Sunday 15th December, Swanson Railway Station, 7 PM – 9 PM
Join us, two choirs and the Kumeu Brass Band for an evening of carols, coffee, ice creams and of course... Santa!
Bring a picnic, some chairs or a blanket and connect with friends, family, neighbours old and new. Brought to you by the volunteers of Celebrating Swanson. >>
Waitakere Ranges Local Board is partnering with Community Waitakere to celebrate the annual Neighbours Day Aotearoa. We invite you to apply for a small grant to help support your Neighbours Day event in 2020. We want to create fun, safe and respectful neighbourhoods by providing a small grant to help with events that bring neighbours together, such as a street or park party, neighbourhood bbq, picnic or brunch etc. You can apply for up to $200, applications close on 6th March 2020, and your Neighbours Day event can be held between 27 March and 30th April 2020. Apply now >>
Auckland Council’s Governing Body today adopted changes to the council’s Policy on Dogs and related Dog Management Bylaw to come into force from 1 November 2019.
Councillor Linda Cooper, chair of the Hearing’s Panel that made recommendations to the Governing Body, said that the council has listened to Aucklander’s views which have helped to shape the changes agreed to today. Find out more >>
This oral history documentary celebrates the origins of Project Twin Streams.
Twenty six original contributors to the project shared their recollections and vision. At the recent launch of this documentary celebrating 15 years of Project Twin Streams, Over the last 15 years the project has welcomed over 15,000 volunteers who – together with four contracted community organisations Community Waitakere, EcoMatters, MPHS and Te Ukaipo – have planted over 800,000 native plants. The project has encompassed environmental restoration, creative arts and education to engage West Auckland communities and inspire sustainability and connectedness. More >>
Community Safety is relevant at both individual and community levels. This research report is about perceptions of safety which is different from an objective measure of changing crime rates, or of actual levels of risk. The reason for this is that it is our perception of safety, or lack of it, that will significantly influence our sense of wellbeing, whether we feel comfortable to move about freely, the view we hold of other community members, and the levels of participation in community life by ourselves and our families. The research work included three different elements: an overview of existing literature and reports, focus groups, and a survey – the latter two focussing on West Auckland. Considered together, a number of themes emerge. This report is the result of a partnership between Community Waitakere and Unitec and the work has been funded through the Lotteries Community Sector Research Fund. Read the report >>