedkiller prior to the new turf being applied to the field,” he says. Installing Ready Lawn Couch “ensures one field will be ready for the start of the 2015 rugby season,” says Hicks. Garea says the rugby club will therefore have to find a second field elsewhere. “We are negotiating with TGS and the cricket club about using their fields,” he says.

Depot show off to Wellington ahead of NZ flag referendum Flag It!, the exhibition of New Zealand flag designs on display in Devonport at the Depot Artspace last September, will be installed in Wellington’s Bowden House close to the time of the referendum on changing New Zealand’s flag, says Depot Creative Director Linda Blincko. Flag it! included designs by leading artists

and designers such as Barry Brickell, Nigel Brown, Dick and Otis Frizzell, Maureen Lander and Michael Smythe. In its own referendum, the Depot gave a People’s Choice Award to Otis Frizzell’s flag design. The dates for the show, as well as the referendum, are still to be announced.


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Overhead broadband cables ruin historic streetscape Residents of one of Devonport’s oldest streets are fighting the planned installation of above-ground broadband cables on their road, saying it compromises heritage. But so far the concerns of Anne St residents are falling largely on deaf ears. Resident Elaine West says she was shocked to hear from a line worker outside her house that the new Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) cables will be strung along the ugly old concrete power poles outside her house. All signs – such as a resident letter from Chorus, the company installing UFB across New Zealand, and information on the company’s website – had pointed to the network going underground “It all leads you to believe that they want to put things underground. And my sister, who lives in Takapuna, said she had underground cable laid. So I assumed mine was going underground too,” she says. West’s neighbour Peter McNab was just as surprised at the above-ground cables. He remembered how in 1995 Telecom had laid underground ducts along Anne Street to futureproof its telecommunication network. Green piping that sticks out of the pavement outside each property is visual proof. McNab assumed the tubes would finally be used for Chorus’s UFB cables. In two subsequent meetings with Chorus staff and Devonport-Takapuna Local Board members, West and NcNab were told that: • Chorus is contracted to install UFB on a “like for like” basis to a timeline. This means current above-ground copper telecommunication cables will be replaced with hybrid copper UFB cables that are as thick as a low-voltage electricity cable. • Copper cables will have to remain in place to give residents the choice not to take on UFB until the last resident has taken up UFB. • Anne Street’s 1995 Telecom ducts are not fit for fast broadband. • Two known archaeological finds on Anne Street discourage future digging in the road. However the meetings also uncovered a silver lining for West. Telecommunication cables were found to be illegally connected to a lamp post outside her house. Chorus’s

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Drawing the line… Anne St residents and local board members met with broadband network provider Chorus last week “like for like” approach also means they can’t put up new poles or new spans between poles where none existed before. Therefore the cables outside West’s house will have to be dug underground. Last year, Philip de Lisle challenged Chorus on above-ground cabling on Wynyard St, but without success.

Local Board Chair Mike Cohen says heritage areas and mature suburbs are at a disadvantage because of their already established above-ground networks whereas services in new developments will all go underground. Cohen is planning a meeting at the Esplanade where residents can come and find out about UFB at their property.

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Cyclist “harasses” young lady after stop-sign incident Please do not harass people, especially if The thing is, besides how inappropriate it is to harass a young lady, he is incorrect. you do not know what you are talking about. The line beside a stop sign is for a guideline Has anyone else comes across this person? only. You are in fact to stop where you can My daughter described him as ‘middle aged.’ see clearly before proceeding (after a three- Patricia Hinchey second wait).

My daughter was coming to the stop sign in her car at the Church Street and King Edward Parade intersection, by the art shop. She saw a cyclist coming along the parade so waited for him. This cyclist rode and then stopped in front of her car. Blocking her way, he then shouted at her that she was slightly over the stopsign line – not behind it. He harangued and shouted at her and when she went to drive around him, he kept blocking her car by riding across. After about a minute he cycled slowly away. As she lives around the corner she didn’t have far to go. My daughter was shaking when she came home.

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Fire and freedom of speech circle “new heart” of Devonport


Work flies in face of heritage protection

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CROQUET CLUB FAMILY SESSION Sun 8th Feb, 10am-12pm, Wairoa Rd, Devonport Have a go at croquet with refreshments provided. Cost: $20. For more info contact Charlotte ph: 021 949 049.

COMMUNITY NETWORK MEETING Thurs 12th Feb, 10:00am - 12 noon Devonport Yacht Club, 25 King Edward Parade, Devonport (wheelchair accessible) A quarterly meeting to promote networking among residents and local community groups. All welcome and morning tea provided. For more info, contact Maria ph: 445 9533 or email: dportcomm@xtra.co.nz

WELCOME TO DEVONPORT MEETING Tues 16th Feb, 10:30am, Devonport Community House (wheelchair accessible) Are you new to the area? Even if you’ve been here for a little while, we would love to meet you! We offer a relaxed social and informative opportunity to find out more about your new community. For more info, contact Rebecca ph: 445 3068 or Maria ph: 445 9533.

KIDS’ ATHLETIC SERIES – FREE Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm, Feb 17 and 24 and Mar 3 and 10, Devonport Domain Cricket grounds - by the Bowling Club) Note the new day and venue! Children aged 5ish – 11ish can have fun giving activities like high jump, shot put and running races a go! Bring a hat and water, and register upon arrival! For more info, contact Carolyn or Maria at 445 9533 or dportcomm@xtra.co.nz

FOLK IN THE PARK - FREE Sunday 22nd February, 1pm-4pm, Band Rotunda, Windsor Reserve. Sit back and relax while listening to free live music on Devonport’s stunning waterfront. There will be food and drink for sale or bring a picnic to enjoy. For more info call Hilary ph: 445 2227 or email: realmusic@xtra.co.nz

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so that Athfield Architects could hear the views of a group of 20 senior TGS students. You will be pleased to know that they gave the design a resounding cheer, but did call for more 21stcentury study space. Their report is available in the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board minutes from that time. While he was not invited to the stakeholder representative consultation meetings (primarily because he does not represent any stakeholders), Mr Dykman was more than welcome to attend one of the public consultation meetings, or another one of the eleven rounds of consultation that the council carried out to ensure that a compromise was met across all relevant stakeholders. That way the architects, assuming they managed to stay awake during Mr Dykman’s opening address, could have better achieved the already difficult compromise between heritage groups, Grey Power, the Library Associates, young people, the Devonport community and, most importantly, Mr Dykman himself. With the sad news of Sir Ian Athfield’s death, the new library becomes more important than ever. Good architecture is about context, function and design - a civic pavilion nestled between vast Moreton Bay Figs in an historic seaside village. Brilliant architecture is exciting, controversial, daring. It beguiles some and bemuses others. But its legacy is always tied to those who built it. The Devonport Library will stand as a ‘bizarre edifice’to the brilliance of Sir Ian, and Devonport should be proud to host such a monument to New Zealand architecture. Abraham Coombs • Abridged, Editor


I am writing to respond to Mr Dykman’s letter dated December 12 in which he suggested that I thought his opinions ought to be restrained. Despite the fact that my mention of him in my letter on the new library dated November 28th was a single tongue-in-cheek comment about the frequency of his letters to the editor, let me make it very clear that I am a firm believer in the importance of free speech. The American jurist Oliver Wendell Holmes gave the example of shouting ‘fire’ in a crowded theatre as one occasion where the freedom of speech must be restrained. It is clear from his judgement that overpraised Justice Holmes had not experienced the pleasure of Mr Dykman’s exceptional letters on topics ranging from cycle lanes to the abhorrent installation of a radar speed sign on a busy school walking route. If Justice Holmes had read even one of Mr Dykman’s letters he would no doubt have developed his jurisprudence very differently indeed. Mr Holmes would probably have given, as an example of a situation where freedom of speech ought to be restrained, situations where one becomes such a tiresome bore that their persistence in having their opinion noted threatens the public’s interest in the media. My concern is that if this publication continues to publish Mr Dykman’s letters, the public may soon lose interest and the Flagstaff’s readership diminish. This would be MegaPixels democracy. a frightful threat to4 Devonport’s 2272x1704 If Mr Dykman is feeling bitter that he was not invited to take part in consultation on the development of the Devonport Library then that is a 4 MegaPixels grievance he should take up with the local board. 2272x1704 If he believes that the Devonport community is behind him then he should put his money where his mouth is and run for public office. I want to respond to one of Mr Dykman’s allegations specially. Early in 2013, I was invited to consult the council on behalf of Takapuna Grammar students because of my position on the TGS board of trustees. In spite of what Mr Dykman calls my ‘confused thinking’. I agree with Mr Dykman that the decision to consult with me alone on the library was ‘ill-founded’. That is why I arranged for the eleventh round of consultation to be held at Takapuna Grammar,

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Ship inspires photographer’s Kiwi voyage Three years ago photographer Mickey Smith arrived in Devonport from New York. Like many immigrants, she found herself craving home and the familiar. In her first two art exhibitions this side of the equator, Smith explores the sights and sounds of Devonport, her hometown Duluth and New Zealand’s Carnegie Libraries. She spoke to Maire Vieth. Shifting hemispheres has had its ups and downs for Mickey Smith. She left New York at the height of her career. She is still signed by a Lower Manhattan contemporary art gallery, where she had three solo shows within five years. Smith has exhibited throughout the US, and in Europe, China and Russia. Her work is held in public and private collections and has been commissioned as public art. Devonport was a bit quiet after all that, and Auckland’s galleries were guarded, Smith says. She was surprised how hard it was to find her feet down under. “Because I do things very systematically, I figure it would be a few months, but settling takes time and it took me time as well.” Then, while doing yoga in “The Ship,” Drawn to harbours… Photographer Mickey Smith in her studio the Calliope Sea Scouts hall, things started looking up. “I spent a lot of time in down dog, where visitors walk across their spines. In a “I found all these parallels between the looking under my arm at this knot board up on Kentucky gallery she needed to consult an harbour that I grew up in and the harbour I the wall. My father was a merchant mariner engineer because her installation weighed live in now. I grew up in a port with ships and had taught me how to tie seamen’s knots 3.5 tonnes. coming and going, and I spent a lot of time but I had never seen a knot board and I started Her photographs of the knot board were on those ships. photographing them,” she says. Smith spent her early childhood in Duluth, a new start. This month, they feature in Smith’s work is conceptual. For a year Harboured, Smith’s first New Zealand show Minnesota, the westernmost landlocked it had been inspired by the spines of books at Wellington’s Enjoy Public Art Gallery on seaport on Lake Superior, connected to the which she photographed in libraries and Cuba Street. “It is also my first show that is Atlantic Ocean (3,700 kilometres away) and archives across the US. She has turned dis- quite personal, which is a direct result of my the eastern US by an elaborate network of carded legal collections into “book floors” experience of moving here,” she says. rivers, canals and locks.


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February 5 2015 A booming mining, lumber, industrial town from the 1850s until the 1950s, the Duluth of Smith’s youth was different. “Growing up there was all about playing in back alleys, very working class, blue collar and economically depressed,” she says. Depressed but not depressing. “It’s quite beautiful. I love the abandoned port buildings, the iron-ore trains that smell bad. It is an industrial place and I love the strength of it, but it is a hard place to live and hard people live there,” she adds. Harboured features a live video and audio feed of Duluth’s port from a CCTV camera on the roof of the maritime museum. It is the same view Smith’s 87-year-old father has from his retirement apartment. February in Duluth brings sub-zero winter temperatures. “Here we have a burn time of nine to eleven minutes; there you have a frost time right now. The other day I watched girls making snow angels and icebergs floating past,” says Smith. An audio feed to Devonport is also part of her show, along with the images of knots printed on silk. During our interview, they still hung on her studio walls, unhemmed. “I ordered a roll-hemmed foot for my sewing machine to hem them. They are washed Georgette silk – we could make skirts out of them!” Smith says sewing is in her blood. “On my dad’s side everyone is blue collar, working class. On my mum’s side too but they came from Yugoslavia and were the milleners and tailors of Minnesota.” Smith’s parents split up when she was eight and she and her mother moved south to Minneapolis. In August, Smith’s second New Zealand show will open at Te Tui Centre for the Arts in Pakuranga. It explores New Zealand’s Carnegie Libraries and again has a personal connection. “Being here makes me want to hold on to the familiar. When I see the words Carnegie Library, I think, I know those! What are they doing here? How did they get here? How did I get here?” In all 18 libraries were built in New Zealand with money donated by Andrew Carnegie, the Scottish-American businessman and philanthropist who credited his success to reading borrowed books. He helped build more than 2,500 free public libraries in the US, Europe and other English-speaking areas of the world. In New Zealand they were built between 1902 and 1913 - 10 on the South Island but only one in Auckland. Since then six have been destroyed by earthquakes and arson or demolished by local councils. Only two of them still function as libraries: Balclutha and Marton. “Another two are abandoned, one is an Indian Restaurant, another a hairdresser, and the one in Onehunga is a cafe,” Smith says. “There are over 600 in the region that I am from. As a child I regularly went to the one in Duluth with my grandfather. It became offices when they built the new library and then was where we picked up our birth control as

teenagers,” she says. For Te Tui, Smith will use photograph and video feed again. “Conceptually, I am interested in what the public still takes from these buildings, what’s left of Carnegie’s original intent of public service. In Onehunga that might include images of where the food is handed over, or of the feet of kids jumping on its trampoline,” she says. Until now, when in a library Smith has stuck to photographing books, specifically large collections of periodicals and magazines for a series called Volume. “They are slowly disappearing and I was just documenting them before they are gone. Often when I returned to a library to take more photos I was told, “we have just thrown that entire collection in the dumpster because it is no longer needed,” she says. That is different in New Zealand, but not for much longer, says Smith. “Here too, the legal collections will be the first to go, then the medical, then the periodicals,” she predicts. Unlike in the US, Smith says the books in New Zealand libraries are much more heavily read. “The books here are used and loved,” she says, adding that she is very excited about Devonport’s new library. In a previous exhibition Smith’s Volume series is neatly shot close up, brightly coloured and perfectly lit. The trained documentary photographer says she makes a lot of rules for herself when she shoots books in libraries. “I don’t take them off the shelf, move them, light them or touch them. If they are not in a place where I can photograph them, I won’t. And I don’t crop. I have to do it that way. Otherwise it feels like lying,” she says. Smith went to art school at Fargo’s Minnesota State University. She stumbled into a successful career in arts administration after graduating with a BA in Photography in 1994. By the time she was in her late twenties, she was running an arts grants programme. One day in 2001, shortly after 9/11, Smith decided to go back to making art instead of helping other artists find their way. She headed back to Minneapolis and got to work. She also met her future husband Aaron Pollock, a graphic designer from Auckland. They just had their 13th wedding anniversary, have a five-year-old son Max and a nine-week-old puppy called Uma. Smith says the transition took five years. In 2008, she signed with Manhattan’s InvisibleExports gallery and she and Aaron moved back to the city. “This time, I got to live there as an artist, not an administrator, which was great,” she says. These days it’s Devonport for Smith. She says over the last two years, her photographs have been getting increasingly darker, despite New Zealand’s bright sunlight. “I don’t really know why. I think I am just drawn to the dark because I find it beautiful. I have always wanted my work to be beautiful but also have girth and guts. It really doesn’t mean that I am an unhappy person,” she says.

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Devonport 14B Albert Rd LOCATION LIFESTYLE & POTENTIAL! Perched on the side of Mt Victoria with its own gated access is this 1950’s 3 bedroom home. Elevated and sunny with views spanning North Head to the foot of Mt Cambria this is central Devonport with a rural feel. First time on the market in 30 years, just a short stroll to Cheltenham beach, schools and ferry.

Devonport 6 Glen Rd Trish Fitzgerald M 021 952 452 Devonport 09 445 2010 Sue Harrison M 021 909 549 A/H 09 445 6519 Devonport 09 445 2010

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Linda Simmons M 0274 590 957 A/H 09 445 6337 Devonport 09 445 2010 Ian Cunliffe M 0800 248 521 A/H 09 445 3967 Devonport 09 445 2010 Tender: Closes on 12 Feb 2015 at 4:00pm (unless sold prior) View: Sat/Sun 2:00 - 2:45pm. View VIDEO at: www.barfoot.co.nz/535672

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Sue Harrison M 021 909 549 • Superbly located north facing 3/4 bedroom A/H 09 445 6519 townhouse Devonport 09 445 2010 • Walk to beach and sailing club Toni Gregory • CV $800,000 - huge do-up opportunity M 021 044 3663 • Elderly vendor will sell A/H 09 446 1023 Devonport 09 445 2010 Auction: 10:00am 19 Feb 2015 at Fairway Lodge, Takapuna (unless sold prior) View: Sat/Sun 12.00 - 12.45pm www.barfoot.co.nz/536945

74 Stanley Point Road Large family home in the most peaceful setting you can imagine. Perfect for toddlers, through teens and even for the grandparents to live-in. Plus north-facing back deck and gardens, and close to the water... you will never want to leave. Easy access to city via Stanley Bay ferry. Primary School nearby. See VIDEO on line.



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Takapuna 2/43 Byron Ave BRICK BUILD - RENDERED BRICK Constructed in rendered brick this confident build offers generous spaces with quality and detailing apparent at every turn. With five bedrooms and three bathrooms this impressive and substantial family home is as close as it gets to perfect. Central Takapuna.

Linda Simmons M 0274 590 957 A/H 09 445 6337 Devonport 09 445 2010

Devonport 24 St Leonards Rd Trish Fitzgerald M 021 952 452 Devonport 09 445 2010 Sue Harrison M 021 909 549 A/H 09 445 6519 Devonport 09 445 2010

For Sale: $1,650,000 View: Sat/Sun 2.00pm-2.45pm www.barfoot.co.nz/533261

SOLD....... This wonderful home has been successful sold to a gorgeous local family. They are very excited to be moving into this street. If you are thinking of a change this year, either buying or selling and would like a no obligation appraisal, call me on 021 447 184. I’m here to assist, speak soon!

Lisa McGeehan M 021 447 184 A/H 09 446 0640 Devonport 09 445 2010

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Devonport 2 Oxford Terrace Elegant and Graceful Beach side Villa If you are in the mood to ‘spoil yourself rotten’, come and have a look at 2 Oxford Terrace. This fully refurbished and spacious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom dwelling is finished to a high modern standard yet still retains all the Edwardian Style and authentic beauty of a bygone era.

Devonport 5/134 Calliope Road Ian Cunliffe M 0800 248 521 A/H 09 445 3967 Devonport 09 445 2010 Cathy Fiebig M 0800 248 245 A/H 09 445 8168 Devonport 09 445 2010

For Sale: $2,195,000 View: Sat/Sun 1.00pm-1.45pm www.barfoot.co.nz/535807



Takapuna 1/12 Esmonde Road Substantial Takapuna Bungalow What an opportunity for you to own a substantial four bedroom, two bathroom bungalow with semi-separate annex, that lends itself perfectly to extended family accommodation, teenagers’ studio, or work from home. This weatherboard home has an abundance of flexible living options.

Ian Cunliffe M 0800 248 521 A/H 09 445 3967 Devonport 09 445 2010 Carol Wetzell M 027 245 3392 A/H 09 488 7559 Devonport 09 445 2010 Auction: 10:00am 26 Feb 2015 at Fairway Lodge, Takapuna (unless sold prior) View: Sat/Sun 3.00pm-3.45pm www.barfoot.co.nz/537442

Location Extraordinaire - Stanley Bay Unit You won’t go wrong with this sunny two bedroom unit with carport in the popular Stanley Bay area. Ideally suited to first time buyers, investors, and retirees, these entry level homes are seldom available and always highly sought after. This one is vacant and waiting for its lucky new owner.

Belmont 1/85 Lake Rd Ian Cunliffe M 0800 248 521 A/H 09 445 3967 Devonport 09 445 2010 Ron Sadler M 021 613 546 A/H 09 486 0142 Devonport 09 445 2010

Be quick off the mark to secure this unit as a step on to the property ladder to start or increase your rental portfolio or as a retirement lock up and leave. Complete with office/bunkroom, carport, outdoor deck, natural timber flooring, heat pump and additional storage.

Ted Hill M 0800 248 526 A/H 09 445 3256 Devonport 09 445 2010 Cathy Fiebig M 021 383 149 A/H 09 445 8168 Devonport 09 445 2010

For Sale: $795,000 View: Sat/Sun 11.00am-11.45am www.barfoot.co.nz/536532

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Devonport 25 Summer Street

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A Stately Home on Summer With pride of place, this spacious 5 bedroom Edwardian Villa is steeped in character. The property rests on a full 1011m² sunny northwest facing plot with swimming pool. This is a home of majestic proportions, where traditional features abound. The home offers a relaxed and enjoyable lifestyle.

Carol Wetzell M 027 245 3392 A/H 09 488 7559 Devonport 09 445 2010 Ian Cunliffe M 0800 248 521 A/H 09 445 3967 Devonport 09 445 2010

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A Winning Combination Nestled in a mews setting in central Orewa, this delightful two bedroom brick and tile townhouse with internal access from a single garage has a secured meticulous tenant till October 2015. Great opportunity for both investors and first home buyers.

Cathy Fiebig M 0800 248 245 A/H 021 383 149 Devonport 09 445 2010

Auction: 10:00am 19 Feb 2015 at Fairway Lodge, Takapuna (unless sold prior) View: Saturday 11-00-11.45am www.barfoot.co.nz/536472

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Devonport 3/21 Queens Pde Waterfront Lifestyle Opportunity Only a handful of properties share the exclusive waterfront Devonport address of Queens Parade with its spectacular and uninterrupted panoramic harbour and city views. With such a location, this first floor, two-bedroom apartment possesses a distinctive appeal. Not seen on the market since 1981, those wanting to create their own modern living space will immediately understand the huge potential of this apartment with sea views, which cannot be built out. Very liveable as it is; either move in to enjoy the rest of summer or consider the investment options while you plan your dream renovations. Covered off-street parking is included - a real bonus in this area.





Tender: Closes on 19 Feb 2015 at 4:00pm (unless sold prior) View: Sat / Sun : 11.00am - 11.45am www.barfoot.co.nz/535783

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Colours of the world at junior cricket series

A colourful prizegiving at Devonport Domain marked the end of the junior cricket tournament More than 240 players took part in North Shore Cricket Club’s annual Junior World Series of Cricket during the school holidays. The prizewinners were: Little League (Y3-4), Winners: NZ; Runners-Up: Australia. MVP: Hamish Jardine (NZ), best bowler: James Nelson (Aus), best bat: Christian Scott (Pakistan). Middle League (Y5-6), Winners: India; Runners-Up West Indies. MVP: Lukasz Swain, best bat: Jack Clough, best bowler: Eddie Chambers. Senior League (Y7-8), Winners: Australia, Runners-Up: Pakistan. MVP: Josh Brazendale, best bat: Riley Mudford, best bowler: James Hari.

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Love Devonport!

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“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, My love as deep; the more I give to thee, The more I have, for both are infinite”. - William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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A Revival Spa Package from SkinSense; a soothing back, neck & shoulder massage, followed by an ocean express facial with eyelash tint and eyebrow shape.

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Valentine’s Chocolate Love Box from Devonport Chocolates A decadent gift box containing an assortment of 6 chocolates, 3 Valentine’s chocolates, a milk chocolate heart & dark chocolate and raspberry tablet.

A movie pass for two at The Victoria Theatre Enjoy a romantic night out at Devonport’s iconic theatre, situated in the middle of Devonport, and HGCVWTKPIVJGDGUVQHƂNOU and live performances.

A dozen red roses from Devonport Flowers The quintessential Valentines Day gift. Classic, romantic & stylish. A big bright beautiful bouquet.

A night for two at The Esplanade Hotel. Including continental breakfast. Devonport’s recently refurbished boutique waterfront hotel. Relax and unwind in Auckland’s most romantic heritage hotel famous for its elegance, charm, modern convenience and intimate atmosphere.

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Wharf jumping alive and well The last edition of the Flagstaff showed a fabulous picture of a Christmas Day wharf jump at Stanley Bay, set to be an emerging tradition. This event, carried out in the eye of seven or eight surveillance cameras watching the new wharf, is a victory in so far that youth and locals have not allowed bureaucrats to trash such fun, and authoritarians can stare all they like at the cameras, looking for reason to call the cops. For too long there were those who set out to close the wharf as a jump zone or to impose endless rules. Indeed the wasteful construction of a new terminal shelter that in reality was not required, set out to keep the risk takers off the roof – the real thrill seekers. In spite of all the cameras, it was fun to see some jumpers have still experienced the free fall into the harbour off the roof. That was inevitable and that event will reoccur – it’s a no-brainer. We should have added a jumping platform off the roof, in the safest jump zone. Some things – like Stanley Bay wharf – are better left alone. And to all our bureaucrats: try and focus on real improvements to our town that we need, like the improved flow on Lake Rd. Ron Dykman

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Bike parked for weeks MAIN GALLERY Pre-Loved, Re-Loved 7 – 25 February

Doors open 10am Saturday 7 February Refreshments from noon Our exhibition, Pre-Loved, Re-Loved revisits and reinvigorates the dialogue about royalty payments for artists here in Aotearoa. For all sales of $1,000 and above the Depot Artspace will pass 5% back to the artist. Pre-Loved, Re-Loved features work from Ross Ritchie, Michael Smither, Peter Robinson, Raymond Ching and many more.

DEPOT SOUND Developments 2 February – 21 March

Long-term parking... Bike appears forgotten on Devonport Domain A bicyle has been parked at one end of “I am concerned that someone’s forgotDevonport Domain cricket grounds since ten they parked it there. It is a good bike,” before Christmas, intriguing local resident says Sutton. Anne Sutton, who has been keeping an eye “That no one has taken it tells you a lot on it. about how safe Devonport is,” she says.

Vauxhall Primary School awards 2014 Spirit Cup: Ben Ryan, Lucy Cooper; Academic Cup: Sebastian Skerten, Bethany Yates. ANZ gold medal: Excellence: Charlie Glass; ANZ silver medal: Friendship: Holly Morse. ANZ bronze medal: Respect: Josh Schon. Sporting excellence: Luc Gladwell, Lucy Brick. School involvement: Charlie Jenkins, Matilda Camburn. Most improved: Alex Schenkel, Amelia Kaye.

Photo album returned to owner

2015 is going to be a big year for Depot Sound. In February/March we will be building a new control room which will give us greater flexibility, better recording quality, and capacity to work with larger groups of people. We apologise for the noise, dust and any inconvenience during this time.

The lost photograph album handed into the Flagstaff for safekeeping has been passed on to its owner - after several emails from readers identifying the man. Danny Todd was very grateful to the person who handed it in and thinks he probably put the album on the top of his car before driving off.

After opening a new Lotto outlet next door to an exising one, Lotto New Zealand received a complaint from the public. Last December, Hauraki Corner’s new Countdown store opened next to Valentines Stationers, a New Zealand Post shop that also sells stationery, magazines and Lotto tickets. Countdown, unlike the previous New World in that location, now sells Lotto tickets too. Kirsten Robinson, Lotto Corporate Communications Advisor says it made the decision for customers’ convenience. “We want our players to have a great experience every time they play our games and part of this is ensuring they can buy a ticket when it is most convenient for them,” she says. Being able to pick up a Lotto ticket right after buying groceries provided players with such convenience, she says.

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Katherine Badham wins silver with NZ team Katherine Badham was part of the New Zealand Under-19 Mixed Relay team that won silver at the 2015 Penrith OTU Triathlon Junior Oceania Championships in Sydney in January. Badham also came seventh in the junior women’s division and was the second Kiwi finisher. Last weekend Katherine (15) was the overall top female finisher in the sprint triathlon race at the Sovereign Tri Series at Kinloch, Lake Taupo. She came 39th in the total field of 286 male and female competitors. In other races this season, Katherine won the junior women’s category (Under 19) and was third among elite women at the 2014 Adelaide OTU Duathlon Oceania Champs. It was two podium finishes in one race, with a temperature of 32 degrees, says her mother Jo. Katherine has three more years in the Under-19 division. “She appreciates the great base Takapuna Grammar School cycling and cross-country events have provided throughout the winter off season, but is especially grateful to her coach Brent Foster (a well-known swimmer, triathlete and surf lifesaver), for designing training programmes that are varied, challenging and Silver medalist… Katherine Badham in action in Sydney fun,” says her mother.

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Hair it goes for Elizabeth A family have shaved their heads in support of Elizabeth Moataane, a local teenager who was diagnosed with bone cancer last year, and who has since lost her locks as a result of chemotherapy treatment. Elizabeth (15) is a Year 11 student at Carmel College but will spend the much of the first part of the year in hospital for treatment on tumours in her knee and lungs. She is scheduled to have her knee operated on this Tuesday. At a Moataane family gathering this January, Elizabeth’s six siblings and many cousins and uncles of her Family support… the Moataane family extended Tongan family shaved their shave their heads in support of Elizabeth hair off in support. Local resident Karleen Reeve, whose son Ben is Elizabeth’s age, did the same. of Elizabeth’s struggle, she decided to shave her “I saw the article about Elizabeth in the Flagstaff head and start a Give-a-Little Page in Elizabeth’s and it resonated with me because of my son,” name. Reeve raised more than $2,000. says Reeve. Chairperson at the Devonport ComLast year, the Moataane’s neighbour Lynda munity House, Reeve had been pondering shav- Tyler raised money for Elizabeth with a dance ing her head for a good cause. Once she learned evening.

String of mailbox vandalism Vandalism of numerous mailboxes has been reported to police who are following a “line of enquiry”, says Devonport Community Constable Jackie Strickland. In mid-January, she received reports of five vandalised letterboxes. “Two of the letterboxes were on Calliope Rd and two on William Bond St, and due to the close location were more than likely to have been damaged by the same offender/offenders. “There was also another incident of damage to a letterbox on Lake Rd close to Old Lake Rd and this incident, being much further away, may or may not be related to the others,” Strickland says.

Concert of local composer’s work at St Paul’s Auckland Youth Orchestra will perform a work for strings by Devonport composer Alexander Cowdell as part of its Midsummer Dream programme at Devonport St Paul’s on Saturday February 28 at 7 pm. The orchestra comprises musicians aged 16 to 26. Previous members from Devonport include Alex Taylor, Emily Bouwhuis and Elizabeth Lewis. Midsummer Dream is an 85-minute performance that also includes Joseph Haydn’s Military Symphony, Heinrich Biber’s Battalia and works by Domenico Gabrielli and John Gage.

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Tutor Lucy Bucknall BFA Hons with 20yrs’ hands-on experience in the art industry, making, selling, curating and teaching. $300 per term includes some materials and refreshments. Ph 446 0389 or lucybucknall@ clear.net.nz

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Come along to meet Chloe from Made to Move Dance and enrol your child in any of our fabulous classes. Classes range from Ballet, Jazz, Adults and a wide range of classes for under-5s. Loads of fun! Free Preschool Dance Class from 1.30pm Contact: chloe.pryor@gmail.com or visit www.madetomovedance.com

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School NEwS

FEBRUARY 5, 2015

Welcome to our new staff

New maths teacher Viet Hoang originally came to New Zealand as a high-school student. He graduated from the University of Auckland with majors in mathematics and statistics. During his time at the university, he secured several summer scholarship awards, which enabled him to go further in the research field. However, he had a dream to pursue a teaching career and now joins the Maths Department with, he says, “a purpose of channelling energy, interest and passion in the subject of mathematics and statistics, to all students.”

The Art Department welcomes a new Head of Department, as Mrs Linda Sew Hoy has chosen to take on a different role this year. Mr Francis Potter studied at Auckland University, Elam School of Fine Art, and has been in arts education for almost 20 years. He is a professional artist and has had exhibitions internationally, including the UK and Poland. Mr Potter has taught in England, Poland and New Zealand and lives on the North Shore with his wife and two little girls.

In Special Education, Gabrielle Simpson has taken up a role as a Speech and Language Therapist. She completed a Bachelor of Speech and Language Therapy at Massey University in Albany and she will work with a wide range of people with various types of communication difficulties. She is excited to support our students in reaching their goals and accessing the community through improved communication skills.

With the departure of Mr Boaz Raela to a Deputy Principal position in the Cook Islands, the school welcomes Tehani Buchanan. She comes to us from St Mary’s College, via Massey University, Palmerston North and Victoria University, Wellington. A representative netball player, for the Cook Islands World Cup team in 2009, Ms Buchanan is looking forward to the new challenge of a large coeducational secondary school. She decided on teaching because of the challenges of working with teenagers, wanting to share her knowledge and because she does not like the thought of being stuck in an office. “Teaching is different every day”, she says and that is its attraction.

North Shore resident Ross Tizard joins us as the new Property Manager after varied careers in non-profit work, negotiation, auditorium management, electronic servicing and youth work. He is excited about the current redevelopment opportunities at the school including the major refurbishment of the iconic Main Block.

Carina Englebrecht arrived late in 2014 to join the staff. She completed a science degree in South Africa and worked as a plant virologist. When she came to New Zealand six years ago, with her husband and five children, she trained as a secondary school teacher and is thoroughly enjoying her role in Special Education at present.

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Takapuna School NEwS

Grammar FEBRUARY 5, 2015

International Baccalaureate The school had its first International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma cohort sit the International Baccalaureate examinations last November. This group of students was made up of students who reflect the normal range of abilities that feature in every mixed ability class at Takapuna Grammar School. It contained students who are very able in many areas and those who find challenges in others. It is fair to say that the cohort were united by a passion for learning and were prepared to work hard to gain the results they have. The Principal, Mr Simon Lamb, is delighted to report that 100% of students sitting the IB Diploma Programme at Takapuna Grammar School (TGS) last year, gained the Diploma. The top three marks were (out of 45): 43, 42 and 40, placing TGS in the top three of schools in New Zealand. The average for TGS was 34, the same average for New Zealand which, as a country, performs very well internationally in the IB Diploma. Mr Lamb indicated that, “given the range of abilities in the group, we are delighted that all gained the Diploma and also gained access to universities worldwide.” The lowest score received was 26, giving all guaranteed entry to Auckland University and other universities around the world. The IB Diploma is granted at 24 and this score is well recognised as being well in advance of standards expected for successful study at universities internationally. “This year, the benchmark has been set,” Mr Lamb said. “The IB candidates have demonstrated that through hard work, students of any ability can sit the IB Diploma at Takapuna Grammar School and expect to achieve it. Our current 2015 cohorts, the Year 1 IB candidates and the Year 2 Candidates sit at 38 and 35 students respectively.” At the time of writing student entry into IB at Year 12 is increasing as students realise the successes of the previous year’s

results. Numbers are expected to settle at above 40, given the patterns of the past few days. “Takapuna Grammar School is very proud to offer NCEA, Scholarship and IB qualifications,” says Mr Lamb. “We remain committed to all qualifications and understand that all are options for students and it is up to them and their parents to make the selections that are most appropriate to the learning and ambitions of the teenagers in our care.” The IB remains attractive because: • It has priorities that align to the school’s teaching and learning philosophy. • It is an internationally recognised qualification. • It is fully transportable for students intending to study in New Zealand or overseas. It is well recognised and offers considerable benefit to students who travel and study internationally. • It provides students with another choice to the national qualification • Some of our local primary and intermediate schools offer the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), so the Diploma offers continuance for those students who wish to pursue an IB academic career. From the outset the decision to include the IB is no reflection on NCEA. The school values, and remains committed to, NCEA. Students perform well in it and this qualification, in itself, has offered opportunities to future employment and tertiary study options. The notion of offering choice is important as many in our community do study and travel internationally. They benefit from the transportability of the IB programme. Many are attracted to the IB for the way it prepares students for tertiary study, for the way co-curricular programmes are credited to the Diploma and for the range of subject areas that are insisted on within the qualification.

David Sorrenson (43)

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Cheltenham - stunning luxury. AAA Window Cleaning, Free Fully furnished apartment. Steps Quote ph David 021 368371. to the beach. Short term/long term. Phone 445 1118, 022 105 0712. Acupuncture Summer specialwith shiatsu and tuning forks. Classy 3 bedroom, 2 full bath, $45/hour, ACC no surcharge for fully furnished Devonport new clients, 1st visit with this ad. house on Achilles Reserve Devonport Natural Health: Monnear Narrow Neck. More in- day/Tuesday. Ponsonby: Thursday/ formation go to www.devon- Friday. KJPhoenix Joy. 021 355 929 porttuihouse.weebly.com or www:phoenixjoyacupuncture.com www.sabbaticalhomes.com. Are your financial records in Ph: 445 7895. a mess? Do you want to get Commercial/Industrial Space things sorted for the New Year? for Rent: approx 60 sqm (incl We can help! Call Rebecca on mezzanine space) suitable studio/ 445 6819 for a confidential, nosmall workshop in the heart of obligation chat. Devonport Available now call Mark 027 294 7695. At Your Request Home Ouiet, mature, professional Cleaning. Our local team woman requires housesit or small is ready to deliver 5 Star serrental - long or short term. Phone vices in your home for weekly cleaning, spring, moving 021 1110017. or open-home cleaning. Relatives visiting? Spacious Call Yvonne for a free quote garden studio with en-suite and 415 0028. kitchenette; minutes to Narrow Neck beach. Reasonable rates. Ph Bookkeeping services offered. Experienced with Xero Pauline 445 6471. and MYOB, all IRD returns. Stunning Cheltenham Beach Contact Sue on 445 6802. Cottage, metres from the beach. Available for short or long-term Bookkeeping Service for small/ holiday accommodation. Beauti- medium local companies. Let me fully refurbished, one bedroom, help with your GST, PAYE and all self-contained cottage with a monthly accounts. I can set you up private garden. Phone Re- with online accounting and work bekah 027 694 3933 or email in my office or your home/office. devonportbeks@gmail.com Phone Janet on 486 1222 or 021 Wanted to Rent 1-2 bdrm stu- 661138 to discuss your needs. dio, cottage, self-contained unit, apartment for mature, working, non-smoking woman no pets. Excellent references.have own furniture except fridge & couch. Ph/txt 0273585227.

Builder available Small job specialist, repairs and maintenance. Skilled, reliable and local. Please phone Clive Melling. Hm 445 2485, Mob 027 29 222 84.


Cars wanted dead or alive. Top dollar paid $360 to $1700 for any small car, $800 to $15,000 for vans, utes, HWD and trucks. Free retrieval 0800 3333 98.

Found a BMW remote on the road on the corner by Stanley Bowling Club about 4 pm Saturday 17th January. Contact the Police Station at 52 Parkway Drive, North Shore REST HOMES Ascot House Retirement Home, quality care with dignity in a friendly, family atmosphere. Phone Shona, 445 2518.

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Devonport upholstery. Recover specialist. Antiques and contemporary styles. Recycling furniture for 36 years. John Hancox, Telephone: 446-0372.

Ironing: Fast professional reliable English-speaking mature nonsmokers. Phone Peter & Denise 4861614.

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. Gardener Available Qualified and experienced landscape designer. Enjoys getting his hands dirty. Good plant knowledge. Hardworking, 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. Ph Carolyn on 446 6517 or 027 292 8167 for a free on-site consultation.ICEO G ro o v e K i t c h e n s , n e w kitchens, stove tops, German hardware, Garth Waring ph 021 397 863 or 476 7666.

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. Housewashing, prof. service, 10 years-plus experience, reliable and prompt. Free quotes, also decks, driveways, paths fences, roof moss treatments etc. Phone Rod 021 390 800.


Acoustic and classical guitar, music theory. Fun, comprehensive, tailored to you! Devonport-based. Michelle Birch, BMus (Hons) michellebirch@zoho.com, www. L o c k s m i t h , D e v o n p o r t ’s michellebirch.com. own Scott Richardson. Art Classes @ Devonport mob 021 976 607. Nanny Available summer Community House. Masterschool holidays. In home child- ing Art - Thursday and Friday care, activities, crafts, outdoor mornings. 9.30 -12.30pm $340 adventures and play dates. Visit per term incl some mateials & my website: https://sites.google. refreshments. *NEW * - Art for teens - Wednesday afternoons com/site/karen4nanny/home 3.30 - 6pm $300 per term incl Stonemasons, Landscapers. All some materials & refreshments. terrain TATONKA crane truck. suitable for ages 13 - 18 yrs. Dave Milina & Barb Cooper. W: Life Drawing - Wednesday evesustainablelandscapes.co.nz, P: nings 7 - 9.15pm. $240 per term 0275 430 288, E:  info@sustainaincl some materials & model blelandscapes.co.nz fees, suitable for all abilities. Wood-Tech are specialists in Tutor - Lucy Bucknall BFA Hons creating custom-design kitchens - over 20 yrs hands on experience - all over Devonport. See our in the art industry. contact - 446 website - or call 09 810 8136 - for 0389 www.lucy-bucknall.co.nz a friendly kitchen consultation lucybucknall@clear.net.nz www.wood-tech.co.nz Art Classes in Artists’ Home SITUATIONS VACANT Experienced cook/chef for sole charge position in small kitchen; prepping, baking, cooking. Available evenings and weekends; apply to info@thevic.co.nz Wanted someone experienced in hooking rugs to complete a nearly finished rug. 0274922443 for further details. TUITION Acoustic and classical guitar, music theory. Fun, comprehensive, tailored to you! Devonport-based. Michelle Birch, BMus (Hons) michellebirch@zoho.com, www. michellebirch.com. TUITION

TUITION Experienced Biology and Science tutor available for junior Science, NCEA Levels 1-3 Biology and Science, Scholarship, and Cambridge Biology. Email: devobiotutor@ gmail.com or txt / call 021 073 6768. Learn piano/keyboard. Lessons from $17.00. Private, Professional, Affordable, Enjoyment for all ages. Competitions, Practical, Theory Exams. NZ Modern School of Music 0800696-874.

Made to Move Dance! A dance school located in Devonport offering quality tuition in Jazz, Ballet, Adults classes and specialised preschool dance & movement classes. Term starts 7th Feb. Contact Chloe on 021 292 0252 or visit www.madetomovedance.com Piano and Theory of Music lessons available from experienced, registered teacher. Ph. John Mercer (M.Mus. LTCL) 445 6471.

Studio by the Sea. Erica Soman MFA Dip Tchg  Adult and Children; Adults; Fridays 10 - 12.30, Children;  Wed. 3.30 5.30. This term the focus is on Tropical Plants - we will draw, collage, paint - even splatter.... and end up with a fab art work for your home. For more info and to enrol   erica_artist@xtra.co.nz, 021 127 9671.

Mathematics Tuition, Sensitive tutoring offered at all levels of the secondary school curriculum. NCEA, IB and Cambridge welcomed. 97% pass rate in 2014. NCEA 3 calculus specialist. ph Peter Ridge BE,Dip Tchg (sec) 445 2283.

Devonport drama since 2002 Drama classes 8 - 18yrs Artspace on Mt Vic. gallen@clear.net.nz, 021 262 4907. TUITION Guitar tuition - beginner/intermediate guitar lessons. Flexible hours, can come to you. Call or txt Josh 021 128 5556.T

Singing tuition. All ages. I will show you how to be better. Pat Urlich 022 314 3001.

Singing/instrument lessons in Devonport/Belmont. Vacancies available! Ph 376 4009 or visit www.singschool.co.nz

SLSS Swim School, 11 Evan Street, Belmont (off Eversleigh Road). Specialists in pre-schoolers. Phone 486 6728 for more info.

Real Estate

buying, selling, renting www.devonport.harcourts.co.nz licensed agent, REaa

CoopER & Co REal EstatE limitEd mREiNZ dEvoNpoRt


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Design and innovation to fore in construction Devonport’s new library contains a mini weather station ,which monitors temperatures and winds so staff can make sure readers are comfortable and the elements are kept out. The aim is for natural ventilation using louvred windows and air flows to keep an ambient air temperature. Part of the reason the mezzanine does not cover the entirearea is to aid ventilation and temperature control. A concrete slab base with underfloor heating pipes is also part of the temperature control package. Around 41,000 items will be available for borrowing from the new Devonport Library, with approximately. 26,000 items on the shelves in Devonport and another 15,000 out in circulation. This is substaintally more than in the old library – although Auckland Council couldn’t supply exact figures and stresses that all the libraries in the city are now a joint collection available for people to order from around the region. Athfield Architects’ Nick Strachan said the design aimed to connect and open to Victoria Rd and not turn its back on the street. The cedar cladding on the exterior and pinus radiata of the interior were to complement the nearby Moreton Bay Fig and Windsor Reserve’s tree canopy. The library contains a number of ‘snug’ areas and subtle acoustic panelling that allow the library to be used for different purposes at the same time; for example the children’s area, near the community room. Other innovations are a teen area, reading courtyard and public Wi-Fi, which will be available throughout the building and within the park. The library aims to have a homely feel with a lounge, and fireside areas. Study desks on the mezzanine have spectacular harbour views. Devonport-Takapuna Local Board chair Mike Cohen said while he appreciated the robust debate held on whether Devonport needed a new library or whether Windsor Reserve was the best place for it, now the construction was finished it was a building to be proud of. With restricted council budgets becoming the reality “it will be the only new public building to be built here (on the Devonport Peninsula) for the next 40 years. “Of course we don’t yet know how the libraries of 2035 and beyond might look, but we have made every effort to futureproof by designing a building that offers the flexibility to adapt over time to meet the changing community needs,” he says. Outside landscaping of the library has been set back due to the dry summer. • A civic opening celebration will be held on Thursday 26 February with times and format yet to be confirmed.

Proud achievement… Devonport-Takapuna Local Board chair Mike Cohen, Auckland council libraries manager Marion Read and Athfield architect Nick Strachan in front of the historic Borough of Devonport quilt – a feature of the old library that has been transferred to the new

Devonport Library facts and figures

• The old Devonport Library was built in 1953 and has been extended and renovated at various times. It reached the point where it would require significant structural work and council decided it was no longer fit-forpurpose. It was 733m2 in size. • In 2006, the former North Shore City Council commenced a project to redevelop the library. Later Auckland Council commissioned an independent review into alternative locations for the library. Prior to this the Devonport Community Board had debated for years what to do with a deteriorating building in need of maintenance. • After public consultation and council investigations it was found that Windsor Reserve was the preferred location for the library

•In late 2012 Athfield Architects was chosen following a ‘blind competition’ for a concept design and, in consultation with the community, architects Jon Rennie and Nick Strachan created the detailed design. • In early 2014 the old library was demolished and construction began. The project team included construction firm Naylor Love, engineering consultants Aecom, project managers The Building Intelligence Group and a team of local suppliers and contractors. • The new library has been built within a $7.8 million budget and sits on the same footprint as the former library on Windsor Reserve. With ceilings and a mezzanine floor area, the library has 950m2 of floor

space - 200m2 more than its predecessor. • Devonport Library is one of Auckland Council’s 55 libraries. It doesn’t have a separate collection of books, CDs, DVDs and other items; customers have access to the library network’s 3.5 million items, which can be borrowed from and returned to any council library in the region (and the four mobile libraries). • When the original library closed, there were just over 7,000 active library members; nearly 21,000 items were issued on average each month and the library received almost 16,700 visitors per month. New figures will be available within a month or so of the new library opening.

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Spacious light-filled interior a feature of new Library

The main collection of the library is housed in a light-filled, double-storey room, which connects to Victoria Rd

Art and history prominent in new library design

Matariki lights

A $25,000 bequest from the North Shore Libraries Foundation has facilitated the purchase of two significant new art features for the new Devonport Library. Towards the northern end of the building, near the courtyard, seven lights in the Matariki formation have been hung. And Te Rongo Kirkwood, has created a (yet to be named) glass sculpture which hangs in the atrium. Other significant art pieces included in the design are: • A Pare (lintel) over the main entrance, carved by Nga Whaotapu (the sacred chisels) o Tamaki Makaurau and depicting the Maori history of the area. • Barry Brickell’s 1979 terracotta-fired tiles The Harbour Ferries have been reinstalled over the fireplace. • The controversial $100,000 Judy Millar-designed printed silk screen hangs in the foyer. If it needs to be drawn across, it divides the community space from the main part of the library. Fully unfurled, it is 22m long.

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New Devonport Library

February 5 2015

Ian Athfield design icon lives on at library

Some of the design inspiration of renowned architect Sir Ian Athfield will live on in the new Devonport Library, which was designed by his firm, Athfield Architects. Athfield died earlier this year. His prominent career saw him design many public buildings, particularly in Wellington. His own home in Khandallah was one of his most controversial and significant buildings and it featured circular windows, which became one of his trademarks. The tradition continues with one circular window at Devonport Library in the teenage area. In a tour of the new library prior to its opening, Nick Strachan from Athfield Architects said Ian Athfield had been involved in the original concept drawings of the project and had visited the site during construction. Asked if the circular window idea had been Athfield’s idea, Strachan said not directly, but Athfield “didn’t ask for it to be taken out.”










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