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Website and Newsletter


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 1400+ 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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Point Chev on Facebook


Subscribe to the weekly newsletter and the full list of the Facebook pages of local clubs, organisations, and businesses is at the bottom.


Community Gardening - Pt Chevalier Bowling Club WANTS YOU



Our 800m2 community garden has a great potential to provide lots more healthy food. To achieve this, more gardeners and aspirational gardeners, builders and anyone really, are welcome to join Wednesday morning sessions from 9.30-12noon and/or additional during summer Thursday afternoon sessions from 5-7pm (replaced by Sunday afternoon sessions in winter after daylight saving).
Want to know more? Stop by for a chat or a working bee at 25 Dignan Street. We are on an old bowling green, wedged between the Tennis courts and active Bowling Club greens. Welcome!

Point Chevalier Lions – Members wanted! 


We are looking for new members to join our team, taking part in local community events, fundraising and social gatherings. Please contact Louise on ptchevosc@gmail.com or 021678959

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. 

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


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



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. 

Dogs on Point Chev Beach


Dog Rules for parks and beaches are now in force
On the beach and in the water from north of the marker post located at the northern most access from Eric Armishaw Park onto the beach to the northern headland of Point Chevalier Beach:
Winter (1 April until Friday before Labour day weekend):
10am-4pm, under control on a leash
4pm-10am, under control off a leash. 
Summer (Labour day weekend until 31 March):
5.00am to 9.00am, under control off a leash
9am-7pm, prohibited
7pm-9am, under control on a leash

Allow dogs under control off a leash east of the northern headland of Point Chevalier Beach.
Allow dogs under control on a leash on the open grass areas, boardwalks and walkways of Eric Armishaw Park and to prohibit dogs on the remainder of the park to protect wildlife.

Point Chevalier Run Walk



Point Chevalier Run & Walk


Finding it hard to exercise by yourself? Everyone welcome to walk or run in a group every Wednesday night. Suits all levels of fitness. Walk or run at your own pace. Run by yourself or with someone. Everyone starts and finishes at Nomad restaurant. Have a drink afterwards!

Walkers leave 6.00pm
Runners leave 6.15pm
Short course 3.5km
Long course 5.5km

Join the Pt Chev Run & Walk Group on Facebook for more details

Weather Stations


Here's you local weather via a station on Maryland St


Heritage Survey


A group of locals got together and did an amazing heritage survey which you can see here

Note the red markers show the original buildings, pink are original that have been altered, and white non originals


Bike Maintenance


the wonderful team at Adventure Cycles (one of the truly great things about here) offer monthly Bicycle Maintenance. First Monday of the month, 6.30pm, Adult and up to two children for only $12.50 (bring your bike along too)


Tsunami Risk


You can see a map of the risk of this to Point Chevalier here


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.


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.


 

Playgrounds


It's easy to forget how many there are - six in fact- find them at

  1. Coyle Park,

  2. Walker Park (big kids and small kids),

  3. Premier Ave reserve,

  4. Eric Armishaw Park,

  5. 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)



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).



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. 


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.
 

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

Onetwosix
126 Pint Chev rd
www.onetwosix.nz

Pt Chev Sailing Club

Subud Centre
The Auckland Subud Hall in Point Chevalier has four beautiful rooms to hire for fitness classes, community clubs, workshops and rehearsals. It is located at 19 Formby Avenue. For more information or to make a booking please visit our website or contact us:
aucklandsubudhall.wordpress.com
email: aucklandsubudhall@gmail.com
phone: 09 846-5797

Air Scouts Hall
Point Chevalier air scouts have a hall to hire. 93B Moa Rd.  Excellent for children's parties- indoor/outdoor activities. Excellent for group meetings and clubs.  Fully fenced grounds, safe for all ages, kitchen and toilets
$30 per hour or $100 per event. All details- phone Francis Morgan on 8462137/021662137


Montage Bar
8494328
www.montagebar.co.nz

Pt Chev Bowling Club
Dignan Street 

Lions Club Hall 
Raymond Street 

St. Francis School/Parish
2 Montrose Street, Point Chevalier. Please contact Paula, Parish Secretary, on 846 7612 or via email at stfrancis-ptchev@xtra.co.nz for more details.


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