Devonport in June

Your community has a great variety of accessible activities planned to celebrate Pūanga Matariki, happening during May, June, July and August.

Learn about te ao Māori, mātauranga Māori and tikanga Māori (Māori world view, knowledge and customs) through wānanga/workshops, kōrero/talks, fun activities and festivities. Visit: for details on events, times, and locations.

Our free Hōtoke/Winter Fun Tamariki (0-5) Play programme starts on Tuesday 7th June, from 9:30am-11:30am, and continues every Tuesday until 25th October at Bayswater School Hall. Look out for more information coming soon: Facebook or Instagram: @devonportpeninsulatrust or visit our website: www.

Everyone is welcome to the Mid-Winter Dip at Windsor Reserve Devonport on Sunday 19th June at 12:00pm – registration opens 11:15am. There will be free soup and prizes for the brave and bold! Bring togs or come in a fun costume. There will be a fundraising sausage sizzle thanks to the 1st Devonport Venturer Scouts. For more info contact: Suzanne 021 412 001. Thanks to Devonport Peninsula Trust, Devonport Takapuna Local Board, Jeremy Schmid and The Officers Mess for the catering, and to the Druid of Devonport.

The Devonport Senior Forum is for people interested in identifying local senior issues, working towards solutions and assisting the older community where appropriate. Meetings are held monthly, starting with afternoon tea at 3pm, at A12 The Barracks, Fort Takapuna Reserve, 170 Vauxhall Rd, Narrow Neck. Meetings are held on the last Friday of the month, contact Nigel: or 027 924 3494.

Shining the community spotlight this month on Devonport Squash Club & Gym located at 69 Wairoa Rd, Devonport: In addition to three excellently maintained squash courts and a thriving squash community, the club offers a modern and well equipped gymnasium with authorised trainers, an in-house physiotherapist, pilates and yoga classes and is home to Alive Dojo (Judo and Brazilian Jiu-jitsu). The club offers 24-hour casual squash hire (rackets and balls available) and attractive membership rates for the Squash Club and Gym. Please see the club website for more information/rates and what is on offer: Call the club on 09 445 1040 or email office.dsc@gmail.

This is my last Devonport Community News column for Channel Magazine.  Thank you to all our readers, and the team at Devonport Peninsula Trust looks forward to continuing to bring you Devonport Community News in future.

Ngā mihi mahana,


Issue 131 June 2022