Activities-Clubs, Societies, Churches, etc

Click on the coloured underlined sections to be taken to the appropriate website.
We know this list is not complete and would welcome your help to make it so - please email us at pointchevwebsite@gmail.com.

Socially minded

Transition Pt. Chev (TPC) is a group of local active citizens committed to sustainability and building community resilience in Pt. Chev.
Informal meetings held once a month are open to anyone who is interested.
Email ttptchev@gmail.com or visit www.transitiontowns.org.nz/pointchevalier for more info.

This is a community minded business group in Point Chevalier who are very active and have been behind the campaigns lobbying for better internet service and improvements to Countdown - both succesful. Their next campaign will be to fight the proposal by Council for a large amount amount of high density housing in the suburb. Most people don't even know about this.

They are also raising money for Point Chev School and have listings of many local businesses, as well as lots of business related data - excellent. If you want to keep your business local, then this is the site for you.

Point Chevalier Community Centre Inc     Founded: 1982
The centre is only partially funded by the council.  They get an operations grant but do a lot of fundraising through the monthly Market & Craft days (every 3rd Saturday of the month, except January), periodic book &/or toy sales, and the op-shop (donations welcome). 
They also run a school holiday programme every term.
18 Huia Road, PO Box 44109, Pt Chevalier.
Tel: 846 1094 
Fax:846 1031 
ptchev.communitycentre@xtra.co.nz 
Karen Drew, Co-ordinator, 846 1094. 

Pt Chevalier Community Committee
Liaison between Western Bays Community Board (Auckland City Council) and the residents and businesses in Pt Chevalier, plus liaison with other groups as appropriate.
c/- Point Chev Community Centre, 18 Huia Road, PO Box 44085, 
Tel: 815 7475 
Val Jones, Secretary, 846 6612.


The Old Homestead Community House Inc 
The purpose of The Old Homestead is to provide facilities for the community that will enrich self esteem, enhance personal relationships, promote community awareness, encourage people to use their skills to help others. 
The Old Homestead Community House is administered by a management committee with equal representation from the Point Chevalier Co-operating Parish and Homestead users.
92 Pt Chevalier Road, PO Box 44147, Pt Chevalier
Tel: 846 5161 Fax: 846 5162 
Sandra Warner, Co-ordinator, 846 5161, sandraw@orcon.net.nz

Point Chevalier Plunket Committee
This is a volunteer committee who actively organises a lot of local baby and toddler related activities for the almost 500 families on their database. They have a regular newsletter, a facebook page (www.facebook.com/PlunketPtChevalier), organise coffee groups for new mums, a playgroup on Moa Road and have social activities like movie nights and Xmas parties.
Main contact: plunketptchev@gmail.com
President - Ruth Nelson, 846 9255, ruthnelsondesigns@gmail.com
Plunket Nurse - Jo Shanley, 846 6364
Coffee Groups - Sarah George - sarahgeorge33@me.com
Playgroup - Elise Lovett 849 3563


The marae doubles as a full conference centre and vanue and has fantastic and brand new facilites available for hire, catering for up to 300 people.   Watch a video of the marae being opened in May 2009. There was also an article in the Auckland City News.
Lions Club Point Chevalier
Harry Singh, Secretary / Treasurer, (09) 828 4338 

Rotary Club of Western Springs
Motto: Service Above Self 
Meetings: Each Tuesday 6pm at Oakridge House – Unitec – Carrington Road.
Mark Perkins 021 599 277 or 815 9534
www.rotary.org.nz

Project K 
Give something back to your community through the Project K mentoring programme at Western Springs College. 

Set up by Graham Dingle and Joanne Wilkinson 15 years ago, Project K is a mentoring programme for Year 10 (15 year olds). Mentors need not be parents of students, nor associates of the schools just "ordinary people that come from all walks of life. What makes them extraordinary is their commitment to support a young person to help them maximise their potential."
www.projectk.org.nz  

Kids (see 'Sports' also)

Girls Brigade
This group meets at The Old Homestead on Wednesdays during school terms, 6 - 8pm and caters for girls 5 years and up.
Contact Charlotte Rose charlotterose@slingshot.co.nz, 3766224 or Val Jones valrog@ihug.co.nz Phone 8466612 for more information
www.girlsbrigade.org.nz 

Point Chevalier Scouts
www.PtChevScouts.org
Just in case you don't know what they are all about:
Keas: For boys and girls aged 6 to 8 years old. Our fast growing Kea pack starts kids on their journey up the Scout ladder with lots of fun activities and learning of new skills.
Meeting Mondays 5.00 to 6.00 pm during school term time
Cubs: For boys and girls from 8 to 11 years old. Our large Cub pack do many fun activities.
Meeting Mondays 6.00 to 7:30 pm during school term time
Scouts:For boys and girls from 11 to 15 years old
Meeting Mondays 7.00 to 9:00 pm during school term time

Girl guides

www.girlguidingnz.org.nz 

Brownies
Great fun, make friends, learn excellent life skills.
Places available for girls 7 - 10
93a Moa Rd
Susan, Brownie Leader 8493298 
www.girlguidingnz.org.nz 

Pippins

Pt Chevalier Pippins are always looking to recruit more 5 to 6 year old girls.  We meet every Friday 4.30 - 5.30pm at the Moa Road Scout Den.  Contact the Leader Janet Davis, ptchevpippins@gmail.com to make an enquiry or arrange a visit.  Alternatively visit www.girlguidingnz.org.nz , or find them on Facebook




Air Training Corps, est 1941

Located at Unitec on Carrington Road, on land donated by Unitec, in a building donated by the RNZAF. We parade every Wednesday night during the school terms, and are for youth aged between 13 and 18.  The oldest Air Training Corps Unit in Auckland. Our goal is to develop leaders, whilst providing an adventure based national training programme.
www.3squadron.org.nz
3sqnatc@gmail.com


Social/Hobbies

This is a very difficult list to maintain as it is long, so changes are frequent and people don;t tell me....  So please call the venue first or the number provided to check it's actually happening.

Museum of Transport and Technology    Founded: 1964
MOTAT is always in need of volunteers!
805 Great North Road, PO Box 44114, Pt Chevalier
Tel: 815 5800  Fax: 846 4242 
enquiries@motat.org.nz

Auckland Moviemakers Inc
Promote video camera tuition and training. 
Meets at Auckland Horticultural Buildings, 990 Great North Road, Pt Chevalier, Auckland.
Martin Coles, Chairman, (09) 535 5337.

The Embroidery Group
Meet on Thurs from 10am to 12midday at the Community Centre

Embroidery/Needlework Social Group
Meets every Wednesday (during term time) at the Community Centre from 10am to 12pm. Contact: Theresa on 846-1094

Craft Group
Meets every Thursday (during term time) at the Community Centre from 10am to 12pm. Contact: Theresa on 846-1094

Auckland Art Deco Society
Regularly meets at the Auckland Horticultural Hall, 990 Great North Rd

Auckland Cat Club Inc
Monthly meetings first Wednesday of each month except January at The Old Homestead, 92 Pt Chevalier Road. 2 shows annually
Jennie Paul, Secretary, (09) 298 9793. jpaul@internet.co.nz

Point Chevalier Ladies Probus Club 
Monthly meetings on interesting topics - Phone Julia 622 3422
Probus clubs are organizations for men and women who have retired from their profession or business and want to maintain a social network with others who have similar interests. Each Probus club is sponsored by a Rotary club and meets at least once a month for fellowship and to hear guest speakers. 

Probus for Men  
10.00 -12.00 noon, 2nd Monday of month. Old Homestead
This is for retired men. There is a speaker or  entertainment at each meeting and bus trips are arranged. New members welcome.
Contact John  849 3382

Weight Watchers 
6pm Weekly at The Old Homestead
Phone 0800 009 009

The Auckland Branch Sappers Association (NZ) Inc 
Pt Chevalier RSA Rooms, 1136 Great North Rd, Pt Chevalier 
ewobrow@clear.net.nz Contact: HW Brown, Hon Secretary, 444 3252. 
Vail Hubner, Chairman, 369 9513

Develop a spirit of unity and esprit-de-corps among the active and retired sappers of all ranks. A Bursary has been set up to help sappers improve their engineering and management skills. Founded: September 1984 

Guild of Friendship 
1.30pm, on the fourth monday, bi-monthly (see the Calendar) at The Old Homestead
This is a group of ex Girls Brigade members who meet together socially. As well as members keeping up to date with Girls Brigade news, there is a speaker or demonstrator at each meeting. 
Phone Cynthia Liddle 846 8229 

Pt.Chevalier Tuesday AA Group 
8-9pm weekly at The Old Homestead
This meeting deals with the twelve step programme of Alcoholics Anonymous. New members welcome 
Contact Lesley 834 4364

Pt.Chevalier Friday AA Group 
8 – 9pm weekly at The Old Homestead
This meeting deals with the twelve step programme of Alcoholics Anonymous. New members welcome. 
Contact Peter 021 1491072, Lesley 834 4364

Point Chevalier Sunshine Club 
1 – 2.30pm 3rd Wed. of month at The Old Homestead 
This group is for older men and women who meet for entertainment. Monthly bus trips are also arranged. 
New members welcome. 
$10 Annual Fee 
Betty Moore, 828 8864.

Quasar Ensemble 
5 – 7pm fortnightly from Feb.4th
Visitors are welcome to come & listen or, if you play an instrument you may like to join in.
Contact Elsie 836 3841 for more details.

Handwork Circle 
10 – 12noon weekly at The Old Homestead
Bring your embroidery, crocheting, knitting etc. or come and learn. New members welcome. 
Cost $2 Contact Cynthia 846 8229

Creative Cards Club 
1 – 4.30pm mthly on first Sat.of month at The Old Homestead.  
This group of friendly ladies meets to make cards. 
Cost $3 
Contact Noelene 846 9250 or Natalie 570 5990 for more details.

Sports 

Point Chevalier Croquet Club
Ask players new to Croquet why they have taken up the game and their answers might surprise you. “It’s such a fun and addictive game. I can’t get enough of it”. “I wish I’d discovered it years ago.” “more people should know about this.” “It’s a workout for brain and body.” “Such lovely surroundings.” Such friendly people.”
That’s what you’ll find at the Point Chevalier Croquet Club. Situated at the Hallyburton Johnstone Sports Complex at 25 Dignan Rd we welcome new members. We play on Wednesdays from 10 to 3pm and Saturdays from 9.30 to 3pm. If you can’t make the morning, come in the afternoon. Our club welcomes members from all over Auckland and see ourselves as the local club for not only Point Chevalier but also nearby suburbs including Westmere, Grey Lynn, Western Springs, Ponsonby, Herne Bay and the west.
Over the Summer we invite newcomers to join us for Twilight Croquet every Monday from 5pm until dark. You’re very welcome to come and experience a fun and easy to pick up version of game, Golf Croquet. If 5pm is too early for the workers, come when you can. If you arrive at least an hour before dark, we’ll see you get a game. We’ll provide equipment, just wear flat soled shoes. Or come on a club day and give it a go.
Croquet is an all-year–round game, inexpensive and played by all ages. Men and women compete on equal footing. We play two types of croquet at Point Chevalier. The traditional game is referred to as Association Croquet. It provides light, healthy exercise, demanding skill and tactics rather than strength and stamina. Novice and expert players can compete together supported by a practical handicapping system. At our club the more experienced members help with teaching the basic skills needed in a friendly and relaxed manner.
We also play a fast growing and popular version of croquet called Golf Croquet. It is a faster game and easier to learn but also very competitive and good for both the body and brain!!
If you would like more information you can contact Jan our secretary on 528 9095
For Twilight Croquet, contact Owen on 836 1386. Email: ptchevcroquet@gmail.com Club house phone 896 8946 Website: www.sportsground.co.nz/ptchevaliercroquet/82523/

Point Chevalier Tennis Club Founded: 1923 
335 Pt Chevalier Road, 
Tel: 849 5730 
Ngaire Knightly, Secretary, 376 0216.
www.ptchevtennis.co.nz 

Point Chev Sailing Club Founded: 1923
Raymond Street
PO Box 44094
Tel: 815 1379 (clubhouse phone - messages checked only occaisionally)
Secretary, pcsc.secretary@gmail.com
www.sailptchev.org.nz 

The Point Pedallers 
The Point Pedallers are a 50 strong cycling group who meet outside Rode, Saturdays at 7am. They have a Facebook page where they post their upcoming rides amongst other things.

They vary their ride lengths and routes every week and there are always plenty of turn back points for the new rider or unfit rider. All that is required is some degree of fitness, a well maintained bike, good sense of humour and the ability to change a tyre should you need to. Any one under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Auckland Gaelic Football & Hurling Club
A great game, fantastic to watch and play. Games played October to March at Seddon Fields
www.aucklandgaa.co.nz 

Point Chevalier Amateur Athletics Club 
For kids only, summer only 
www.ptchevathletics.co.nz 

Western Springs Association Football Club Inc
Seddon Fields Pavilion, 180-190 Meola Road, PO Box 44212, Pt Chevalier.
Tel: 361 2235 
Paul Rutland, President, (027) 294 7984 
www.wsafc.org.nz 

St Francis Indoor Bowls 
Tuesday nights 7.15pm in the hall at St Francis Primary School, Montrose St.  Lessons given for beginners.  Ph Sue 846 4533 Janet 846 8400 

Point Chevalier Pirates Rugby League Club 
417 Pt Chevalier Road, PO Box 44105
Roy Hatton, Secretary, 846 2708

Point Chevalier RSA Bowling Club
1136 Great North Road, 846 1977
secretary@ptchevrsabowls.co.nz 
www.ptchevrsabowls.co.nz 

Point Chevalier Bowling Club Founded: 1928 
Bar open every night 
25 Dignan St, 846 6728
www.ptchevbowls.co.nz
ptchevbowls@gmail.com
Nick Bell, President, (09) 849 5332 

NZ DeerStalkers Association - Auckland Branch Founded: 1937 
Provide training in hunting and firearm safety, shooting and hunting competitions regionally. 
7 Target Road, PO Box 44301 
Contact: John Shepherd, President, 818 3964, johns@gud.co.nz 
http://sites.google.com/site/nzdeerstalkers/Home 

Cultural, Drama, Music 

Pt Chevalier Historical Society
A friendly group of people interested in local history we meet approximately every six weeks.
Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings which are held on a Thursday morning. You can also become a member (annual fee $10) which entitles you to receive our newsletters.  We are also keen to hear from anyone who has special knowledge of pieces of our history and would be prepared to share it with members.  For more information visit our site at

Auckland Music Theatre Inc Founded: 1919 
MOTAT 2 Carpark, 190 Meola Road, Western Springs
PO Box 44-330, Pt Chevalier, Auckland 1246
Telephone 09 846-7693
www.aucklandmusictheatre.org.nz


Auckland Jazz and Blues Club 
This club is based at the Point Chevalier RSA and host a different jazz or blues group every Tuesday night from 7:30pm until 10:30pm.  We're hoping to get more people along to enjoy some of Auckland's finest live music!  The gigs are free to attend, however, people can also opt to become supporters and/or members of the club which entitles them to discounts and special offers.  Head along to find out more.

The Performing Arts School of NZ Inc
The number of courses on here is quite remarkable - check out their website. 
TAPAC, The Auckland Performing Arts Centre, 100 Motions Road, PO Box 44020, Western Springs
Tel: 845 0290
Joanne Kelly, Artistic Director, 845 0290. administration@pasnz.co.nz 
www.pasnz.co.nz 

Auckland Natural History Club, Established 1925
The Auckland Natural History Club is the club for people who enjoy walking in the great outdoors and appreciate the trees, plants, and birdlife in our bush, coastline and city parks.   It’s a great way to make friends and boost your fitness as well.
Every second Sunday we are out walking somewhere in the wider Auckland area and beyond – sometimes revisiting favourite areas like the many tracks in the Waitakeres, the gorgeous Karangahake Gorge historic gold mining area and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf.  Some of the walks are closer to home and on these city walks we might visit historic areas of Auckland. At Easter and Labour Weekend we travel away for three or four days.  Transport to our walks is almost always by chartered bus.  We have three pick-up points in Auckland.  For people living in Pt Chevalier the bus stop on the Great North Road opposite Huia Road is the closest (and extremely convenient).     More information:  www.aucklandnaturalhistoryclub.org or phone 266 56778

Gardening 

Because the Auckland Horticultural Centre is at 990 Great North Road there is great number of meetings of different clubs happening in our neighbourhood

For a full list of clubs associated with the hall see this page (wherever it includes the AHC Hall it means the Hall at 990 Great North Rd



Churches 

Anglican - Church of the Ascension, 
Sunday Service 9am, all welcome

www.ascension.org.nz 11 Dignan St, 
Administrator Jocelyn Cullen, jocelyn@ascension.org.nz

Springs of Life Church (formerly Point Chevalier Baptist Church)
www.springs.org.nz
office@springs.org.nz,
126 Point Chev Rd, Phone 846 3215,
Rev Douglas Vause, Phone 845 2252
Sunday service 430pm All Welcome! Our services are contemporary/charismatic/prophetic in style, encouraging teaching and ministry.  Prayer for healing at every service.   Small groups meet weekly, please ask.  Family oriented topical studies run each term, please see website.


Catholic - St Francis Church
Montrose Sreet

Presbyterian - Pt Chevalier Co-operating Parish 
The Point Chevalier Co-operating Parish now meets at The Old Homestead, 92 Point Chevalier Road, and has been renamed "Homestead Community Church".

10.30am every Sunday - all welcome
Childrens Church: 9.30am (Term Time only).  Music,       stories, activities for children.
12.30pm     Tongan Language Service         Last Sunday of the month

Tongan Language Prayer Meeting
7pm  Tuesdays weekly
Contact Sandra 846 5161

Come and join our friendly community as we learn more about God and ourselves.  All welcome
Contact Sandra 846 5161.  Office at the Homestead.