Whau 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 >>
Whau Local Board has become the first board in Auckland to launch an Ethnic Peoples Plan, helping it to better meet the needs of a growing and increasingly diverse ethnic community. It was launched with a celebration ceremony in New Lynn, with performances, speeches and entertainment for the approximately 100 community members present.
The Plan was developed with representatives of the community, and contains a number of recommendations in the short, medium and long term. Read the plan >>
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 >>