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    This site is maintained only irregularly as what has become a lot more successful is the Weekly Community Email Newsletter, that was launched in May 2010 and now has 1100+ subscribers.  To subscribe, complete this form.

    It contains news, upcoming events, free classifieds, etc and a whole bunch of things which we hope will make your life in the best suburb in Auckland even better.  If you want to have things included, please email at pointchevwebsite@gmail.com.


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    Get on the water 


    The Point Chevalier Sailing Club has Learn to Sail sessions early and late summer. 

    Windsurfing/kitesurfing lessons with local Auckland Windsurfing only $120 for a 4 hour beginners lesson. Rent stand up paddleboards from NZ Boardstore, Raymond St. 


    Clothing bins 


    Recycle your old clothes in the bins at the Rugby League Clubrooms, 417 Point Chevalier Rd. 

    Volunteering


    There are a number of volunteering opportunties in the area - see the volunteernow.org.nz website. 

    Motat is always in need of volunteers, for both gardening and mechanical tasks. 

    Friends of Oakley Creek do a wonderful job looking after this absolute treasure that no-one seems to know about. Here is what they collected on their annual cleanup in Feb '10. 


    Pasadena
    Wendy Goode runs the gardens at Pasadena Intermediate and is looking for volunteers. They meet Thursdays 1.15 - 3pm - keen volunteers do every other week but they have some who may do only three times a term. They also have one cooking class per term for those more interested in the cooking side of things., Plus she need someone to water the gardens on Wednesday mornings. wendy@goodeinteriors.co.nz

    Reef Radio - Point Chev has it's own Radio station!


    Eric Allen is using his love and knowledge of music to give back to his local community, and runs Reef Radio station out of a small home studio 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 106.7FM. (Be warned it targets the older community...) . Read a Central Leader article about it

    Community Constable


    Brendon Muir is our Community Constable - he is the first point of contact for Neighbourhood Support Groups. 
    brendon.muir@police.govt.nz

    Meola Creek Restoration


    The Lower Meola Restoration Project (LMRP) started in late 2010, is a community led partnership between the Albert-Eden Local Board and local groups keen to restore the stream habitat within Meola Creek at Point Chevalier.

    The primary objective of the LMRP is to encourage active participation of local community groups to enhance the streams ecosystem primarily through planting of New Zealand natives along the stream edge.

    Priority for restoration was given to the lower section of Meola Creek following the development of the Meola Creek Watercourse Management Plan (WMP).

    To date more than 150 volunteers have planted over 4000 native species and significantly reduced the amount of noxious weeds along the creek.

    If you would like further information or wish to become involved in the project please contact Katherine Read, Auckland Central Wai Care Co-ordinator. Email: Katherine@morphum.com Phone: 09 377 9779

    Calling all Cyclists



    If you are interested in joining Pt Chevalier's cycle bunch, then turn up on Saturday mornings outside Rode and head out with a friendly group of riders. The bunch is of mixed age and ride between 40 - 75km every Saturday morning always finishing with coffee. There is also a ride most Sundays at the same time.

    For more information and to see what ride is on, go to the Point Pedallers page on Facebook.



    "A weekend in the Chev" Photo competition


    We had a photo competition over one weekend in 2010 and the response was AMAZING.  Here's the winner - 'Eric & Paul Sunday Arvo beers at the RSA' - and all the photos can be seen on the Photo Competition page 


    The Girls Brigade needs you


    Leaders or helpers urgently needed for this year. Join us once a week (2 hours) or come along from 6pm-8pm on Wednesdays to share a skill. 


    If you can teach dance, crafts, drama or sport, we'd love to hear from you. We have a huge group of girls and we really need some help. No experience necessary. Contact Charlotte on 376 6224 (after hours), 027 2500623, or charlotterose@slingshot.co.nz 

    Night-classes at Western Springs College


    There is a massive range of classes at the school - Check them all out here 

    T-shirts



    Dino Lawton has also created Point Chev T-shirts. Mail him at dino@themusicagency.co.nz, or call 021 823 765, or drop by Mud Pie Deli.

     

    Support your Neighbours Business



    Use Local Business so you can help your neighbours, and probably not have to pay a travel charge.
     

    Point Chevalier History


    The Point Chevalier History Group meets monthly and has a regular newsletter that gives a whole new dimension to our surroundings - fantastic.


    Point Chev Memories Book, available from library


    Limited copies for sale. 

    Contains the photos and stories of Pt Chevalier locals from the 1930s-50s. Available from the Point Chev Library, 3741322, or the Histry Group, above.

     

    Motorway Changes 


    We all like getting around the city easily, but it does come at a cost and now the latest changes will affect some Point Chev residents. Project info from the NZTA is here 

    Clubs


     The number of Clubs and societies etc is amazing so check them out and get off your chuff and join one - you won't regret it.


    The bargains of Point Chevalier


    • Eggs on Toast at Ro Caffe $6.00, the rest of the menu is great value too. 
    • A one hour Thai massage is only $50 from Therapeutic Thai Massage, 14 Dignan St, 849 2493 
    • Cheapest milk is from the Mobil station on Great North Rd. 
    • The RSA welcomes non-members - both food and booze is a bargain (eg Sunday Roast lunch for $10). 
    • A roast meal and two pints for under $20 on Fridays evenings at the Bowling Club.  

    The Sound of the Chev


    Sola Rosa is the musical vehicle of Andrew Spraggon - the Point Chevalier-based artist describes his music as "a blend of soul, funk, reggae, hip-hip, roots and Latin" - and it's bloody good. Check out  the Herald's 4 star review of the album, or just go and buy it!

    The bands website is also well worth checking out - www.solarosa.com

     

    Playgrounds


    Again it's easy to forget how many there are - six in fact- find them at Coyle Park, Walker Park (big kids and small kids), Premier Ave reserve, Eric Armishaw Park, Moa Reserve 



    Tides


    To plan your swimming at the beach (or to impress your visitors most effectively), you can see the next few days time tides at MetService.

    Or, you can download and/or print tide charts for the whole year from the LINZ website. (but watch out as it doesn't account for daylight saving)

    Or, if you are heading out on the water the best option is Swell Map which combines wind tides and swell (for Musick Point but close enough)

    Point Chevalier Beach Water Quality testing


    See the weekly test results on the Council website


    Barbies at the beach 


    Yes you are allowed to take your portable barbecues to the beach (including charcoal), or use one of the four the Council provides (gas or electric and free) at Coyle Park, the Beach (Harbour View) Reserve, and Walker Park (between the two playgrounds on the Eastern side). 

    Real estate 


    Zoodle also has the latest independent info. Suburbview collates infor from other sites 

    Ross, Derek and Lawrence of the Professionals Real Estate have a blog, newsletter and market reports available at http://unconditional.co.nz/ptchev/



    Transition Towns


    Transition Pt. Chev (TPC) is a group of local active citizens committed to sustainability and building community resilience in Pt. Chev. Public meetings held Old Homestead, corner of Alberta St and Pt Chevalier Rd at 7.30pm on the first Thursday of the month. Visit www.transitiontowns.org.nz/pointchevalier for more info.

     

    Business in Service of the Community (BISC) 


    BISC A community minded business group in Point Chevalier. To date they have lobbied successfully for better internet service and improvements to Countdown. They are currently addressingthe Council's proposal to build high density housing in the suburb. (Most people aren't even aware of this.) BISC. 

    Aerial Photos


    Ross Brader recently had some aerial photos of Point taken which you can see on his blog 

    How can we make Point Chev Better?


    We'd love to hear your ideas on how to make Point Chev better. This is more a wishlist than a call to arms but we'll see what happens - Please write your ideas here 

    Donate your unwanted stuff


    There are three options for your clutter (remember if you haven't used it for a year, it's time to go!) 
    • Point Chevalier Community Centre - 18 Huia Rd, proceeds help with centre running costs 
    • The Old Homestead, 92 Point Chevalier Rd - proceeds help with centre running costs 
    • Mercy Hospice Shop, Point Chev Arcade - proceeds help run the Hospice in Ponsonby. More details here. They do not accept electrical goods, food items & large furniture. 

    Webcam


    There is a sea webcam facing out to sea at the Raymond St reserve which you can see at the windsurf.co.nz website

     

    A word of warning


    Not all our retailers are as good as they could be - check out the very bottom of this page of Russell Browns' Hard News blog on buying some wine from the Pt Chev Liquor Centre. 

    Churches


    There are a number of churches in the area catering for Catholics, Baptists, Presbyterians and Anglicans.
     

    Auckland Council 


    There's so much going on at the Council that we've given it it's own page. We fall under the Western Bays Community Board, and liaison with this can be done directly or via the Point Chevalier Community Committee, which meets monthly (see the Calendar for details) and has minuted meetings. 

    Check out all Auckland City services on our Council page, including:
    • Free graffiti removal service 
    • Verge mowing timetable 
    • Nearest pool and recreation centres 
    • Beach water quality testing 
    • Recycling guides 
    The Council spends $580 MILLION of our money every year - make sure you get your money's worth 


    Dogs


    Off leash exercise areas are Coyle Park, Eric Armshaw Park, Moa Reserve, and Meola Reef. For times and rules click here. Note all desposits must be picked up here as anywhere else. 


    Venues for Hire 

    For details see 'Clubs & Societies' page 

    Te Mahurehure Marae
    Brand new with facilities for up to 300 people including a full kitchen - great for weddings and conferences
    www.temahurehure.marae.nz

    Pt Chev Sailing Club
    www.sailptchev.org.nz

    Ambassador Bar
    www.ambassadorbar.net
    or call Peter 021 259 6992

    Pt Chev Bowling Club
    Dignan Street 

    Lions Club Hall 
    Raymond Street 

    Point Chev Community Centre 
    Four meeting rooms available to community groups, social clubs, businesses, church groups, children’s birthday parties and others.  One off, casual or regular bookings are available.  Competitive rates. Rooms are suitable for groups of 10-35 people. Ring 846-1094. Photos of the rooms are available atwww.ptchevcommunitycentre.org.nz

    Rugby League Clubrooms 
    Rates negotiable. Licensed Bar, Kitchen Available, outdoor area. Please ring Roy. Clubroom number is 09 846 4778.
    Point Chev Road

    Church of the Ascension Hall 
    Dignan St 
    Ph Jocelyn 828 9189

    Pasadena Intermediate Hall 
    Pasadena Ave 

    Air Scouts Hall
    Point Chevalier air scouts have a hall to hire. 93B Moa Rd.  Excellent for childrens parties- indoor/outdoor activities. Excellent for group meetings and clubs.  Fully fenced grounds, safe for all ages, kitchen and toilets
    $20 per hour or $60 per event. All details- phone Francis Morgan on 8462137/021662137
    Email collegehilton@gmail.com