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Grey Lynn News July 2021

Grey Lynn News
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Love your local park

Great things happen when Grey Lynn-ers get together. The transformation of Hakanoa and Wellpark Reserves are two recent examples join us at Grey Lynn Community Centre on Wednesday 28 July to hear how they did it and get your favourite green space next on the list.

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Home Street welcomes Matariki

A light-covered star marks Matariki on the steps of Home St Reserve, Arch Hill

More than 100 children, parents, grandparents and residents braved a chilly but perfectly clear evening to celebrate the start of Matariki at the recently regenerated Home Street Reserve in Arch Hill.

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Change on the horizon as Council drops plan

Plan Change 26 - which rules apply in Special Character areas?

Auckland Council have advised us that they have decided to withdraw Plan Change 26.

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Expert backs bold vision for Grey Lynn’s Great North Road

A senior University of Auckland architecture lecturer has lent his voice to the call for Auckland Transport (AT) to listen to the community before rushing through any changes to Great North Road.

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Grey Lynn Primary traffic-calming trial

Street artwork being used in the Grey Lynn Primary traffic-calming trial was chosen by the school and weaves together Pasifika and Māori designs

Auckland Transport is about to begin a trial to reduce speed and improve the safety of students of Grey Lynn Primary School on Surrey Crescent. 

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Cooper Street reserve on the chopping block?

We were disappointed to see that the Council’s property arm Panuku is proposing to sell the reserve at 36 Cooper Street, Arch Hill. 

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Take your pick: two revamped Grey Lynn playgrounds worth a visit

Building work is now complete on the playgrounds of two of our favourite local parks. 

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New GLRA Committee Elected

Grey Lynn Residents Association is set for a big year of activity in 2021 and the new GLRA committee is ready for action.

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Grey Lynn News – November 2020 – Parking Tickets & More!

Grey Lynn News

Residents ticketed for parking in own driveways; new loo worth a view; rediscovering Bullock Track; and more in Grey Lynn News this month…

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Rediscovering Bullock Track Bush

Bullock Track Bush, Western Springs
Bullock Track Bush, right on the border of Western Springs and Grey Lynn.

Bullock Track Bush is rich with native specimens. Some may even pre-date human arrival. Find out about Forest & Bird’s restoration project…

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Locals transform Hakanoa Reserve

Hakanoa Reserve

Around Grey Lynn are pockets of green on public land tended by residents. We profile Hakanoa Reserve bee gardens and other green initiatives.

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Grey Lynn News – Keeping Up with the Cohaus & More!

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Welcome to Grey Lynn News for Oct 2020: Keeping up with the Cohaus. Beating the water shortage. Get biking & get free stuff! And more…

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Keeping up with the Cohaus

Grey Lynn News - Cohaus

Grey Lynn’s big Cohaus shared-living development on Surrey Crescent is on track for completion as planned despite Covid-19 delays.

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Our tree is dead – long live the tree!

Grey Lynn News - Army tree

The historic and iconic tree outside the Army building on Great North Road has overlooked the Grey Lynn ridge for 150 years. Not any more.

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Auckland Water Shortage: How to Beat the Drought

Grey Lynn News - Auckland water shortage

So, it’s official. Another Auckland water shortage faces us this summer and already a ban on watering our gardens is in place. What to do?

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Grey Lynn News – September 2020 – News, Sightings & More!

Grey Lynn News

Welcome to Grey Lynn News for September 2020: Rallying under lockdown. Jacinda Ardern visits our market. Your guide to action. And more!

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Home Street Reserve on track for renewal despite budget cuts

Grey Lynn News - Home Street Reserve Playground

A rejuvenation of Home Street Reserve has been on Council’s capital works budget since 2014. We kept the pressure up and now it’s happening!

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Predator-Free Grey Lynn wants your help to protect native birds

Grey Lynn News - Predator-free Grey Lynn

Predator-Free Grey Lynn has expanded its trapping area and now has West Lynn rodents in its sights. Get a free rat trap and help our native birds.

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Kia kaha Grey Lynn – rallying under another lockdown shutdown

Grey Lynn News - Cox's Bay playground

We’re proud of the way our community rallied under the lockdown shutdown, and the people and places that helped us adapt. Our highlights…

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Paid Parking Coming to Grey Lynn – and Why We Support It

Auckland Transport (AT) wants to introduce paid parking on high-demand streets in Grey Lynn and Arch Hill business fringe areas. Here’s why we support it…

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Grey Lynn News – August 2020 – News, Sightings & More!

Grey Lynn News

Welcome to Grey Lynn News for August 2020. Grey Lynn Park developments, Plan Change 26, street trees, a leopard seal sighting near Coxs Bay! And more…

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Grey Lynn Park playground and other developments

Grey Lynn Park playground

What’s happening with Grey Lynn Park playground and other developments? Our park was a haven for us during lockdown and we’re keen to see it thriving.

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Plan Change 26 – which rules apply in Special Character areas?

Plan Change 26 - which rules apply in Special Character areas?

We submitted on proposed Plan Change 26 and by the time you read this, we will also have attended the hearing. So, what’s Plan Change 26 all about?

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Covid-19 Online Shopping for Locals

Want to support local businesses during the lockdown? Here’s a handy guide to local food suppliers offering Covid-19 online shopping or open to walk-ins…

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