Kia ora Cynthia,
I just want to say thank you for About Us Avondale.
I would imagine it is a lot of work and often a thankless task but what you are doing is so important and adds strength and awareness bit by bit to a community... Avondale is the first suburb I've lived in that feels like it has hope as a community. I'm excited reading about Kay Thomas and Marcus Amosa and their visions plus all the activities upcoming, the LGTBQI Community Safe initiative, Barbarinos (already on our must go to list), spotted Beach Pizza (heard about it but didn’t know where it was), the Ki-O Rahi tournament. (Amazing, I never knew of this game). I don’t have a real dentist so Avondale Dental is now on my radar. y son has used Cain Tattoo and my wife is going to visit them. So the magazine works, the advertising from local businesses works.
I also hope to make it to All Good Artspace for the young emerging exhibition on the 6th Dec.
Today as my wife and I drove through Avondale shops we both exclaimed there is so much more here we were not aware of and can see more happening. Our resolve was to engage and use Avondale and its businesses more than we do.
About Us Avondale magazine is the only publication I read cover to cover and maybe The Listener. :-) So again, thank you. An amazing job you are doing and an important one. I hope the magazine is sustainable financially and will forever remain.
David Paul, Resident
Congratulations on the fabulous job you are doing with About Us! - what a lovely, quality publication to champion our beloved Avondale.
Joanne Davies, JoGraphic
About Us is an awesome publication. It makes me proud to live in such an amazing place with amazing people! ♥️
Mag looks GREAT …. bravo yet again. So much happening in Avondale!
Really stoked to receive the new edition of About Us in the mailbox yesterday. Stephanie and her dogs look great in the front.
Love the mag it’s a good read and patients really enjoy it.
Barb Wheeler,Avondale Physiotherapy
Really enjoyed the recent edition of About Us.
Catherine Farmer,Whau Local Board
A great bumper issue. Well done. Lots to read there.
Uma Singh, Hatha Yoga Teacher
Inspiring and uniting Avondale through community awareness
Uma Singh Chopra
I write to applaud you for the excellence of this suburban magazine.
What a little beauty! I have lived in Avondale for 25 years and am delighted to finally have a read that is informative, intelligent, and all-encompassing. For too long we have had to put up with the likes of The Western Leader or The Spiders Web, both of which serve their purpose, but fail to portray Avondale in its true light. Well done! I look forward to the next issue.
Congrats on another fabulous edition - you're killing it!
Great work, Cynthia! This really is a very good edition indeed. You’ve also balanced all the political considerations very nicely.
Dr Deborah Russell, Labour MP for New Lynn
It is wonderful to finally have a community magazine that focuses on the community and all the amazing things that happen within it. It's a magazine that we can all be proud of, so thank you to Cynthia for all her work on it and to all the businesses who supported it by buying advertising space. Please be sure to support those businesses in return.
Avondale Community FB Group
I had time to read this cover to cover on a plane ride back from Wellington yesterday. I just wanted to congratulate you on this – what a great read. I hope this is a successful venture as I can see lots of avenues to promote Avondale. Well done and congratulations.
Inspector, Avondale Police
Congrats again on getting your first issue off the ground – It’s been awesome seeing the wonderful reception it’s been getting. You must be rapt!
Senior Communications & Marketing Advisor
Wow - what a treat to find in my letterbox in waterview! Great content throughout and I’m definitely going to try the yumcha at yacht! I’ve often wondered if it was good!
Such a great magazine! I’ve learnt so much about Avondale that I never knew happened.
Well done Cynthia Crosse!
We received it last night and we love it It is so nice to receive a publication that actually captures the diverse voices of Avondale and represents all of our community (and isn’t just people moaning about things!) Love your work!
Cynthia, the magazine looks AWESOME!! Congratulations on a job well done!
I’d like commend you for bringing About Us, Avondale to the people. Long overdue and what a beauty! There’s so much happening in our lively little neighbourhood it’s long overdue. Informative, well designed and I’m sure it’s been well received.
Let me compliment you on your informative magazine that you have recently distributed, well done. Some of the residents here at the Village have accessed a copy from the library and have thoroughly enjoyed the content.
Denise Te Tai, Cosmopolitan Village
Again huge congratulations for getting out your first edition of About us (Whau) – it is great to meet and know people who walk the talk!
Amo Ieriko, Age Concern Avondale
Editor Cynthia Crosse, who’s responsible for putting the whole thing together has done an amazing and professional job covering a range of local stories.
Dayne Smith, I Love Avondale
A really great read and long overdue ... so much happening in Avondale.
Bravo Cynthia Crosse. Stylish and informative.
Tracey Stimpson, Resident
This is awesome! I loved reading this magazine over a coffee at Rosebank. Found so much great community initiatives that I didn't even know existed! Well done to the editor👍🏽
Gin and Andy Pita
Congratulations Cynthia Crosse! Enjoyed the read. Great publication delivered to my letterbox! 😎
Was very excited to see this. Loved the stories and super professional presentation.
I noticed the last edition and had a really good read. It is was professional put together. Great local advertising. Well done.
I just read a really good story about the artist Melodownz very inspiring to the Youth.
Awesome news! Literally 😛
It’s a good read great work Cynthia :)
A beautifully presented grassroots community building project. Sets a great example for similar projects in other areas. Expect this multi modal publication to make a palpable difference.