Community groups in Avondale

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AGE CONCERN AVONDALE

Age Concern is committed to promoting wellbeing, rights, respect and dignity for older people.  Its vision is that older people thrive in an inclusive society for all ages.  Dedicated solely to the over 65s, it provides services, information, education, advocacy and support, working together for the rights and wellbeing of older people.

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ART OF LIVING CENTRE

Its core value is to find peace within oneself and to unite people in our society – of different cultures, traditions, religions, nationalities; and thus reminding us all that we have one goal to uplift human life everywhere.

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AVONDALE ART PARK

The Avondale Art Park is an initiative to bring art into the public spaces in the Avondale community.

 

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AVONDALE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION

The Avondale Business Association is an incorporated society tasked with fostering the development of the Avondale business area.

 

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AVONDALE COLLABORATION NETWORK

A FB group for people who are doing good stuff in Avondale to share opportunities of working together - ideas, resources, information and connections, and to seek and receive advice from each other.

 

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AVONDALE COMMUNITY ACTION

A group of individuals and organisations based in Avondale working towards a better future for our community.  Key projects include:

“Together we are Avondale” 

Fund Coordinator of Rosebank School

Community Fridge

Avondale Identity / Visioning Project

Avondale Random Household Survey

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AVONDALE COMMUNITY CENTRE

The centre is suitable for a wide range of activities and services. It has an office that can be hired for groups that need a facility for one or two days. Book here for venue hire or check out events at the centre at the Facebook page.

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AVONDALE COMMUNITY FACEBOOK GROUP

A highly successful community FB group for people who live in or have an interest in Avondale.  It is for those times when you need to hook into your own community, get or offer help, find a service or business or ask a question.  Facilitated by Jason Valentine-Burt (Valentine Books) and John Subritzky (Blockhouse Bay Beacon)

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AVONDALE LADIES PROBUS CLUB

Probus is all about friendship, fellowship and fun in retirement.  Probus opens the door to new experiences and friendships, you can hear wonderful guest speakers, stay active by participating in a wide range of activities and explore your community, your country or the world.

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HIPPY

HIPPY (Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters) is a home-based programme that helps parents create experiences that lay the foundation for their childre's success in school and later life.  The programme is designed specifically for those parents who may not feel comfortable in their own abilities to support their children’s education.  Great Potentials Foundation introduced HIPPY to New Zealand in 1992. HIPPY works with parents of 3 ½ to 6 year old children who live in low socio-economic areas with under-achievement in education. Some of the parents on the programme have additional challenges for success, such as English as a second language, and many of the children are not attending other early childhood

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LIFE CHURCH

A Christian church based at the Avondale Community centre.  It has 10am morning tea service and on the last Sunday of the month, a Samoan service at 8.30am; a clean and prayer walk Avondale Saturday mornings at 7am; a Sports Night called Community Sports Night 7-10pm at Avondale College stadium third Saturday of the month.

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MP FOR KELSTON, CARMEL SEPULONI

One of our two local MPs, Labour Party's Carmel Sepuloni has an office at 200C West Coast Rd, Glen Eden.

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MP FOR NEW LYNN, DEBORAH RUSSELL

Our local MP, Labour's Deborah Russell has an office on Great North Road, nice and accessible for people in our community.

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MOTHER OF DIVINE MERCY WOMAN'S REFUGE

A refuge for battered women and children .  Helps to educate, house, feed women and children and tries to reconcile them with their partners.  Has many sports, cultural and social programs for all those who live here especially the youth.  

A refuge for women and children, many who have been traumatized by family violence.

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PACIFIC WARDENS

The wardens’ role is to support local police and the council’s community safety initiatives to provide safety reassurance and an ambassadorial role to the public.  Contact:

Pacific Wardens Coordinator, Savea Al Harrington Lavea, lesera@xtra.co.nz

Avondale Community Police, Tony Tatupu, ktw506@police.govt.nz

 

PANUKU DEVELOPMENTS, AVONDALE

A Council-controlled organisation delivering urban regeneration to places in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland). Avondale is a one of 19 projects Panuka is currently focused on.

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PLUNKET AVONDALE

Plunket is a national not-for-profit organisation and New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of tamariki and whānau.  The Avondale Plunket Playgroup is held Thursdays 9.30am-11.30am (term time only) at the Avondale Community Centre.  Call Kimiyo mb 021 913 446 for further details or email kimiyo.yamasaki@plunket.org.nz.

 

ROSEBANK SPEEDWAY

Rosebank Speedway at 126 Patiki Rd, houses two tracks of 320m and 140m.  The Auckland Speedway Riders Club, Inc puts on race days under the Speedway New Zealand banner featuring the best riders in New Zealand on race days.

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RYDERS' CINEMA & RESTAURANT

yders is a family-owned boutique cinema and eclectic museum available for hire. Catering available.  @ 177 Riversdale Road.  info@jcryders.co.nz

 

SHARED GARDEN SPACE AVONDALE

Avondale has a Shared Garden Space located in the 'Old Community Preschool" outdoor area. You can access this space at 93 Rosebank road from the Library and Community centre parking lot.  This is a space where anyone can come to help and/or learn about gardening, learn to grow vegetables and flowers, compost, meet other locals, share ideas, try new ideas, or just relax in what we hope is soon a beautiful, lush garden.

There are working bees on Tuesday and Saturday mornings 10-12.30. 

Contact Silvia through the FB page.

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SIRENS & SOUNDS FESTIVAL

Sirens & Sounds is an annual community safety festival held in November and a fun way to present vital information. ‘Sirens & Sounds’ is a collaborative effort between our NPT ‘Neighbourhood Policing Team’, Fire Emergency New Zealand and St John Ambulance.  It is run by resident, Shaun Bradley (shaun_oyster@xtra.co.nz).

TAI CHI

Recognising a need for several of its clients, Avondale Family Physio began staging free Tai Chi classes for seniors to help them with balance issues.  They are held at the Avondale Community Fale at 10am on Thursday mornings during school term time.  They are suitable for people of all ages whether seated or standing, beginner or advanced.  For more information and to reserve your place, contact the clinic reception on ph 869 2913 or 021 022 96836.

 

THE CREATIVE SOULS PROJECT

 

Creatives Souls provides programmes, workshops, mentoring and opportunities in the Arts for young people and old.  From pre-school music and movement, to adult ukulele lessons to arts and crafts sessions and everything in-between, it strives to make the arts accessible and affordable.  Check out the FB page for cool stuff and events.

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THE TRUSTS

In West Auckland, the Waitakere Licensing Trust and Portage Licensing Trust have responsibility for the sale of alcohol in some retail outlets and hospitality venues within a set geographic boundary. They are collectively known as ‘The Trusts’.  The Trusts is tasked with giving back to the community in various ways.  See its website for more details and opportunities for funding.

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THE WHAU RIVER CATCHMENT TRUST

The Whau River Catchment Trust (WRCT) is the principal environmental umbrella organisation for the Whau River catchment working for healthier streams and river through community participation and kaitiakitanga.

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TYLA (TURN YOUR LIFE AROUND)

Assisting ‘at risk' youths to lead a better life through early intervention, from ages 9-16 years. TYLA is a collaborative community programme with proven results.  It recognises that family support is a critical component of the process and that a collaborative, supportive and caring environment needs to be established at the family level.  It works with a range of providers to structure individual programmes that best meet the needs of each TYLA member.  The programme is endorsed by the Government, supported by the New Zealand Police and engaged in by local communities.

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VALENTINE BOOKS

Jason Valentine-Burt is the man behind the free book bins in Victor Street, Avondale raising money for Variety, The Children's Charity.

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WALKING SAMOANS

The ‘Walking Samoans’ promotes the easiest, cheapest and most convenient way for the average Samoan family to exercise regularly. If you can walk, you can exercise!  The WSs meeting for zumba, walking and talking each week in Avondale. 

Contact Susi Taase for more information on mb 027 343 7314.

WHAU THE PEOPLE 

Whau The People Charitable Trust is an Avondale-based interdisciplinary art collective focused on creating opportunities for local artists and residents to engage and participate in the arts within their community.  It produces the awesome Whau Arts Festival.

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WHAU LOCAL BOARD

Local boards provide governance at the local level within Auckland Council. They enable democratic decision making by, and on behalf of communities within the local board area. There are 21 local boards with between five and nine members elected to each board (149 local board members in total).  Local boards are charged with decision-making on local issues, activities and services, and provide input into regional strategies, policies, plans and decisions.

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