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Halloween's Trick 'o Treatin'

Liz from Mount Eden

Anyone getting involved in the spirit of trick or treating? Front of our house gets the annual Halloween do-up during the Term 3 school holidays. Has become increasingly popular on our street (shout out to Burnley Terrace). Can't WAIT. I LOVE it.

Thoughts on Halloween, you fine humans?

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Choral Concert at St Luke's on Saturday

Colin Rose from The Community of Saint Luke

On Saturday 16th November at 7.30pm St Luke's will be hosting 'This Shining Night,' a 'Stellar' concert to raise funds for our pipe organ restoration project. Come and join us!

Guest Choir: Camerata Chamber Choir
Guest Conductor: Jenny Firth
Guest Soloists: Elizabeth Mandeno (soprano)
Stephanie Poole (accordion)
Organ Soloist: Stephen Vincent
Organ & Piano Accompanist: Janet Gibbs
Concert Director: Janet Gibbs

Entry: $20 minimum koha suggested. Further generosity greatly appreciated.

Venue: The Community of St Luke, 130 Remuera Road, Remuera-Newmarket

2 hours ago

Accessibility information: Parnell Festival of Roses 2019

Dee Sims from Waitematā Local Board

Parnell Festival of Roses 2019
Event Accessibility Information

The event will be held on Sunday 17 November 2019 from 10.30am until 4pm.

Event location and entrance:
Dove Myer Robinson Park, 85 – 87 Gladstone Road, Parnell, Auckland.
The Parnell Rose Gardens are within Dove Myer Robinson Park.
There is no vehicle access to the park during the time of the event. Please refer to the parking section within this document for advice on mobility parking.

Entrances are located at:
- the corner of Gladstone and Judges Bay Road
- off Gladstone Road (pathway located opposite bus stop outside motel).
There are other pathways through-out the park that lead into the event site but these pathways can be steep in places.

Quiet times:
The first hour of the event will be the quietest. The main stage music is softer at this time and the park will be less active with people.
This part offers a variety of gardens and trees which provide shade and opportunities to move away from the crowd and noise if respite is needed during the event.

Getting to the event:
For information on accessible travel using public transport please visit at.govt.nz...
There are fewer services on weekends. Plan your journey at at.govt.nz...

Trains:
On Sunday 17 November, the train timetables on the Western and Onehunga Lines will be changed to provide earlier and later services. These changes have been added to AT Journey planner. We recommend pre-planning your journey.

Plan your journey at at.govt.nz...

Mobility ramps are located on the middle carriage of the 3 car trains, or the 2nd and 5th carriages on the 6 car trains.

A lift is located at each end of the Britomart platforms which go up to street level.

From Britomart you can catch the 755 bus departing from Bus stop 7028, 16-18 Commerce Street (Fort Street end) which is a 211mtr journey from Britomart.

Buses:
Within the City, all buses kneel to the kerb and also have a ramp, with specified areas on board for wheelchairs and priority seats at the front. Other accessibility features for visually impaired customers are on every bus.

Concessionary fares are available to passengers who hold one of the following photo ID cards: Auckland Transport Total Mobility ID card or Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind ID card.

Bus stop 7648 is directly outside the gardens.
Bus stop number 7655 is opposite the gardens outside the Rose Park Hotel. There is no drop kerb at this stop and no pedestrian crossing.

Mobility parking:
There is no β€˜general’ access to the park for vehicles during the event due to the large number of people in attendance. The main park drive-way will be closed.
A limited number of temporary Mobility carparks will be created. Bookings are recommended due to the limited number. Book your carpark in advance by emailing parnellroses@aklc.govt.nz or text / call Brendan on 021 804 024 .
There is no cost for mobility parking.

Location of toilets:
Toilets will be indicated on all site maps which are located at the main event entrances.
The permanent public toilet facilities located on the park will be closed for this event. Temporary port-a-loo units will be supplied.

Rose Block - temporary port-a-loo units including 1 accessible toilet. Located near the rose gardens placed on the main drive-way directly in front of the permanent toilet block.

Stage Block – temporary port-a-loo units including 1 accessible toilet. Located on the pathway that runs alongside grassed area featuring the main stage.

Getting around the event site:
The event activities are planned to be easily accessed from the sealed driveway that runs through the park. There are slight gradients at each end of the driveway but is it flat through the food service area.

From the driveway you can access the path that will take you to the Pohutukawa area (harbourside of the park) which features entertainment and stalls.

There are a number of other paths that go to other areas of the park and some may be difficult for wheelchair users due to the materials used on the path or their current condition. Tree roots make some paths uneven and overhanging tree branches may need to be negotiated.

Given that the festival is in a park, some of the activities are on grass such as the Main Stage and the Rose Gardens.

Assistance Dogs:
Assistance Dogs are welcomed in all areas of this event. Dog drinking bowls will be place across the event site including at the Information tent located on the rose garden side of the food stall area. There is no specified toileting area for dogs.

Water and food:
Please bring your own bottle of water. Water can be purchased from food trucks.
Food Trucks will be located on the main driveway that runs through the event site.

First aid stations:
First aid will be managed by Red Cross and is located on the rose garden side of the food stall area. If you require first aid, at any time ask any of our event staff for assistance.

Audio described activities:
There is a programme of audio described activities for blind and vision impaired visitors from 10.30am – 12.30pm. Guides and audio description will be facilitated by the team at Audio Described Aotearoa. It is essential to register for the audio described walks. To register, please email Nicola at audiodescribedaotearoa@gmail.com or call or text 0210358513

NZSL interpretation:
There will be AUT sign interpreters available during the event. Interpreters are located at the Information Tent, where you can also book a time with them. When they are available you can use them to access most parts of the festival.
There will also be a NZSL β€˜Tour of the Roses’ - for these, please meet at the information tent 5mins prior to the talk. The schedule is as follows:
12.40pm – 1.10pm NZSL Tour of the Roses

Further help:
We hope this document is helpful for you to plan your visit to Parnell Festival of Roses 2019. If there is something you need to know which is not included here please get in touch with Brendan from the council events unit.

Accessibility Contact Person – Brendan van den Berg, Auckland Council Events
Email parnellroses@aklc.govt.nz
Call on landline 09 890 2404
Call or text on mobile 021 804 024

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Lawn Mowing

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